I was really excited to kickstart my Pure Glow Cleanse last week, a 3 day cold pressed juice cleanse designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle, clean out toxins and release your inner glowing Goddess! Since being pregnant and breastfeeding, I needed to hit reset on my health by giving it a big hit of nourishment and nutrients with no processed food or caffeine.
I also wanted to do something just for me.
The morning my juices arrived, I couldn’t wait to get started! I’d received a gorgeous email from the girls at Pure Glow Cleanse the day before giving me a heads up on how to prepare and what to expect, so I was ready to hit the ground running when my eighteen juices were delivered bright and early, along with straws, tea and an info and intention card. These girls have thought of everything!
First up was the Sunrise Elixir, a refreshing hit of lemon with cucumber, aloe and filtered water. Yum! This was so delicious and such a beautiful way to ease into the day.
My first day I really enjoyed the freedom of not having to think about what to eat and because I’d done all my meal prep for my family the day before (Jamie Oliver’s Chilli Con Carne for Baz and Ava and puréed pumpkin and apple for Chloe Bear) I had so much time to get on with things. I managed to tick loads off my to do list and really loved feeling so energetic and productive. It made me realise how much time I spend preparing food, thinking about food, shopping for food and cleaning up after food, especially as a busy Mumma of two!
Day two I woke up feeling slightly headachy and nauseous. I’m not sure if it was because I hadn’t had nearly enough water the day before, waking up with my hubby’s alarm at 4.20am, caffeine withdrawal or a combination of all these things. I then received another reassuring email from Pure Glow Cleanse along with some gentle yoga moves and other practical suggestions to help me through the day. I headed off to Pilates and afterwards met a happy, sunshiny friend for tea and in no time at all I was feeling great again!
On my third and final day, I was well into the swing of my juice cleanse and was amazed I only experienced mild hunger in between juices. I felt light, refreshed and full of energy. It made me realise just how little food I really need and how much I graze and eat lots of extra little bits during the day, especially while prepping my girls food.
The cleanse also made me question my motivation for eating, as more often than not – it’s out of bad habits rather than needing to fuel my body.
I lost just over a kilo with Pure Glow Cleanse, and was SO happy to finally get a flat tummy again! YAY! The juices were all really yummy with my faves being the Sunrise Elixir, Good Karma and Chai Vanilla Dream. I wish I could have these every day.
What’s more, the cleanse gave me a chance to get LOADS done, a time for reflection and I became much more mindful about the food I eat and prepare for my family. I also took time out from being so ‘busy’ just for me, enjoying a bath with rose petals and epsom salts at the suggestion of Pure Glow Cleanse which I NEVER do! I really loved slowing down and taking time out to recharge.
Post cleanse I am really missing my juices! I loved how easy the process was and I am now obsessed with the smell of cucumber.
(Does anyone make a cucumber candle or fragrance?).
Annette and Jacqueline from Pure Glow Cleanse have created not only six delicious, nourishing juices, but a truly beautiful cleanse experience where they have thought of everything for you, from including straws and detox tea to sending an encouraging email both pre and post cleanse and each morning of the cleanse to guide you through the Pure Glow Cleanse journey. Well done girls.
The Pure Glow Cleanse experience would be ideal for anyone wanting to hit reset on their health and wellbeing, particularly after a period of being super busy, unwell or overindulging. It would also be fantastic for anyone preparing for a special event as it does give you a much flatter tummy – I wish I could have done this before my wedding five years ago.
I can’t wait to do another Pure Glow Cleanse and am very excited to hear that they will be introducing a one day cleanse super soon, along with a six pack of juices.
Sign me up!
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* Pure Glow Cleanse was provided to me for editorial consideration in accordance with my disclosure policy.
When was the last time you did something just for you?
Have you ever done a detox or cleanse before? How did you go?
Do you know if there’s a fragrance or candle that smells of cucumber?0