After a decadent Thanksgiving and THREE GLORIOUS DAYS OF LEFTOVERS, it’s been unusually hard for me to get excited about food this week.
So, instead – I bring you a review of JuiceRx, another health-minded and 100% Vegan company local to Chicago (p.s. they also ship nationally).
When the JuiceRx team reached out to me with an opportunity to sample their products, I jumped at the chance. With several year-end deadlines creeping up at work, I’ve been feeling stressed and run-down and knew I could really use some extra vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to keep me going.
I did tell the JuiceRx rep that I wasn’t planning to cleanse – I get way too “hangry” to ever attempt that – but while cleansing is their primary business, the JuiceRx team also believes in the power of incorporating juices into a regular diet.
On a recent Thursday Night, 4 JuiceRx concoctions were delivered to my doorstep. Mike and I split one bottle each day through the weekend.
What sets JuiceRx apart from their competitors is their method of Juicing – they don’t pasteurize so the juices are completely raw – and they use a hydraulic press (“Cold Press”) to extract the maximum amount of nutrients from their 100% Organic produce. They say that their method makes juice so fine, pulp-free and smooth your body will easily absorb the nutrients in less than 15 minutes.
I’m no scientist so I don’t know about the absorption rate, but I will say that their juices were some of the smoothest & mildest I’ve ever tasted. I never knew I could gulp down 9 servings of produce (per bottle) so easily!
Here’s the run-down of the flavors we tried:
One of their Seasonal Fall flavors. With Pineapple, Orange, and Cranberry, I was expecting this to be tart & acidic tasting, but surprisingly while all the flavor was there, it was completely mellow with no acidic “sting” in the back of my throat, which I usually experience with other citrus juices. This juice was so gentle, I could easily see myself sipping a glass of it with a bowl of cereal in the morning.
Although they were further down on the ingredient list, I really enjoyed the hints of warm & earthy beet and nutmeg in this juice which paired really well together!
If I had a juicer of my own, I’d definitely try to DIY this fantastic 2-ingredient combo. I was amazed at how much GREEN they were able to pack into this bottle without it tasting like a Green Juice. This would be the perfect choice for anyone who’s new to Green Juices.
And again, the pineapple didn’t seem to have any acidity so I gulped this drink down far quicker than I intended to, this time, as a mid-day pick-me-up while working.
Pumpkin Spice Milk
I think it’s so clever that this Pumpkin Spice Milk gets its creaminess from Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds instead of nuts.
I was very excited to try this flavor (just look at all that spicy goodness floating around!) but unfortunately it wasn’t my cup of tea – I think because I’m not used to the taste of Stevia.
Mike enjoyed it though, so you likely would too.
Cucumber-Mint Electrolyte Boost
Lastly (4 days later!) we tried the Cucumber-Mint Electrolyte Boost and it still tasted completely fresh – JuiceRx guarantees their freshness for 5 days. We both agreed this juice was as refreshing as it sounds and really enjoyed the subtle tastes of Lime & Mint.
Overall I loved my JuiceRx experience and found the juices to be incredibly high quality. While their prices of ~$10.99 per bottle may seem steep, when you consider that every bottle of their juice contains ~3 pounds of organic produce, the price is understandable. They also strive to use local produce whenever possible and use BPA-free bottles for packaging.
Currently, JuiceRx can only be ordered online, so once delivery fees are added in, it’s most cost-effective for large (cleanse-size) orders. I hope they continue to expand and grow so that one day I can pick up a smaller order of juices to get my fix whenever I’m in need of a boost.
I’d love to hear from you!
Have you ever tried a GREEN juice?
Which flavor looks the best to you?