Inner Cleanse Diet

For the Inner Cleanse diet you will be able to feast – not fast! The idea is to fill your body with natural precious vitamins and minerals. When a sufficient amount of these live substances reaches the cells of your body, there will be a cleansing and elimination of toxic material throughout. This program will be a good start for you to have a strong, healthy body with lots of energy.

If you are preceding the Inner Cleanse diet with a fast, you must build up to the full cleansing diet gradually after your fast. Eat small quantities of raw food on the first day, taking a period of time half as long as your fast to reach the complete inner cleanse diet (e.g. for a 10 day fast, take 5 days to slowly reach full proportions).

Follow these directions carefully.

> No dairy products (except where noted), potatoes (yams are OK), avocados
> No dried fruit, grains, beans
> No tomatoes, baked goods (except where noted), eggplant
> No sugar, honey, maple syrup or sweetening agent of any type
> No bananas, pasta, preserved food, meat
> No coffee, black tea, or alcohol
> Little salt
> Stop all supplements for duration of Cleanse unless otherwise specified.

Before Breakfast: Fifteen minutes before you are ready to eat breakfast, squeeze the juice of a lemon in a medium glass of hot water and drink it.

Breakfast: Apple or grapefruit juice – eight ounces minimum. You can take more if you desire, but be sure that you take at least eight ounces. Yogurt – up to five tablespoons of plain yogurt (if desired). Fresh fruit – one-half pound. You may eat more, but be sure to eat at least one-half pound (remember: no bananas or avocados).

Lunch: Vegetable mineral broth (see below) – Drink two cups during the meal. Salad – Make a chopped salad of fresh raw vegetables. Use a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, kelp or dulse and engevita yeast (if desired). Eat at least eight level tablespoons of salad. Use at least four of the following vegetables: artichokes, asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots cauliflower, cucumber, celery, dandelion, endive, corn, peas, peppers, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, lotus, okra, sprouts, onions, garlic, parsley, parsnips, pumpkin, radishes, rutabaga, salsify, spinach, squash, swiss chard, turnip, zucchini.

Dinner: Vegetable mineral broth (see below) – Drink two cups during the meal. Cooked vegetables – Select three or more of the vegetables listed for lunch and steam or stir fry them in butter. Eat a generous portion. Cooked vegetables are necessary in the evening for proper cleansing. A salad can be added. Bread – one medium slice of whole grain bread with butter (if desired).

Snacks: Between meals you should drink all the fruit or vegetable juice you like. You may also eat raw vegetables or fruits. You should allow at least 1/2 hour between eating fruit and eating vegetables. The more live (raw) food you can eat or drink, the more cleansing will be done. If fresh fruit juice cannot be obtained, canned varieties from the health food store will do. Make the Vegetable Mineral Broth and drink as much as you like.

Vegetable Mineral Broth

2 cups carrot tops (leaves)
2 cups potato peels, 1/4 inch thick
2 cups beet tops
3 cups celery (stalks and leaves)
2 cups parsley (1 cup dehydrated)

Cover with clean water and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain, keep broth and discard vegetables. If one of the vegetables is unobtainable, just leave it out. (Replace it with one of the other vegetables if possible.)

You can add garlic, onion or other vegetables and vegetable ends. Some people like to add miso, soy sauce or Vegetable Broth or Seasoning in the last few minutes for taste.

Drink hot or cold.


  1. Darlene Sawyer


    I would like to know why you cannot drink water during the Inner Cleanse Diet.

    Thank you

    1. Profile photo of Yarrow Willard Cl.H.
      Yarrow Willard Cl.H.

      There is no problem with drinking water on this cleanse. In fact one should drink a good amount of water during the cleanse.
      The before breakfast practice is to have a squeeze of lemon in water, and the vegetable broth is essentially a water based rehydration and mineral rich addition.

      Let us know if you have any other questions,

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *