Lauryn Evarts talks with Eric Ethans and Annie Lawless about Suja juice and the benefits of juicing.

Talking with the Creator of the Best Juice. Ever.

October 12, 2012
Updated: August 19, 2016
by
LAURYN

Lauryn Evarts talks with Eric Ethans and Annie Lawless about Suja juice and the benefits of juicing.

Lauryn Evarts talks with Eric Ethans and Annie Lawless about Suja juice and the benefits of juicing.

Meet Annie. She is the gorgeous, fit co-owner of Suja, an amazing company that produces the most fresh, delicious veggie/fruit juice available. Quite frankly, I’m leaving Michael because I.am.in.love.with.Suja.

Since discovering the product, I’ve been chugging them on the reg. Oh! And for all of your who are annoyed with the juice cleanse because you don’t have the time or patience [ like me ] to actually buy the ingredients & then juice them at home…fab news: Suja does a pre-made, 3-day juice cleanse that is INSANE! In fact, it’s so amaze, that I’ll be completing it after the holidays. Who’s with me?! Check out Suja’s three day cleanse here : ).

Ok, so let me introduce you to the goddess of organic juice, Annie Lawless…

+ Give us all the deets on Suja. 

AL: The word Suja means “long, beautiful life” in ancient Hindu, and Suja juices facilitate a lifestyle that encompass that meaning. Our raw, organic, local, and cold-pressed juices are available à la carte, as a cleanse, or as a monthly home delivery package. They are extremely nutritious and promote looking, feeling, and performing your best!

Why is it different from other juices on the market?

AL: Suja juices are 100% organic, never heated [ raw ], non-GMO, & cold-pressed. Our processes preserve all of the vital enzymes, vitamins, & minerals making Suja the most nutrient dense beverage available!

Lauryn Evarts talks with Eric Ethans and Annie Lawless about Suja juice and the benefits of juicing.

+ Let’s talk cold-pressing…why is it better than using regular juicers?

AL: Cold-pressing is a two-step process that grinds the produce and presses it with a hydraulic press. This is done at a very low temperature, preventing nutrient loss through heat & oxidation. This method also yields more juice from the produce we use.

+ Aren’t you supposed to drink juice immediately after it’s made?

AL: Yes, you are. Nutrient loss begins as soon as the juice is exposed to oxygen and light. That’s why we immediately bring our juice to a very cold temperature and employ a method called HPP, or high pressure pascalization. This method applies large amounts of pressure to the bottles with zero heat, pushing all oxygen out of the bottles while killing any pathogenic activity that may be inside. This effectively ‘pasteurizes’ the product while keeping it raw and preserving all of the vital nutrition. It also extends the shelf life, so you can buy Suja juice & consume it up to three weeks after press while receiving the same amount of nutrition as if it were just juiced.

 

+ Do I have to drink only juice on a cleanse?

AL: Definitely not! We recommend consuming enough nutrition to support your lifestyle and make your ‘cleanse’ sustainable. The purpose of a cleanse is to give your body a break, eliminate toxins, and re-set bad habits you may have fallen into. You can do all of this while still consuming food. When you do a Suja cleanse, we offer recommendations like raw fruits/vegetables, avocado, & a steamed sweet potato that will sustain you while still helping you reach your goals.

+ Benefits to including juice in your daily life when you’re not cleansing?

AL: Where do I start? Drinking fresh, raw, organic juices can help support a number of processes in the body while providing a concentrated source of many nutrients. This manifests in more energy, increased concentration, better moods, & less inflammation, to name a few things. Juices are extremely hydrating to the hair, skin, & nails leaving you feeling lighter and brighter with every sip!

Lauryn Evarts talks with Eric Ethans and Annie Lawless about Suja juice and the benefits of juicing.

+ How did Suja start?

AL: Suja started from a shared lifelong passion for health, wellness, and nutrition. Eric & I met in San Diego last year at a yoga studio over a conversation about our love for the cold-press. We had both been interested in the correlation between nutrition and health since childhood. I dealt with a skin disorder [ eczema ] for years and saw it clear up when I altered my diet and lifestyle. Eric had a background as a natural and raw foods chef. We quickly realized we needed to collaborate and share this passion with others. Before we knew it, people were going crazy for our delicious blends!

+ Where is Suja made, & where the heck can we find it?!

AL: All of our juices are made locally, in San Diego using southern CA. grown produce. Suja is currently sold in Whole Foods Markets & Jimbo’s stores throughout southern CA, as well as online for home delivery.

Lauryn Evarts talks with Eric Ethans and Annie Lawless about Suja juice and the benefits of juicing.

+ Tips for detoxing quickly after an indulgent weekend?

