General Juicing Questions
What is Cold Pressed Juicing?
Cold pressing is a two step method of extracting liquid from plants without denaturing enzymes or breaking down nutrients with high levels of heat or oxygen. The produce is fed into a masticator that cuts the produce into small sizes. Then our hydraulic presses coax every colourful, delicious drop of liquid out of a plant while keeping its health-giving properties intact, producing live juice that stays great for 72 hours.
How is a cold press different than my at home centrifugal juicer?
A more common form of juicing, centrifugal juicing, relies on a metal blade that spins at great speed against a mesh filter, separating juice from fruit and vegetable solids. This method not only extracts juice that that is less dense with vitamins, minerals and enzymes than cold-pressed juice, but the spinning blade brings high temperatures and oxidation into the equation, changing the juice’s chemistry and hastening its deterioration.
Seems Expensive to Juice?
Pounds upon pounds of fresh organic produce are in each bottle of OTV juice - more than you could ever eat in one sitting. As many of you know, at-home juicing is expensive, messy, and time consuming, and unfortunately it's no different when doing it on a larger scale.
What does raw mean?
When we say that our juices are raw, we mean that nothing in them has been cooked, subjected to high temperatures in the juicing process or pasteurized.
Why is the juice pre-bottled?
The large-scale machine we use is most efficient when juicing high volumes at once. We worked long and hard to create recipes that both taste great and are great for you, and we bottle them in-store right after the juicing process so that you can grab one and be on your way to nutritional wellness as soon as possible.
What should I do with the empty bottles?
We like to recycle our bottles at OTV. We do not take the bottles back though. Throw them in your recycling bin at home.
Can OTV juice be a meal replacement?
We are big advocates of “balanced juicing”, which we define as drinking cold-pressed juice whenever the mood strikes—instead of that mid-morning coffee, say, or in that afternoon lull when you might be craving something sweet. We don’t tend to think of it as a meal replacement.
We do not advocate replacing food with juice altogether! There is no substitute for insoluble fibre-containing, soul-replenishing food. However, if you’re looking to detoxify, break bad habits, and give your body a rest, you might opt to try a cleanse.
integrating cold-pressed juices into your daily routine will help to keep you healthy, balanced and energized.
A cleanse can help you flush out the toxins that build up inside you over time. Done properly, this can improve your digestion and charge you with renewed (and renewable) energy. It can also help you take stock of your current nutritional habits, and determine where there is room for improvement. You should emerge from your cleanse clear-headed, light on your feet, and with a new spring in your step.
Can anyone cleanse?
We do not offer medical advice of any kind, nor do we offer medically supervised cleanses. If you have a medical condition or are on prescription medication, we strongly advise that you consult your doctor before considering a cleanse. We do not recommend cleansing if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or under 18 years of age. Beyond that, the decision to cleanse or not to cleanse is a personal one. Listen to your body, and do what feels right for you.
How much does the cleanse cost?
A 1 day cleanse cost $55. This includes 5 cold pressed juices (16oz) and 1 dairy free nut milk (16oz). You can cleanse for as long as you like! One, Three, and Five days are the most common.
How often should I cleanse?
Some people feel that a multiple-day cleanse each month, or even a single-day cleanse each week, helps them feel their best. Others prefer to cleanse once a season or once a year. There is no right answer, but some experimentation can help you determine what’s right for you.
Will cleansing help me lose weight?
You may lose a few pounds during a cleanse, but we do not view short-term weight loss as the focus of our cleanse program. Think of this as a chance to detoxify your body, reboot your system and break bad habits. We are far more concerned with long-term health gains than with the numbers on the scale from one day to the next.
How should I prepare for my cleanse?
We recommend using the days leading up to your cleanse to prepare your body for this change by phasing out processed foods, refined flour, sugar, alcohol, caffeine, dairy and meat. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and begin incorporating juice into your diet prior to starting a cleanse.
Can I work while cleansing?
Do I need to drink the cleanse juices in a certain order?
We do suggest a specific order to drink your juices but this is our suggestion from experience on the best way to get through a cleanse. However, listen to your body! If you are feeling hungry and think another juice will help, go ahead, drink up! If you are craving our delicious nut milk, have some. Just make sure you are finishing all your juices for each day!
Can I drink water while cleansing?
Yes! You should drink water everyday. We suggest drinking a juice, rising your bottle, and then filling it up with water until you are ready for your next juice!
Can I drink alcohol, coffee or caffeinated tea while cleansing?
Can I smoke cigarettes while cleansing?
What about herbal tea?
Herbal tea is okay. We actually would suggest some of our edible Mexican Tea!
Can I exercise while cleansing?
Yes. You may not feel up for high intensity cardio work, but some movement is suggested. A pilates session or yoga class would be a great workout option while cleansing.
How should I transition out of my cleanse?
You should ease out of your cleanse in the same way that you eased into it. That means keeping processed foods, refined flour and sugar, alcohol, caffeine, dairy and meat out of your diet for at least the first few days (or as long as possible), and prioritizing vegetables, fruit, pulses, whole grains and nuts.
Drink lots of water, and continue drinking one to three juices per day. Take your cleanse as an opportunity to discard destructive old habits and form healthier ones. You’ll feel better for it.
What if I have questions during my cleanse?
If you have questions you can call us at 513-305-6020 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help!