Juice "fasts" and diets are a trend at the moment, and while I love a good fruit or veg juice, I haven't been on a fast so I can't claim that there are any long-term benefits, though I have read how amazing people feel after a few days of juicing.
Good thing is that the Pressed Juice Co. has something for everyone – 1- 3- and 5-day juicing menus for cleanses, juices for people like me who love it daily, juices for kids who might not consume fruit or veg in any other way, and even almond nut milk and cashew nut milk for vegans.
The Joburg-based company, owned and run by two moms, Kelly and Philly, produces juices that are made from fresh and seasonal fruit and vegetables – there is no added sugar or preservatives. Once you've ordered, and picked them up or had them delivered, you can stick them in your freezer and then defrost the juices daily as you need them: grab one before work, sip one over lunchtime or fill that afternoon hunger gap with something yum. They're also awesome for school lunch bags.
I've worked my way through most of the range and I love it. Nothing feels like a chore to get down – not even the veg-filled Pressed Green with Granny Smith apple, cucumber, spinach, kale, romaine, celery, ginger and lemon. My son, who is naturally a fan of fruit and veg wasted no time in getting the likes of Arthur Apple, Maxie Milk and Carly Carrot down, though I'm sure that even non-greens lovers will find something they love in the Pressed Juice Co's range.
If I was on a dessert island though and had to choose three products from the Press Juice Co., I'd go with Scally Berry from the kids' range (pear, blueberries, strawberries, beetroot and mint), Arthur Apple, also from the kid's range (cucumber, spinach, apple, ginger, lemon), and the Almond Nut Milk (almonds, dates, purified water, vanilla, cinnamon and Himalayan salt).
If you live in Joburg, you can pick up your juices from any of the pick-up points below, or you can get them delivered to you (delivery costs are from R110 for anywhere in Joburg or Pretoria).
- Inanda/Illovo: 2nd Road, Inanda
- Bryanson: The Organic Emporium, Shop 31b, Bryanston Shopping Centre, Corner of William Nicol and Ballyclare
- Randburg: Kalahari Day Spa, 1 Stamvrug Crescent, Corner Republic Road, Randburg
- Craighall Park: Grosvenor Avenue
You can also arrange for delivery outside of Joburg. Prices for the juices start at R260 for a six pack (500ml), to R290 for a 1-day cleanse, to R710 for a 3-day cleanse. Click here to order, or to see more price and product info.