AL: We all have them, so my first tip is to avoid toxic thinking and being hard on yourself. Appreciate the good time you had being less vigilant about your regimen, and focus on making the next decision a healthy one. I like to wake up and get a good gym session or beach run in! This gets my blood pumping and makes me feel alert. Then, I like to hop in an infrared sauna and sweat out the gunk. Throughout the next couple days, I focus on hydrating, hydrating, hydrating! I consume ample amounts of green juices & green veggies. I try to stay away from heavier foods like animal proteins, dairy, & grains while focusing on fruits, salads, avocados, coconut, & sprouted nuts/seeds. Before I know it, I am back in my groove & feeling fantastic.

+ Go-to healthy eats?

AL: My favorite meal of all time is kale salad with a whole avocado, cherry tomatoes, red onion, & dulse. I consume this at least five times a week! I also love wild salmon for its healthy fats & satiating protein, dark chocolate for it’s antioxidants + its pleasure factor, & yerba mate tea for it’s kick! Oh…& did I mention Suja juices?! I like to have two-three per day first thing in the morning & between meals to curb my hunger and keep me hydrated.

+ Note: contact info@sujajuice.com about shipping rates outside of San Diego & Orange County, before placing orders. XO.

Lauryn Evarts talks with Eric Ethans and Annie Lawless about Suja juice and the benefits of juicing.

Lauryn Evarts talks with Eric Ethans and Annie Lawless about Suja juice and the benefits of juicing.

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    1. jen

      Thanks! I’m excited to try my first juice cleanse…Your blog is super inspiring!

  1. Stefana

    I just got a juicer for my birthday and am enjoying a concoction right now! These juices do look amazing though and the bottles are so beautifully packaged! I will definitely be trying some SUJA! Looks like a great option when I don’t have time to whip out my juicer. Thanks for sharing Lauryn! I can’t wait to try them!

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  2. michelle

    Do they deliver the juices all on one day or daily? They didn’t have a contact section on the website. I live in AZ and that could get expensive! Thanks!

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  3. El C

    Hi, I just have two questions. Please help. Thanks a bunch !!

    Question 1
    I have read up on your site and would like to know with the Juice, is it in fact true that a certain food intake is required in order to achieve weight loss? My intentions are to begin Suja juices for a month in hopes to reduce my current weight but yet re-energize my energy levels and gain benefits.

    Question 2
    I see there are a variety of juices. Are there a certain set/group you would recommend to drink thats geared to the weight loss?
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    1. laurynevarts Post author

      Hey doll!

      1.) Yes, you do need to incorporate some veggies & protein with the Suja juices, if you’re cleansing.

      2.) They are all geared towards healthy living and weight loss. I love the strawberry/cayenne juice & the kale/apple kind best!

      XO.

  4. Amanda Hilliard

    Hello! I’m graduating next year with a food science degree. Companies like these are my dream job after graduating. If Suja needs a food scientist, I’d love to chat with them if at all possible for an internship!

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  5. veronica espino

    Hi Lauryn! Great article :) I actually just bought the 6 juices for the one day cleanse from Whole Foods, but there are no instructions on when to drink them. I’ve tried googling it, and nothing really comes up. Do I drink 1-6 throughout the day for three days every couple of hours? Sorry for the confusion but I just want the best results possible :) thanks!

    Veronica

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  12. LA

    Hi there,

    I am exceptionally keen about trying this juice cleanse, however, I am not aware of anywhere in the UK where this might be sold – unless you can advise me otherwise?

    Many thanks in advance,

    LA.

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  15. Christina

    Do you know if they ship to Canada, or if the products can be bought in any retail stores in Canada? Saw this product on pinterest and I must say i am quite intregued.
    Thanks!! :)

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  17. monique

    why is shipping to New York so expensive? And do you plan to distribute on the East Coast anytime soon?

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    1. Lauryn Post author

      It’s online if it’s not in your nearest Whole Foods. Use the discount code THESKINNY5 for 5% off Suja. xoxo.

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  19. Mandy

    Hello! I have been eye-ing this cleanse for a while now. I wish I’d seen your coupon code earlier! I’ve been comparing this to the cooler cleanse, and urban remedy online, as far as cost/flavors/reviews. I was really leaning toward this one until I saw the shipping cost – which I understand – it’s not cheap for them to ship, but OUCH.

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  28. Carrie

    I am a meat and cheese lover. Never thought I would survive 3 days of vegan, GF eating, but I feel SO refreshed! Do you have plans for a cookbook, something to follow to continue eating this way? I plan on using three 3 day Fresh Start once a month or every other to restart healthly habits. Do you recommend that or using your other juices instead?

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  29. Mandy

    In. Love. With. Annie. Lawless. #bombshell #girlcrush2015

    More interviews with her please.

    And, infrared saunas…do tell!

    Gracias!

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