Ready to get your butt in gear in 2017, mama? A great way to jumpstart the process is with a juice cleanse. Here are some of our faves in Singapore.
Ever tried a juice cleanse, mama? While the concept of “detoxing” has mostly been debunked (turns out the liver and kidneys can handle this function just fine on their own), there are tangible benefits that can be gained from ingesting all the vitamins and minerals derived from lots of healthy fruits and veggies – which is precisely what you can get on a juice cleanse.
It can also be a nice way to lose some weight – though it’s probably not sustainable. And plenty of people swear by juice cleanses as a way to “reset the system”, abstaining from bad stuff like caffeine, sugar and various artificial ingredients so as to prime the body for a healthier diet going forward.
Cleanses can start at just 1 day, but 3 days seems to be the most popular duration (juicing pros can go for 5 days or even a week at a time!). Generally you will drink six bottles of juice throughout the day. Typically you might feel ok on the first day, pretty crappy on the second day, but then by the third you’ll turn a corner and will start to feel a-mah-zing, mama. Check out our founder Hester’s recap of a 3-day cleanse that she did a couple years ago for an idea of the highs and lows you can expect.
So are you feeling keen but not sure where to start? Check out our roundup of the best juice cleanses in Singapore to find a juicing program and price to suit your budget.
Here’s to a healthier 2017!
Started by two mamas who were determined to get back to their pre-baby bodies and found amazing results with a two-week intensive detox and yoga program, Punch Detox’s star product is a simple 3-day cleanse programme. This is the only cold pressed juice company in Singapore that offers truly savoury juices and soups – OMG try the raw, vegan Gazpuncho to see what we mean! While some places rely heavily on fruits to make juices sweeter for the uninitiated, Punch Detox relies on the full gamut of veggies, nuts, spices and more for their 3-day cleanse. Sign up for their 18-bottle, 3-day cleanse or preorder their 6 packs or loose bottles, now available at the newly opened The Bakery at Serene Centre!
3-day cleanse costs $330.
Not only are A Juicery’s juices 100% raw and cold-pressed (helping to better retain vitamins and minerals), but they’re all about sourcing and celebrating local ingredients with an emphasis on tropical and nutrient-dense produce. They’ve got 18 different a la carte juices available, along with both 1-day and 3-day cleanse options.
3-day cleanse costs $240.
Tried and tested by one of our very own Sassy Mamas, Antidote is known for their hearty bottles of fruity and green juices, great for the most novice of juice cleansers to the hardcore master cleansers. Collaborating with nutritional consultant Dr. Cheryl Yeo, they’ve got more than a dozen juices and delectable nut milks to choose from, and have even recently introduced a healthy meal plan to keep you on track after a cleanse.
3-day cleanses cost $271-$299.
Daily Juice offers two cleanses, “Easy as 1-2-3” and the more advanced, all-green “Reboot”. The 1-2-3 Cleanse is aimed at flushing your system with easy-to-absorb nutrients that will set you on the path toward healthier eating, while the Reboot (which is lower in both sugar and calories) offers a high-veg content to restore and supercharge the body. Both are available in 1-, 3- and 5-day options.
3-day cleanses cost $163-$255.
Made daily and containing up to a kilo of fresh veggies per bottle, FP Juice has sorted its 10 juices into categories like “Beauty”, “Energy” and “Detox” that can all be delivered right to your door. They also offer three different cleanses – Beginner, Rejuvenation, and the Deep Cleanse – that are all available in 1-, 3- and 5-day increments.
3-day cleanses cost $270-$285.
FP Juice, 501 Cluny Road, 01-05B, Cluny Court, Singapore 259760, Tel: (+65) 8128 3887, www.freshpressed.sg
With cold-pressed greens, juices, smoothies and super yummy nut milks, Gorilla Press is all about letting customers customize their cleanses: you can choose any 6 bottles per day in 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-day increments, and get extra coconut water thrown in for good measure. We’ve heard the owners even incorporate seasonal ingredients like blood orange and lychee into their juices just so you won’t get bored.
3-day cleanse costs $280.
One of Singapore’s most ubiquitous juiceries, HIC works with a team of nutritionists to formulate the healthiest, most power-packed juices and nut milks to maximize nutrient value and reduce sugars. Ingredients are raw, organic and cold-pressed, and their the first juice cleanse company in Singapore with an AVA-approved and licensed kitchen. HIC features offers 40 beverages in total and offers two cleansing options: “Reboot” and “Active”.
3-day cleanses cost $335-$355.
Did you know that going on a detox with regular produce could be detrimental to your health, mama? Toxins from pesticides may get absorbed into your body at a faster rate. Joob helps ward away the nasties by using only 100% organic ingredients – no pesticides or artificial fertilisers involved. The result is a jam-packed, nutrient dense juice bottle that you can enjoy anytime and anywhere, ending with a proper joobilation. They even have Detox Guidelines to walk you through the pre- to post-detox process to reap the highest benefits in your cleanse!
3-day cleanse costs $297.
Started in the US and finally available here in Singapore, Juice Junkie brings delicious, totally organic and unprocessed juices that will leave you wanting more. Ingredients are sourced from local farms, and juices are made fresh to provide the utmost nutritional benefits with every sip. Try a cleanse or order your own customised 6 pack, or pop over to their cafe for smoothies and acai bowls! And be sure to check out their Facebook page, which offers sporadic promo codes and discounts!
3-day cleanse costs from $190.
If you can’t find time to eat your veggies, drink ’em! Start with a Basic One Day Juice Programme to juice programmes for mamas-to-be, or even juice sets for the whole family to enjoy. Juice Tales offers a huge range of veggie-packed juices, along with some of the best prices for a 3-day cleanse that we’ve seen. 1-day and 2-day options are also available, mama!
3-day cleanses cost from $139.80 – $204.
Brought to you in partnership with Punch Detox