If you follow me on Instagram, you know I did a 3-day juice cleanse last week. A Suja Juice Fresh Start cleanse to be exact. I’ve been feeling sluggish and tired and just wanted to reset my body.
What is Suja Juice? Suja Juice is cold-pressed organic juices and smoothies. At Suja, their mission is to help you live a long, beautiful life. “We’ve handcrafted two lines of delicious cold pressured organic juices that are 100% USDA Certified Organic and non-GMO. Suja Classic, packed with pure fruits and vegetables, is the convenient way to drink your daily nutrients and maintain your overall health. Our inspired Suja Elements line is epically refreshing, packed with vital nutrients, amino acids, omegas and antioxidants. With a wide range of cold pressured organic offerings, Suja has a juice for every lifestyle.”
I was actually introduced to Suja Juice while attending IFBC in Seattle.
I am really happy that I did this and I couldn’t be more pleased with how I feel and how the juices tasted. The 3-Day Cleanse is a little more intensive than the 1-day, but very beneficial. The 3-day cleanse is perfect for those looking to reset their body. All of these juices are pre-packaged and delivered straight to your door.
Suja’s Fresh Start Program is all spelled out. . telling you what to drink when, so it’s very easy to follow.
If you’re going to do this full-force, Suja spells out exactly what to do:
Before the Fresh Start Program
A couple of days prior to beginning your program, it is a good idea to start eliminating coffee, alcohol, dairy, red meat, sugar, and white flour and bread products. Maximizing fruits, vegetables, and whole grains will make the transition into your program much easier!
During the Program
On the morning of your first day, alkalize your body with a warm glass of water with lemon and/or a tablespoon apple cider vinegar. A little while later, when your body feels the need for something more, begin with your juices for the day.
Everything actually tasted pretty good but I absolutely loved “Fuel” and “Green Supreme”. These are definitely juices that I am going to buy and just drink, maybe even as a meal replacement every once in a while.
How My 3-Day Cleanse Went:
I did prepare myself by only eating veggies and salad the day before I started. The first day, I was really surprised that I wasn’t hungry by 11am. Usually, by this time, I’m starving and ready to eat lunch. But by dinner time, I was really hungry and cheated and ate a few bites of my husband’s dinner*. See my notes for people who have to cook for their families or food bloggers down below.
On Day 2: I felt great. So great that I even went running. I was really surprised at how much energy I had. But the morning of Day 3, I felt a little tired and hungry. So, I ate some fruit in the morning. Overall, I felt great and really feel like this fresh start cleanse helped me to reset. And it totally wasn’t about weight loss, but I did lose a few pounds. All water weight I’m sure. . which I will gain back probably quickly. But again, I felt great and this is something I am thinking of doing every other month from now on.
*Notes for Food Bloggers and just notes in general:
- Plan, plan, plan: don’t do this cleanse when you have numerous recipe deadlines or delicious, leftover food in the fridge. It will only tempt you.
- Prep your body a couple of days prior like the website says. I’m sure I would have had even more success had I started prepping a couple of days prior, rather than just the day before.
- Stock up on the raw veggies, avocados and sweet potatoes and just have them in the house just in case. so, if you do get hungry and have to eat something, you can easily reach for these things as opposed to something else.
- I found myself going to the bathroom more often than usual (of course) so I would recommend doing this cleanse when you have easy access to a bathroom.
- Only exercise if you absolutely want to. . I get extremely hungry after exercising so I was a little worried about working out during the 3 days but, like I said above, I had a lot of energy so I went for it. I just downed a lot of water and then the “Purify” afterwards.
- Don’t make delicious food for your family during these 3 days, only make foods that aren’t going to distract you. TOTALLY JOKING HERE. Well, maybe not.
So, overall, I highly recommend this 3-Day Fresh Start Cleanse. I really feel like I felt rejuvenated and I was even craving some of the juices after the 3 days. . trip to Whole Foods here I come! And just because I did not mention the other flavors, does not mean that I did not like them. “Glow” actually grew on me. . by the 3rd day. . “Purify” and “Fiji” tasted really healthy. . and “Vanilla Cloud” really did taste like dessert!
(open to residents within the United States only)
I’m thrilled to be able to offer a FREE 3-Day Fresh Start Cleanse ($162!!) to one of my readers. . all of the bottles will be shipped directly to YOU so believe me, you want to enter this giveaway! Good luck and if you just want to pick up some Suja Juice for yourself, click here to find a store close to you.
Disclosure: A 3-Day Fresh Start cleanse was sent to me. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own.
I’ve never heard of them, but would love to try this cleanse! I really need a reset button, and this would be perfect!
Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes says
Kudos for making a juice cleanse! I don’t think I’ll ever will, at least on my own choice. I can cut a lot of stuff, but 3 days of juice… mmmm… no, I’ll pass, lol!
But I bet is worth it, especially if you have your meals delivered to your door!
haha. . Paula, surprisingly this was easier for me to do rather than the cup of warm lemon water every morning before my coffee! 😛 It was hard but definitely doable . .
I hasn’t heard of Suja but absolutely love their packaging! I need to get back off the sweets and back to whole foods.
Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons says
I heard of Suja when I saw it on your Instagram, and since doing research on it in the last week, I really, really want to try it!
I would love to do a juice cleanse as a reset. I am a nursing student and feeling sluggish.
Sandy Headtke says
Have never done one but would like to get into healthier habits.
Heather Hayes Panjon says
I Have Heard Of Suja Juice, I’ve Never Done A Juice Cleanse, I’d Like To Do The Suja Juice Cleanse To Jumpstart A Healthier Lifestyle.
Katie Z says
I absolutely love Suja juice! I buy the small bottles for an afternoon pick me up, but would love to do their juice cleanse!
