Saturday, January 28, 2012

My Juju Cleanse Experience

I've been reading about this juice cleansing on other blogs and got me really interested.  Especially after the Holidays with all the sinfully, oh-so-good food that I ate.  I think our tummies needed a break!  I visited the Juju Cleanse website to know more about them and how to order.  I immediately e-mailed them to order and got a reply that they don't deliver in Caloocan :(  We had to pick them up at New Manila..  Anyway, the transaction was fast, you just need to deposit the payment to their account and coordinate your cleansing schedule  so you can get them before that day. 

I ordered 3, 1-day cleanse (P2,500 each), for me, hubby and Papa, but if you order 3 or more you'll get a discount, you'll get them for P2,200 each.

It came in an insulated canvas bag (cute!) and inside is an ice pack, so they were still cold when hubby got home!

Ice pack
The bottles are numbered so you'll know what to drink.

I began my cleansing with a cup of herbal tea with the mint sprig that they provided. Hubby skipped  it.  Was too sleepy..

They gave a time schedule for when to drink each bottles, was supposed to drink the first bottle at 7:30am but I started at 8:30 (you can make your own schedule, just allow 2.5hrs to drink each).
At first, I was really excited, the taste didn't bother me much. The first bottle was the "Green Bomb", it has celery, cucumber, coconut water, malunggay, pineapple, romaine lettuce and spinach.  The celery overpowered all the veggies so it pretty much tasted like it and the pineapple for the sweetness.
"Celery leaves has high content of vitamin A, whilst the stems are an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C with rich supplies of potassium, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium and plenty essential amino acids".

The second bottle is the "Spicy Limonada", it has cayenne pepper, honey and lemon, this one's yummy except for the fact that it has pepper!  It gets hot while it slides down your throat.

The third bottle is the "Red Giant", it has beets, carrots, ginger and pineapple.  I didn't like the third bottle much 'cause it has a bitter, "lasang lupa" after taste! hahahaha! I think it was beets.. But they said "Beets are remarkably good for your liver, and beet juice has been shown to increase stamina and act as an athletic performance enhancer"..  Oh well..

The fourth bottle "Alkazest", has coconut water, grapefruit and pineapple.  This one's good!  I think they're alternating the good ones from the bad tasting drinks?..  Hmm.. they're not that bad, just don't expect them to be really good.. hehe!

The fifth bottle was the "Green Bomb" again.  Before it was even my time to drink, I was a having a headache.  I guess it was the thought of not being able to eat even with just a small bite, I was struggling..  I thought it was gonna be easy not eating for one day..  Oh no!  It would've been easy if I just don't want to eat, but it's soo hard if it's forbidden!!  Pasaway! Hahahha!  But I still managed to finish the bottle.

The sixth and last juice, "Salaba't Lemon" has ginger, honey and lemon.  This time I was struggling not to throw up..  Even though the taste was okay, my tummy just won't take it!  I was still having a head ache then, medicines are not allowed too..  Then, I gave in.. I had to eat something.. It was killing me! hehehe!  Hubby handled it better than me, he was just complaining about the different tastes but he managed to finish them all without eating anything..  Considering he played badminton that day..  He never got too tired nor too hungry.. So proud of him!

I was being realistic when I ordered the 1-day juice cleansing, I thought it was just easy not to eat for 1 day, NOT!!!  hehehe!  It was really hard for me..  You really need to prepare your mind and body to it..  You need to keep yourself busy, and next time, we won't do it together..  We were too masungit!
Oh yes, we're definitely gonna do it again!

Cleansing Guidelines: (from Juju Cleanse)

  • Please refrigerate the cleanse bottles immediately upon receiving them.
  • Don't forget to re-freeze the cooling element to prepare it for use the next day.
  • Get plenty of rest the night before and the day of your cleanse.
  • Start the day off with a nice fresh cup of mint tea.  We even provide you with the mint.
  • If you are toting your cleanse around with you during the day please do your best to keep the juices refrigerated whenever possible.
  • Keep hydrated during the day with water or herbal teas.
  • Moderate exercise is okay but don't overdo it.
  • If you can't resist food during the cleanse then please snack intelligently (a few celery stalks, a couple slices of cucumber or drink lots of water).
Benefits of Fasting :
  • Mental clarity is improved and brain fog is lifted.
  • Rapid, safe weight loss is achieved without flabbiness
  • The nervous system is balanced
  • Energy level and sensory perception is increased. The longer the fast, the bigger increase in energy and vitality.
  • You normally need less sleep.
  • Organs are revitalized
  • Cellular biochemistry is harmonized
  • The skin becomes silky, soft, and sensitive
  • There is greater ease of movement
  • Breathing becomes fuller, freer and deeper
  • The digestive system is rejuvenated and becomes more effective; the peristaltic action of the intestines (the cause of a natural bowel movement) is stronger after fasting.
  • Fasting retrains your tasting sense back to more healthy food as acute sensitivity is restored.
  • Fasting can increase confidence in our ability to have control over our lives and our appetite, and that our body is self-regulating and a self-healing organism capable or establishing balance when given the possibility to do so.
    Normal metabolic and cell oxygenation are restored.
  • Detoxification – as soon as the body realizes that it’s fasting it will begin to eliminate those things that cause disease, such as fat cells, arterial cholesterol plaques, mucus, tumors, stored up worries and emotions.

