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Detox DL: Like BPC, the Cooler Cleanse consists of six daily juices delivered to your door, and like the BPC you start the day with a green juice and end with a nut milk. The primary points of departure: On the Cooler Cleanse you have to choose between a 3- or 5-day cleanse, and the juice flavors rotate daily. Every day you get two essential green juices, one fruit juice (grapefruit mint, pineapple ginger, or watermelon lime), one essential red juice (a combo of carrots, beets, fuji apple, and lemon), one coconut water, and one nut milk (almond nut or Brazil nut). For those who aren’t willing to commit to a full juice cleanse, Cooler offers a Raw Cooler option (three drinks, plus a provided snack and small meal made from raw foods).
Calories: 1,100 to 1,200 calories per day; drinks range from 80 (essential green) to 580 calories (Brazil nut milk); Raw Cooler calorie counts depend on the selected juices
Pricing: $58 per day for the all-juice cleanse, $72 per day for the Raw Cooler; ships to the continental United States
Pros: As with the BPC, you’re getting plenty of veggies from Cooler’s essential green juices. And the juices change from day to day, so you get more variety than the BPC offers, which keeps things interesting. Plus, Helms’s juicing background shines through: Of all the detoxes, the Cooler Cleanse has the best-tasting green juice, and tasters likened the grapefruit and mint juice to an appetite-suppressing mojito.
Cons: What you get in better-tasting juices over BPC, you lose in customer service. The Cooler Cleanse isn’t as hand-holding as the BPC. Instead of daily e-mails, you’ll get a “preparing for your cleanse” e-mail before you start and another detailing how to transition back to eating real food. As is the case when you’re drinking your calories, the Cooler Cleanse falls a little short in protein and fiber. And Zuckerbrot warns, “You can develop vitamin and mineral deficiencies from cutting out food groups.”
Verdict: With respect to design and nutrition, the Cooler Cleanse is near identical to the BPC. While the Brazil nut milk packs a whopping 54 g of fat per bottle, you don’t need to be overly concerned. Nut milks are a good source of vitamins, minerals, protein, and healthy fats, points out Glassman. You don’t want to down them on a daily basis, but in the context of a cleanse, they’re a good addition to what is otherwise a very low-fat diet. That being said, you’ll probably be more satisfied with the Raw Cooler because it includes some whole foods.