As you know, I’m a big fan of juicing. I like to dedicate one day a month to just drinking juice and as a result, I’ve been contacted by many companies to test out their own brand. Full disclose, I did not pay for this juice cleanse but this is my honest review. Skinny Limits is based out of Austin, TX. They ship nationwide. I loosely did the 3 day the week of marathon bombings. I didn’t want to post about it then because I just didn’t feel right about it. I took some pics but kept it on hold.
The cleanse I did was the standard 3-day with 4 green juices, 1 nut milk, and 1 spicy lemonade. For a look at what the process is like when you order a one from a source that is not local, watch the video below.
As with all my cleanse reviews, here is my disclaimer. I do not think you need a juice cleanse to rid your body of toxins. I do them because love them. I love how they make me feel during and after. If I’m hungry, I don’t restrict myself from eating a hand full of nuts or some avocado. This helps keep the feelings of deprivation at bay.
The one thing that I will say with doing a cleanse that is not local, is the pain in the butt it is to ensure delivery. UPS and FedEx are the worst. Sometimes, they don’t even knock on my door and then say I wasn’t home. I’ll leave notes to call my cell, leave the box on my front step and still they won’t do either. My internet wasn’t working all week (thanks Comcast) and so I had to work at Starbucks. Since I was expecting a UPS delivery before 10:30 with the juices, I stayed home until 8:30 and then headed over to Starbucks with a seat facing the street so I could check for the delivery (I also left a note on my door asking them to leave it at the door). Long story long, they said they came and I wasn’t home but did not leave the box or a ticket saying they came! I had to track down the driver to get the juice so it wouldn’t go bad. Thankfully UPS was able to redeliver at 2:30 pm after pleading and begging.
With the California company in March, there was a snow storm in the midwest that delayed the delivery a day. Since it was winter, the juices stayed cold and were fine. I don’t think Skinny Limits would have been so lucky if I had to wait another day. The juices are not pasteurized at all so they do go bad after 4 days. The juices at Starbucks and Whole Foods stay good longer because they are high pressure pasteurized. The argument on whether or not this effects the juice’s raw benefits is debatable but why not just go unpasteurized (as long as you are healthy, not pregnant or seriously ill) from a local supplier if this isn’t convenient for you, ya know?
So, this is my 4th cleanse that I’ve reviewed, have you tried one yet?