Avocado Kiwi Smoothie and a Jus by Julie Cleanse Giveaway

April 15th, 2014

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Boy, do we have a treat for you today. A few weeks ago, the ladies from a Brooklyn-based juice company Jus by Julie reached out to us about their 3 day cleanse and the possibility of a giveaway. We rarely do giveaways and only when we love and believe in a product. This was certainly the case with Jus. What’s unique about these particular drinks is that they consist of blended fruit and vegetables, with fiber intact. You might be thinking smoothies, and the blended juices are smoothie-like, but much smoother and less creamy than your average shake.
We loved the cleanse – it was much more manageable than normal juice cleanses – it feels as if you are drinking whole meals made of the freshest ingredients. There are six juices a day, and they vary in flavor, which eliminates boredom, which is always my problem with cleanses. And you do feel cleansed and rejuvenated at the end.

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Jus creator Julie Maleh is a certified nutritionist and we asked her a few questions:

Hi Julie! In the never ending discussion about what is better for us – juices or smoothies, you’re a big proponent of keeping all the fiber from fruit and vegetables in the glass. What is your take on it?
I strongly believe that keeping all the fiber in the juices is essential because that is what keeps you feeling full and nourished all day long. The fiber also aids in digestion and ridding your body of impurities and toxins. On the other hand, cold pressed juices remove all the fiber and are just comprised of the sugars from the fruits and vegetables, not the fiber.
When reading about the concept behind your juices, I thought they would be much more like smoothies – thick and chunky. After trying them, it turned out that they still very much resemble juice in texture and thickness, which I love. What is the special process you use for making the juice?
We use a unique industrial blender system as opposed to a traditional cold press juicing system in order to retain the fiber and pulp from the produce.
What are your most popular drinks?
Island Coconut, which is made from coconut meat and water, dates, and cinnamon. Chia Berry, made from strawberries, chia seeds, lemon, and pomegranate. And Sweet Spin, made from spinach, kale, pineapple, banana, and mango.
What is your typical day of eating like? How many of your juices do you drink every day?
I start my day with a Morning Glory juice and egg whites, which keeps me full and satisfied until lunch. For lunch, I have a salad with a lean protein such as tuna with a fiber filled carb such as brown rice or quinoa. I like to snack on fruits and veggies in between meals, like apples with almond butter or carrots with hummus. I usually drink half of an Island Coconut juice before dinner. Other half after dinner. For dinner, I have a protein with vegetables and drink the other half of my Island Coconut for dessert. If you really want to feel like you’re indulging, place the Island Coconut in the freezer for an hour or two before and it will taste like creamy, rich ice cream.
Tell us about your cleanse.
JUS by Julie’s cleanse is a good fit for anyone, young or old. Whether someone is juicing in order to detox their body or lose a few extra pounds, it benefits everyone because we don’t give our bodies enough of these nutrients. Our 3 Day cleanse provides easy access to the abundance and variety of nutrients that our bodies crave, plus the fiber needed to satiate us, while flushing out the toxins from our bodies.

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And since it’s finally Spring and we’ve got this wonderful smoothie giveaway going, it’s about time to share a good smoothie recipe of our own. Recently, I’ve been experimenting with making smoothies without bananas, which I have nothing against, but really wanted to explore other possibilities. This Avocado Kiwi smoothie is very mildly sweetened and that’s what I like about it. If you prefer sweeter shakes, add any sweetener of choice like soft dates, frozen banana (eliminate ice in this case), etc. The drink is satisfying, creamy, and packed with nutrients – just look at the list of ingredients.

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To enter the Jus by Julie 3 day cleanse giveaway, leave a comment here by Monday, April 21st. Update: giveaway is closed, winner –  Jasmine Rivera.
And if you aren’t the one lucky winner, the ladies at Jus came up with a 20% off promo code for all Golubka readers, to be used when buying anything on the Jus website - GLBK20JUS image


Avocado Kiwi Smoothie
1 avocado
2-3 ripe, sweet kiwis
about 4 cups packed leafy greens (hard stems removed if using kale and such)
1-2 tablespoons vanilla pea or other vegetable protein
about 2 cups almond milk or more, to the consistency that you prefer
a few ice cubes

Combine all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

Tags: avocado, drink, greens, juice

  • Sara Brown says:

    I would love to win the Jus by Julie 3 day cleanse giveaway!!

  • Kat says:

    I could use a 3-day cleanse :)

  • Ive been wanting to try this!!!

  • Cristina S says:

    Nice contest.

  • Hannah says:

    I’d be willing to give it a shot, especially since they have fiber.

  • Liliana says:

    Wow, what a great giveaway! I would love to try these juices!

  • Calli says:

    I’ve been wanting to try a juice cleanse! great photos.

