Juice Cleanse Scale: 4.2/5
Having previously completed a 15 day juice cleanse, after jumping on the “Fat, Sick, and Nearly dead” train, I was excited to not have to go through the grueling process and juicing myself. The crew juice presentation is incredible, neatly packed boxes, numbered juices, and delicious recipes. Juicing yourself (assuming you already own the $300 dollar machine) will run you about $100 for 5 days, and about 3 hours a night prep work. The $200 for 3 days (18 juices) seems a bit steep by comparison… but I guess it depends how valuable your time is, mine is pretty much used on Netflix. I would say though, that at $11/Juice, I think next time I will just stop by Jugo Juice or Booster Juice and get their freshly pressed Juices at $7 each. It seems like a cheaper option that also saves me more time than juicing myself.
Overall, it was a good experience and definitely worth a try, either with Cru, Jugo Juice, or yourself. In the first (and potentially only) three days you will likely experience headaches due to the caffeine/sugar withdrawal. Overall though I have to say I was amazed with the amount of energy I had and was not even hungry, I honestly found it a struggle to finish all 6 juices some days. Below is a brief synopsis of my days in a journal format.
Day 1 –
10:00 – Oh man, this is going to be easy, this is going to be great! Jenna and I will get into shape
12:00 – Oh, lunch time! Hardly even noticed! Excited to try my jui… and it’s gone
15:00 – this isn’t so bad, almost quite easy once I stopped thinking about teen burgers
21:00 – SON OF A GUN, what I wouldn’t give for some nighttime nachos!
7:00 – oh man am I hungry, maybe some eggs, maybe some bacon? Why does my mouth taste like cilantro?… OH $h!T, I forgot I am on a cleanse
10:00 – Time is moving surprisingly slow not having meals to look forward too….
22:00 – All I want is bed this early…
7:00 – That was one of my most refreshing nights sleep yet! I feel great
8:00- *Bathroom Break*
8:30 – *Bathroom Break*
8:45 – *Bathroom Break*
9:00 – awkwardly talk with my supervisor about why I am taking so many bathroom breaks
9:15 – Refer my supervisor to CruJuice
17:00 – Make it home after a successful last day of juicing to watch “Narcos” on netflix, have you checked it out yet? Seriously do it, you won’t regret it…
22:08 – Finish writing my review and treat myself to my last Juice…
In the end, the most important thing about whichever juice cleanse you choose, is that you tell everyone you know that you are on it/doing one, because they need to know how hip and health conscious you are.
Now I am going to be honest with you, I didn’t know exactly what to expect with this juice cleanse. All I knew is I wanted to feel like a million bucks afterwards, and you know what I came pretty close!
I had a lot of the same reservations that I imagine most people have when contemplating a juice cleanse. Am I going to starve to death? Will I feel like crap? Am I being ripped off? Does this thing even work? However, I am happy to report that my experience with the 3-Day Cru juice cleanse was totally positive and I will likely do one again!
The first day was a little tough becuase I got a pretty bad headache (all the toxins coming out of my body as they should…plus a lack of caffeine) but the rest of the days I actually felt really amazing, more so than I have in a while. I felt energized and did not once feel really hungry or starving, even when I smelt some pretty amazing food. The juices themselves are actually really tasty too. If you are doing the deep cleanse it is a bit repetitive with the green juices but it was manageable and I did not feel compelled to stop as a result. The go-easy cleanse would be better for a first-timer as it has some more variety with more fruit juices and nut milks.
My favourites were definitely the “Bad Boy Brown” and the “Dirty Lemonade” but the green juices were really good too. Multiple co-workers who saw me drinking them said “That looks healthy” and my friend, they were right.
On day three I surpised myself because I actually felt so good that I wanted to be on the cleanse longer, but I knew that my love of food and dedication to the blog trumped that want. I strongly reccomend that you try it, three days is not long and you will be amazed at how good you feel.
A + for Cru Juice!