HEY. ASK ME ABOUT MY JUICE CLEANSE.
Seriously, if I didn’t have to wear black to work/look sane, I’d have written that on my shirt.
I did my first (short) Juice Cleanse from Organic Avenue earlier this week and I. Am. Jazzed. About. It. Let me explain how it all came about and why you should do one too…
I’d been considering doing one for the last couple weeks and by some weird coincidence – and I swear this was completely unintentional – it seemed like half the blogs I subscribe to were considering doing the same thing. So it kept pushing its way to the forefront of my mind.
Then I had a night that included way too much drinking (this is my blog and I am honest when I feel like it) which, according to the state of my kitchen and my aching stomach the next morning, I seem to have eaten half of my fridge and pantry. Luckily I keep healthy stuff in there but still. I felt so sick the entire next day, not from the drinking, but rather the eating. I’d treated my body poorly and I needed to hit restart. Bad.
So I took all of these things as signs and stopped by the ever so awesome Organic Avenue by my work.
Here’s how it went…
Oh, these people are incredible.
I signed up for just a two-day Love*deep cleanse mainly because of logistics. When I picked up my personally hand crafted bundles the next morning, I was met by the cheeriest human being I’ve ever come across. Girlfriend was a delight at 9am and by association, I became equally delightfully at 9am. (This is rare.)
The first day of the cleanse was a breeze. The booster elixir “shot” wasn’t bad (OA employees are the first to tell you that those are not exactly delicious…) and the first juice, Pears, was kinda the best juice I’ve ever had. Other standouts: Carrot Juice, Orange Juice, and the Ginger Lemonade. Being busy at work, I had no problem forgetting about food and hopping out every 2 or so hours to drink another juice. The rest of the juices were great and I added a bit of protein powder to my dessert Coconut Mylk because of course I would.
By the time I got to bed, I swear I was feeling lighter, emotionally and physically.
Day 2 was harder. It was one of my scheduled days off and combined with a snow day, I didn’t leave my apartment. Basically I had nothing to do but countdown the hours to my next juice. I supplemented day two with a very small raw salad of just greens, live sprouts and vinegar, a handful of raw coconut chips, and some raw string beans mainly out of boredom. I kept it all within the raw vegan realm and no more than 150 calories.
But I still felt motherfucking great. And I really mean it. It was snowing and disgusting outside and I had a rainbow hovering over my head.
I’m glad I did only two days, not due to hunger but rather because I dropped about 4 pounds and that’s entirely too big a percentage of my body weight to consider a third day at all reasonable.
If you’ve read this whole diary entry, cool. I mean, I probably wouldn’t have but because I’m thankful for each and every one of you this holiday season, I want to give one of you lovely readers a 1-day’s juice cleanse from Organic Avenue just to try it out without any risks. It’s the holiday season, who couldn’t use a free 1-day juice cleanse?
Here are the entry instructions and rules of the giveaway:
You have the opportunity to earn up to 4 entries…
Earn 1 entry by commenting on this post, sharing why you want to try a juice cleanse.
Earn 1 entry by becoming a new follower by way of wordpress or email subscription.
Earn 1 entry by following quiche-a-week on pinterest.
Earn 1 entry by sharing this post on Pinterest. (Make sure you pin it from this post so I can track it easily!)
Make sure I have some way of contacting you through all of these entry opportunities!
Entries close when I get home from work on Thursday, November 15. Let’s say 8pm EST. I reserve the right to end the giveaway early if I see fit. One winner will be chosen at random within 24 hours of the last entry. The winner has 48 hours to get back to me to claim the prize.
The giveaway is open to US residents only, excluding residents of Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Sorry dudes. I’d include you guys but I am not made of shipping and handling money. I am made of juice.
The 1-day cleanse is shipped overnight by FedEx from one of Organic Avenue’s Manhattan locations within 72 hours of order placement.
This is giveaway is not sponsored by Organic Avenue, just myself and my wonderfully depleting bank account. Happy Thanksgiving!