Paleta Sip 'Til Supper Detox
I think I can safely say that I have tried every juice cleanse on the island of Manhattan. From one to seven days programs, I have sipped my way through them all! While I have enjoyed most of the juice cleanses I have taken on I find that drinking green juice and eating an extremely clean diet each and every day works much better for my body than the occasional juice cleanse. However, there are some times when I want to kick things up a notch and really do some deep internal cleaning. By juicing I can give my body a break from digestion so it can spend it's time doing some much needed "housekeeping".
With busy summer weekends sometimes leaving me feeling a little sluggish come Monday ( too much rose anyone?), I was thrilled when the folks from Paleta in LA sent me a one day Sip 'Til Supper Detox to try. Paleta is a very popular farm to table meal delivery service in LA that also offer pressed juices and cleanses. They recently began shipping their Paleta Pressed cleanses nationwide, and I couldn't have been happier to receive this packed cooler from them!
My one day Sip 'Til Supper Detox consisted of four juices, a light snack, a clean vegan dinner, and a little sweet treat to end the day. Since drinking lots of water is encouraged on a cleanse they also included two boxed waters from BOXED WATER IS BETTER. I have to agree, boxed water IS better. It is much more sustainable than using plastic bottles, can be shipped empty and flat (taking up less space than empty plastic bottles), and is recyclable. Inside my cooler Paleta included a detailed step by step guide for my cleanse. I found this very helpful as it took a lot of the guess work out of what to drink when. Also, they detailed the specific benefits of each juice I would be consuming during the day. I always love learning more about the power of veggies!My favorite juice of the day was without a doubt the Kale Kooler. Packed with jicama, pineapple, kale, cilantro, serrano and lime it was like a spicy margarita in a bottle! Yum! According to Paleta's guide the Kale Kooler removes heavy metals, stimulates metabolism and is antioxidant rich. Refreshing and powerful, my kind of juice!I thoroughly enjoyed the juice portion of my detox. Some of the juices were a bit to sweet for my taste, but then again I am a pretty hard core and experienced green juice drinker! I usually take my green juice with no fruit at all. I am sure combos such as the Red Roots (beet, carrot, apple, lemon, ginger) and Sunshine State (orange, grapefruit, ginger, cayenne) would be a welcome break from greens for most people. I just happen to really, REALLY love my greens.
While I enjoyed all of my pressed juices, the late afternoon snack and dinner portion of the cleanse were not my favorite. The snack consisted of celery sticks and peanut butter. I personally choose not to eat peanut butter as I find it too acid forming in my system. Again, I think a leas seasoned cleanser would be thrilled to get to munch on celery and peanut butter mid cleanse! The vegan supper was a chili which was quite good. However, I personally do not eat beans as they do not digest well in my system and can leave me bloated. The dessert was a DELICIOUS raw truffle that I cannot wait to recreate. It was really the perfect sweet bite.
Overall I enjoyed my experience with Paleta. For someone who is a novice at cleansing, or does not drink green juice every day I think it would be ideal. Living in New York, surrounded by so many juice companies I am not sure if I would make deliveries from them a habit. The carbon footprint for the shipping is just a little too big for me. However, I am traveling to LA in July and most certainly will be ordering a few Kale Kooler's to be delivered to my hotel!