General FAQ

How is Skinny Juice made?

All of our Skinny Juice are hand made in Cape Town from only the freshest produce from local farmers. We cold press our juice, without introducing any heat, aeration or oxidization. Our juices go through a 2-stage extraction system, which retains all the vital nutrients without breaking down any of the enzymes your body needs. We then filter, bottle and blast freeze the juices to lock in nutrients and prevent enzyme break down.

What is cold pressed?

Cold-pressed refers to the method of how the juice was extracted. A real cold-pressed juice has been slowly squeezed without the use of high-speed blades or parts. In other words, it is never subjected to a significant increase in heat or aeration. Cold-pressing is the slowest, coldest, most delicate method of extraction. Cold-pressed juices have very few fibres and require minimal digestion, as the body absorbs the nutrients immediately. Cold-pressing is the best possible way to maintain the natural integrity of the juice to preserve all the goodness.

What’s wrong with fibre?

Fibre is not bad, but requires energy to breakdown. An objective of a juice cleanse is to give your digestive system a break, while still absorbing in nutrients.

Can my kids drink Skinny juice?

Most definitely! Cold pressed juice is a good alternative to sugary drinks, which don’t provide any nutrition. Each flavour is engineered to taste incredible so that everyone can enjoy them.

How should I store my juices?

Once you receive your Skinny Juices please place directly into your freezer. These can be kept frozen for up to 6 months. When you want to consume your Skinny Juice simply take out the deep freezer and pop them into your fridge the night before so that they are ready to drink the next day. Remember if you are on the go always keep your juices cold, either in a cooler or fridge at work as they are highly perishable.

Are Skinny Juices vegan?

You bet! All our juices are made with food from the earth and are dairy, wheat, grain & gluten free!

Is Skinny Juice organic?

We strive to use organic produce whenever possible, but it is still very limited in South Africa in terms of variety and volume.

What is the environmental impact?

We source all our fresh produce and packaging locally, reducing the carbon footprint. Our packaging is made from 50% recycled plastic and is 100% recyclable. We are unfortunately limited by the packaging options available, and are pushing the packaging industry into developing bottles from 100% recycled plastic. There are however a number of technical and food safety issues to overcome before this will be a reality.

Why not glass? We blast freeze our juices to lock in all the goodness, for you to defrost just before drinking. It is not possible to freeze liquid in glass. Glass has other negatives, for example plastic actually uses a lot less energy than glass to be recycled. The weight of a plastic bottle is also is much lighter, which means less fuel is consumed to deliver our juices to you.

Cleansing FAQ

Don’t our bodies cleanse naturally? Is cleansing just a trend?

It is true to say that our bodies cleanse naturally. We see our juice cleanse programs as an occasional way to pause and reflect, allowing a break from hectic modern lifestyles. Historically, cleansing was a way to bring balance back into people’s lives. So, while it has only been incorporated into dietary practices by the masses more recently, cleansing is by no means a trend.

Will I feel hungry during my cleanse?

Yes, you will feel hungry especially in the first day or two. Just allow your body to adjust to consuming liquids, it is normal to feel this way. Once your digestive system is rested and has adjusted to the liquid diet, you will start experiencing the amazing benefits.

Can I exercise while on a cleanse?

Listen to your body. You are still getting nutrition, but it is wise to beware of a lower intake of foods. You will most likely find that you have lots of energy and if you feel like it, go for a walk or light run, ideally in nature. Otherwise yoga or pilates are a great option for that added effect of intense breathing to help you maximize your cleanse.

During the program can I have sparkling water, chewing gum, coffee or tea?

Remember you are doing this to detoxify your body. Sparkling water contains high levels of Sodium, chewing gum has many added chemicals, coffee and certain teas contain caffeine. Only purified still water and caffeine-free herbal teas are recommended.

I don’t have much time, but would like to try the Skinny 1 day cleanse. Is it beneficial to do it for just 1 day?

Absolutely! A Skinny 1 day cleanse has amazing results and can lead to healthier habits. Some people love to do a 1 day cleanse each week to rebalance on a regular basis.

Who should not try a juice cleanse?

Avoid if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or suffer from certain medical conditions, such as diabetes for example. If you are unsure check with your doctor especially if you are currently on medication.

What are the side effects of a juice cleanse?

Yes, just like any detoxification you may experience headaches, dizziness, fatigue and moodiness. This is completely normal and it’s your body getting rid of all the unwanted toxins. Please remember to stay hydrated at all times by drinking plenty water in between your juices.

If any symptoms arise that seem bothersome or you are in any way concerned, please contact us immediately. If you experience any of the following symptoms, please stop your cleanse and contact your doctor: fainting, extreme dizziness, low blood pressure, significant weight loss, vomiting, severe diarrhoea.