And losing our juice cleanse virginities.
To provide our loyal readers with some top-notch content, we decided to take a day off of eating and try a 24-hour juice cleanse. Choosing a local pressed juicery, called Small Batch Co. we went through their cleanse options and settled on one entitled “Standard Cleanse”- which is more difficult than the “Gentle Cleanse” but easier than the “Expert Cleanse” because it has a mix of both sweet and earthy drinks. Clearly our egos got the best of us because we are definitely novices to this juicing trend.
We were hoping to have a day filled with relaxation and reflection on our daily food habits, and looked forward to trying something out of our comfort zones.
Before fully committing to the cleanse, we did our research and decided that we were going to drink a glass of water in between each of the juices to help flush toxins out of our bodies and feel more full. Documenting our thoughts every few hours in the paragraphs below, you’ll know what to expect if you choose to do this at home.
First Juice: Heat Wave at 11:00 A.M.
This juice was by far the best out of all of them and made us contemplate going back to buy more. With maple syrup, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and distilled water, this juice made us excited to continue the cleanse for the rest of the day.
Second Juice: Magnetic at 1:00 P.M.
This juice was polarizing, to say the least. Mira doesn’t have a big sweet tooth and found this one a little too sweet for her liking, but Natalie is crazy and thoroughly enjoyed this juice. With carrot, orange, pineapple, and turmeric, this juice left us both feeling energized and rejuvenated. However, later on, we definitely experienced a sugar crash.
Third Juice: Garden City at 2:30 P.M.
Mira thought this juice was pretty good and felt like a “skinny-legend” while drinking it because of all the leafy greens in it. However, Nat’s sweet-tooth was not too impressed. With romaine, kale, swiss chard, celery, and lemon, this juice was a little hard to stomach, but left us feeling healthier than we ever have before.
Fourth Juice: Holyfield at 3:30 P.M.
This juice had the best of both worlds (shoutout Hannah Montana), tasting both earthy and sweet, with apple, romaine, swiss chard, celery, parsley, and ginger. However, at this point, our lack of solid food started getting to our heads, making Natalie hear things. We also were amazed at how much we had to pee during this whole experience.
Fifth Juice: Mint Condition at 4:30 P.M.
After reviewing the other juice cleanses Small Batch had to offer us, we began to regret our decision in choosing a more difficult cleanse when clearly we were beginners and should have started with the gentle cleanse. It didn’t help that we kept thinking about how much we would enjoy having the cashew milk that was the fifth juice in the gentle cleanse.
Sixth Juice: Grounded at 6:00 P.M.
With a vendetta against beets, Mira wasn’t too excited to drink this juice, however, Natalie had been anxiously awaiting this moment all day. We were so excited to finally finish the cleanse and get a break from our routine of drinking, complaining, and peeing.
Going from drinking one glass of water a day to six juices and five glasses of water a day definitely left our organs feeling like they were drowning. However, we’ve also left this experience feeling inspired to eat more clean and raw foods, and incorporate drinking juices into our everyday lives.
We’ll definitely be back to Small Batch because some of these juices were absolutely amazing and we’ve developed a strong craving for the Cocoa Maca Cashew milk.