In 2013 I discovered the power of juicing – call me a late bloomer, but the reality is, I was always skeptical about this trend. Before I made the leap, I researched the most nutritious way to cleanse and how to cleanse safely. I know how my body works, and once I’m off the cleanse I’ll go back to eating cookies (#sorynotsorry), so for me detoxing was more about giving my body a rest and loading up with natural vitamins. Once armed with the right information I decided to give juicing a whirl.
For me, a juice cleanse packed with fresh organic fruits and veggies was a must, so the Master Cleanse and Blue Print was out. It was also important that I used local juicers because freshness meant – no time for shipping. Since I started this mini-detox adventure I’ve used a few local juicers. Here are my top 3 local companies that offer the best 3-day cleanses.
This juice spot is still one of my favorites in Miami. I love their yummy salads and waffles and when I was looking to kick start my detox Ten Fruits was a great resource. Alex and David are passionate about a healthy lifestyle so they made it easy to transition from solid foods to juices. My favorite cleanse is the Cleanse Professional. I love that they integrate smoothies like the Super Green Smoothie into this cleanse. For a beginner – it was perfect. My favorite juice from the Ten Fruits cleanse is their Refreshing Cleanse – it’s so, well, refreshing! After the cleanse I noticed my skin looked amazing and I had more energy than ever. I guess this is why people get addicted to juicing?
My Raw Juice
A co-worker and mutually bonded over our love of healthy snacks and pastries – random right. While on my 3 Day cleanse she too was inspired to try it out – after all – my skin looked amazing. She researched local juice companies and discovered My Raw Juice. The best part – they DELIVER! Woop. The juices come in the cutest packaging – mason Jars and a reusable insulated tote. The 3-day cleanse arrived directly with the owner Veronica – she still personally delivers to each customer. This cleanse comes with specific to-dos each day and Vanessa will ensure you are on track by texting you each day to see how you feel. This cleanse comes with a few additional goodies:
1- An organic lemon to start each morning by flushing your system with warm water and lemon
2- Various organic teas to keep you hydrated and alert
3- Probiotics – to keep your belly in a happy place
4- Epsom Salt – for a post cleanse bath
My favorite juice from My Raw Juice is the cashew milk. It’s the last juice of the day and perfect to pair with your perfect book to relax after a long day. This is probably my favorite local cleanse because of the attention to detail and personal motivation from the owner. It doesn’t get more local than that!
I recently decided to try the Jugo Fresh cleanse when I was sick in bed. As most of my friends know – I can rarely sit still for 2 minutes – so you can imagine my anxiety after a day of lounging around with messy hair, mismatched clothing, and a fever. Since my diet was mostly liquids at this point I figured a detox cleanse would help get the bug out of my system. With names like Saca Lo Todo – which literally translates to get it all out – I figured I couldn’t go wrong with this remedy. An exorcism of the Brickellista, if you will. After day one – I transformed like the Ugly Duckling. I felt like a million bucks – well like $500 – my hair still needed a wash. But, I felt so much better. My favorite juice is the Limonada Negra – it’s an intense detoxifier with charcoal and stinging nettle – you know the stuff in Netty Pots. I’ll do this one again when I am looking to rid of any demons inside… like last week’s margarita binge 😉