Editor-Tested: 4 Non-Juice Cleanses to Try Before Bikini Season

Updated 09/23/16

Juice cleanses had their moment (some might argue that they’re still having their moment). But since their first explosion into the health scene in 2012, women everywhere have realized that sometimes, you can have your juice and eat things too. But not eat just anything, mind you—healthy, carefully-curated and nutritionally rich things, selected and created by nutritionists and health experts.

With that in mind, we couldn’t help but notice a new generation of cleanses quietly enter the scene. These cleanses (or “detox programs”) are much less painful, and involve everything from crisp salads and nutritious smoothies to even a guilt-free sweet-treat (or two). With bikini season looming not too far in the distance, we took it upon ourselves to try out four of the most buzz-worthy ones and report on the results. Water weight was shed, shakes were stirred, and chocolate avocado pudding was enjoyed—suffice to say, we now have an arsenal of alternatives to our standard juice cleanse.

  Keep scrolling to read our reviews!

Courtesy of Urban Remedy

Created by: Neka Pasquale, Chinese nutritionist and certified acupuncturist

Duration: 3 days

Price: $175

Includes:
3 Cold-brewed coffees and teas
3 Breakfast meals in a bottle
7 Ready-to-go lunch and dinner items
3 Satisfying snacks
3 Green juices

Includes:
3 Cold-brewed coffees and teas
3 Breakfast meals in a bottle
7 Ready-to-go lunch and dinner items
3 Satisfying snacks
3 Green juices

Courtesy of Paleta

The Cleanse: Paleta Mind & Body Cleanse

Created by: Kelly Boyer, Executive Chef

Duration: 5 days (also offers 10-day cleanse)

Price: $345

Includes:
Paleta PurifyPlus powder
Targeted meals and snacks
Herbal Tea
Shaker bottle
Soothing bath salts

Includes:
Paleta PurifyPlus powder
Targeted meals and snacks
Herbal Tea
Shaker bottle
Soothing bath salts

Courtesy of Kore Kitchen

Created by: Meryl Pritchard, Certified Nutritionist

Duration: 3 days (also offers 5-day cleanse)

Price: $95 a day

Includes:
Superfood smoothies
Cold-pressed juices
Vegan salads for lunch
Curated snacks
Fiber rich soups
Evening teas

Includes:
Superfood smoothies
Cold-pressed juices
Vegan salads for lunch
Curated snacks
Fiber rich soups
Evening teas

Courtesy of Soupure

The Cleanse: Soupure Cleanse

Created by: Angela Blatteis and Vivienne Vella

Duration: 1 Day (also offers 3 and 5-day cleanses)

Price: $79 - $375

Includes:
1 Pineapple Basil Water
1 Pear Yuzu Water
1 Zucchini Basil
1 Sweet Potato
1 Chicken Broth
1 Nuts & Seeds
1 Strawberry Cashew
1 Banana Sesame

Includes:
1 Pineapple Basil Water
1 Pear Yuzu Water
1 Zucchini Basil
1 Sweet Potato
1 Chicken Broth
1 Nuts & Seeds
1 Strawberry Cashew
1 Banana Sesame

LA-based soup cleanse company Soupure’s website says, “Souping in the New Juicing”—and after our editor’s experience, we might just believe them. Her favorite was the Banana Sesame Tea, which “tasted exactly like homemade banana nut bread,” and the Japanese Sweet Potato Soup for dinner. Surprisingly, she said she stayed full the entire day, and eagerly looked forward to the next soup, since there were so many unique flavors. If you’re looking to shed some major weight, she recommends trying the three or five-day cleanse—but the one-day cleanse still left her body feeling clean, healthy, and refreshingly full.

 Click here to order a Soupure cleanse!

Have you ever tried a non-juice cleanse? What is your favorite? Tell us below!

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