A few weeks back, I won a fun Twitter contest put on by Pressed Juicery, a California based company focusing on juicing for health. I won a one day cleanse, which is something I’d been curious about trying for a while both because I’ve become a huge fan of the company and because I was curious about juicing in general.
I started the day out with several “greens” juices, some of which were surprisingly tasty and others… were very “green” tasting. The guy who had set me up with my juices had explained that I should drink the juices in a specific order throughout the day, following the numerical labels on each of the bottles. I woke up early to ride and then get to work, and I felt a pretty big energy surge from the start after drinking the first juice, greens 2.
By lunch time I was hungry, but it was in time for a roots juice that helped fill me up more than I expected. Even though I’m not a beets fan at all, it wasn’t bad to drink, especially cold. I think my body also appreciated the change in nutrients compared to what I had been having.
In the afternoon, I made sure to drink up on the more citrus oriented juices, which were super refreshing and tasty to drink. In fact, I’ve already gone back and bought some more of these. I also had been sipping the Chlorophyl drink all day long, which is suppose to help increase your red blood cell count and keep things going overall. I’d never heard of it, but it’s tasty and made me feel healthier.
I made a point to go home at a decent time and drink lots of water in the evening before a walk with the dog. My last drink was a vanilla almond juice which was the first one I’d ever tried from Pressed Juicery a few months ago and my favorite. After a full day of juicing, I started to feel rested and clean and felt good that I had taken the time to refuel my body.
After experiencing my first juice cleanse, I would definitely do another cleanse again. The point of juicing for me is not to lose weight, but to fuel my body with the right nutrients without having to eat pounds of vegetables and without taxing my body too much. Pressed Juicery is my favorite juice shop to date and their juices are clean, simple, and tasty, so they’re easy for anyone to drink. Check out their shop here and their blog here, a good source for health related articles.