Thursday, April 21, 2016



I like to think of myself as a pretty healthy kind of person. I don't smoke, drink any alcohol, do drugs
or sun bake. I look after my skin, keep active and eat in moderation. However there is always room
for improvement. I am not perfect. I do have a sweet tooth (or salty depending on my mood) tooth
that can get me into trouble every now and again which has me ending up feeling guilty, sluggish and
yuk in the stomach.

So when I had the opportunity recently to try a 3 Day Juice Cleanse from Schkinny Maninny how
could I not think this would be a great idea to help clean out my system!

Schkinny Maninny are great in that they realise a detox is not always an easy feat, especially for
beginners like myself and offer some extra goodies on the first day to last you throughout your
journey. These do often change so you if you are curious you can find out what's on offer on their
website. My pack included - A tub of detoxing bath salts, Vigour Skin Therapy Revive Treatment
Cleanser, Psyllium Husk and five detoxing tea bags.

This was a pretty generous size tub and I still have a fair amount of this left over which I am still
using. Very relaxing and also made an amazing exfoliator!

This generous sample size of this Aussie product was so beautiful and nice to use! You simply have
to go check out their website for their entire range. I have and am hooked. Line and sinker!

Ok, so this Psyllium Husk is weird and interesting stuff! It is meant to absorb water inside your 
stomach taking with it all of the toxins and badies out with it. Recommended to drink with a LOT of
water to ensure success and can make you feel bloated. Yeah, it did make me feel bloated. I don't
know for sure if it worked, but I only drank this one glass of it. It wasn't very nice and I noticed after
experimenting with the remainder in a glass that it actually turned jelly like if you let it sit in the water!

I also received a little pot of these tasty seeds to snack on each day which I actually really enjoyed!

Schkinny Maninny offers delivery bright and early in the morning to ensure you have your juice
nice and fresh as soon as you start your day! Mine was there each morning before I even woke up
at 7am! Delivery is available to those living in NSW, VIC & QLD and there is a wide variety of 
different juice packs you can choose from ranging from just a one day cleanse to get your started
or if you are unsure if this is for you, up to a five day cleanse. You have many options available
including just juice, juice and a healthy dinner, juice and soup or you can just order the juices
singly if you find you only like a certain flavour/s.

I chose to undertake the 3 Day Juice & Dinner Cleanse as I wasn't sure I would be able to last three
whole days on liquid alone, so having an option of a healthy pre-prepared dinner also available was
more my cup of tea. So let me show you what I received each day in my pack and what I thought of it!

On the first day I was ready to go! I'd had a hearty dinner the night before so I was eager to get started
and see how I would feel on a completely different food and liquid consumption than I am used to, if
I'd lose any weight, feel lighter and less bloated, have more energy and just generally feel good!

For breakfast the very first juice to begin my cleanse was the Schkinny Leap Frog green juice!
This juice contained a refreshing blend of - Spinach, Cucumber, Apple, Kiwifruit & Parsley.
This tasted pretty good. It took some getting used to honestly, mainly because I am just not used to
drinking so much greenery!

By about 10am I cracked open the next juice. The Schkinny Pine Grapple which was a blend of 
Pineapple, Carrot, Celery, Ginger and Apple. This was much yummier and a lot sweeter than the first juice. I was so grateful for this juice that I downed it in about two minutes! Gah... delicious!

Lunch was a liquid soup which contained a blend of Carrot, Cashew 
Nuts, Pear, Ginger, Ground Coriander, Ground Ginger, Pepper, Pink Himalayan Salt & Water. I wasn't a fan of this. But to be fair this was the first day and my taste buds were still new to this kind of eating and I was pretty darn hungry by this time of the day! I have never been a fan of  ginger or coriander ever in my life anyway, so that is just my personal taste preference.

My afternoon pick me up was the Schkinny Fruity Punch, a more simple mix of rockmelon, 
watermelon, orange and mint. I'm not font of the mint, but otherwise this drink was quite yummy!

By around 6pm when I usually have dinner I was feeling ok. I wouldn't say I was starving but I was
definitely having some sugar cravings and solid food withdrawals. Thanking myself quickly for
ordering the pack which included a solid dinner I opened up my container. A freshly pre-prepared
 mixed salad of Pear, Rocket, Green Beans, Walnuts, Cucumber and Goji Berries including a small 
dressing of Avocado, Lemon Juice and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. 

I think I was slightly more brain dead than usual on this first day as I forgot to take an actual picture
of my meal as I have the following two days. However I think at least this way you can see how these
meals look when they come to you, and it was actually delicious and I ate every last bite gratefully
including the bonus little container of seeds!

