I’d read about Suja juices before, but the Whole Foods in Orlando didn’t carry them. I also didn’t want to pay shipping from California because I’m cheap.
Alas, while visiting Nashville’s ginormously awesome Whole Foods this weekend what should my wandering eyes fall upon but a pricey juice cleanse I’d spent a lot of wasted time thinking about. I noticed them in the refrigerated case by the checkouts. They were also on sale so I think it was fate. Yeah, fate. That’s what we’ll go with.
Anyway, I bought the only five they had in stock and took them home with me. Still going with fate and not clever marketing and pretty packaging.
I drank Master Cleanse on Sunday along with a small dinner and went to bed early. Monday morning I woke up starving as usual and was kind of bummed I’d made the decision to drink all of my meals for the day.
“But you can just eat these eggs and hash browns,” J said temptingly.
I cracked open Glow on the way out the door.
Glow tasted a little like celery but the apple flavor made up for it. It could also be that I wake up hungry enough to eat almost anything.
By mid-afternoon I was hungry again, and the office was starting to smell like lunch. I reconsidered my decision to do this on a weekday. About an hour later I opened up Purify.
Godawful. That’s the only word that I think completely encompasses how I feel about that juice. The pretty red color will fool you but don’t let it because it tastes like beets straight from the ground. Gah. I chugged it as quickly as possible. Fifteen minutes later I was still hungry and my mouth tasted like dirt so I drank some water.
Around 3 my stomach started talking and I smelled fried chicken and bread. I think the world was purposefully torturing me. I ate a handful of cashews.
On the way home I debated going to CrossFit but drove to the gym instead for a treadmill session.
It’s been two weeks since I’d run any significant mileage and my body was craving the run. I downed Fiji during the car ride there. More celery, no mint, some apple. Not as good as Glow but not as terrible as Purify either.
I did 3 miles in 29:03. Not too shabby for skipping runs for two weeks while deathly ill/recovering from a cold.
I got home and showered and got ready to drink Vanilla Cloud. It was like heaven in a bottle. Anything after Purify would be like drinking heaven but this was so good J wanted to take it from me. Coconut, almond, nutmeg and cinnamon deliciousness. I didn’t want it to end.
I woke up this morning down three pounds of water weight and feeling refreshed.
Juicing will never be something that I believe “cleanses” your body but I do feel like I’ve reset myself on the right track. Juicing for weight loss? Still dumb. Juicing for a reset? Awesome.
Have you ever tried juicing?