Going to the Moon (Juice)

As a way to kickstart our year, Shawn and I have decided to do a cleanse. Now, I am not normally in to the cleanse thing, I feel that starving your body and trying to survive on maple-lemon-cayenne water and laxatives is not really a very healthy thing to do. So when Shawn approached me about Moon Juice, I was fairly skeptical. But after a little research, I decided to give it a go.

Moon Juice is a cold pressed, 100% organic, juice and nut milk shop on Rose Avenue in Venice, California. It has been celebrated by Daily CandySunset Magazine, among others for its innovative and tasty concoctions.

The magic behind Moon Juice is supposed to be the pressing technique. All their juices are hydraulically pressed between 2 steel plates. This pressing action doesn’t heat or oxidize the produce, resulting in a nutritionally packed, live juice that is loaded with enzymes, vitamins, trace minerals, and other vital elements.

One bottle of Moon Juice contains over 3 pounds of raw, 100% organic produce. We do not pasteurize our juices, they are live and with proper refrigeration they will maintain their nutritional stability and will taste crisp for 72 hours after being pressed.

After reading through the cleanse menu, we decided to try the Rainbow Cleanse. This particular cleanse consists of 7 different juices plus an Almond Milk for each day. Now that’s a TON of juice to drink! But, I like the idea that you can have variety in the types of juice you have – no monotonous meals day after day- and the Almond Milk will give you some needed protein.

I really like Moon Juice’s ideas about cleansing:

juice cleansing is a way to enable the body to naturally go into detox mode while at the same time flooding it with live nutrients and enzymes. As we live, eat, and breath we accumulate toxins in the body. Its important to take the time to release ourselves of these toxins, as they lead to problems with both the body and the mind. We spend an enormous amount of energy on the constant strain of digestion. When we stop eating solid food our organs are no longer tied up, and all that blood and energy is free to move to the brain, the skin, the liver, etc. we are able to attend to neglected issues our body hasn’t had time to properly attend to, we remove toxins, and are given a rest. All the while you are flooding yourself with over 20 pounds of 100% organic, raw produce.

Our cleanses are made to support your body in its own detoxification process as you go about your routine. We provide 8 juices and an almond milk, this is a nurturing and healing daily dose of juice, this is a time to support your body not deprive it or stress it out. We like to think of this as a juice feast, a holiday for the body, the ultimate indulgence.

Some signs that it is time to cleanse are: a weakened immune system, troubled skin, allergies, low moods or anger, sleeplessness, poor digestion, weight gain, low energy, and just feeling and looking blah.

 

We’ll be starting the cleanse tomorrow and are going to attempt to do it for an entire week. I’ll be checking in each day to let you know if I survive how things are going. Wish us luck!

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