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Forager Project Organic Juice Review

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Forager Project

This is a review of the Forager Project Organic Drinks.

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Forager Project:

Having spent more than 20 years making juice and building Odwalla, we present to you Forager Project — a logical progression from fruits to vegetables.

We press organic roots and greens and, where sweetness is needed, we add fruit.

No side ingredient panel necessary – everything you need to know is always front and center.

Our blends are arranged to bring a fresh approach to your daily drink.

It is everyday juice.

Made in our kitchen.

Organic Ingredients

Kale, Celery, Cucumbers, Beets, Spinach, Sprouted Broccoli, Collard Greens, Romaine, Red Bell Pepper, Fennel, Parsley, Sprouted Quinoa, Basil, Sea Salt, Apples, Lemons, Balsamic Vinegar, Carrots, Oranges, Sprouted Ground Flax, Apple Cider Vinegar, Mint, Ginger, Cayenne, Lemongrass, Limes, Apple Cider Vinegar, Turmeric, Spearmint, Ginger, Sweet Potatoes, Cold-brewed Coffee, Cacao, Matcha Green Tea, Pineapple, Parsnips, Cinnamon, Vanilla Bean, Oats, Dates, Almonds, Cashews.”

My Thoughts:

An instant add to my “Brands I Love” page. This is one of those brands that I can’t say enough good things about. First and foremost, they value transparency–as they provide the list of (entirely organic) ingredients on the front of every bottle. So, each bottle you drink is high-quality, nutrient dense, organic splendor. I also adore the name, “Forager”.

One of my favorite things about these drinks is that they included a drink comprised of healthy fats from nuts and seeds. That is something that is rare for a juice cleanse line. Often times, it’s just the fruit and vegetable juice, sans nuts. For satisfaction and overall satiability, I loved having the two nut-heavy drinks on hand. They are rich, milky and delicious. As for the rest of the blends–I truly love that they do not taste like a sugary, fake, junky juice. They taste like plants, as they should! You really feel and taste the goodness in each gulp. Taste-wise, the “roots” and “nuts” blends are my favorite. The greens are necessary staple and are robust with greenness (but might not have the same appeal (taste-wise) as the other blends.

Drinking these blends made me feel phenomenal. Also, my skin LOVES drinks like this. My skin tends to really glow when my consumption of fruits, veggies is high. It’s an amazing feeling!

I wish I could have a refrigerator stocked full of Forager Project drinks everyday. There is something to be said about ready-made, organic, raw fresh drinks. They are incredibly good for you and are as convenient as can be. I recommend these drinks to every last person on the planet. Seriously.

My 8 Day Juice Cleanse

This juice fast, cleanse, detox, or feast (as I’ve heard it also called) has ultimately been a great thing for me for several reasons:

-I generally feel better–no digestion problems, alert, capable, refreshed, and lighter on my feet.
-I have learned that it doesn’t require a massive meal full of grains to feel fueled for a run. Maximum nutrient consumption should be key.
-I feel like I have given my body a “reset” and have avoided getting bored with eating and exercise.

Alot of people have asked for “before and after” juice fast pictures…

I didn’t take a before picture, but I took one on my last day (today–day 8). My goal was not solely to lose weight, but I do enjoy feeling lighter when I run with not as much unecessary weight. I’ve noticed I don’t feel as bloated and my stomach feels flatter and leaner.

If you are considering doing a juice fast, I say go for it! Remember to listen to your body and drink lots of water in addition to the juice!

It’s been neat connecting with individuals on instagram that are equally as enthusiastic about nutrition and juicing. Thanks to everyone who has been open minded and encouraging on this juicing journey!

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Juice Fast, Feast, Detox, Cleanse

I’m on day 3 of a juice fast.

Wanted to share some photos of what I’ve made so far and share my thoughts.

The first 48 hours have been the hardest. I am a healthy snacker throughout the day normally (to fuel up and satisfy cravings before and after runs), so I’ve had to retrain my brain to stay preoccupied while on this fast. I figured by day 3 I would feel depleted and exhausted. But I’m not–I feel like a wave of healthiness has come over me. My normal diet already contains a lot of fruits and vegetables, but it seems like limiting my intake to just that for several days has given me that extra boost. I feel vibrant, healthy, and still capable of running several miles a day. It feels like smooth sailing at this point.

Just for clarification, while on this fast, this is what I am allowing myself to ingest:

-juice from fresh fruit and veggies using my GE juicer
-the fiber & pulp that the juicer discards (I throw it in a blender with water and drink that to help me maintain a full feeling)
-a cup of black coffee if I feel I want it. (a lot of people cut out caffeine while on this fast, but since I am keeping up my running routine, I am allowing myself coffee if I develop a caffeine withdrawal headache)

I’m not sure how many days this will last, but I am enjoying the challenge of sticking to the juice!

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