Limited Time Discount at Organic Avenue!

Organic Avenue is offering a 15% discount on all orders between now and August 1st. This is a great chance to try their cleanse or get in a summer refresh!

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Pressed Juicery’s Summer Seasonal Juices are Out!

Variety really is the spice of life and it’s no different when it comes to juices.  That’s why I get so excited when companies introduce new flavors for the season.  Starbucks new blend… the donut shop down the street are all reasons for little moments of excitement in my tame little life.  Thankfully, I don’t have to completely rely on caffeine and donuts for those moments, though, because Pressed Juicery also rotates seasonal flavors and has just announced two juices to add a little summer to their line-up.  The fruit blend is straight from a summer picnic, with a pineapple thrown in for good measure:  raspberry, rhubarb, watermelon, strawberry, pineapple.  My guess is the dominant flavor and base will be the watermelon, which is also common in cleanses.  The green juice looks more traditional, with jalapeno replacing the traditional cayenne for the kick: kale, romaine, spinach, yuzu pink lady apple, cucumber and jalapeno.

The juices are not options for the cleanses, though they can be ordered as part of a sampler, so you could basically just build your own with these as a slight cheat to one of your greens and citrus options.  I suspect the berries are outside the normal cleanse parameters, but the rest of the ingredients across both are fairly traditional.  The sampler I priced for five juices and an almond milk came out to $72 ($45 and $27 tax), which is the same price as their 1-day cleanse.

I’ll be ordering them over the next week or two.  Review to come with plenty of time to order.  If you’ve already tried one or both, let me know!  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

 

Organic Avenue Offering 1-Day Cleanse

New to cleansing?  Need a quick reboot?  One of my favorite juice companies is now offering their 1-day cleanse.  It’s $65 and available nationwide.  Their menu varies but if you’re lucky you’ll get a Carrot Juice.  Who knew carrots could be so creamy and sweet?!?!

Fresh Pressed Coconut Water Everyday

I have a love-hate relationship with coconut water.  I’d basically shunned it altogether after a series of name-brand purchases left me with nothing but a slimy mouth and unfinished bottle, with the taste just not worth the calories or hydration.  Needless to say I was less than thrilled when, on my second cleanse ever (Cooler Cleanse), I had a bottle of it as part of my day 2 afternoon regime.  Drum-roll… I loved it!  It tasted nothing like the grocery store boxes lined up in rows, and I found myself addicted and looking forward to it even more than the lemonades it often replaced.  I loved it so much I thought I’d give the grocery store options a second chance, again with the money and water going down the drain.

The raw, freshed-pressed coconut water is such a nutty and refreshing experience so different from the mass-marketed products, and I’ve finally found a raw juice available on its own through various outlets (I can confirm Whole Foods, and Amazon has it listed, though out of stock).  Harmless Harvest Coconut Water promises all the raw goodness without the need to purchase the 1, 3 or 5 day cleanse or spend $10/bottle from the cleanse companies.  It’s not cheap, I’ll say that, at $5.99 for a large bottle, but for a more affordable hydration boost (or treat, in my case), it’s worth giving a try.  All the unheated, fresh-pressed goodness.

Note:  Cooler Cleanse and Organic Avenue offer awesome coconut waters through their online menus and cleanses.

Pressed Juicery Review June 2014 – Juice Selections

This post is a summary of my most recent cleanse, done through Pressed Juicery.  This was a custom cleanse (I chose to pick my own juices), and the total cost was $199 with free shipping!
Juice 1:  Greens 5 – Spinace, Romaine, Fennel, Cilantro, Orange, Pineapple
  • Romaine provides the “greeny” flavor in this drink, though the strength fades through the bottle.  I couldn’t single out the spinach or fennel.  I enjoyed the replacement of apple juices with orange as the base fruit for it seems to cut the sweetness.  Slight pineapple flavor comes through with cilantro winning the day.  Welcome option since I’m not a huge fan of straight up greens and like the twist on the flavors.  Especially like that it has no cucumber. 

 Juice 2:  Noon  Citrus 3 – Grapefruit, Mint

  • Grapefruit juices are some of my favorites across all the cleanse and juice companies, and this grapefruit and mint blend is no exception.  Fresh and tangy, this juice is all grapefruit with only a slight hint of the mint. (I remember the mint heavier in the Cooler Cleanse version of the same).  Heavier than the green juice from the morning, the weight and thickness make this a great selection for the middle of the day.  
Juice 3:  Cucumber, Celery, Lemon, Cayenne, Ginger, Watercress
  • Celery wins the fight on this light green juice, with the other flavors mixed but indistinct, which might not be a bad thing as any other strong flavors could clash with the peppery taste.  The cayenne builds with each sip to create a burn by the end of the bottle that might require some post-juice mouthwash.  This    
Juice 4:  Citrus 4 – Lemon, Cayenne, Filtered Water
  • PJ’s version of the master cleanse with no sweetener added.  Most other companies will include agave or maple to pump up the flavor, which I adore, but this is a refreshing break from the previous (and subsequent drinks) as well.  I’d recommend, however, not doing too many consecutive cayenne juices in a row.  It actually almost tastes sweet without anything else, which I’ll attribute to the quality and flavor of the lemons.  This is also the lightest drink of the day at 50 calories for the entire drink, although I can’t imagine where they are coming from.  
Juice 5:  Roots 3 – Apple, Lemon, Beet, Ginger
  • More savory than expected, with ginger providing a nice herby/spicy flavor to the predominant beets.  The two are the strongest flavors, with apple resonating through sweetness and lemon providing a slight tang.  Very good juice, no problems at all with the taste and a good option for a ‘roots’.  (seem to remember the carrot based being liquid/fruity).  Sweetness does build through drinking but it doesn’t overpower.  Yum.  
“Juice” 6:  Vanilla Almond Milk