Juice cleanses seem to be all the rage lately, and it being January and all, I’m sure people have been thinking about them more than ever. A few months ago I came close to trying one (well, by “close” I mean I thought about it for a few days and talked incessantly with my sister about it). Two things stopped me: the price, and fear. Juice cleanses are really expensive! And I was afraid I might be totally miserable during it (I really like eating). When I read this, I laughed out loud and felt vindicated in not having done it (seriously, read it. Hilarious). However, I have dipped my toe into the juice world a bit:
I bought this Blueprint Juice on a whim at the grocery store one day, and I recently had one again because it was really quite tasty. (Of course, true to form, I forgo the green juices and choose the one that most resembles a milkshake).
I also tried Organic Avenue after having it recommended to me by two different people, and I guess I chose my drink well because this little Spiced Sweet Potato drink has got me hooked on the place! It was so good that it’s hard to believe it was healthy. It’s composed of purified alkaline water (that’s good for you apparently), cashews, dates, sweet potato, hemp seed, coconut sugar, mesquite, chia seed, cinnamon, and Himalayan pink salt. Unfortunately I think it was a holiday season limited edition flavor, so I’ll have to find a new favorite.
So while I definitely won’t be attempting a juice cleanse anytime soon, I’m still happy about working these into my diet just as a way to get more nutrients and as a healthy, on-the-go snack. I’m not very good at eating vegetables so I like the idea of just drinking a juice and in one easy step getting a bunch of healthy stuff into my body for the day.
I know juice cleanses are a controversial topic, and I think they’re a little extreme/un-doable (for me). If you really want to know my opinion on the topic, just peruse this. Excellent article and I agree 100% with every word of it. (Excellent all around website, by the way).
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