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By Sara Hesikova
Sara Hesikova

With a degree in fashion journalism, Sarah's main topics on BeautyBets include all things fashion-related, as well as lifestyle and beauty.

Last Updated: October 22, 2021
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Clean beauty is not the only "clean" trend that has been booming over the past few years. With the rising popularity of the health and wellness revolution, "clean food" and "clean eating" are now familiar terms, describing a diet consisting of fresh whole foods that have been minimally processed and provide the maximum of nutritional benefits. One very prominent example of this phenomena is juice cleansing.

How Juice Cleanses Work

Juice cleanses are a form of diet that lasts anywhere from 1 to 7 days and consists of consuming solely cold-pressed juices - between 6 and 8 juices per day - made from a mix of nutrient-rich fruit and vegetables. Cold pressing refers to juicing, using a hydraulic press that uses extremely high pressure to extract the maximum amount of juice from fruits and vegetables without using any extra heat or oxygen as in the traditional pasteurization process so that no nutrients are lost.

While juice cleansing, make sure that you keep hydrating with water or herbal teas throughout the day as well.

Benefits of Juice Cleanses

Potential benefits include:

  • detoxifying the body, flushing out any "nasties"
  • introducing extra nutrients such as vitamins and minerals to the body as fruits and vegetables are rich in those
  • improving the digestive system by introducing healthy enzymes to the gut
  • weight loss as juices are low in calories
  • boosting the immune system by getting rid of illness-causing bacteria and introducing "good" bacteria
  • improving hydration
  • reducing bloating
  • boosting energy levels, for some this doesn't happen straight away and they feel the energizing effects only a week or two after the juice cleanse

When to Do a Juice Cleanse

While many opt to do a juice cleanse as a New Year's resolution once January rolls around, to offset the not-so-healthy feasting synonymous with the Christmas holidays, we think there's no better time than summer to do one of these when you want to double up on hydration and eat and drink all things light and refreshing to relieve you from the heat.

Luckily, you don't have to do all this by yourself, juicing away in the kitchen 6 to 8 times a day, as there are many companies that do the work for you, offering various juice cleanse programmes and delivering them to your doorstep. And we've rounded up 6 of those best juice cleanses for you to choose from and do this year.

The Best Juice Cleanses of 2021

1. Raw Juicery, Signature Cleanse

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LA-based Raw Juicery sources organic ingredients of the highest possible quality around the world. Its 2 or 3-day long Signature detox programme includes 7 juices per day with the shelf life of around 30 days (the shelf life of each juice recipe slightly differs), each providing different benefits and targeting different areas of the body. The main focus of this juice cleanse is to boost metabolism and cleanse the gut with the help of raw ingredients like ginger, pineapple and turmeric. The cleanse comes with a schedule that tells you when to have which juice throughout the day:

8am – Celery Juice with lemon to boost metabolism

10am – Master Cleanse, an anti-inflammatory juice, made with the hero ingredients – pineapple, turmeric, cayenne pepper and maitake mushroom

12pm – G3 Live labeled as brain food, boasting the rich benefits of the blue-green algae packed with 65 different vitamins, minerals and amino acids, here combined with kale, spinach and cucumber

2pm – After Math known as the blood-purifying elixir with milk thistle and burdock root, purifying ingredients used in medicine for centuries, mixed with grapefruit, aloe and ginger

4pm – Tropic Thunder, a green juice with a hint of sweetness from pineapple for another metabolism boost

6pm – Red Cure targeting the cardiovascular system of the body with beetroot which increases blood flow and cilantro that helps to eliminate heavy metals from the blood stream

8pm – Chill Pill is a probiotic drink that helps to distress at the end of the day due to calming ingredients like chamomile, butterfly pea flower, Schisandra berries and Ashwagandha root

This juice cleanse retails for $109 for a 2-day programme and $149 for a 3-day one.

2. Suja Organic 3-day Cleanse

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Suja is a California-based brand of juices, sourcing all its organic non-GMO ingredients locally. Its 3-day Cleanse was created in partnership with a licensed naturopathic doctor. The programme includes 7 juices for each day with additional daily digestion shots made from live probiotics, ginger and apple cider vinegar.

This juice cleanse allows for an optional daily meal in the form of a hearty healthy breakfast such as overnight oats, which Suja provides recipes for and will help with digestion by providing fiber, help with longer-lasting energy and satiety thanks to the presence of protein and fat which juices lack. Suja’s cleanse is a lot less restricting compared to most, as it also allows for healthy snacks like organic nuts or raw fruits and veggies if you feel too hungry or want to include additional calories in an otherwise low-calorie diet.

The shelf life of Suja’s juices is at least 21 days and the 3-day Cleanse sells for $99.99 or $84.99 if you subscribe to receive this package deal every 4 weeks with the option to change, take a break or cancel anytime.

