Lurvvve at first sight, baby! ❤
Juice Cleanses are all the rage world-over and rightfully so! You get a booster dose of nutrition hitting your bloodstream direct & that too from superfoods you would be hard pressed to source otherwise. So when Antidote came on the scene, I was more than eager to give it a try and having done some juice cleanses earlier, I can also vouch for the wonderful post-cleanse feeling.
That said, I also prefer a lighter cleanse i.e. fewer bottles & that allow for a nibble or two in between. When I saw the product, what got me going all mush & mwaah! were the amber (for protection from heat & UV light) glass bottles and that cute little label, apart from all that listed awesomeness.
Here’s a deep dive.
Antidote – an Organic, Raw and Cold-pressed Juice Cleanse Service – offers programs & cleanses with juices prepared from Organic fruits, veggies, greens and super-foods that are Cold-pressed ( less oxidation, more live enzymes = richer in nutrition) , have Zero artificial stuff , are 100% Vegetarian , Gluten & Dairy free and basically work at turbo-charging your nutritional intake while re-setting & re-booting your digestive machinery.
5 bespoke programs cater to specific needs : Exhale ( purify & clean) I Skinny Down (weight-loss) I Horsepower (protein & strength) I Light Up (skin & hair) I Nine Lives (anti-ageing)
You can choose to experiment with shorter 3 /5/7-day programs or go for a long-term wellness commitment with the 10/14/21 day programs. One can also opt for the whole day ‘Go-liquid-until-dinner’ cleanse, for a post-binge antidote!
For review purpose, I picked up the Light Up Program that promised to light me up from within complete with lustrous skin and locks. 😉
The Program includes 4 nutritionally-dense juices with ingredients including super-food extracts of skin-loving Mangosteen and hair-friendly exotic berry, Noni.
A natty note on guidelines for consumption accompanied the bottles.
First up was The Alkalizer, which I drank on waking up instead of my regular tea. It is a green juice power packed with free- radical fighting properties & Apple , Courgette, Parsley , Peppermint & Lemon making this baby up.
A delicious, slightly tarty juice that awakens you just right. An hour-later, a light breakfast followed.
Towards mid-day, The Rejuvenator bumped me out of the mid-day slump with its ingredients of Apple, Carrot, Beetroot, Ginger and Mangosteen Extract. The juice aims at building stamina and natural detoxification.
The Conditioner , consumed in the evening is a sweet and delicious juice of Almond Milk, Vanilla Water and Coconut Sugar . The blend works at plumping up the skin with intense hydration from within. High-protein, Fat-free, Lactose-free & with high dosage of Vitamin E, it claims to be great for the skin and bone health.
I never knew that Coconut Sugar has half the GI of table sugar and is packed with amino acids! Vanilla Water adds B-Complex and Zinc.
Finally, an hour before dinner I went after the Last Bottle Standing – The Energiser.
The listed ingredients include Apple,Bellpepper, Basil, Ginger and Noni Extract. Noni , the super-food & anti-bacterial meant to activate my Chakras by working on the feel-good hormones. Red & Green Peppers are skin saviours, loaded in Collagen while Sweet Basil protects from common colds and is a nerve tonic.Additionally,
- Keeping with the guidelines, I ensured light meals through the day, primarily salad based and sautéed grub.
- On the day of the program the intense gym workout made way for a lovely , easy Tara Stiles Yoga flow.
- Kept away from milk-tea and used mint-tea as a palate cleanser in between the juices. ( I tend to need a little cleanser in between juices. Unsalted Nuts also make for a good break)
The blends are pretty delicious and easy on the palate. In some , I was expecting a strong influence of say pepper / courgette but surprisingly the accents were mild and the juices are overall yummy!
A very hydrating and feel-good experience and since I was also eating very light, it gave my digestion a great re-caliberation.Taken as a longer program, the products hold a lot of promise in helping get that radiance going.
Rs.950/- for a day’s program ( Programs range from Rs.850 – Rs.950 for a day’s supply of 4 bottles).Each bottle is 250 ml.
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