Puree Juice Cleanse

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I just finished my very last juice of a 3 day juice cleanse founded locally in Bethesda, MD called Puree Artisan Juice Bar.  Once or twice a year I like to do a 3 day juice cleanse to help motivate me to eat healthier in the new year or get back on track.  The ingredients consists of only water and fresh unpasteurized fruit and vegetable juices.  In the past I have tried Blue Print and Cooler Cleanse which were delivered from NY. All three were pretty comparable in price ($150-175), however for fellow Washingtonians the Puree ends up cheaper when factoring shipping and handling.  It was also quite rewarding to support a local small business and their juices were surprisingly all delicious and satisfying. I definitely will be using them again!

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I started off with the classic 3 day cleanse, which includes 18 juices (6 per day), 3 beet shots and a ginger shot. The green juice in comparison to the previous 2 companies was the most delicious and the carrot juice tasted like dessert to me.  I also enjoyed the beet shots rather than making it into a full 16oz drink (not a huge beet fan).  The ginger shot was to be broken up between all 3 days however you decided to drink.  I poured 1/3 of the shot into a mug of hot water each morning along with a half squeezed lemon to help wake me up and give me the energy needed to start my morning.

What my day looked like…(from L-R)

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Juice 1- Mean Lemon-aid:  Alkaline water, lemon, cayenne and agave (my favorite!!)

Juice 2- Easy Green: Apple, kale, cucumber and lemon

Juice 3- 22 karat: 2.2 pounds of carrots

Juice 4- Coconut Water: Truly raw organic water from young thai coconuts

Juice 5- Easy Green: Apple, kale, cucumber and lemon

Juice 6- Vanilla Almond Milk: Almonds, dates, vanilla and alkaline water

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I’ve heard some negative comments from others while juicing such as: when juicing you are eliminating nutrients and the fiber and antioxidants found in the skins. I only recommend a 3 day cleanse and no more.  As I said before I like to do this once or twice a year, but not as a diet or a quick way to shed a pound or two.  I treat this as a detox and to help get get my mind and body thinking and eating right.

I will say, this was probably not the best week to do a juice cleanse right before Super Bowl weekend…womp womp.  I guess I will stick to the veggie platter this year.

Happy Juicing!

Michelle

 

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    January 30, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I’ve wanted to try this. How much was Puree? I’ll probably do research to see if there are any similar companies down here in Richmond, but good to know you give them such high remarks! Do you feel significantly different after the 3 days?

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      Michelle Martin
      January 30, 2014 at 2:17 pm

      Hi Katie! The Puree classic cleanse was $170, $10 for shipping plus tax. If this is your first time, I highly recommend them because every juice was delicious which makes the 3 days bearable. Others I have found 1 or 2 juices not as delightful having to add lemon and ice just to drink. Today is my first day after the cleanse and I feel refreshed and energized. Def. don’t have any cravings for junk food which makes it all worth while!! Let me know if you end up trying them and what you think!

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    Ali
    January 30, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing about the juice cleanse! I have had several of Puree’s juices and they have been great, but I am scared of fully committing to a cleanse (I already get “hangry” as it is!). The green juices can be… well … green. Looking forward to reading along! xo

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      Michelle Martin
      January 31, 2014 at 2:48 am

      I totally understand what you mean about most green juices, but this place has the best hands down! Try it out to see if you can make it three days. You can always add lemon juice to make it taste more appealing. Drink green tea and lots of water when you notice the “hangry” coming out!! xo

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