Getting Juiced

The Juice Box Cleanse

You've heard about juice-fueled detoxes. Now this local startup is making it easier than ever to try one.

By Christopher Werner September 28, 2012

The Juice Box cleanse: "It’s more about choosing to improve your well being rather than denying yourself food." Photo via

Brandin Myett and his Doritos–loving girlfriend Kari Brunson, aka the duo comprising Juice Box, are getting a head start on the New Years resolution thing with a new juice cleanse.

Chances are you're familiar with the produce-fueled detox regimes (they are quite popular, thanks to places like Evolution Fresh), but rare is the structured, delivered-to-your-door program Brunson and Myett have least in a double-digit price point. 

Here, Brunson breaks down how the Juice Box cleanse works.

One day of cleansing means consuming 96 ounces of liquid in five intervals. The idea is to nix all solids but some people still incorporate raw foods or broths. Each 16 ounce juice contains about two and half pounds of produce—anything from kale, zucchini, celery, mint, and lime to beet, lemon, apple, and ginger.

You will feel hungry. "Especially at first." The detoxification process results in headaches and nausea for some people. "Each person is different."

So why do it? "From our experience, you will feel energetic, clear minded, and light. Your senses like taste and smell are heightened, you sleep better, and you body feels centered." 

Frequently doing cleanses in small doses (i.e. up to five consecutive days) is okay. More than that? Not so much. "Longer ones (15-30 days) is a once or twice a year thing."

The program is offered in one-, three-, or five-day stints. Each day costs $55. For an additional $3, Brunson and Myett deliver a day's five (vegan, gluten-free) juices between 8am and 11am; their reach includes Belltown, Capitol Hill, Downtown Seattle, Fremont, and Queen Anne. For more on the cleanse, check out

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