A few weeks ago, I bought a Groupon for a Peeled Juice Cleanse. The cleanse came with six juices per day for three days. The instructions were clear - no food, no alcohol, and no coffee/caffeine other than green tea. The juices:
Green Lantern - kale, romaine, spinach, cucumber, celery, lemon, ginger
Haute Lemonade - lemonade with cayenne pepper
Maroon 5 - carrot, beet, lemon, apple, ginger
Cashew Milk - cashew, vanilla bean (maybe something else - I don't remember)
The juices were to be consumed in a very specific order: green, lemonade, beet, green, beet, cashew. In between, you were to drink just about as much water or green tea as you could handle.
I thought that the green juice was.. alright. The first one was refreshing. The next five were ok, but certainly do-able. I found this one to be quite filling, and knew that if I had that one coming up, that it would help satiate my appetite.
The lemonade was fabulous - I really liked it. It was basically a spicy lemonade. I didn't find it particularly filling, but since it was the second juice of the day, I drank it fairly close to the green, and thought that was a good strategy.
The Maroon 5... UGH. Just thinking back to how it tasted gives me shivers. I hated it. I hated it from the first sip to the last. I gulped each of them down without hardly tasting it because I thought it was so disgusting. If you like beets, this one might be better for you then for me? I don't like beets, and I didn't like this juice. At. All.
The Cashew Milk was the exact opposite - fantastic. I loved it. It was sweet, filling, and really like dessert. It was a nice thing to drink in the evening, as it left me filling very full to last the rest of the evening.
So the purpose of a juice cleanse. Some renewal, I suppose. Detoxifying. And a little bit to see if I could do it. In terms of tangible results, I got two random compliments on my skin in the days after the cleanse, and felt like I dropped a bit of water weight, but nothing too significant. I really liked doing a few days of this, but don't know that I will do it again. From nearly the first sip of the cleanse, I was counting down until the last. But... I did what I set out to do and am happy to have this accomplished!