I’ve been a fan of juice cleanses for the past 2 years. I use them as an opportunity to reset my cravings usually. I also use them to debloat so that my face looks leaner on camera if I’ve been consuming too much alcohol, sugar, dairy or gluten leading up to a shoot.
I have been wanting to try a raw, vegan cleanse that incorporates juices as a less intense experience. I discovered Urban Remedy, which offers juice cleanses as well as 3-day wellness kits that combine juice with food. meals and snacks.
Urban Remedy offers 4 different kits, Immunity, Beauty, Metabolism and Cindy Crawford’s Essentials. I tried the Metabolism kit as a jump start to my DietBet which came with “3 days of balanced, low-glycemic, nutrition that supports detoxification and weight loss.”
I had a little too much fun over the holidays and have a big fitness shoot next week in LA. Urban Remedy is located in California so my it was shipped via snail mail.
The contents inside included:
- 6 Packets Diet Tea
- 2 Matcha Teas
- 1 Matcha Au Lait
- 6 Diet Tinctures – little vials of green tea extracts and other metabolism boosting stuff!
- 3 Genius Juices
- 3 Time Machines
- 1 Zen Salad
- 1 Shredded Kale Salad
- 1 Tabbouleh Salad
- 1 Sour Cream & Chive Kale Chips
- 2 Cheesy Italians Kale Chips
- 1 Spring Roll
- 1 Zucchini Fettuccini Marinara
- 1 Zucchini Fettuccini Pesto
- 3 Glow juices
When you wake up, they suggest have warm lemon water and then your “diet” tea which is just herbal tea. Afterwards, you have your matcha tea – day 2 it comes with almond milk – which was probably my favorite “juice”. Then you drink your green juice which is called Genius for “breakfast”.
For lunch, you have raw salads that are delicious. These were my favorite part of the cleanse! It was so nice to have something to chew on that was not bland. I looked forward to my salads and would buy again if sold in stores!
Then you had the time machine juice which only had about 45 calories (water with lemon juice, acai, cayenne, and stevia) as a snack followed by a giant bowl of kale chips. This was amazing. The bowl was huge so they were filling and delicious. The kit doesn’t suggest timing of meals but to eat when you are hungry. Sometimes I wasn’t eating my kale chips until 5pm if I had a busy day!
Dinner was simple, either spring rolls or raw zucchini noodles. You could totally make these on your own if you have a spiralizer.
The spring rolls were made with brown rice paper. They look gross in my iPhone picture but tasted good!
After dinner, I still had a green juice to drink, Glow and another bag of diet tea! I didn’t even drink Glow the second night because I felt full. I had some cashews earlier in the day which is probably why. I was also exhausted.
All in all, I lost “3 lbs” and felt great! I easily ran 10 miles the morning after I finished the 3rd day on just a banana and green juice for breakfast! I exercised lightly during the cleanse and didn’t feel like I was going to kill someone on the third day like I sometimes do when I do juice cleanses. It was easy to follow and I didn’t feel the need to cheat. The meals were great, the juices was not overly sweet and I would gladly do it again or longer.
I didn’t crave bad foods or desire to eat foods I wasn’t “allowed” to eat on the cleanse afterwards either. WIN!
I do wish that I had tried Cindy Crawford’s Essentials kit, the newest offering as of January 1st. It is “3 days’ of the healthiest foods, juices, and teas you can buy. Certified Organic, low glycemic juices, meals, snacks and teas. Created to support healthy choices for a delicious eating regimen for those who want to make better choices but don’t know how or don’t have time. Use either as all the nutrition you need for three days or spread out items throughout the week, as you choose.” Urban Remedy boasts that it uniquely provided delicious, convenient, grab and go food that is a balanced approach to healthy eating. All ingredients are organic, non-GMO and gluten free that provide functional and natural benefits that include reducing inflammation, improving digestion, adding radiance to skin and hair.
The kits range in price from $195-250. Mine was $199 and Cindy’s is $225 which I think is reasonable seeing as juice cleanses routinely cost the same amount. I’ve seen Urban Remedy on RueLaLa as well before!
So, if you are looking to switch things up, look good for your wedding or jump start a new weight loss plan, I recommend checking out Urban Remedy.
Disclaimer: In exchange for my review, Urban Remedy sent me this cleanse complimentary but I’m already thinking of trying Cindy’s on my own dime some time soon!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment says
Thanks for the review! The meals especially the kale salad look delicious.
I’ve always wanted to try a cleanse like this, definitely going to look into it. Thanks for a great review 🙂
Heather @ Housewife Glamour says
I just did the 3 Day Beauty Kit. It was awesome! I agree, the kale chips were great and very filling. Your Metabolism Kit looks yummy!
Tamara @ The Workout Mama says
I just did the Cindy Crawford one and it was fantastic! I am posting my review this week. I would do it again 🙂 it was so good!
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West says
I’ve tried some Urban Remedy juices at an event here in the Bay Area and thought they were the best. I’d not be interested in a straight juice cleanse, but a wellness one like this would be awesome. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! 🙂
Jill @ Champagne for Everyday says
This was a really interesting post! I’ve never tried a juice cleanse because I love to eat real whole food. But I really like that this one incorporates actual food, and super yummy stuff at that. If I am going to try one, this would be the most realistic! Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks for this review ! I’m always looking for cool juice “detoxes” I’m in college now and I graduate August. I’m hoping to try a 3-day metabolism boost one once I have some extra cash in my pocket, so this sounds great! And I must say again, your videos and blogs have been everything I could ask for and more. I’ve been loving every single one !!
I notice that a lot of these cleanses come with a lemon juice that also contains cayenne. Does it taste spicy at all? Is it tolerable? My tolerance to spicy food is very low which is why i ask.