2.02.2014

Love Grace: Review


Love Grace Juice Cleanse Review


This juice cleanse came courtesy of Love Grace Foods, based out of New York City. Their products may be found in New York, New Jersey, and Colorado as well as online at http://lovegracefoods.com
Arrival: The package arrived in an insulated box. The contents were packaged well and in perfect condition.



The three day cleanse includes
16oz Purify (3): Coconut water, celery, chard, spinach, and cucumber
4oz Ginger Bomb (3): self-explanatory
16oz Super Cider or Longevity Tonic (3): apple, carrot, ginger, and lemon; lemon, shilajit, cayenne, agave, himalayan sea salt
16oz Green Sunshine (3): chard, kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, apple, lemon
16oz Green Protein Smoothie/Chocolate Superfood Smoothie or Probiotic Smoothie (3): ingredients vary
16oz Restore (3): carrot, beet, celery, cucumber, parsley, spinach, lemon, and orange



Love Grace recommends you drink them in that order, but if the order gets mixed up it’s ok! You get to decide when to drink them as well, which is great for those on a  schedule.
The variety of juices are great. You alternate between the Super Cider or Longevity Tonic. (In this case received were two super ciders.) You also have one protein smoothie a day, and get to drink a different kind each time for the three day cleanse. Variety is a novelty since most cleanses have the same drinks every day.
Drink water! Love Grace recommends drinking a few liters of water every day (34 oz) during the cleanse because it helps flush out toxins.

Juice #1
Purify: organic coconut water, organic celery, organic swiss chard, organic spinach, organic cucumber.
180 calories
This juice is extremely refreshing and has a fresh, clean taste. The coconut water is a great addition to the mix.


Juice #2
Ginger Bomb: orange, ginger, lemon, oregano extract, & Himalayan  sea salt
For those that love ginger, this one is for you! You know it’s potent by the difference in bottle size, and now you are intimidated. Don’t be! It tastes good. Once you start it and your taste buds adjust you start noticing the orange flavor and the lemon notes. The ginger, oregano and salt are not overwhelming. It is a bit spicy though so for those that cannot handle it we recommend having water on the side. Sip it slowly, there is no rush. This one is immune- booster for sure!


Juice #3
Super Cider or Longevity Tonic
Super Cider: Organic Apple, Organic Carrot, Organic Ginger, Organic Lemon
165 calories
Super cider is a really great juice. It is very tasty. The carrot is not very dominant, which is great for those that do not like carrot juice. The ratio is perfect, and you can taste a hint of ginger. It is nicely balanced and there is slight emphasis on the apple flavour.

OR

Longevity Tonic: Purified Water, Organic Lemon, Shilajit, Organic Cayenne, Organic Agave, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
85 calories
Longevity Tonic is interesting and not a juice you will have tasted before!  It tastes like a modern version of the lemonade drink- a semi spicy lemonade. Shilajit is linked to having anti-aging benefits (perhaps why it is called longevity tonic) and cayenne is linked to boosting metabolism. It is quite sweet from the agave, and spicy from the cayenne. Sip before taking a big ‘gulp’!


Juice #4
Green Sunshine: Organic Celery, Organic Cucumber, Organic Chard, Organic Apple, Organic Kale, Organic Spinach, Organic Lemon
130 calories
Green sunshine is quite strong but the apple takes some of the edge off. There is a lot of celery flavor and it is the lowest sugar juice of the day.  


Juice #5
Probiotic Smoothie, Green Protein, or Chocolate Superfood Smoothie

Probiotic Smoothie: Purified Water, Organic Banana, Organic Flax Seeds, Organic Almonds, Organic Lemon, Organic Dates, Organic Vegan Probiotic Coconut Oil, Organic Lecithin, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
This is an amazing and unique drink! Sweet and delicious, you really get the hints of banana and lemon, with a more creamy texture than the other juices. The flax seeds are a nice texture to the smoothie as well. 

Green Protein: Purified Water, Organic Ganana, Organic Flax Seeds, Organic Kale, Organic Dates, Organic Spirulina, Organic Hempseed, Organic Chia Seeds, Organic Lecithin, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Lemon, Organic Wheatgrass Powder, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Calories: 300
Green protein is a very nutrient-packed smoothie. It contains healthy fats from different types of seeds, and coconut oil which boosts your energy and keeps you satisfied longer. It is not as much of a fruity smoothie as the probiotic smoothie is, but more of a green smoothie. Satisfies your appetite and is filled with great nutrients. Tastes great as well!

Chocolate Superfood Smoothie: Purified Water, Organic Banana, Organic Goji Berries, Organic Cacao, Organic Maca, Organic Vanilla Bean, Organic Dates, Organic Lecithin, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Flax Seeds, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Calories:300
The Chocolate Superfood smoothie is deliciously sweet from the banana and dates, and tangy from the raw cacao, goji berries, and maca. It doesn’t taste like your typical chocolate smoothie, but rather a more sour, creamy, hint of tart berry smoothie with a bit of cacao. Every sip is enjoyable.


Juice #6
Restore: Organic Carrot, Organic Beet, Organic Celery, Organic Cucumber, Organic Parsley, Organic Spinach, Organic Lemon, Organic Orange
Calories 120
Restore tastes similar to the green juices, but has the color and benefits of beets.


Love Grace Foods cleanses cost $56 a day. The total price of a 3-day cleanse, excluding shipping or delivery is $168.
Love Grace Foods offers free pickup at multiple locations and local hand delivery for $10 in New York City. They can also ship nationwide, with prices dependent upon location. You may email them for a shipping quote.


This cleanse is amazing! It has a rotating variety of drinks everyday and really great tasting juices. They provide superfood smoothies instead of nut milks and one concentrated shot drink a day in place of a juice. Nutrition facts are listed on every bottle, and the expiration date gives you flexibility to when you would like to start the cleanse. All the juices are 100% organic and pricing is very reasonable for a juice cleanse. 


The end of the 3 day cleanse will leave you feeling lighter and with an increase of energy!  Love Grace juices are both an organic raw food and whole food and can be used with a fast and as a cleanse. They are gluten-free and vegan- friendly and they are easy to order. We highly recommend Love Grace Foods!