When the girls at Pure Glow first reached out to see if I fancied trying out a juice cleanse, I did have my reservations. I lead an incredibly active lifestyle – and whilst I try to eat as clean and healthy as possible, I’ve never even dieted, let alone cleansed. Good genes? Not necessarily. I work hard to stay in shape, generally working out three to four times a week with at least one yoga/pilates practise thrown in – and I try to cut as much sugar and processed food from my diet as possible. But I’m not religious about it. ‘Less is more’ and ‘in moderation’ are my mantras – which have so far worked for me.
So, I went back to the girls with a suggestion – how about I see how their juices fit into my everyday routine and lifestyle. A sort of cleanse on-the-(ahem)-glow feature, where I could still eat solids and enjoy caffeine – yet reap all the benefits that are (literally) squeezed into each of their shiny 475ml bottles of juice. Now, that’s my kinda cleanse. To just glow-with-the-flow 😉
Pure Glow is locally owned and run by Jacqueline, Rhyanna and Brooke and the rest of their unstoppable team who craft and produce cold-pressed juices each week right here in Perth – on Angove Street in North Perth, to be exact!
#TheGlowLife wellness movement has evolved the company way past simply a love for cold-pressed juices. The whole experience is a full-blown wellness adventure. The Pure Glow team pride themselves on creating innovative, unique and delicious juices to fuel “the busy dreamers and doers in Perth” (love that – that’s totally me) – and to help them find their inner and outer glow, for good.
The selection process couldn’t have been easier – each time I needed new juices, I just hopped onto the site – which is also packed full of juicy advice, recipes and tips – and selected the juices I wanted, for them to be delivered to me the following Monday, wrapped in my very own personalised packaging. Love!
I’m a massive fan of juice, usually enjoying a cold-pressed with my breakfast/lunch or as a post-workout rehydrator, and I always without fail have a coconut water when leaving the house in the morning to set me up for the day. So it wasn’t exactly difficult to intro-juice Pure Glow into my daily routine. Oh, and did I mention that they taste bloody amazing? No? They taste bloody amazing.
Now I’m a fairly fruity soul and not the biggest fan of veggies. Give me fruit over veg for my five a day every time! So it’s no surprise that I selected the fruitiest options for my weekly supply of juices. I chose all three of the Limited Edition juices (hell, I didn’t want to risk not slurping up one of those babies); Watermelon Crush, Cafe Au Lait and Matcha Milk, then the Sunrise Elixir and Buddha Juice as the perfect partners-in-crime for some early morning exercise/yoga. When my veggie-conscience got the better of me, I reluctantly added Ruby to my cart too.
A week into my glow-with-the-flow cleanse, I came down with a nasty bout of Bronchitis and it really knocked me sideways. I was signed off work for a week with antibiotics, and (despite access to a full suite of Foxtel offering at my disposal), I was miserable. I missed working out, socialising – even going to work! On my first sick day, I received a text from the girls at Pure Glow to see how I was finding everything (I know, they’re literally adorable) and when they discovered I was sick, they arranged a juice rescue pack to be delivered to my door that very evening, jam packed with bottles of Good Karma, Green Guru, Ruby and some seriously yummy Chai Vanilla Dream. Just amazing service, right? Extra special thanks to Audrey and Brittany for that.
My favourite juices? Watermelon Crush – I’m obsessed with watermelon, it’s literally my favourite fruit. Well, alongside blueberries, mangos, coconuts… Okay, it’s literally one of my favourite fruits. I remember munching massive huggings of it when I was a kid in England, on the beach in Cornwall and have been obsessed ever since. Chai Vanilla Dream was just smooth, luxurious and delicious – I actually decided to heat that one up on the stove to enjoy tucked up in bed one night with Aussie ELLE and some cheeky macaroons. See? My glow-with-the-flow cleanse version totally rocks. Sunrise Elixir and Green Guru were also firm favourites – each packed with enough goodness to make your insides shine like sunbeams – and the perfect compliment to a post work-out glow. My least favourite juice? Probably Ruby. I’m sorry! I’m just not a huge fan of veggies – although I do have a weakness for pickles and beetroot so wanted to give it a try. I first drank it on the rocks and found it had a really earthy, rich tone – so the second time round, I diluted it with some sparkling water and the taste was much more gentle and subtle. But it’s official – I’m definitely more of a fruit lover. Although Ruby did match my burgundy mani pretty perfectly, so the world wasn’t completely over.
The whole experience was just awesome – the girls checked in with me periodically to see how I was getting on with my juices, and regular emails popped up in my inbox with downloads and inspiration to keep me motivated. My energy levels were up, my skin was bright and clear and I had much more of a get up and go (Glow?!) attitude than usual.
For extra brownie points, Pure Glow do go green in more ways than one too. They encourage their customers to live consciously and recycle the glass bottles they use, by either rinsing the empties and leaving them out for Pure Glow to collect and re-use, or by adding them to your regular recycling routine! Alternatively, if you’re a little obsessed with fresh flowers round the house like me, you can keep them for your own cute, chintzy decor – how chic do those little flowers look in my empties?!
So, don’t let the whole “OMG, I’m doing a cleanse with absolutely no effing food or caffeine” thing put you off. There are so many ways you can work Pure Glow into your lifestyle, whilst you carry on doing your day-to-day thing (macaroons/birdies optional, but recommended) – all you really have to do is sit back and wait for the glow. It’s like Pure Glow says; “when your insides are glowing, you can take on the world.”
(Speaking of insides glowing, did I mention how amazing Sunrise Elixir goes with vodka? Yep. Glow-with-the-flow – it’s awesome…)
Commit to your cleanse (your way), using the code ‘glowwiththeflow’ for a fruity 15% off your very own, tailored three or five day cleanse before the end of the month. You’re very welcome xx
Thank you to Pure Glow for sponsoring this post!
^^ Haha, I just had to include this cute outtake of Thor! It makes me smile every time I look at it. “Never work with children or animals…”
STYLED & PHOTOGRAPHED BY: Katie Rebekah Osborne