Saturday, May 17, 2014

Instapressed Juice

 In the past, I've never been into juicing much, but have seen the health benefits and weight loss in others. Sometimes after eating such rich foods, I feel guilty that my body is not getting the sufficient nutrients it really needs, especially for all the golf I play. I decided to go on a juice cleanse. My high school classmate, Kevin Ko, started his own juice business called Instapressed. He juices much differently than what you might expect or have seen in the past with regular juicers. He uses a special Cold Press Juicer (masticating juicer), which crushes and presses the fruit/veggies for the most juice yield. Because these machines don't produce a lot of heat, the fresh ingredient's nutrients are kept unscathed, as compared to regular centrifugal juice extractors with blades that produce a heavy amount of heat. Heat breaks down all of those healthy nutrients! With a Cold Presser, you are getting the most out of your fruits and veggies- the only way to go! Learned so much from talking with Kevin when he dropped off my juices!

I was a little scared at first, and read reviews on people getting light-headed and "crazy hungry." To me, I didn't think you'd get enough protein from just the juice itself, and chose not to replace meals with the juice. My plan went from doing a 3 day cleanse to a 2 day cleanse, and then just having the juice to drink on a regular basis. Call me a wimp! I love could I give up food for 3 days!!!?

Anyway, I started off each morning with a juice and my breakfast, and if I got thirsty later in the day, I would drink water and also a juice. I also took it to golf, which was very satisfying and rejuvenating on a hot day!

I have to be honest and say that not all of the juices were my favorite in flavor, but they were still tasty. I enjoyed the Pineapple/Mint/Ginger the most, and would drink that all the time if I had an unlimited supply! The Almond Milk was given to me, but was recalled. It will be released again at a later date! In place of it, I received Watermelon, which had chia seeds, mint, and cucumber. Very refreshing!

I highly recommend trying one (or all!) of these juices! They are a much healthier alternative for snacking!

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