Juices are everywhere now, all around the globe but mostly there is a new juice bar popping up on every street in London. I have been caught up in the trend, mostly as it's an easy way to add extra nutrients into my diet and they're so damn delicious. Juice cleanses are also on trend, however not always the best idea for everyone if you're prone to a snack or two throughout the day. This is where the new Think Press's Juice Subscription steps in. Why a juice subscription? Think Press subscriptions aims to promote a 'juice a day' by adding a juice into your daily diet which will hopefully keep the person on a sustainable path to good health. With prices ranging from £30 for a monthly subscription and more, there's a range of juices in the delivery to try and something for everyone.
Originally named The Juice Executive, they have recently relaunched themselves as THINK Press, where their mission to simply to replace processed juice. Everything is 100% fresh, raw, delicious and healthy and all made locally in Kent. Founded by Alex Auger, I've never read about a juice company and known that the company has come from love.
I was advised to drink 1-2 juices per day over the course of a few drinks, so I switched out some meals for a juice, such as breakfast or lunch. I had the juices delivered on a Thursday to my parents house and had drunk them all by Saturday lunch time, so I ensured that I tasted them at their most potential. A few notes on what I thought about each juice -
Ginger Glow - Whenever I buy a juice out and about, I usually always go for a juice with ginger in as I like the extra kick it adds. This one included carrots, red apples and ginger, however wasn't overpowered with ginger. I took this one out with me on a trip to the supermarket and happily enjoyed it instead of lunch.
Cacao Cashew - A mixture of cashews, cacao, dates and Himalayan sea salt, it was a great sweet pick me up in the afternoon rather than reaching for a biscuit. Although I usually prefer an almond or coconut mylk style drink, this was very tasty and I felt surprisingly full afterwards.
Fresh Greens - I'm the last person to pick a green juice, I never ever enjoy them so I was pleasantly surprised by this one. A mixture of spinach, cucumber, green apples and lemon juice, it was delicious and fresh. I had this for breakfast one morning and was left feeling full, when I expected that I would be reaching for some eggs an hour later.
Pink Roots - Another one I always pick up when out and about, a beetroot based juice. This was a mixture of beetroot, carrot, apples and freshly squeezed lemon and my favourite juice I've drunk in a long time. It was better than I could have imagined, such a smooth juice and you could taste how fresh it was. I had to get my mum to have a taste to understand it too, but you really could taste the earthy-ness from the beetroot, which confirms that the fruit and vegetables are picked right before juicing them.
Ultimate Green - I knew this was going to my least favourite so I saved it for last, mainly as it was a mixture of spinach, wheatgrass, cucumber, celery and a little lemon juice. With it being 80% vegetables, I saved it so that my sister could drink the majority of it. I was right about my instinct, this was a juice I couldn't stomach and wouldn't happily drink again. Add a few apples into it so that it's sweeter and I would reach for it again, but not like this.
I will admit and say that I have never drunk so much fresh juice in the space of three days before, but I was pleasantly surprised with the results. With the exception of the strange coloured pee (thanks to the beetroot juice), I felt as though I made better food decisions following the juices. Although I was eating my mums home cooked food and not my usual meal style, as soon as I was back in London, I was ready to go back to the gym and back to my food choices. I've even since ordered a juicer for my flat after months of wanting to buy one!
Will I continue to drink juices? Yes, as soon as my juicer arrives, I'm going to try and drink a juice a day during the week. Has it changed my opinion on doing a juice cleanse? Absolutely, I feel as though I do indeed have the willpower to do a three day cleanse. I'm considering doing a juice cleanse before I go to Bali in September, as it'll be a great boost just before I head out there to ensure I'm absolutely bikini ready.
What are your thoughts on juicing and a juice cleanse?