Let me say one thing: I’m not a big fan of juice cleanses!
Personally, I don’t like the idea of drinking only juice for 3 or 5 days.
I love drinking juices and smoothies as part of a healthy daily diet and lifestyle.
For me, I make myself a juice or smoothie every one/two/three days.
And when I DO drink one, it replaces a meal – usually lunch.
I have a big breakfast in the morning, a juice/smoothie in the afternoon, I eat healthy snacks, then my dinner is usually at 6pm.
My thinking: If I drink a big cup of yummy, low-sugar, green juice and feel full… I probably won’t be tempted to reach for a quick muffin / pie / ham and cheese croissant when I walk past some at the shops haha!
So, the lovely team at Pure Glow Cleanse sent me a 6 pack of their juices to try out.
I’ve known of Annette, one of the founders, for a number of years, when she used to write as a health and wellness writer. She had a very down-to-earth, not-hardcore, real-life kind of voice in her writings and I enjoyed reading her stuff. So when she launched Pure Glow Cleanse, I took notice of it and I liked that her juices contained no added sugars, no weird herbs, no laxatives, no vitamin extracts, and no protein powders.
How it works: You can select a 1 day, 3 day or 5 day cleanse and choose a pre-set selection of juices to be delivered to your door.
Or you can create your own 6 pack from a menu of their juices, which is what I did.
They were SO YUMMY!!
I have to tell the truth, I felt a bit irritated, because I thought I was quite good at making smoothies and juices… and tasting these juices made me sigh, because they were just amazing… and now I feel that mine are quite ordinary and mediocre in comparison.
Sooo… I take my hat off to the team! These juices are absolutely superior in quality and taste.
They tasted so clean, fresh, rich and smooth. No grittiness. No chunks. Well mixed. Lovely combinations.
Yes they are super expensive though!
They work out to be something like $10 a bottle. Which yep, makes me wince and raise my eyebrows. One of the juices was simply watermelon, cucumber and lime! Ok it was absolutely delicious, but $10?
However, on the other hand, if you wanted to create 18 juices (for 3 days), you’d have to buy heaps of ingredients (cos lettuce, kale, avocado, apples, pears, lemons, limes, watermelon, beetroot, carrots, ginger, dates, almonds, etc etc etc) wash them, store them, make the juices…. then have heaps of leftover vegetables that would probably go off?
And if you want to have less wastage, you’d have to buy less ingredients, which means you’ll just have a smaller variety of juices, so you’d probably get bored of them? And then be less inclined to make them?
So there definitely is a market for time-poor people, who don’t want the hassles of making their own juices!
As for my favourite juices :
The Matcha Milk was simply amazing. Made from matcha (green tea), spirulina (seaweed), almonds, cashews, basil nuts, dates and vanilla… omg its taste made my toes curl from sheer pleasure!
The Cafe Au Late was a close second, it was soooo delicious! It had cold drip coffee, almond, cashews, brazil nuts, dates and vanilla.
Good Karma (the Orange one) was made from carrots, grapefruit, green apple, ginger, turmeric and lemon.
Green Guru (green juice) had kale, cos, cucumber, celery, been apple, mint and lemon.
Anyway, if you are looking for some high quality juices to try, or try a juice cleanse, do check these guys out!
Have an amazing weekend!