Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Juice From The Raw {REVIEW}

I am sure that we have all heard about juice cleanses by now. There are literally thousands of companies pushing juice cleanses priced from $45-$300 (per a three day cleanse). Some of the "better known" juice companies are Blueprint, Pressed and LoveGrace. It is difficult to pick one that is "best" but there are definitely some things to look for before dishing out the cash to do a cleanse.
IS THE JUICE COLD-PRESSED?

You want a cold pressed juice. This method of juicing doesn’t oxidize or degrade the ingredients and keeps nutrients and enzymes more intact.
IS IT ORGANIC?

1. If you are paying all of this money, you want the best ingredients. 2. For obvious reasons, fruits and veggies should be free of pesticides.
IS IT RAW & UNPASTEURIZED?

Raw pressed veggies that haven’t been heated maximizes the nutrients.
DOES IT CONTAIN HPP?

High Pressure Pascalization (HPP) is a method for preserving food without using heat. Bigger cold-pressed juice companies will use this to extend the shelf life of juices, allowing them to distribute to grocery stores and ship them. It’s not always possible, but it is better if you can settle on one without HPP. 

So, I am on a mission to loose weight and start living a healthier lifestyle. You could say we are "sweating for the wedding" and it makes it easier because J is willing to do everything with me. The only thing that he can not do is a juice cleanse because of the timings of the juices and his work schedule. 
Basically, for three days, you drink 18 juices (6 a day) instead of eating meals. Contrary to popular belief, if you start to feel sick/light headed/ or literally starving, you can eat. The recommend you keep it simple such as egg whites, cucumbers, 5 saltine crackers, etc. 
I have been wanting to do a cleanse for forever but I couldn't pick one. I finally stayed up one night  until 3am researching. I decided to go with the "Whenever Cleanse" from Juice From The Raw. 
Sweet Greens-apple, celery, swiss chard, kale, cucumber, romaine, spinach, lemon, & ginger
this was a really good start to my morning. I felt full and energized after. The taste was really good as well. 
Pineapple Apple Mint- pineapple, apple, mint
so. freaking. yummy! y'all I chugged this one down but then was sad afterwards that it was gone! 
Detox Greens-apple, celery, wheatgrass, cucumber, dandelion, arugula, watercress, lemon, & ginger
eh... this one was pretty hard for me to get down but, I definitely felt super full afterwards. 
Spicy Lemonade-lemon, water, cayenne, & agave
literally tastes how it sounds-but not in a bad way. 
Root Veggies-beet, apple, carrot, lemon, & ginger
 I didn't love this one but I also didn't hate it.. It was a bit hard for me to get down but still doable. I felt super full after so that was a plus. 
Coconut Fusion-coconut water & coconut flesh
SO yum! curbs all sweet cravings.

All in all, I thought that the cleanse was great. My stomach was much flatter after and I felt really good and energized. I definitely plan to do another cleanse soon. I want to do it once a month ideally. I think that overall the juices were easy enough to drink and they definitely kept me full throughout the day. By the middle of the second day, I was craving something crunchy so I ate 1/2 of a cucumber as they are mostly water. I would highly recommend this cleanse for first timers/beginners! 

If you are interesting in doing a juice cleanse, check groupon before you buy one! This cleanse retailed for $185 and all I paid was the $29 shipping cost! 


9 comments :

  1. Interesting! I've never tried a cleanse but am in a wedding in December and could use a little push. I need to check this out!

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  2. This looks awesome! I've never done a juice cleanse, but I do supplement my diet with cold pressed juices.

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  3. Don't you just love groupon??? For $29 bucks I would love to try the cleanse, I have been meaning to try one but something always comes up #bloglove

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  4. I've never tried a juice cleanse, but have been wanting to. I just don't think I could do just a juice cleanse without food, but these juices sound good!

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  5. I did a juice cleanse and made all of the juices from scratch using a juicer which took like 6 hours and hated how they tasted. I will never juice anything again or buy the juices. Thanks goodness I borrowed the juicer and didn't fork out the money to buy one.

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  6. Yessss to organic! And I had no idea about them being cold pressed - good to know :)

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  7. I love all of these choices. You've given me a great Raw juice selection!

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  8. I do a juice cleanse 1-2 times a year after a training cycle. I've never tried a bottled cleanse. I prefer to make my own.

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  9. I have never done a juice cleanse but I am so worried I wouldn't like them! I am so picky! I would love the fruit ones but I am not sure about the veggie ones!

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