3-Day Suja Juice Cleanse: Day 1


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!

25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Inger Wilkerson
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 21:26:38

    Interesting how varied these juices are. Good luck tomorrow.

  2. Tandy | Lavender and Lime
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 22:03:28

    You are so brave to do this! Good luck with day 2 🙂

  3. Tanusree
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 22:19:58

    This is interesting. Good luck with the cleansing.

  4. Nilu A
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 23:39:17

    Really interesting post… Waiting for Day 2 now… Good luck dear 🙂

  5. Food,Photography & France
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 01:53:06

    Good luck!

  6. Choc Chip Uru
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 03:58:17

    Good luck and congrats for taking on this difficult venture 😀


  7. TrafficDiva
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 05:13:45

    I’ve always wondered about these cleanses and if they reaaally work. Intriguing post…please let us know how your Day 2 goes!

  8. morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 06:36:28

    There is nothing in those drinks that seems unhealthy, so maybe you’re on to something. You’ve raised my curiosity, and I hope you follow through with your next report.

  9. andi winslow
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 06:43:23

    good luck and happy cleanse………….How long does this go for? Have never done anything like this before…….I think I would miss my cookies and sure they are not allowed while doing the cleanse…………….Andi

  10. milex
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 07:27:08


  11. Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 10:15:35

    Good for you! Excited to hear your thoughts at the end too!

  12. spicegirlfla
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 10:27:50

    I love to juice so I enjoyed reading the different combinations! 3 days is pretty awesome! I do a juice fast every Monday but only until 6pm!!

  13. Karen
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 11:26:23

    You are so good at doing these cleansing…good luck.

  14. Alice
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 11:54:47

    Hey YC – I’m not sure how to contact you, I have a question for you, could you email me at alice_bush_161@yahoo.com please? Also, are you going to participate in the FFWD xmas card exchange this year?

  15. alanna
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 11:57:04

    congrats on your win, I’ve always wanted to try something like this!

  16. Cher
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 12:38:31

    Glad they made it your way. Good luck! Curious to hear how it all works out for you.

  17. Cakelaw
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 15:22:20

    Good luck with the cleanse!

  18. libishski
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 15:49:07

    I did a five-day juice cleanse thing once and it went alright. The first day was hard, but it got a lot easier. I lost a lot of water weight around my stomach and my face was starting to glow – all good things. That said, I could not wait to eat real food once the five days were up!

  19. greyhousejournal
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 16:02:31

    Congratulations on winning! I’ll be interested in hearing your thoughts as you progress.

  20. Audrey Allure
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 16:11:05

    Sounds great — the flavors sound delicious!


  21. Bam's Kitchen
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 18:15:14

    Good luck with your cleanse! I hope that your effects will be very positive for keeping things in check come Thanksgiving day. I have never done a juice cleanse before, so I do not know if I could be as strong as you. Take care, BAM

  22. Geraldine Saucier
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 18:17:51

    Congratulations on your prize. The flavorsa sound wonderful.

  23. apuginthekitchen
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 20:03:28

    Best of luck with the cleanse. Doesn’t sound too bad. After the holidays I am going to need one,

  24. Three Well Beings
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 00:11:52

    Good for you! These sound really interesting. I’ve never heard of anything quite like this variety in a cleanse. Good luck with continuing!

  25. Hotly Spiced
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 03:16:25

    Good on you for sticking to the cleanse. I’m not sure I have the discipline. I also like the social interaction you get from dining with family/friends and drinking juices would be a challenge. But I guess three days isn’t a lifetime xx

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