Waking up on day 2 was easier than usual. I think my body was already into full detox mode and it
was making me feel more full of energy and ready to tackle to day ahead feeling less heavy and with
a clearer head. That's not to say I wasn't starving and so ready to see what was for breakfast!

The first juice was called Schkinny Water Frog. Like day one, this was another green juice, however
a bit different with ingredients including - Spinach, Parsley, Kiwifruit, Watermelon and Orange.
This was definitely was a great wake me up and one of the best juices to begin the day with. I really
enjoyed this flavour combo and would probably just purchase this one again singly in future.

My mid morning get through until lunch was the Triple C. Carrot being the main ingredient but also
containing more greenies including Celery, Apple and Cucumber. By this time I have realised I much
prefer the fruit blends much more than the ones which contain veggies and herbs.

My soup for lunch was the Schkinny Colly, Meg & Lee Soup and boy was I tempted to wak some
bread in the toaster to dip into it! But I promise you I did stay strong and resisted the strong urge and
slurped through it spoon by spoon. This was actually a pretty decently large serving and I just 
couldn't get through it all. Washed it down with water which helped with the slightly bland taste.

I spent the last few hours before bed watching our usual TV shows and entertaining the kids whilst
drinking my last juice for the day. This one called the Schkinny Rocky Orange Show was Mint,
Rockmelon, Orange, Cucumber and Apple was ok apart from the mint I am not fond of. However
I must admit this juice stuff by this time had really done it's job in clearing out my system so to
 speak! I have noticed a flatter, less ballooned stomach and am feeling quite good generally. 

For dinner that night was the Chickpea Hotpot with Tuscan Spices which you have the option to 
eat either hot or cold depending on your own personal preference. I chose to eat mine straight out
of the fridge cold. Ingredients included - Chickpeas, Tomato Zucchini, Spinach, Red Onion, Parsley,
Lemon Juice and Tuscan Spices. Aside from the parsley which I'm just not into eating such large
quantities of, the rest of the meal was quite satisfying. 

Ah finally, the home stretch! Honestly, by this time my will power is getting weak again. Not sure if
I am having another solid food withdrawal and just craving bad food in general. I am just looking 
forward to the end of the day, however grateful I am for actually doing this detoxing juice cleanse.
I know it has done wonders for my body. Getting so many nutrient rich ingredients into my body 
via liquid form has made me realise I can still continue to do this once the cleanse is complete. Just
incorporating actual meals with them. 

Again breakfast was the Schkinny Leap Frog which was the same breakfast juice as on day one.
Still unable to get my taste buds to love the parsley, but hey we can't all love everything. Still, I 
drank it all because that is all I had and munched on some of the seeds provided to get me through
until the mid morning juice and lunch.

The mid morning juice was a new one I'd not yet tried so I was interested to give it go, however
hesitant about the beetroot in juice form. This one was called Pine Root and also consisted of 
sweet Pineapple, Apples, Carrot and Ginger. If is weren't for the pineapple to cut through all of that
I'm sure so sure I would have need able to down it.

Lunch again was another soup. Schkinny Creme of Spinach. Spinach, Cashew Nuts, Lemon Juice,
Leek, Almond Milk and Water. This out of the three, was my favourite soup. Lately I have been
converting over from cow's milk to almond as dairy milk unsets my stomach, so I was used to the
flavour in the soup and enjoyed the other ingredients. This made this last day a whole lot easier.
Only half a day left to go!

Finally, the very last juice to conclude my three day juice cleanse. The Schkinny Pink Sherbet.
An interesting name for a blend of Watermelon, Lemon, Apple and Cucumber. This juice was
really good! Again one of my favourites and one I would happily purchase again singly along with
the Water Frog juice.

Ok, so not quite the end of the cleanse. Here is the third and final dinner. The Moroccan Lentil 
Medley with Mandarin. I don't think I have ever consumed a savoury hot dinner finished with cool
fresh mandarin on the top. It was an interesting combo. Not sure I would go there again. However it
wasn't a bad meal. The beans were fresh and crisp and they complemented the lentils giving them 
added flavour. 
Schkinny Maninny not only offers 1-5 day juice cleanses. If you're super keen or find after 
trying it out you think it might be something you'd want to continue for a period of time there
are subscription options available. Be sure to check their website and social pages for special 
discounts, codes & offers!

Have you ever undergone a juice cleanse, detox or special diet?

Let's follow each other! 

*This Juice Cleanse was kindly sent to me for review
*All photographs are my own work & my opinions are all 100% honest & all my own

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