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amNewYork editors attempt to tackle one of their biggest fears… the juice cleanse

amNewYork editors attempt to tackle one of their biggest fears… the juice cleanse

Juice cleanses are all the rage, but we had never done one. So in the interest of journalism (as well as our curiosity and unexplained need to subject ourselves to pain), we decided to try it.

Our friend Ross Franklin, founder of Pure Green, a smoothie and cold pressed juice brand with seven locations in the city, set us up with his “juice ’til dinner” cleanse. We could eat a healthy, sensible dinner — like a salad or avocado toast — as well as drink four juices and plenty of water throughout the day.

As Ross put it, “Our mission is to transition the mainstream population into healthy lifestyles.” And yes, we admit to being pretty “mainstream,” but we were ready to go all in.

It. Was. Not. Easy. But at the end we did feel healthier, and maybe even look better… and then we celebrated with a cookie!

ALISON FOX and NINA RUGGIERO