I was contacted by the lovely people at Schkinny Maninny to see if I wanted to do a pressed juice cleanse and I thought "why the heck not?".
I have done juice cleanses before (through Pressed Juices) and even though they are brutal I do think they can be a great way a breaking some bad habits and feeling re-energising. Also it's my birthday this week and I thought it might be a good way to look that little bit better in my dress.
Schkinny Maninny offers a range of pressed juice detox programs and they also have a store in Richmond in Melbourne and Potts Point in Sydney where you can buy the juices.
They offer 1 day, 2 day, 3 day, 4 day, 5 day and 7 day programs and you can choose from:
Soup and Juice Cleanse (which is what I chose)
Just Juice Cleanse
Juice and Dinner Cleanse
Low Fruit Juice and Soup Cleanse
Low Fruit Just Juice Cleanse
ACTIVE Juice and Soup Cleanse
Green and Food Cleanse
Schkinny Maninny list the 6 benefits of their juice detox:
- Increased Energy and Vitality
- Help to relieve illness and disease
- Your Skin Will Glow
- Help a Healthy Liver
One thing that I wanted to mention was that this is definitely a cleanse that has the best customer service that I have ever done. They deliver the juices in an esky every morning and they can guarantee that it is delivered by 7am (perfect for people who have to go to work). They also send you daily emails with tips and symptoms that you may expect to see during that day. Lastly, they have a facebook page where you can ask any questions and get support.
This is what I received on the first day of the cleanse.
This came with the three juices, the two soups and the Sleep Well almond milk - each numbered in the order that you should be drinking them. You get the same number of juices/soups per day but the menu changes each day of the week and you can see the menu in advance on the website. Each day you get a mix of seeds that you can eat in case you feel the need to chew on something. You also get a one off stash of herbal tea, psyllium husk if you need some additional fibre and bath salts that they recommend to use on the second day.
I did vlog my experience which you can watch here:
In a nutshell I found this juice cleanse very hard. I was super tired and lethargic on the first day but my energy definitely picked up throughout the cleanse and on the last day I felt really good. I liked that I had a soup for lunch and dinner which helped break up the day but there definitely was some juices and soups that I didn't like and barely drank/ate.
Overall I do recommend juice cleanses if you want to kick some back habits and detox your body, but warning - they are very hard to do! I wasn't hungry, I was just a little irritated during the cleanse. Compared to other juice companies, I found that Schkinny Maninny had the best customer service and support and are the most affordable. I don't think I will be doing another three day cleanse for a while, but I might do the occasional 1 or 2 day cleanses when I have over indulged.
If you want to see more information about this juice cleanse, check out the Schkinny Maninny website or visit them in store.
Note: this was sent to me as a press sample. My review is based 100% on my own opinion