I will readily admit that I am a green juice fanatic. I love the stuff. There is something about the combination of freshly cold pressed kale, spinach, cucumber, lime and apple that makes me feel so refreshed, energised and happy. I have a tried a very small handful of juice cleanses available in little old Perth and everyone of them have been amazing. They are all different – they offer different combinations and cater for different things but all have the same goal – to help reset bad habits and kick start you back in to healthier ones. They have all inspired me to make juicing apart of my everyday routine and life and inspired some of my own juice combinations too!
This is the company that first intrigued me with juices. I stumbled across them on Instagram on my way to Sydney for work. When I got off my flight, one of the first things I did was go for a walk around Surry Hills to find this mysterious place. I walked in the store, spoke to the girl there and she was a wealth of knowledge. She educated me on the basics of cold pressed juice – why was it different to normal juices you may get from a cafe. She told me about how the method of cold pressed juicing extracted more nutrients out of the fruits and vegetables and gave me a few taste tests. Needless to say I walked out there with 2 of their green juices, a zest juice and an almond milk and returned a day later to stock up on some more before I had to return home.
After returning home from Sydney with this new knowledge in mind about juices, I went on to a do a bit of research. I wondered if there was anything like Pressed Juices here in Perth…and being Perth there were none…yet. Pureglowcleanse was just starting at the time, they were doing juice cleanses and not selling juices in shop like they had in Sydney. However, the concept of a juice cleanse where I would consume nothing but juices supplied to me for 3 days got me curious. I just HAD to try and I wanted to see if I could accomplish such a challenge too (I am constantly eating). I emailed the girls, got on the waiting list and a few months later I got a spot!
My line up of pureglowcleanse juices
Jacqueline and Annette are lovely, the day they dropped off my juices, they were encountering some dramas. They managed to make their way to into the city for me to drop them off, after what I can only imagine would be a hectic morning. I can tell you now though, the juices that are on this menu taste AMAZING. I loved every single combination they had (my personal favourite was #2 Glowing Greens) and they work so well together. Your tastebuds never get bored because a different flavour combination was on its way. They offered a lot of fun support via email and Instagram as well and I never felt I was doing this alone. The support base was fantastic. The only thing I wished is they had more flexibility with their juices. After my cleanse I wanted to buy some of the juices to compliment everyday life (such as the Glowing Greens). Hopefully they will give us the option one day!
Overall I finished my first cleanse feeling absolutely radiant, happy, refreshed and energised. On completion of my pureglowcleanse, I had completely weaned myself off coffee (and haven’t really had much coffee since) and my eating habits were completely reset. I had more motivation to eat better food and my body thanked me for it. Looking back, doing the cleanse was possibly one of the best things I did for myself so far this year. I had a completely different outlook on health. I felt like I didn’t need to eat all the time but most importantly I felt amazing – both inside and out. My pureglowcleanse experienced inspired me to find out more about juicing and its benefits. I was hooked.
I did a one day cleanse with these guys and later on a 5 day cleanse. Their juice menu is very simple but how you buy their juices is so flexible. They offer 9 different juices, 6 of those juices can be part of their juice cleanse package and the other 3 are seasonal products. With their packages you can just buy juices as is or you can buy them as a cleanse. With the cleanses you have different levels of cleansing. I chose the Made for Detox Cleanse both times which gives you 4 of their Green juice, 1 of their Lemon and 1 of the Cashew Mylk. The thing I love about this company is the flexibility they have with cleanses and how you buy their juices. I also love the taste of their Green juice and Cashew Mylk. The Green juice tastes so refreshing and is the perfect combination between sweet, sour and bitter. Its very neutral and very, very easy to drink. The Cashew Mylk is possibly the best way to end the day, is so filling, comforting and delicious all at the same time.
The Detox from Made Juice. Yummy Green juice
Completing the Made Juice cleanses, I felt like it was a good reboot to the system. Something that I needed. I found 5 days pretty challenging (and willing to try again) as I missed just chewing in general. It made me more aware of what I was eating as I did not want to undo 5 days of cleansing! The juices were delicious but I wish they had more Green juice combinations! My tastebuds were a little bored of Green at day 3. I will be ordering from the boys at Made again though, the ease and the fact all my transactions have been so seamless is great!
I’ve made two or three orders from Jac at aunaturale juice. Every single time she’s been more than amazing. I love her juice menu as it is so different to what I am used to. There are some interesting flavour combinations but they work! Her pure green juices (no fruit) are great fro a green smoothie base – just add some banana, mango, honey dew and spinach and you have a nutrient packed smoothie. Her vegetable and fruit juices are super tasty – my favourite is the Berry.Green which has berries in it! I love berries!
A small selection of what aunaturalejuice offers
I did a two day cleanse with aunaturalejuice as well. There were some ingredients on the juice menu that I wasn’t a huge fan of (such as papaya) and Jac was more than happy to accommodate for that and substitute something else for me. She even remembered that I didn’t like coconuts and added extra apple in one the juices that contained coconut water to mask the taste. I didn’t even ask her to, she just did it. If you want something tailored, are fussy, have specific dietary requirements or want something a bit more personalised for you I HIGHLY recommend aunaturale. The only thing I wished is that aunaturalejuice offered nut milks with their juice cleanses! Its such a nice way to finish off the day and I personally find it so comforting! I hope this is something that will be an option in the future as I know they have been making nut milks lately. Other than that, Jac is more than lovely, she really listens to your needs and tries her hardest to cater for them and overall just a really, really nice person.
My turn to juice. My favourite combination: kale, spinach, cos lettuce, cucumber, green apple, parsley and lime.
‘The Boy’ bought me my own cold pressed juicer. He purchased me a lovely Oscar Neo 1000. I love it as it juices green leafy vegetables so well and is so easy to clean. It is also so amazingly quiet. I love playing around with different combinations of fruits and vegetables and its so satisfying drinking it freshly pressed.
Having my own juicer allows me to easily incorporate juice into everyday life. As mentioned before, I love having a juice to compliment a meal or as a snack as it gives my body that extra nutrient boost. I feel great after drinking one and the effects of it is comparable to how I used to feel after I had a coffee…minus the slump 30 minutes later. My skin looks and feels better than ever before, I feel energised and most importantly I feel like I am ready to tackle the world!