The holidays are here, and if you’re like me you’ve probably indulged on some oh-so-good but not-so-good-for-you treats. You can usually find me next the pecan pie where my “one more slice” can turn into the whole pie. The holidays are a time where food is front and center. We often stuff ourselves and over-indulge, usually thinking something along the lines of “I’ll start over in the new year.”
Looking for a way to get your body back to normal after all that holiday feasting? A juice cleanse might be just what you need.
A juice cleanse is a great way to help your body run smoothly. We constantly bombard our bodies with loads of toxins via chemical products, pollutants in the air and water, and with foods that aren’t so good us. We take our cars in for regular maintenance for tuneups and we should take the same amount of care with our bodies. Consider a juice cleanse a tune up for your body. By doing a juice cleanse, you will help your body run better, add more natural vitamins and minerals, look and feel younger, gain more energy, lose a few pounds, strengthen your immune systems (fewer colds and sick days), reduce inflammation, improve skin, hair and nails and so much more.
At least twice a year I do a juice cleanse to reboot from eating those so bad but so tasty food. Recently I was feeling a little sluggish and I noticed I was lacking energy and craving more of the not so good for you food options. I realized it was time for a tuneup. For me, The best way to get my body and eating habits back on track is doing a juice cleanse.
Not all juice cleanse companies are the same. What I like about JuiceRX is that they’re 100% organic, they offer a variety of juice options and they’ll ship to your door (US only). Cold-pressed and truly raw, none of that pasteurization or hpp hype to extend shelf life. Made fresh daily with the highest amount of nutrients intact. What I also love is that the majority of their juices contains 9 servings of fruits and vegetables. With just one bottle you’re fullfilling your daily recommendations of fruits and veggies. You can read more about JuiceRX on a post I did last year —> http://www.greenjuiceaday.com/juicerx-review/
Before starting any cleanse it’s important to start eliminating stimulants like coffee, alcohol, sugar, dairy, fried foods, gluten (bread, flour etc) & red meat. Increase fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and water. You’ll want to do a few days before you start your juice cleanse because it will help your body ease into the cleanse and reduce any sort detox symptom.
What’s comes in the box?
The juices I received are from the regular cleanse (seasonally inspired), which consist of
1 – Spicy Lemonade
Ingredients: Purified Water, Lemon, Green Apple, Vermont Maple Syrup, Cayenne Pepper, Stevia
2 – Cranberry Cornucopia
Ingredients: Pineapple, Orange, Carrot, Cranberry, Red Beet, Saigon Cinnamon, Nutmeg
3 – Rejuva Root
Ingredients: Carrot, Apple, Beet, Zucchini, Celery, Lemon , Ginger
4 – Cucumber-Mint Electrolyte Boost
Ingredients: Cucumber, Green Apple, Celery, Lime, Mint
5 – Evening Green
Ingredients: Cucumber, Pear, Celery, Green Apple, Kale, Cilantro, Lemon
6 – Pumpkin Spice Milk
Ingredients: Purified Water, Carrot, Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds, Dates, Nutmeg, Ginger, Clove, Korintje Cinnamon, Tahitian Vanilla Bean, Stevia, Pinch of Sea Salt, Purified Water
So how’s the taste?
Let me first say that if you’re new to juicing don’t let ingredients like beets scare you away. I love juicing and I can honestly say that all the juices are delicious and are great for all levels of juicers.
One of the best lemonades I’ve ever had. Super tasty. Adding in the green apple and maple syrup were a great touch. The combination was just right. It was balanced and a great first drink of the day.
This one was a total surprise. I didn’t know what to expect but it reminded me of the Big Red gum I use to have as a kid. Pretty cool.
Easy to drink. The beets are not overpowering. Veggie based and loaded with all the good stuff your body needs.
Cucumber-Mint Electrolyte Boost
If it’s green count me in. You can’t go wrong with this combo. Refreshing and one of my favorites.
Very balancing drink. I felt very grounded when drinking this one. The cilantro is perfect, just the right amount.
Pumpkin Spice Milk
It’s like eating a slice of pumpkin pie.
How did You Feel?
The first day was easy. I did think about food, but didn’t have the urge to cheat.
Day 2 I had a slight headache. I realize I wasn’t drinking enough water. My headache went away shortly after. Make sure you’re drinking enough water. A good rule is to drink the same amount of water per juice you consume.
Day 3 I felt great. I felt lighter, lost a few pounds, refreshed, tons of energy and had restful sleep. As cheesy as it may sound, I felt renewed. The bad food cravings I had went away, my body wanted more healthier foods.
Did I miss eating? Of course, what I missed most was chewing and warming foods. If you’re doing a cleanse during the winter season, I’d recommend adding a warming tea or veggie broth in the evening if you find yourself missing warming foods.
Would I do it again? Absolutely. Its great having someone else make your juice. No clean up or additional time prepping produce.
One additional tip I’d recommend to help make your cleanse successful is to begin towards the end of the week. I started on Friday. The weekends tend to be less hectic and most of us have the weekends off. If you do experience any detox symptoms you can rest it off.
If you’re considering doing a juice cleanse you can order online by clicking here. You’ll get $10 off your first order. Use code: GJAD10 at check out.
You’ve made it this far, now here’s your chance to Win a 3 Day Juice Cleanse by JuiceRX.
1 Lucky winner will get:
A 3 Day Juice Cleanse Shipped to Their Door.
18 – 16 oz juice bottles – 100% Organic
Dairy Free, Soy Free, Gluten Free. 100 % Plant based.
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PS. If you have additional questions about doing a juice cleanse post them below. If you’ve done a juice cleanse below, I’d love to read about your experience, share below in the comments section.