Boy, have I been on a health stint lately! Health and fitness are another passion that I have in my life, along with beauty of course 🙂 I believe the condition of our cardiovascular and bodily health is just as important as our superficial health!
As we all know, I am addicted to teas. I drink them daily, and I even tried some tea detoxes (read about them here and here). I have never tried a juice cleanse before, and I started looking into them a bit more. One company that I came across was Jus By Julie. It was highly acclaimed and a very popular brand of natural fruit cleanse. Their branding and packaging looks very… fresh, clean and healthy! Great! Just what I wanted!
Benefits of a Juice Cleanse Most people do juice cleanses to lose weight quick, which does happen. But this weight doesn’t seem to stay off for too long. During a juice cleanse, you don’t really eat any meals, if any. I believe that a cleanse is a good way to detox your body to help you feel refreshed and, for lack of a better word, lighter. Read more here
Jus Ingredients Their juices are a mix of mainly fruits and vegetables. Some of the juices have some interesting spices, and some even have chocolate! Yum! The liquids are from blending the ingredients together, as opposed to pressing them, so you do get some pulp and a thicker consistency, which some people don’t enjoy too much. The 3 day juice cleanse is their most popular bundle. You can also get 1 day or 5 day cleanses, and some packages come with different options, such as booster drinks, or a specialized menu plan to follow after you’ve completed your cleanse.
Here’s what you get in their 3 Day Classic Cleanse
Morning Glory – a very “GREEN” drink, containing leafy greens such as spinach and kale. They’ve added some fruits such as apple, strawberry and banana to sweeten it up a bit. If you’re not that into your veggies, you may not enjoy this one that much.
Spicy Lemonade – is exactly what it sounds like! Your regular old lemonade, but with a spicy kick. This one helps to bump up your vitamin C.
Sweet Spin – Another “green” juice, but this one is reported to taste a bit better than Morning Glory, and more tropical with the hints of blended pineapple and mango.
Chia Berry – a very refreshing blend of strawberries, chia seeds, lemon, and pomegranate.
Acai Blend – super antioxidant with acai and strawberries
Choco Nana – this is one of the flavours that tastes like it can’t be good for you, it’s so good! Chocolate and banana… mmm….
Island Coconut – takes you to the tropics with coconut meat and hints of cinnamon blended together Not So Chunky – Another delicious treat that makes you think you’re drinking something not so good for you, peanut butter and banana!
X-treme Greens – The greeeeeenest drink of them all! It is a combination of kale, spinach, lime, pineapple, orange, and hemp seeds.
How Does It Work? Every bundle comes with instructions as to which drinks to drink at what time of the day. For the entire duration of the cleanse, you are to avoid eating any solid food, and only consume the juices. Most people have reported that they didn’t feel hungry, despite not being on a fast and are not able to eat any “real” food. The fruits and veggies in the juices have enough fiber in them to help you feel full throughout the day. In fact, some people even had enough fuel and continued with their workout routines during the cleanse! Some bundles will come with a meal plan that you can follow after the cleanse to help you maintain the health benefits, and even help to shed some more weight!
The Reviews – Results from users
It seems like most people are getting great results. Some people also seem to really enjoy the taste! There are many benefits to doing a liquid diet for a few days, and this is a great way to do it. Not only are you detoxifying and cleansing your body, you are still getting great fibre and nutrients for your body! So whether you’re just kickstarting your health journey, or you’re generally pretty fit and health conscious, Jus by Julie is a good way to get rid of all the toxins just hanging around in your body.