I hadn’t heard of Suja Juice before a few weeks ago. I’ve never done a juice cleanse but I’m interested in trying.
Never heard of them. I have done my own cleanse with my juicer
I’ve never heard of this product!! Hope I win so I can try!!
I’ve never heard of this product but sounds fun.
kelly rae says
I have not heard of Suja Juice but I do not keep up to date on juices. I’ve done juice cleanses in the past and they can help you to reestablish a good eating pattern.
Debra Lee says
I haven’t tried a juice cleanse but I really want to!
I haven’t yet tried a juice cleanse, but this might be a 2014 kind of thing;) Sounds doable.
Ana Mendez says
Always wanted to try a cleanse! I have been working out trying to lose my baby weight that I’ve gained. Hopefully I can try one soon!
Kathia Rodriguez says
I start the T25 challenge, and I can’t wait to have this wonderful juices on hand to keep me in track, I cross all my fingers already.
Jennifer Liu says
Wow! These look amazing! I’ve seen them at Whole Foods and have always wanted to try them! Thanks for the article!
Nancy @ gottagetbaked says
Woman, that sounds intense! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I’ve always wondered how it feels to do one of these juice cleanses. It doesn’t sound too bad! And these suja juices ARE pretty tasty. I was impressed with the one I was brave enough to try at IFBC. I should check the website to see if they ship to Canada, just in case I’m motivated enough to do this myself.
Isabella M. says
I’ve never done a cleanse. I would love my first cleanse to be Suja.
Allie | Baking a Moment says
You are a superstar, Alice! Way to go, all that and exercise too. 😀
Alana (hungry & fit) says
I’ve never heard of Suja before but as soon as I did I sent it over to my boss. I’ve done a different cleanse, but never a juice cleanse. I would love to try this one just to reset and make the body happy.
I have heard of Suja juice before but I have not done a cleanse before. I would love to do this to get my body back on track.
Angelica agents says
Suja is the best juices out there hands down! I would love this cleanse to get my body ready for summer!!!
I see the juice cleanse every time I shop at whole foods but have never got around to trying the 3 day cleanse. I’ve tried the suja elements and they are incredible! I want to do the cleanse to see the benefits.
Karla @ Foodologie says
I just did a 1 day cleanse (and blogged about it!) and loved it. I wish I could do a 3 day but right now it’s a little out of my budget. This would be awesome to win!
Love this! Newly engaged I am about to embark on my new health journey and this would be the perfect way to start!
Adrienne D. says
I heard about Suja Juice at the BeWell Expo a few months ago in Pasadena. Love their strawberry flavor!
Miss Kim @ behgopa says
Sounds really hard! You’ve got some discipline. I’ve always been curious to try something like this, but it seems hard because I am always craving stuff. When I was younger, I had a lot more self control of what I consumed, but these days, I gotta have what I want to have lol.
I can imagine how great it felt after though.
I love these juices! I’ve done their one day cleanse before, and I’ve been wanting to try the 3-day, but the cost has been holding me back.
Jennifer L says
This juice place opened up next door that makes delicious (and nutritious) juice, but its like $11 every time!! Oh man.
lana simanovicki says
i never heard of them but i heard it works and i defanatly need a cleanse
Kirsten Grier says
I have only been able to find the Fuel drink near me but I really want to try them all and do a cleanse. The Fuel was delicious!
Cori Westphal says
I haven’t heard of it before, but it sounds great! I’d love to try this to see if cleansing myself would be able to put a dent into my acne issues!
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I’ve never heard of Suja juice before, but would like to try this juice cleanse as I want to reset my body.
I have never heard of Suja before but it looks great! I love to do cleanses about once a month. I just feel better afterwards.
I’ve seen Suja at wholefoods, but I haven’t tried it yet!
I totally feel like I need a reset! I’ve never done a cleanse before but I’ve been researching suja and have liked what I have seen!
Melissa Kramer says
Lately it seems that I’ve been seeing articles on Suja Juice everywhere. I feel like a well planned out juice cleanse would jump start my desire to give up sugar!
Elizabeth G. says
I had never heard of Suja, but I would love to try it. Thanks!
I absolutely LOVE suja juice! I always but a few at mother’s market and each one has been delicious. would love to try their cleanse!
I’ve done a cleanse but not a juice cleanse. I’d love to try this.
Ive seen suja at whole foods
Anna Pry says
I have seen it before and would like to try it out to see how it would help me feel more energized
Camille E says
Wow! Never heard of them before. I have just finished antibiotics and a round of bad eating (had to eat whatever I could keep down!) so I would love to get back on track with a cleanse.
I have heard of Suja juices and have thought about doing a cleanse soon. I did a 3 day cleanse last year with Blue Print and wanted to try a different brand this time.
I’m not familiar with this company. It’s been AGES since I’ve done a cleanse! I’m ready!
Jennifer L says
I tried Glow this morning and.. not a huge fan of the mint, but I did like the Fuel a lot! I will try the “dessert” on tonight! Thanks!
Selena Perez says
This Suja juice cleanse sounds awesome. After the holidays, I’m looking for something to help me jump back into healthy eating habits and reset my system. Fingers crossed!
I have heard of Suja and I would love to do a cleanse to reset my system and start fresh!
…and I have done juice cleanses before but not this one…would love to try!
I have never tried a juice cleanse in the past, though I have seen Suja juices in Whole Foods. A cleanse would be great for me to try to help get my nutrition back on track.
I would love to try the 3 day cleanse to get my system back on track and stop feeling sluggish!
Vunda V says
i would love to do a cleanse to detox my system! i have done them before, i enjoy it!
Vera K says
I have heard of Suja Juice before. I have done juice cleanses. I use them to reboot.
laura farmer says
Thank you for the info! Been thinking about trying this to reset.