Redefining the Afternoon-Pick-Me-Up

Don’t get me wrong, I take my cup of coffee every morning before work, however, coffee (like everything in the world) should not be abused, and so my journey with cold-pressed juices and organic juice blends begins.

I have wanted to do detoxes all my life, the whole juice cleanses and all that jazz has always been burning in the back of my mind for as long as I can remember. However, the Internet, family, and friends have “debunked” my need of cleansing with juices and made them seem as dangerous and unnecessary.
As I became more aware and mindful of human health and energy, I realized that the juice cleanses and detoxes that I wanted to do didn’t mean to be taken as an absolute. This means, YOU CANNOT ENTIRELY LIVE OFF JUICE. Nonetheless, you can definitely (and should) add a juice or two everyday to your already (hopefully) healthy diet.

I drank my coffee in the morning and, as always, by 2pm I needed a boost of energy. Thanks to my lovely gym, which is coincidentally located next to a juice bar, I decided to take a cold-pressed juice instead of my regular Dunkin. To my surprise, it made me feel MUCH more energized and mentally active than my medium iced-coffee with melted sugar and cream.Screen Shot 2014-06-16 at 6.41.15 PM

Many would think that cold-pressed juices and such are excessively overpriced compared to the heavenly $2.75 Dunkin coffee. However, if health and energy is a priority in your life, you will definitely never sip on coffee after noon ever again.

If you are not a Dunkin drinker, Starbucks’ Grande drinks (that Caramel Macchiato yumm..) are always over $5. A 12oz juice at Jugos in Back Bay starts at $5.95 going up to $8.95 for a 24 oz.

Yes, you are paying a tiny bit more, but if you think about it, would you rather drink sugars and creamy chemicals, or pure vitamins and nutrients rich in what you probably already lack in your diet?

Try it; tomorrow switch your afternoon cup of joe for a cold-pressed juice. I promise you, it will change the way you think of “feeling energized” and healthy.

My personal favorite Juice bars in Boston:

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