The concept of a juice cleanse can seem a little scary. When faced with a bottle that’s packed with more fruit and vegetables than many people eat in a week, imagining only consuming these liquids for days seems impossible, yet that’s exactly what many people are doing. With juicing hot spots all over Joburg, we looked at some of our favourite places to get your juice on.
Based on Smit Street in Braamfontein, Juiced Co is the perfect go-to spot – whether you’re looking to stock your fridge with liquid goodness, or you’re planning a full-on cleanse. With a huge range of juices to choose from, you can expect to be introduced to unusual, refreshing flavours and ideas. Choose from a variety of bases, including red juice, orange juice, green juice, and milk, and make your juice selection from there. Sign up for a cleanse and your juices (and soups!) will be delivered directly to you, along with a daily shot of wheatgrass. Try the Refresh with cucumber, apple, lemon, mint, spinach, and basil.
Far from being a one-trick pony, Bliss Juicery sells juices, wellness shots, smoothies, snacks, and treats. Though the store is based in The Colony Centre on Jan Smuts Avenue, you don’t need to worry if you can’t get to the store itself as it will deliver your cleanse to you. Juices come in delicious combinations and bright colours, and each juice is cold-pressed and bottled each morning to ensure maximum freshness. Try the Vanilla Almond Milk with almonds, filtered water, dates, vanilla bean, and Himalayan salt.
Nurish Juice Co.
Nurish specialises in juice cleanses, and focuses on packages that you can order online and have delivered to your door rather than a shop space where you can pick up individual juices. With an emphasis on detoxing and wellness, the juices come in a variety of packages to suit different needs, and if you’d rather pick and choose, you can order a lifestyle pack and build it out of your own favourites. Try the Igniter Juice with beetroot, pineapple, apple, lemon and cinnamon.
Taste for yourself:
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073 131 4006
076 208 3882
Words: Lucy Sarah Heaney
Images: Juiced Co & Bliss Juicery