Does Your Body Need a Cleanse? Head to Roseville's Pressed Juicery
When the growling begins, I grab Greens 3, another St. Patrick’s Day-hued beverage with the same ingredients as my first drink (kale, spinach, romaine, parsley, cucumber, celery, apple and lemon), but with the addition of ginger. I can definitely taste the spicy kick of the ginger root, and guzzle it down without any issues.
By late afternoon my energy is starting to slump, but one sip of Citrus 2 and alertness overcomes me. The mélange of pineapple, lemon, apple and mint is like Hawaii in a bottle; refreshing, tangy and filled with phytonutrients, for a moment I imagine myself drinking it on a white-sand beach, infused with rum, and an umbrella coming out the top. Hey, one can daydream right?
I make it to vinyasa yoga after work and, although I take it easier than I normally would, I’m surprised at my energy and lack of hunger. Next up is Roots 3; burgundy in color, it contains beets, apple, lemon and ginger. It definitely isn’t love at first sip, as the ginger really packs a biting punch, but the more I drink, the more it grows on me. According to Pressed Juicery’s website, this particular juice—thanks to the beets—helps your body to release stomach acid, which aids digestion. I’ll drink to that!
FINAL THOUGHTS: As a pretty rigid person when it comes to my meals (three per day) and meal times, I was pleasantly surprised how well my body adjusted to solely drinking juice for 24 hours. My advice to those wanting to cross “cleanse” off their bucket list? Do it on a workday when you’ll be busy (less time to daydream about pizza and wine) and don’t have social obligations to tend to. While I don’t see myself cleansing on the reg, I do envision purchasing the juices solo, as a mid-day meal or healthy snack, and now know first-hand what the cold-pressed buzz is all about.
PRICE FOR ONE DAY: $72; $79 with cleanse waters (Chlorophyll and Aloe Vera, which supplement your cleanse, aid in digestion and raise alkaline levels).
For more information, visit pressedjuicery.com.