Hi, I'm Hannah Crews. And I love wine.
I've simply just enjoyed wine over the years. I love tasting new wines, touring wineries, exploring wine lists at restaurants, comparing and contrasting brands I'm familiar with. It's so fun to me.
And - yes. Having one glass of wine chills me out, too. Especially after a long day full of boogers, screams, stepping on legos, and burning dinner. Ya feel me, moms?
So, when Juice from the Raw sent me a 3-day cleanse to review, and I knew I couldn't drink WINE during this cleanse, my inner WINO-SAUR was like "RAAAWWWRRR noooooooo!!!"
But, I had to tell myself, "Suck it up buttercup. You need a cleanse. Your poor colon needs to get rid all that fast food, fried food, sugary food, and salty food, and yes - all that wine, too. It's time for a CLEAN SLATE for SUMMER."
This is my second time doing the 3-day Juice from the Raw cleanse.
I discovered it from my dear friend Susan (theconfidentmom.com) a couple years ago, and I was pretty much startled at the difference I felt in my body, mind, and soul after just 3 days of cleansing.
Their 3-day cleanses ship in a box of 18 drinks, where you drink 6 a day every 2 hours, or whenever you feel hungry. You're also allowed to eat 1 raw vegetable a day if you wanted to. (I would put some broccoli or cauliflower sprinkled with salt on a pan, and baked it for a crispier taste).
While I totally understood that juicing is a good idea, I HATE JUICING. But I LOVE JUICE FROM THE RAW, and here are my reasons why:
1) The quality and ingredients are top notch.
Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Organic, Diary-Free, Soy-Free, Kosher? I don't know how much better you can get than that!
2) It's extremely convenient.
I, personally, don't have time to wash, rinse, cut, juice, and store my OWN juices every day. I'm a "give it to me pre-made" kind of person. So the fact that these juices are all ready to go for me, and all I have to do is keep it in the fridge, it makes my life so much easier.
3) It actually tastes good.
I mean, who actually truly enjoys the taste of spinach juice by itself? NOT ME! So, what they've done, is they've blended each drink with a few different fruits and veggies, so that it's actually bearable and yummy to taste.
4) They don't juice their fruits and veggies, they cold press them!
Who would have thought that "juicing" your fruits and veggies isn't always the best way? Pressing produce, the way Juice from the Raw does, helps keep the nutrient-rich enzymes intact. It's by far the healthiest way for you to get your raw, unadulterated juices, because cold-pressing provides 3-5 times the nutrients and enzymes than your average juice!
5) The reviews ROCK.
After a survey of over 2,500 users, here were the results:
92% Experienced some weight loss during the cleanse.
93% Would recommend Juice from the Raw to a friend.
91% Agreed Juice from the Raw was a good detox.
94% Enjoyed the taste of the juice.
83% Plan to or have done a repeat cleanse within 3 months.
After completing the 3-day Whenever Cleanse with Coconut Fusion, I wasn't as bloated. My digestive system was flushed out effectively and completely. My desire for sweet tea, fried foods, or bread went down to ZERO.
And - here's the shocking part:
I couldn't finish my glass of celebratory wine for completing my cleanse. I just...simply...didn't want to!
While normally that would make me sad - because I am a self-proclaimed WINO-SAUR - I have to admit. Being a JUICE-CERATOPS has made me feel so much better.
I even found myself missing my daily juices so much, that I immediately ordered a Forever Cleanse - just so I can fulfill my tastebuds for my beloved green drinks (my favorite ones)!
Does that make me weird? Maybe.
But finding this new "inner dino" in me is one of the best things that's ever happened for my health, and I encourage you to try it too.