3. Pressed Juicery

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California’s Central Valley-based Pressed Juicery aims to deliver high nutrition of plant-based ingredients to everyone by being delicious, affordable and accessible. Pressed Juicery offers four different one-day juice cleanses, but the Cleanse 2 selling for $34.50 is its most popular by far, including its best-selling and best-tasting cold-pressed juices. Built around the idea of fueling you with nutrients and antioxidants while giving your digestive system a break for a day, the detox kit consists of 6 juices.

Greens 2 – a balanced green juice with added natural sweetness of apples providing a potassium boost which is a mineral supporting the health of the heart and kidneys

Citrus 2 – a sweet-tasting citrus blend with no added sugar made with pineapple, lemon, apple and mint, providing 40% of your daily vitamin C needs

Roots 3 – a delicious blend of beets, apple and lemon with a boost of ginger and all of its benefits including aid in digestion

Greens 3 – a green juice with an added zing of ginger

Vanilla Almond Milk – a more substantial drink made with a blend of almonds, dates, vanilla extract and sea salt provides a boost of protein with 7g of it in one bottle

Citrus 1 – for extra hydration with coconut water and aloe vera water mixed with lemon and pineapple

4. Raw Generation

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For those of you looking to lose weight, the Skinny Cleanse by Raw Generation might be the best juice cleanse for you. While the brand offers four different juice cleanse programmes, the Skinny Cleanse is its original result-driven cleanse. The goal is to make you feel lighter inside and out and naturally boost your energy levels through consuming a low-calorie yet nutrient-rich diet.

The Skinny Cleanse is available as a 3, 5 or 7-day long programme, providing 6 juices per day, with prices ranging from $119.99 for the 3-day one to $244.99 for the 7-day detox.

The company encourages customers to flash freeze their Raw Generation juices which locks in flavor and all the present nutrients and enzymes and allows you to have them whenever you want.

Raw Generation’s aim is for the juice cleanse to be only the beginning of a healthy balanced diet rich in fruit and vegetable, nuts and seeds.

5. Project Juice Classic Reset Juice Cleanse

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Project Juice was built on the idea of wellness life projects we all have, be it to start eating better or exercise more, and aid in making them happen and making them more attainable. Sparked by the founders’ struggles with food allergies and sensitivities and a realization that a combination of a mostly plant-based diet and nutrient-dense cold-pressed juices had undeniable benefits on their overall health.

The Classic Reset cleanse is designed to reset eating habits and start a healthy diet, while the body is freed from having to break down the additives, chemicals, stimulants and pesticides that are normally found in processed foods, common in the standard American diet. Instead it is fueled by antioxidants and nutrients derived from nearly 20 pounds of organic produce found in every bottle of Project Juice.

The programme can be anywhere from one to five days long ranging from $75 to $375 per box, but it is ideal to do at least 3 days, providing 6 juices for every day, numbered so that you know in what order to consume them, including:

Daily Celery Detox

Green Ginger

D-tox with energising chlorophyll and hydrating coconut water, apple, pineapple and mint

Immunity with a variety of citruses and added cayenne pepper

Radiance with rosewater and shizandra, a powerful free radical fighting antioxidant

Cashew Mylk, a satiating protein-rich drink with cashews, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg

6. Lemonkind Reset Core Juice Cleanse

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Lemonkind’s central belief is that “what you drink should help your body function, not slow it down”. Available as a one or 3-day plan for $44.99 or $119.95, the Reset Core Juice Cleanse includes 8 nutrient-rich superfood juices, providing 1000 calories per day, and allows you to fuel your body more frequently without feeling overly full or bloated. The resulting stable blood sugar increases lean muscle mass, ignites metabolism, eliminates cravings and boosts energy, according to the brand. The cleanse will flush out whatever is making you feel sluggish and will reboot your system.

The juices included are:

7am – Mango Peppermint Green Tea for energy and immune defense

9am – Turmeric Pumpkin Spice for antioxidants and enhanced mood

11am – Avocado Pineapple Wheatgrass for digestive health

1pm – Turmeric Carrot Gingerade for antioxidants and immune defense

3pm – Chlorella Infused Greens for detox and hydration boost

5pm – Aronia Berry Lemonade for vitality and immune support

7pm – Mango Sea Buckthorn for skin defense

9pm – Blueberry Cinnamon Chia for digestion and sport health

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there risks to doing a juice cleanse?

Juice cleanses are not recommended for people with any kidney disorders or issues as some juices contain an acid called oxalate that naturally occurs in plants but in high quantities can be damaging to the kidneys.

How should I prepare for a juice cleanse?

Before starting a juice cleanse, it is advised to slowly eliminate or at least lower your consumption of caffeine, dairy, alcohol, red meat and sugar and instead, increase the intake of fruit, vegetables and wholegrains so that your body is not in a shock when you start your cleanse.

Will a juice cleanse help me lose weight?

Weight loss is one of the potential benefits of a juice cleanse. However, in many cases this weight loss is only short-term, depending on the person's diet following the cleanse.

How often should I cleanse?

Whenever you feel like your body needs a reset.