Recently, I entered a 3-Day Suja Juice Cleanse giveaway sponsored by Cher of The Not So Exciting Adventures of a Dabbler…. Whenever I enter an online giveaway, I never expect to win, but it’s nice to be surprised, especially when I received an extremely large box containing eighteen bottles of the cold-pressed, organic juice!
I purposefully chose to start this cleanse right before Thanksgiving, sort of as a preemptive strike to the Thanksgiving overeating tendancies. Hopefully, the cleanse will help me curb my appetite and make me fully appreciate when I’m full. We’ll see, though…
Here are my Day 1 Impressions:
7:30 A.M. first juice “Glow”: The green apple and kale juices were the most prominent during drinking. The finish is more cucumber and mint. Make sure to like the taste of kale before proceeding with this cleanse. My stomach feels satisfied after this bottle.
11:30 A.M. second juice “Fuel”: Very sweet, mainly from the orange juice. Judging by the color, fully expected more carrot flavor. Instead, it was more citrus-y than smooth carrot. Would have preferred this as the first juice. Very breakfast-y type drink.
2:30 P.M. third juice “Purify”: Another color-deceiving drink, seeing as the drink is reddish from the beets. Tasted more like a lemon-carrot-green apple juice. Rather tart. Took me 45 minutes to drink the 16-ounce bottle.
5:00 P.M. fourth juice “Fiji”: Strong apple and lemon-ginger flavors. The ginger leaves a slight aftertaste. Looks like green tea when not shaken. Beginning to feel a bit waterlogged.
7:15 P.M. fifth juice “Green Supreme”: A lot of sweet apple and lemon in this drink. Surprisingly tasty and in stark contrast to the earlier tart apple drinks. Drank at the right time because my stomach started rumbling just as I opened the bottle. My favorite so far.
9:00 P.M. sixth juice “Vanilla Cloud”: The highlight of the six juices, mainly because of its non-fruit components: almond, coconut, honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The spices made the cold drink taste like a sweet but watered-down milk shake. Definitely the best out of the six.
Overall, Day 1 of this cleanse wasn’t bad. In fact, it was pretty easy. I never felt the urge to snack or cheat, so that was a plus. I started to feel a bit bloated by the end of the day, but that feeling went away pretty quickly. I’m excited to see how this cleanse will fit into my work schedule tomorrow since it’s a bit harder there to time my juice drinks throughout the day. Will keep you posted!