Three Day, Level 3, Urban Remedy Juice Cleanse (Winter Menu! Soup!)

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This juice was provided to me at no charge by Urban Remedy

18 bottles of the new winter menu of juices, soups and smoothies showed up to my door about 9:30am Tuesday, so I thought I’d start that day as I hadn’t yet eaten that morning, plus I’d had a rough night the night before, so why not start something positive a day early? :)

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Breakfast / aka #1, was a “healing smoothie” of avocado, banana, coconut, vanilla and chia seeds. “Tastes like liquid banana bread” said Rish. I wasn’t so enthusiastic, but the smoothie was a filling way to start each day (especially after my long walks in the mornings). I’m surprised they didn’t add a little lemon to slow the browning.

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Juice #2 each day was “metabolism booster” of lemon juice, agave, cayenne pepper and water. A little tingle on my tongue, nice and hydrating, and made this chilli wuss sniffle on Wednesday :p Wasn’t hungry at the time it came to have this one each day, so full from the first smoothie, so no worries about it just being a light juice.

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Lunch was a “repairing” lentil soup, with carrot, onion, tomato, garlic, onion, veggie stock, olive oil, rosemary and thyme. Deceptive in size in the bottle, there was a lot more to it once poured into the bowl. And reminded me how much I love my warm lentil soups in winter to fill me up for cheap and warm and being good for me! :)

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#4 was another light juice – this time, as joked about with Rish, “alkalising” – apple, silverbeet, celery, lemon and parsley. “Not as bad as it sounds” was Rish’s verdict on that one. I quite liked it :) again, fit in well in the schedule of juices (one every two hours) and soups.

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Dinner was another (“purifying”) soup, slightly less filling this time – asparagus, leek, pea, broccoli, olive oil, veggie stock, raw cashews, cumin. Again, getting ideas for soups this winter! (and using nuts for proteiney padding?). Went down well after each of a few long days.

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Night drink, and “calming smoothie”, definitely better warmed up, of coconut milk, raw cashews, raw cacao, agave, water. Was like a warm coconut milk hot chocolate. A nice way to fill the tummy before collapsing into bed!!!

Overall I really liked not having to think about food for a few days (aside from watching others eat cake and have cappuccino while I had herbal tea!), and the tastes of pretty much everything. I would have made the first one more lemony ;) I only got hungry a few times, and that was when I was out and hadn’t taken the next juice with me.

The fact that it was the same juices/smoothies/soups for three days straight was a little boring, totally couldn’t do that for five days! (I can see why people would get a whole head of Mondays in a row though to help them kick their butts into gear after the weekend!). I struggled a little with timing mine at times, as I was out and about on the Wednesday, and so the soups were a little trickier to juggle (but oh so worth it!)

It’s left me feeling a bit more inspired to continue with my health goals (yeah, I’ve lost 6 kilos this year in amongst everything else) and to keep on moving, and to keep discovering new soup recipes! :)



  1. I rolled my eyes when I saw this, until I read the ingredients and the soups have some great redeeming qualities. Anything with the word “cleansing” in it usually sends me ranting, but if you avoid the language, a lot of this actually sounds like real food. Of course you couldn’t live on it, little calcium or iron, but all in all, I was expecting carrot juice, carrot juice, carrot juice, so I’m pleasantly surprised.

    Banana browning is a reaction with oxygen, so in a sealed bottle lemon is redundant. Unless it’s for taste of course.

  2. Fiona

    Yah, it was rather like real food. :) the soups were very much food and not thinking about food helps. Give me meat and bread today though! !

  3. I’ve heard of Urban Remedy. They all look so yummy. But I do need to eat something solid. Not sure how long I’d last with just liquids. And it’s an interesting point you made about it being nice about not having to think about food for a few days. That would definitely be handy.

  4. Fiona

    SChkinny Maninny does a “Juice until dinner” one, where you get a meal to steam for dinner I think

  5. Hmmm, I don’t think I could surived a juice cleanse! I kinda do like the idea of not having to think about what do prepare for meals for a while though :)

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