Hi Guys, today I have quite the post to share with you. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that a few months back I started asking about Juice cleanses on my stories. I asked for recommendations and for your overall thoughts about the subject. It’s something I’d been interested in doing for a while and since my back is slowly starting to get better and I’ll soon be able to exercise again, I thought it would be the perfect boost to kick-start my fitness routine.
I had varying replies – some good, some bad and of course I went and did a lot of research myself before deciding on which cleanse to choose. For me, the cleanse wasn’t a weight loss aid, instead I wanted to detox and reprogram my body so it was at it’s best and ready to work! After a lot of googling and reading countless reviews and blog posts I landed on juicytox.co.uk Juicytox stood out for me as the reviews I’d read online both on their website and on general forums etc. were really positive and there was a real sense of community with the owners and the people actually doing the cleanses so that they felt supported throughout the process.
JuicyTox 4- Day Pretinum Cleanse
After browsing the website and the various different cleanses they offered, I landed on the ‘Pretinum Cleanse‘ this seemed like the ideal cleanse for somene (like me) who hadn’t done a cleanse before. The Pretinum features a half and half set up. Two days of the premium cleanse and two of the platinum cleanse. This seemed like the perfect set up for me and so I submitted my order (orders need to be made by Sunday at 11.30pm in order to receive them to your door by the tuesday.) The cleanse itself starts on the Wednesday morning and continues until Saturday evening, you get two deliveries on the both the Tuesday and Thursday so that the juices remain fresh and filled with goodness!
“Juicytox burst onto the scene in 2014 and we’ve been juicing our little socks off ever since! We provide pre prepared juice cleanses using only the freshest ingredients and the very best juicer on the market. We are the ONLY company to send you TWO deliveries during your 4 day cleanse because we believe fresher is better and if we say so ourselves they taste pretty damn good too! If you’ve ever tried to make your own juices you will know how messy and time consuming it can be…26 apples later and you finally have enough for a shot! Let’s be real you actually have a life so let us take over from here.”
Cashew Mylk, Cashews, Dates, Water, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Agave Nectar, Himalayan Pink Salt
Sweet beets, Beetroots, Carrots, Lemon, Apple, Pineapple
Spicy Lemonade, Activated Charcoal, Water, Lemon, Agave Nectar, Cayenne Pepper
Bright eyes, Carrots, Ginger, Orange, Lemon, Apple
Drop veg gorgeous, Celery, Cucumber, Spinach, Kale, Pear, Lime, Pineapple
Sexyberry Strawberries, Pineapple, Avocado, Chia Seeds, Coconut oil, Bee Pollen
Citrus gold, Grapefruit, Tumeric, Carrot, Pineapple, Red Maca, Ginger
Peatroot passion, Beetroot, Watermelon, Pomegranate, Pea Protein
Cacao mylk, Cashews, Dates, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Sea Salt, Cacao, Cacao Nibs and Agave Nectar
Green supreme, Spinach, Kale, Celery, Cucumber, Pear, Pineapple, Lime, Wheatgrass
*The cleanse also includes a selction of Pukka teas – detox, cleanse & night time, as well a ginger shot to start each day and lemons for you to add to water (litres of water per day) … stay hydrated kids!*
Started my day off with the ginger shot – I really like it! I’ve mentally prepared to feel hungry however the first juice (a green one) in the morning tastes great and fills me up. I have a juice every two hours which helps with the mental side of things. My will-power seems strong today and I’m ready for the challenge. Mid-way through the day and I’m feeling fresh, wanting to grab for a snack however having lots of lemon water in between the juices which is filling the void and keeping me hydrated. Last juice of the day is the cashew mylk… it tastes soooo good! The perfect finisher and suprisingly filling. It’s odd not to eat before I settle down for the night but I feel good and excited for day two!
Woke up with a slight headache but drank lots of water once I got up which sorted that out straight away. I feel super energised which has suprised me. The ginger shot tastes stronger today as does my first juice, the flavours are much more powerful but still taste great. I went to the gym and did a light workout on the bike, I feel really strong and refreshed. I’m constantly drinking the water throughout the day, trying to do the full 2 litres so I’m constantly running to the toilet but my body feels really good for it. I’m looking forward to the cashew mylk later but enjoying all the juices in between. My favourites so far are the green and orange juices. Time for my final juice – cashew mylk! Weirdly I didn’t enjoy it as much today, it was almost too filling but I drank it and then ended my cleanse day with the pukka night time tea. Overall today has been difficult mentally as I was really craving food. I wasn’t actually feeling hungry but I wanted to bite something and feel texture.
I had the best sleep ever and woke up feeling amazing. Again, full of energy and this morning my skin has a glow to it which I’m thrilled about! The ginger shot is becoming a real favourite and I might keep this in my routine going forward as it gives you a great kick to start the day with. Today the juices change to the platinum range which is exciting as I’ll get to try something a bit different. The green juice remains a firm favourite and along with the lemon water throughout the day I remain energised and focussed. I’ve actually noticed my focus and productivity had improved alot today. Also, I have no cravings. Yesterday was tough but today I’m fine and taking it in my stride. The beetroot juice is a strong flavour and I’ve noticed that I taking longer drinking each juice as they’re filling me up more today that they did on day one. I finish the day with the cacao mylk which has some slight texture to it so it almost seems like a smooth milkshake which I loved! I had a detox tea and nightime tea before bed. I’m excited for the fourth and final day tomorrow!
It’s been really interesting as the foods I thought I’d miss and crave like chocolate, I haven’t thought about at all. Instead I’m thinking of savory meals and starting to plan what I’ll break my fast with. My skin is literally glowing today and I feel powerful. I know that sounds strange but I really do, my body feels energised and so in tune. Obviously I can’t wait to eat but I’m super proud of the self discipline and will power I’ve shown over the past four days. The juices go down easily today, the flavours getting stronger each day. I’m breaking my fast slightly earlier as I have a friends leaving meal this evening. I’ve fully planned my first meal and can’t wait. Super happy with how I feel both inside and out. A final detox tea before I head out for dinner at 8pm. Juice Cleanse – completed.
I did it! In all honesty, I’m so proud of myself. Not only do I feel great and I really do but It’s really helped me with my mindset when It comes food and over eating. Very frequently I eat because I think I should or I just want something to do, most of the time I’m not actually hungry. The cleanse really helped with knowing when I actually need and want to eat. Drinking the water helped with my concentration levels hugely so I’ll be trying to drink a lot more going forward. The ginger shot I’m going to keep as part of my daily routine and I might do a juice cleanse every couple of months. Juicytox also offer a two day cleanse which I might try going forward to keep that little boost of goodness going. Overall though, the juices all tasted great and I feel amazing for it. Was it easy? No, it’s a mental challenge more than a physical but my goodness is it worth it! I’d highly recommend it if like me you’re feeling a little sluggish and need a body re-boot.