  • Danielle says:

    I have wanted to try a juice cleanse for a while and these juices look really good. I’d love to win!

  • Thandie says:

    I would love to try these juices and win this contest!

  • Jen says:

    These look so fresh and vibrant! Cant wait to try them

  • Allyson Reddy says:

    I’ve been wanting to do a cleanse for a while, but have always been nervous about not feeling full enough to complete it. This sounds like the perfect compromise! I’d love to be lucky enough to win!

  • Jasmine says:

    I would love to win this cleanse to use before my wedding!

  • Katrina Lane says:

    What a great looking smoothie, I’ll have to give it a try! A 3 day cleanse would be great too!

  • grace says:

    I’ve been meaning to do a juice cleanse!

  • anna says:

    great photos!!!
    my favorite is a coconut smoothie as well.
    would love to win the three day cleanse:)!

  • Cassie says:

    I would love to win this, maybe lose a little bit of the winter weight from this never ending winter!

  • Amy Poland says:

    I would love to try a 3 day juice cleanse by Jus!

  • Clara says:

    I would love to love the cleanse!!!!
    your blog, lovely as always!
    xx

  • Libby says:

    I have been reading a lot about juicing, lately, but I just can’t get behind the idea of taking out all of that fiber!
    Therefore, I’m so pumped to learn about this company! And they all sound just delicious. I’d love to win.

  • Ali says:

    I’d love to try the Jus cleanse!

  • Jayme Moehle says:

    The juices sound delicious!

  • Beth says:

    I’ve heard a lot about Jus by Julie! I’d love to try a 3 day cleanse.

  • Michele says:

    I’ve been enjoying juicing and very simple blended fruit smoothies. This cleanse sounds fun and helpful!

  • Mackenzie Dunn says:

    I would love to win this cleanse :)

  • Megan says:

    What a great giveaway! Those juices look delicious

  • June wade says:

    This sounds so delicious!

  • Polina Skladneva says:

    Want to entire a giveaway! love coconut too much not to try this

  • Angie says:

    This sounds great. I usually drink cold-pressed juices, so I am interested!

  • Christina says:

    What a great giveaway! Would absolutely love to try out the cleanse. Thanks a ton!
    Christina

  • Micaela says:

    I would love to try the Jus by Julie cleanse! I’ve tried a cold-pressed juice cleanse before and would love to see the benefits of keeping fiber in the juices. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  • Diane says:

    Great time a year for a cleanse! Thank you Golubka for the recipe and Jus for the chance to win. Blessings and good luck to all!

  • Jennifer says:

    This looks like a great recipe, thank you — I have been hearing great things about Jus by Julie!

  • Shaun says:

    These sound lovely and cleansing, and in such a nice array of colors!

  • katy says:

    I would love to win :) these sound yummy

  • Sharon says:

    I am thinking of doing a 3 day cleanse as I have had several problems this winter and early spring. I would love to win this as it sounds like the ideal cleanse for me.

  • meredith says:

    This smoothie recipe looks awesome! Thanks for hosting an awesome cleanse giveaway

  • Jana says:

    I love the recipe for the smoothie, too bad avocado is really expensive here. Thank you anyway :)

  • Jacki says:

    I’d love to do a 3 day juice cleanse by Julie! It would be a great way to start the summer.

  • amy says:

    I love a good juice cleanse! Count me in for the giveaway!

  • Lisa says:

    Please add me to the list for the Jus giveaway!
    Thanks! Very best!

  • Lisa says:

    Please include me as well. Thanks!
    very best!

  • Jessica G. says:

    The names are all so appetizing !

  • Alena says:

    Have been looking for a great new juice place in NY! This is perfect, would love to try the 3 day cleanse!!

  • I love kiwi in my smoothies. And with avocado! Mmm. Thanks for doing another giveaway and for the discount code! I love everything you do!
    C

  • Ellen says:

    This smoothie looks delicious!

  • linda says:

    Going to be making this smoothly tomorrow, it sounds great. Winning the give away would be an added bonus.

  • Elizabeth says:

    Oh how I would love to win this cleanse! I’ve been searching different cleanses and this one was actually on my list!

  • Shalonda says:

    Looking for a cleanse and tasteful smoothies. Looks like I have found some I may like.

  • Darcy says:

    Would love, love, love to win the cleanse. Thank you!

  • Jordan says:

    This is an awesome giveaway, thanks for the opportunity to try the cleanse!

  • Michelle Wong says:

    The Island Coconut drink sounds delicious, would love to try this cleanse!

  • Bertha says:

    love to win and give it a try

  • Becca Entenberg says:

    Sounds delicious!

  • Christina D. says:

    I’ve been juicing for about 2 years now but have never done a cleanse, and would love to try it! These sound wonderful – thank you for the opportunity to try them!!

