okay, before you go running for the hills about a post called “the juice you chew”, i implore you hear me out on this one. this past saturday i was at orangetheory with our coach alana, and after a sweaty 55-minute endurance class, we were stretching when she said she had a treat for us. ooh, there’s nothing better than a hard-earned treat! well, i couldn’t quite hear everything she was saying about this chuice stuff, but the bit i did hear was something along the lines of “you take a sip, you chew, take a sip, chew, so on and so forth. it’s only 150 calories per bottle and it is healthy! the chewing process helps you digest your food, and having something in a bottle for on-the-go lifestyles is perfect.” out of respect and intrigue i figured i had nothing to lose, so i made my way to the front of the class to grab a bottle for myself.
now, i’d be lying if i said i wanted to chug it down right away. the thick texture and very green color had me a little worried that i might not even be able to choke down a swallow of the stuff. however, i’m usually down for trying something new at least once, so i went for it.
i cannot even begin to tell you how pleasantly surprised i was, but i shall try! first, i enjoy kale, so getting to chomp on it along with some crunchy pine nuts didn’t phase me at all. and, along with all the other fresh fruit and vegetables, it was quite a flavor explosion. also, i don’t usually have a texture aversion when it comes to what i eat, so that was something i didn’t really have to get past.
i will say that drinking (or maybe eating?) chuice isn’t the most graceful of acts, in that sometimes you’re slurping up a piece of vegetable while also trying to sip. just imagine that while trying to drive home. oh, and here’s a pro-tip when enjoying chuice: be sure to shake after each sip to make sure the thinner liquid actually mixes in with all the more solid ingredients. the reason i say this is because if you do not you’ll end up with a big clump of vegetables and fruits at the bottom of the bottle that you cannot get out, which is a shame because all those vegetables and fruits are so tasty!
now, you might be thinking “eh, that evergreen flavor doesn’t look like my cup of tea.” well, have i got news for you! they also have one called heart-beet! seriously! i cannot make up this stuff, and you all know how much i love beets, so i am convinced it is fate. you can purchase chuice online or, if you got to their locator page, you can find a store near you where you can indulge. lucky for me there are plenty of nearby whole foods that carry them, so i just cannot wait to stop by. do your body something new and good and give chuice a try!