Thursday, February 5, 2015

My "splash" into the juice world

As I mentioned previously, I picked up some cold pressed juices from Wegman's to try something different. Juicing and juice cleanses are extremely popular up here in Northern VA. I haven't committed to a full fledged cleanse {not sure if I will ever be able to do that}, but I have definitely enjoyed mixing them in with my daily diet. Feel free to pop over to my Instagram to see some of my different choices!

I've only experimented with a few different brands at this point- but I've been pleased overall with my choices. For me, these have been a great tasting and easy way to get more fruits and veggies during the day. Particularly during lunch! I find myself going to the same fast food places {yikes!} when I'm eating out. And while I'm not always eating off the dollar menu, I don't always get to eat the rainbow either!

Have you experimented with any cold-pressed juices yet? I wanted to share a little about my experience so far with y'all! The two brands I have tried are BluePrint and Suja. I drank a Carrot Lemon juice from BluePrint that I picked up at SafeWay. Kinda random, but I just had one of those days where I was running late and forgot to grab a previously purchased juice before I left home. The juice was very separated when I purchased it, but blended well when I shook it. The color was vibrant and smelled just like a fresh carrot when I opened it up! The juice was thin and fresh tasting with a crisp lemon after taste. {I mention the texture because I was worried about it being thick} I enjoyed it, but I wonder if it would be just as good- and cheaper- for me to buy a small bag of carrots to have with my meal.
BluePrint, cold pressed, fresh, carrot lemon
The other juices I have enjoyed so far have been from Suja. I grabbed quite a few flavors to get started! As far as the green juices go, Green Delight was my favorite. This is probably more of a beginner juice as it is primarily sweet. For the colored/fruity juices, it's truly hard to pick. If I had to, Berry Goodness and Berry Nana have got to tie for first. Look at how pretty these are!!
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I couldn't even get a photo before finishing this one! :)
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 As you can see, these are brilliantly colored and gorgeous! Two of the juices that I got were a little on the earthy side for being a juice newbie. Maybe my first hint should've been that I don't particularly love beets, but the Sweet Beets was more beets and less sweets. I think I would've liked it more if it was sweetened a bit more. It smelled rich and flavorful. The Uber Greens bottle was also on the earthy side and the juice was very thin. Although I didn't fall in love with the Uber Greens, I did feel good after I drank it. Just knowing that it was so full of antioxidants and nutrients made it taste better for me. While I'm not totally opposed to trying them again, I feel like my favorites and the more fruity juices will be the ones I continue to incorporate into my routine. Here are just a few more pretties for your viewing pleasure. :)
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Have you tried out any cold-pressed juices? What are your favorites? Have you done a cleanse? Please share your thoughts below in a comment!

1 comment:

  1. I wish I could find a brand worth trying but where I live (Italy) the good habit of fruit smoothies and juices is not as solid as in the U.S. Nice to meet you via #sundayfunday
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi


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