Joulebody In the Press

July 2015


By Courtney Porkolab
August 2014
Confession: I love green juices and smoothies. If I don’t start my day with one, I don’t feel quite right. I could drink them all day long—but, I need a little nibble here and there. Aside from chasing my green concoctions with coffee each morning (oops), I’d say I eat pretty healthy. I’m the first to admit you should indulge occasionally but once I start slipping from my normal routine, I suddenly become addicted to things I normally don’t care for: breads, sweets, you name it. (I swear gluten is addicting.)

That’s when I know it’s time for a reset. And although I routinely opt for raw foods, juices and green smoothies, I’ve only attempted an actual juice cleanse once: I lasted till 8 pm and then pigged out on Mexican. (The second you tell me I can't eat something, I'll do the opposite.) That’s why Joulebody caught my eye. Joulebody offers juice cleanses combined with whole foods. A diet I can certainly get behind, I signed up for their 3-Day Active Cleanse. Here are some highlights on what happened next...
June 2013
Did I mention our family recently moved from California to Texas?

We moved from California to Texas! We’ve happily landed in Houston and we are very excited about our new adventure.

I’m sure I don’t need to explain the amount of stress that comes along with any move, let alone a cross-country move with small children. We spent a lot of time out eating out the last few months while our house was for sale and staged to look like a show room. Oh, and wine became my BFF. Needless to say, by the time we landed in Texas I was a bit shocked to see my reflection in the mirror. Just a few months of “bad” eating, stress, and fatigue had really taken a toll on this mama. Worse than not liking my reflection though, I just didn’t feel like myself; I was sluggish and uncomfortable in my clothes. I needed something to jump start my return to health – something to drop a few pounds, make my jeans feel less snug on my waist, and take away that little bloat under my chin.
By Klaudia Tirico
March 2013
I've done a number of juice cleanses in the passed year: Organic Avenue, Blueprint, Cooler Cleanse, you name it. Although I felt great after completing them, I was starving during the three day span. It's safe to say my juice cleansing era is over. Enter Bliss and Joulebody's Happy Cleanse. They've teamed up to bring us a full detox cleanse that actually let's you eat solid food. Now there is really no excuse to not give your body some TLC and take a break from all the junk you've been putting inside it.
January 2013
If you've strayed from your 2013 healthy eating goals, kick start your clean eating with one of these delicious detox programs. Organic juices and raw vegan meals delivered right to your door. Like all reviews, alignyo tested these cleanse programs and they are easy to use and won’t leave you starving or drained. So you can cleanse AND still hit your favorite yoga class.
December 2012
The day after Thanksgiving, I started a cleanse. I was felling full, sluggish, and had indulged big time the night before. I needed a kickstart! I had never done a full cleanse before: I had tried various juice cleanses but always gave up after too much rumblin' in my tummy.

Several weeks prior, I had been contacted by a representative of Joulebody. They offered to let me try one of their vegan, gluten-free, whole food based cleanses and I was instantly intrigued. Most cleanses seem freakishly unhealthy for you; subsisting on cayenne pepper lemonade for nine days or eating only grapefruit to 'cleanse' your system is just illogical. These cleanses work by shocking the body into deprivation mode, forcing it to burn fat stores instead of sugars that would normally come from food. You're depriving your body of necessary nutrients and goodness that it needs to function healthily!

Joulebody is a whole new game. Owner Yvette Rose has created a system that delivers freshly squeezed juices and chef-prepared food to your doorstep in eco-friendly, reuseable glass jars so you can start your cleanse as freshly and as quickly as possible.
November 2012
I like the physical act of eating food and I like to do intense work-outs daily. It is for these two reasons that I have never considered myself a juice cleanse kind of person. I like drinking juices, especially if they’re green, but the thought of juice being my only source of energy both depressed me (because I wouldn’t get the satisfaction of eating food) and made me concerned that, since I work-out so much, I would be ravenous the entire time. I just wrote off cleanses altogether, thinking they just weren’t for me.

Then one day, Amy, a Joulebody representative, contacted me and offered me a 3-Day Cleanse to try. Extremely skeptical, since I was so anti-cleanse, I perused their website. The first thing that caught my eye was that their cleanses don’t just include juice, they include food as well! And energy bars! And it’s all organic, plant-based and gluten-free! Then, they also give you a list of foods that you can snack on if you’re still hungry (raw nuts, green apples, carrots, hummus, and more). Feeling deprived is not an option with this cleanse. My interested was piqued.
February 2012
I bought the Joulebody On The Go 3-day cleanse on Gilt back in November. It consisted of 3 juices and two of these bars each day. The juices were alright and I’ll admit that I cheated a little and ate some raw nuts each day since I am pretty active and got hungry in the afternoon. I would probably give the whole experience a 7 out of 10, mainly because I didn’t really like the juices. BUT…and this is a big but…these Joulebody Bars are effing delicious. I’m not kidding. Like candy…and I have a gnarly sweet tooth. I know what I am talking about here. They come in two flavors, Cacoa Brownie and Ginger Blondie, and they are equally awesome. They are full of nutritious and detoxifying ingredients in addition to being wheat, nut, gluten and dairy free.
By Jillian Eugenios
January 2012
I do not diet. I do not count calories. I do not feel guilty when I eat bread and then pasta, washed down with red wine and followed by tiramisu and an espresso at 10pm. I haven’t weighed myself since I was about 8 years old, after they made me do it at summer camp and I saw the way the girls would, even then, beat themselves up over the number. My mother was naturally skinny so I didn’t grow up thinking or hearing about fat and calories. I grew up in a very healthy household and was taught to eat what I want when I want it. Luckily I usually want the healthy stuff but I do have a weakness for pastries and cakes.