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Pressed Juice Co: Review and Win

August 14, 2015 | 17 Comments


THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED and the winners were Jadie Jones, Melissa Cook and Sarah Cronin – congrats!

If you follow me on this blog (or any of my social media platforms) you will know that I like food. I am lucky to have a fairly healthy relationship with it, as far as these things go, and combine the odd treat with mostly healthy eating during the week. I’d seen other bloggers go on similar juice cleanses recently and thought it sounded like something great to do – and as luck would have it, Phil and Kelly from the Pressed Juice Co soon knocked on my door (like literally, as they are in the same office park).

Would I like to do a review of their One Day Winter Cleanse on my blog and give some cleanses away to my readers? Yes, yes, yes. But before I get to the giveaway part, this is how it went…

I usually start off the day with a strong cup of coffee. We wake up and after picking up Ben out of his bed the first thing we do is turn on the kettle. Sound familiar? So going on a juice cleanse would require that I skip this morning coffee ritual. Instead I had a mug of hot water with lemon and you know what? I actually felt better for it.

IMG_0441Next up, my 8am juice which was Pressed Green: Granny Smith apples, cucumber, spinach, kale, romaine, celery, ginger and lemon. It was delicious! And I wasn’t the only one who thought so, Ben demanded a few sips too.

Off to work I go and I felt completely full. Not a single hunger pang or headache or anything. Which is good as you’re not supposed to eat or drink anything (besides the juices) except lots and lots of water and herbal teas.

At about 9am I had the little Immune Booster shot: cayenne pepper and lemon juice. Shew-wee it was burny but definitely warmed me up from the inside out. At 10:30 I had Juice 2: Pressed Pink (ruby grapefruit and mint). It was quite bitter at the beginning but I soon got used to it.

Just before 1pm I started to get a bit hungry but I managed to hold out. Juice 3 was Hardcore Red: Cucumber, beetroot, spinach, kale, romaine, celery, mint and lemon. It has no fruit in it but the beetroot adds sweetness and I thought it tasted great (I must be hardcore. Or something).

I got home and then at 3pm it was time for Juice 4 which Kelly and Phil call your one “treat juice” of the day. And it certainly was. Pressed Pie tastes just like freshly baked apple pie – it’s like something out of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory (in actual fact it has Pink Lady apples, Packham pears, sweet potato and cinnamon in it).

5pm approached and I started to feel a tiny bit peckish. So I took the dogs out the house for a walk and packed my 5th juice with me, which was actually not a juice, it was my Cashew nut milk. The milk from the soaked cashews is mixed with purified water, vanilla, agave nectar, cinnamon and Himalayan salt and it tastes pretty amazing. And how good for you does that sound? Very good, that’s what.

Now was the hard part. At 6pm I started to get quite hungry. But it was more in my mind than in my body I think. Food is a habit and it has certain rituals and emotions attached to it and my mind was used to rewarding myself around now with a glass of wine and a bowl of popcorn. It was especially hard preparing the kids dinners and I must confess that I ate Ben’s leftover half fish finger without even thinking about it. Oops.

Pressed Juice CoEventually 7pm arrived and I could indulge in the last juice of the day which was Pressed Red: Carrot, beetroot, apple, mint and lemon. Afterwards I felt completely full but still hankering after a bit of food in my mind. So I had a cup of herbal tea and trundled off to bed early. I didn’t wake up once in the night with hunger pangs and felt really great when I woke up the next morning.

I thoroughly enjoyed doing the one day juice cleanse. It made me more thoughtful about what I eat and I felt completely energised and healthy afterwards. I loved the way an information card was provided with the cleanse, giving you tips and telling you exactly what to drink when. There were also cute little polka dot straws to sip your juices with and complimentary herbal teas, plus I loved the square juice bottles that I’ll be reusing.

I don’t know if I lost weight, as I don’t have a scale. But I think that if you are keen for a cleanse you should approach it as a health kick, as a way to reboot your body, rather than simply a weight loss plan (although that could be an added bonus). I’m planning on doing another one soon and possibly even attempting the 3 day cleanse before the December holidays.

It’s not all cleanses though. Picking up a pack of juices from the Pressed Juice Co is a great way of ensuring you get all the nutrients you need. Stick a batch in your freezer and then chug a defrosted one down every morning – that’s what I’m going to do anyway. You can order your own juice cleanse or batch of juices through their website.

Tips for cleansing:

  • A day or two before the cleanse, try and limit alcohol intake as well as caffeine and sugar.
  • Apparently while you’re juicing a lot of the toxins come out on your tongue, so carry your toothbrush and toothpaste around with you to keep bad breath at bay.
  • If you are desperately hungry then eat something like a banana or an avocado, something in its natural state. 
  • Drink your juices as cold as possible and slowly too.
  • Keep exercise moderate.