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012

    Forever 21

    Another branch of Forever 21 is opening soon and it's getting closer to me!!!  It got me really excited, not sure about hubby though.. Hehehe!

    Forever 21
    at 2nd floor, SM The Block (Our Home)

    Monday, January 16, 2012

    Red Mango at Deal Grocer!

    My family looooves Red Mango!  Lucky me, it's their 3rd Anniversary and they're having a promo thru Deal Grocer, get P300 worth of Red Mango treats for only P150!  You can also use it to purchase their waffles, smoothies, coffees or teas.

    "Red Mango Frozen Yogurt is pure and wholesome. It contains no preservatives, no artificial flavors, no artificial colors. and is 100% all-natural."

    with blueberries and mangoes
    with cheesecake and mangoes

    Hurry!  Limited stocks only!

    Saturday, January 14, 2012

    Chicken Charlie

    Thank goodness natuloy din ako magpa wax, it's been soo long.  I just went to Lay Bare Banawe, we passed by Chicken Charlie, I've been meaning to try this chicken.  I have no idea what kind of chicken they serve, so as soon as we went inside and was asked what flavor "soy garlic chicken or spicy chicken po?"..  Hmmmm..  it's like Bon Chon Chicken!

    3 drumsticks and 6 wings for P310

    We brought it home for the kids to taste too, this is so much better than Bon Chon Chicken..  Its taste crawls up until the meaty part of the chicken wing.  Not like Bon Chon that only has its taste on its skin..  And they are crunchy too!  Yum!!

    Chicken Charlie

    808 Banawe St.
    Quezon City, Metro Manila

    Andi's Toms

    We were planning to buy Andi a very comfy pair of shoes, because the last ones that we bought gave her a big boo-boo...  Her Ichigo shoes..

    We didn't use socks, 'cause it's prettier like that and she doesn't want them either.  She used them twice already when I noticed her boo-boo..  She wasn't even complaining 'til I saw them..  Poor baby, we weren't sure why she didn't complain about them..  Sayang, soo pretty pa naman..
    So, I thought about Toms, they're perfect for her 'cause they're so comfy and fashionable.  Before we even went inside, I know na what to get her..  These purple ones..  Soo cute!!

    But as soon as I asked her to choose, she chose this!!  Ayaw nya ng gusto ko!  I was soo excited pa naman 'cause it's her favorite color..  Natatawa na sakin salesladies 'cause I was forcing those shoes to her..  But she liked this..  Now I'm loving them too..

    Now, kuya's asking for his own pair!  ♥

    Tuesday, January 10, 2012


    Hubby has been raving about this Japanese restaurant since our kumpare brought him there.  We're not big on Japanese food, but this resto caught hubby!  He wanted me to try their Dynamite Roll.. He said it's a different kind of Maki, and it tastes really good.

    Now, this is the Dynamite Roll!  It was indeed YUMMY!!  It has this crunchy thing inside.. Then you dip it in its own special sauce.. yummmm... Of course, we ordered other dishes from their menu like their Salmon Sashimi, Heart and Seoul Maki (it has Kimchi inside that's why I got curious, unique eh?!) and Momoiro Udun, this seafood pasta is sooo good, so creamy..)

    Dynamite Roll

    Salmon Sashimi P220

    Heart and Seoul Maki P180

    Momoiro Udun
    By the way, we went to their Il Terrazo branch.  We're definitely going back for more!  So long, diet! :)  Hahahaha!

    Sunday, January 8, 2012

    Sherlock Holmes

    A new yaya came.. So happy, we decided to watch Sherlock Holmes in Trinoma.
    Oh my goodness! My katabi was sooo annoying!! Walang manners ito! Kainis! She was talking out loud, kala ata silang dalawa lang ni jowa ang present! Josko! She wasn't even trying to whisper, talagang deadma! Grrrr!!! Super ganda pa naman ng movie, much better than the first one, more action, galing! Naku girl! Magbago ka na! Baka mah makasabay kang di kasing nice ko... Mukhang di nga masyado sa moviehouse kasi she doesn't even know Holmes! Hate, hate her! But I loooove the movie! Anu ba magandang gawin sa mga taong ganito??!!

    By the way, saw Rayver Cruz outside the cinema. Super gwapo and he's so tall! Too bad I left my camera at home.... Kung kelan naman kailangan! Hmp!

    Monday, January 2, 2012

    New Year 2012

    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!  It's the Year of the Water Dragon!

    "I am grateful for my family and friends, a job to earn my keep, and the health to do it, and opportunities and the lessons I've learned.  Let me never lose sight of the simple blessings that form the fabric and foundation of my life, I am so blessed.  Thank you, Lord!"

    This year, we decided not to buy fireworks as the kids have asthma.. :(  We just bought each of them horns!  On the stroke of midnight, we just watched the fireworks for a while on our rooftop, the kids were really happy except for Khloe who got nervous from all the noise, she was trembling and asked us to go down.  Poor Khloe, she wanted to watch the fireworks but was too scared of the noise.
    (ang yaman ng mga neighbors! no need to buy na talaga!)

    Happy kids!

    nasuntok na naman.. happy new year dadi!

    God Bless the New Year! :)