Today’s post is the fourth in a series of reviews of delivered-to-your-door 3-day juice cleanses from companies that offer nationwide shipping on their fresh juices.
My Summer of Juice continues!
Last weekend’s juice cleanse came to me courtesy of BluePrint Cleanse, based out of New York City. BluePrint Cleanse employs a hydraulic press to extract their juices, and they use an innovative new technology called High-Pressure Pascalization (HPP) to sterilize the raw juice without having to use any heat (pasteurization).
Last Friday through Sunday, I completed their 3-day Excavation cleanse program.
Arrival: The package was delivered bright and early at 8:55am, having been sent with overnight shipping in an insulated box. The contents of the box were securely packed, and everything arrived well-chilled and cradled in numerous ice packs.
Once again, I liked that the square shape of the bottles allowed me to stack them on top of one another in my fridge if needed.
Options: When ordering a BluePrint Cleanse, you choose between Renovation, Foundation, or Excavation cleanses. I did the Excavation, the “greenest” and most intensely cleansing of the bunch.
Each cleanse contains a pre-selected set of six daily juices (i.e. you don’t have the option to choose individual juice flavors.) Each bottle is labeled with a number to indicate the order in which you should drink them. Beyond that, you get to decide how quickly and at what times of day you drink each of them.
Variety: On the Excavation cleanse that I chose, four of the six drinks are nearly-identical green juices, so there was little variety—however, I purposely selected that level for its green-ness. The Renovation and Foundation cleanses offer more variety in their juice selections.
1. Green Juice: romaine, celery, cucumber, apple, spinach, kale, parsley, lemon
Since all four green juices on this cleanse are almost identical, it was very important that I enjoy the taste! Upon initially smelling it, I expected it to taste heavily of parsley, but I actually found the flavor perfectly balanced, leaning a little toward the sweet side. This was a very drinkable green juice, and even by the end of day 3, I still wasn’t tired of it. In sum: refreshing and enjoyable!
2. Green Juice: romaine, celery, cucumber, apple, spinach, kale, parsley, lemon, ginger
This juice was the same as juice #1, but with the addition of ginger.
3. Green Juice: romaine, celery, cucumber, apple, spinach, kale, parsley, lemon
This juice was identical to juice #1.
4. Spicy Lemonade: water, lemon, agave nectar, cayenne
The fourth juice was this “Master Cleanse” lemonade. I’m not wild on the inclusion of agave, but this tart drink provided a welcome afternoon interlude between green juices.
5. Green Juice: romaine, celery, cucumber, apple, spinach, kale, parsley, lemon
This juice was identical to juice #1.
6. Cashew Milk: water, cashews, agave nectar, vanilla, cinnamon
This unstrained nut milk is ever-so-slightly gritty, but it didn’t bother me this time. I do wish they’d use dates to sweeten this drink instead of agave, but the sweetness level is actually pretty low. I added a pinch of extra cinnamon to mine to spice it up. As per usual, I loved having a richer and more filling drink like this awaiting me at the end of each day.
Extras: BluePrint Cleanse includes an insulated tote bag to keep your juices chilled while you’re on the go. It’s roomy enough to fit a whole day’s worth of juice inside.
Cost: BluePrint Cleanses cost $65 a day plus shipping. Delivery is free in New York City and Los Angeles, and ranges from $10 to $15 per day for delivery elsewhere in the U.S. (depending on what state you live in) or $20 per day for delivery in Canada. This brings the total price of a 3-day cleanse to $195 to $255, or $65 to $80 per day (in the U.S.) or $85 per day (in Canada).
(Full disclosure: BluePrint Cleanse sent me this cleanse “on the house.”)
Support: BluePrint Cleanse sends you detailed emails – one the day before your cleanse starts, and one on the last day of your cleanse – with tips and guidelines, and offers unlimited phone and email support.
How to Order: By phone (1-888-252-5150) or online. They deliver nationwide.
Final Thoughts: Even though BluePrint describes their Excavation cleanse as being the most intense, I found it extremely easy to complete, thanks in no small part to the fact that their green juice is tasty enough to drink bottle after bottle of. I appreciated that the nutritional info for each drink is featured on the backs of the bottles, and their email guidance was stellar. BluePrint is one of the more reasonably priced cleanses available, with lower shipping costs as well; they’re also the only one (that I’ve found) that delivers to Canada.
All in all: I loved it! I’d do another BluePrint Excavation cleanse in a heartbeat.
P.S. Are you interested in cleansing, but not keen on living on liquids for 3 days—or looking for a more inexpensive alternative? Try my Real Food Cleanse!