As the title implies, you don’t need to go on a full fledged juice cleanse to enjoy a yummy cleansing juice. I’ve always loved juiced as a way to get a daily boost from vitamins (I hate taking supplements), so when Jus by Julie offered me a complimentary 6-day cleanse and 1 probiotic coffee I was stoked (who wouldn’t be?). Even if you don’t go on a cleanse, you’ll want to drink plenty of water while drinking these juices since they are detoxifying. I didn’t change my eating habits while drinking the juices (although I may have skipped breakfast once or twice); I merely added these juices to my existing routine and drank one a day. Here’s my honest recap of the juices. Remember, taste is highly subjective, so what I find great or not so great you might think is the complete opposite! Definitely give these drinks a try.
Day 1: Sweet Spin – kale, spinach, pineapple, banana, mango, and rice milk
A lot of green juices contain cucumber, which I loathe, so I was glad this one had no traces of it. The juice was a little more pulpy than I’d prefer, but overall it was tasty. Green juices that contain kale usually give me acid reflux but luckily this drink didn’t do that. I even felt a boost after drinking it.
Day 2: Spicy Lemonade – lemon, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, h2o
I have to be honest, I did not like this flavor. I thought the cayenne pepper was too strong and overwhelming, and this is coming from someone who loves cayenne pepper on food. Many people seem to like the flavor in the reviews, though, at the ingredients are meant to stimulate circulation and detoxify, so I don’t want to discourage you from trying it. Definitely give it a try!
Day 3: Dr. Green – kale, spinach, celery, apple, ginger, lemon, rice milk
Like the Spicy Lemonade, Dr. Green was a bit heavy on some flavors, in this case ginger. It wasn’t my favorite green juice ever, but the apple made it more tolerable.
Day 4: Chia Berry – chia seeds, pomegranate, strawberry, lemon, h2o, agave
I didn’t expect to love this flavor so much. It’s sweet, tart, and refreshing. Plus it contains chia seeds for extra protein and fiber. This is a great summery drink to enjoy while walking around on a sunny day rather than sitting in your cube (which I did).
Day 5: PB & Jus – all natural peanut butter, strawberry, banana, rice milk
I was beyond excited to try this flavor. As someone who loves pb&j (yes, I am a child), I couldn’t wait for Day 5 to try this drink. But as what always happens when you get your hopes up, I was letdown. Maybe I’m just not used to having peanut butter in juice, but I thought the texture of the drink was too thick. If you regularly have peanut butter in your smoothie/juice, then you’ll probably love this. This drink is marketed as a healthier dessert so it’s heavier than the other juices.
And now for my favorite flavor…
Day 6: X-treme Greens – spinach, kale, orange, pineapple, hemp seeds, lime
If I could drink this everyday, my life and health would be a 1000x better. This is the best green juice I’ve ever had. Maybe it’s the tart flavor of the orange, the sweetness of the pineapple, or the sour accents from the lime or the combination of the three that give this juice a zing. Plus it contains over 140% Vitamin C and 200% Vitamin A so you’ve got your immune system covered.
There you have it! Have you tried these juices or any other juice cleanse brands? Let me know in the comments.