  • Erin says:

    What a fun giveaway! I would be super excited to win this! Xx

  • nina says:

    I would love to participate!! these juices seems delicious! but beeing in france i’m not sure that i can…? in all cases thank you for sharing and good luck to every one!

  • Doris says:

    I would love to try the cleanse!

  • Linda says:

    I have never done a cleanse before. Count me in please!

  • Eric says:

    Awesome, would like to win!

  • Mariam says:

    They look yummy!

  • Wade says:

    I would love to win!

    God bless!

  • emaliah82 says:

    What an absolutely LOVELY giveaway!!! I am always being asked by family and friends for new juice and smoothie recipes. Would be great to try JUS so I can recommend them from personal experience!!! :)

  • Oh my gracious goodness this cleanse would be a life changer! So hoping to win!

  • Megan says:

    I’ve never really thought about trying a cleanse, but these sound great!

  • Nicolina Cooke says:

    This looks great!

  • Vanessa says:

    I would like to win the cleanse!

  • Kirstie says:

    I would LOVE to give this a shot! I’ve always been leery of the ‘cleanse’ concept, but these look so delicious and healthy I’d love to taste them. And if it helped shed the winter sweater …. all the better!

  • Sara says:

    Hello. Your photos and recipes are beyond beautiful. Thank you for sharing :)

  • Chesca says:

    This smoothie looks tasty and nutritious!

    I hope I also win some Jus!

  • SOPHIA says:

    The joy of juice!

  • Lucia says:

    I’d be overjoyed to win! (also newly obsessed with your blog — it’s wonderful!)

  • Sarah says:

    Oh man! My husband would love these! He wakes up early every morning to make each of us a green smoothie – Definitely going to give him this recipe.

  • Giorgia says:

    Fantastic!!

  • Jen says:

    I want that juice!

  • Barbara says:

    this juice cleanse sounds fantastic!

  • Alan says:

    sign me up!!

  • Julia says:

    What a lovely giveaway!

  • Carolyn Scott says:

    I’ve never done a cleanse, because, like you, I love eating a variety of foods, and even the best foods aren’t great the third time around (in a row). This approach to a cleanse actually sounds fun and one I’d finish successfully!

  • Mallory says:

    I’m testing a variety of smoothies for easy breakfasts, and Jus’s descriptions are giving me some great ideas!

  • Yurika says:

    This looks delicious! I’m glad I found your website!

  • Vera K says:

    I would love to win this – I am a huge fan of cleansing.

  • I would love to win this cleanse! I’ve never done a juice cleanse before, but I’ve always wanted to :)

  • Alison H says:

    What a great giveaway! I would love to do this cleanse!!

  • Jenny T says:

    I would absolutely love to win a Jus juice cleanse! I’m also a huge fan of avocados and kiwis so this smoothie looks fantastic.

  • Susi Brust says:

    A juice cleanse would be perfect for Spring!

  • DEBBIE says:

    Would love to win! Thanks!

  • Lili says:

    I would absolutely love to win this cleanse. I’ve been wanting to try a juice cleanse, and this would be such a great way to get motivated!

  • Sheryl says:

    What a fantastic way to start the season!! Would love to win.

  • Linda says:

    I really want to win this juice cleanse. I did one about a year ago and loved it and would really like to do another one.

  • Taryn T. says:

    Thanks for offering this great prize! I am a teacher, and with testing lately, I have not eaten well, and have been stressed. I would love this cleanse to kick start my health!

  • Melissa Douglass says:

    I would love to try this! Thanks for the chance!

  • Kenzie says:

    These juice recipes are amazing and inspiring, thank you so much for sharing :)

  • liz l says:

    Very interesting, love to try

  • alison says:

    sign me up!

  • serena says:

    yum! to both the recipe and to jus!

  • Sam M. says:

    This smoothie looks terrific! I’ve been looking for good banana-replacement ideas for smoothies.

  • KT says:

    Avocado in my smoothies, such a lovely start to the day! And such pretty juices, I would so love this cleanse x

  • TC says:

    the cleanse looks great!

  • Olivia says:

    woo! awesome recipe awesome give away :) love your blog wish me luck!

  • I bet that drink is tart. Sour. Kiwis do that to my tounge. I would still try it out!

  • Nisha says:

    Fresh juices sound like a great way to kick off spring!

  • Tara says:

    Cool! I am really planning to try a juice cleanse in my upcoming future and would love to try this Jus cleanse!

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  • sarah says:

    want to try!!

  • yvonne says:

    I would love to try it!!!! Yum! Love all your recipes :)

  • Refugio says:

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    was wondering what all is needed to get set up? I’m assuming having
    a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very internet smart so
    I’m not 100% positive. Any recommendations
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