****Win 1 of 3 One-Day Cleanses from the Pressed Juice Co****************

Three lucky Joburg readers can each win a One Day cleanse from the Pressed Juice Co! All you need to do is comment below telling me why you’d like to do the cleanse!

Giveaway closes at noon on Tuesday 18 August 2015.

Please note:

  • You can only enter once.
  • You must be a South African resident to enter and reside in Johannesburg.
  • Winners will need to pick up their juices from three locations within Joburg.
  • The winners’ names will be chosen randomly and announced on this blog and via Twitter.
  • The winners will be contacted via email no later than Friday 21 August 2015.

GOOD LUCK! Here’s to health and feeling good as we edge closer to Spring.

Disclaimer: I was given a free one-day cleanse to review on this blog.





  • Reply Jadie Jones August 14, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    I would love to give this one day detox a go! Winter is coming to an end and just like my cupboards and classroom (I’m a teacher) need a springclean so does my body!! This seems like the perfect way to reboot and how convenient no need for me to juice it’s all ready to go. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  • Reply Taryn Botha August 14, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    I love this review and what an awesome prize. I think we eat what is convenient for us. Would love to win to have a bit of a ‘reset’ and feel healthy again.

  • Reply melissa jane August 15, 2015 at 11:18 am

    I would love to do this to purge my body and be clean and pure for the start of summer 🙂

  • Reply Nicky phillips August 15, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Hi B
    I would love to try this one day juice detox. I am genuinely interested in delving into juicing myself but with three kids and a job I’m just battling to delve into anything other than feeding my family semi healthy meals. And I think I fail at even this albeit unintentionally! This past week has been a stressful one-one year old had grommets and six year old had weird viral infection which meant rushing her to the paed at 6pm on Thursday evening. I am now full of flu and could just do with help….pressed juices overflowing with nutrients sounds like the help i need!!
    We are all however generally in good health so I count my many blessings! I just think I could be doing more to make us all healthier xxx

  • Reply Heather August 15, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I need to be healthy as possible to get pregnant. By the way I have been drinking wheat grass mixed with apple juice and it cleans me out, I find.

  • Reply Caryn Step August 15, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    I desperately need to give myself a bit of a health kick. This would be a great start!

  • Reply Sarah Cronin August 15, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    I’ve never won anything … It would be fab to win something healthy!

  • Reply Gaelyn Cokayne August 17, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Damn I wish I was in JHB, this sounds amazing!

  • Reply Bronwyn August 17, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Spring definitely sprung this weekend, and as a solar powered creature, I have eventually come out of hibernation along with my razor, a pedi and my personality. My homemade Nutribullet (you gotta try it juices have kicked into gear again with my homegrown baby spinach leaves forming the base, along with chia seeds, dried blueberries (because you can’t find fresh ones anywhere anymore), strawbs, a banana or avo to thicken it and half a bottle of that cool coconut water from Woolies. I’m sure that my juices don’t really cleanse so I’d love to try the professional recipes. Here’s to hoping they can kickstart my inclination to get to the gym or yoga class too…..

  • Reply Louise Jackson August 17, 2015 at 10:12 am

    These juices are delish! (Although the little cayenne pepper, ginger and lemon should come with a warning. It’s serious dynamite in a very small bottle but it sure got rid of a lingering lurgy!) I’ve just done 3 days and feel a lot more clear-headed and refreshed. I bought the 5-day but was craving food by the end of Day 3 so I’ve stored the juices in my deep-freeze and will do 2 days next month again but if I win, I’ll make it another 3. Perfect for those who do not have the time or inclination to juice themselves – it takes the hassle away and it’s really easy. Such a great idea.

  • Reply Julia Cooper August 17, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    very keen to give this a try!

  • Reply Sophie August 17, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    A weekend at Oppikoppi followed by a birthday the following weekend has meant I’ve overindulged lately…to put it mildly. The juices sound amazing, for a start, but I am in desperate need of a clear head and energy boost and the juice cleanse sounds like the way to go! I normally make my own smoothies at home, but this sounds even better.

  • Reply candice ying sun August 17, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    need this as I eat too much junk and have never detoxed

  • Reply Bronwyn Esterhuizen August 17, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    I am in my first year of teaching grade 1 and being around 25 snotty noses all day has truly taken its toll on my immune system this year. A juicy detox is just what I need to kickstart my way to a happy healthy spring.

  • Reply Carla Van Der Westhuizen August 18, 2015 at 9:54 am

    I would love to do the cleanse because I feel like spring has finally sprung in Jozi and a spring clean of my body would be great! Plus I have always wanted to try a juice cleanse!

  • Reply Samantha Dube August 18, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Cutting it close by entering now but why not. I would love to try out a juice cleanse, I’ve never done it before.

  • Reply Sula August 18, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I’m trying to make an effort to exercise and get fit, this would help the overall goal

  • Let me know what you think!