Juju Eats: Fast Food, Reinvented.

We live in a society wherein fast food joints are readily accessible. People strive to lose weight, aim to feel better and get their health under control but in a country where agriculture is abundant; it’s strange that we lack what we are rich on – organics.

 Juju eass combo

Where there is a need, there is an opportunity and this is what the folk of Juju Cleanse, David and Kat Azanza come in. A year of conceptualizing and business planning, Juju Eats was born.

“We find balance to the food we eat. It’s a lifestyle, which we also teach our kids. We aim to let people eat healthier and get to know the benefits of eating fresh organics from their own experience,” said David.

To Go Juju

People has this notion that living a healthy lifestyle is expensive but what one may not realize is that eating salad and the healthier choices every day offers a handful of benefits other than knowing it’s the simplest option anyone can commit to without the guilt.

Juju Eats located on the G/F BCS Building, 2297 Chino Roces Ave. Ext Makati City offers 10 classic salads to those whoa re always on-the-go and more than 5000 combinations you may whip on by following the DIY 5 simple steps: Size + Base + Freebies + Extras  + Dressing, just like how you would want your postpaid network serve you.

“It’s simple. You may opt for a bowl or a wrap and add as much to your hearts, or tummy’s content. You may also grab a bottle of your favorite juju cleanse if you’re on the go, or need a quick nourishing”, said Kat.

Calorie conscious? Here’s my favorite part of Juju Eats — The Nutrition site wherein you’ll know the approximate amount and details on what you’re eating.

A heaven in the heart of Makati where vegans, vegetarians and fellas who would want to switch or is living a healthy lifestyle’s hub. An answer to what the society needs.

Now that’s what we call, fast food.

Juicing even more– Seriously.

Valentines day 2012 was the year I gave my heart to juicing and committed to at least a day once a month and have a three-days cleanse once in a while especially when I feel very sickly or when the migraine starts to trigger.

Ever since I went serious and got hit by the juice bug by the juju nazi of jujucleanse, juicing has become a staple in my lifestyle to the extent that I have already ditched my usual Caramel Macchiato to a matcha green tea or brewed tea; prefer a day at San Benito Farm when the budget permits and for the pescetarian that I am, I have been eating more greens than fish (although, I really have to learn how to wee myself from rice)

Since I am committing on putting myself on a reboot towards a better lifestyle, I’m learning more from the raw experts and certainly being motivated by yoga practice.

It sure helps — a lot.


I’m cleaning my diet and jotting down every meal or drink I take in.  Here are the delectable I certainly have to turn my back off for a while:

  •  Sugar treats (including the occasional ice cream)
    White rice
  • Fried Food
  • Transition off from Dairy (Milk tea, I’m sorry.)
  • Bid farewell from the Espresso

The habit of hydrating my body more than 8 glasses has been a huge success since the start of the year; I have found that the most effective tool on hydrating is to actually carry a water bottle next to you at all times; have a spare bottle in your car and within the proximity of your desk.

Since I am transitioning to nourish my body more than how I get to, I’ll be juicing not just for a day but rather put a conscious effort to at least juice a glass every single day.

Here’s the game plan:

  1. JUICE: A Liter of lemon grass,  few greens, watermelon, wild honey, and apple all together.
  2. DESSERT: Vanilla Chia Seeds Pudding
  3. NIGHT CAP: Tea

I will monitor myself for a week or two just in time for my monthly entire day juicing and transition to a full three days juicing feast.

If you’re wondering about my vanilla chia seeds dessert recipe, it’s the easiest thing! Here’s the recipe:

  • 2 cups of soy milk
  • 1/4 cup of honey or B-Grade maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds

Mix them all together and refrigerate for at least 4-5 hours or up until it’s hardened enough like a jello. You can add fruits on top of this scrumptious pudding like how you eat your yogurt!

This calls for a trip to Healthy Options!

It’s all about the JuJu

Our cells regenerate after 7 years but our digestive system to those with mild digestive symptoms needs to undergo at least 2-3 weeks of detox before getting into a fast but to those who needs to jump start their system towards a healthier lifestyle – Juju cleanse may help you get through the rough patch without starvation and high possibility on quitting on the efforts.

Just like what’s stated on the website: our bodies need a solid-food break once in a while, and that not only is this energy-efficient, it also rehydrates, alkalinizes (toxins apparently thrive on acidity), and flushes out the “trash” that eventually leads to sickness.

If you’re the type who experience inflammation, cramps, migraines and often get indigestion, gerd, hyperacidity, etc; juju cleanse may be the answer to help your body get back on track.

It was a good conversation with Best Men’s host Jace Flores whom I worked for a segment when we both decided to go through the juju cleanse – his was to help him quit on the nicotine meanwhile I, to help me quit on my recent caffein addiction plus the caution when I found out I tend to experience inflammation. I do need the cleanse, right?

During my first week as a sales consultant at our nearby lifestyle sports club (The village Sports Club), the adjustment of not having to go to one restaurant after another  for a vegetarian meal scares me. Remembering how my past employment lifestyle was – there’s no way I’ll be a  fast food  junky again. Since it’s a brand new year, a brand new opportunity; juju cleanse came in just right when I needed it.

Being a health nut or at least I think I am, I had a good chat with the Juju Nazi, Kat Azanza. She briefed me what Jujucleanse is, the benefits, the inspiration behind the juices and why it had to cost Php 2,500 for a day cleanse and Php 7,500 for a 3-days cleanse.

After knowing that she prepares each sterilized 350ml bottle fresh and only uses organic ingredients, the type of water she uses (I’m acidic and very particular on pH level/alkaline), inclusions and personal delivery of the juices – I was set convinced that the costs were reasonable and justified plus after knowing that the cleanse started and inspired from San Benito Farm (The Farm) cleansing retreat program; What struck into mind was instead of heading my way to San Benito, Juju cleanse may go to me. Imagine the cost that I’ll save from the gas, accomodation and other things on top of it for the retreat including the luxury of having juju cleanse during work week rather than filing a leave.

Her parents were the couple behind The Farm and used to own it.

The Juju Experience – Preparation

Kat,  the Juju Nazi recommended the cleanse right after Condura Marathon. The wait was excruciating since the chat 2 days ago. I was looking forward to the weekend.

As soon as I got home from the run and few hours at work, it was such a delight having to see my juju chilling in our refrigerator. I was tempted to taste each bottle but was able to control the excitement.

Being a vegetarian made the pre-cleanse preparation easy: reduce animal protein and processed foods, try not to have salt, refined sugar and carbs, skip the carbonated sodas and other caffeinated drinks and stay away from alcohol and nicotine.

Wait, No caffein? Okay. No Caffein.

After Condura Marathon, since I was wide awake by 3am. The boyfriend and I went for a coffee break to kill time before I prepped up for work. It was going to be a long day; I knew I need the caffein but instead of having espresso (the purest of pure), I had Dark Mocha Chocolate on decaf. The nazi’s going to kill me, I should’ve just had tea.

I survived the day nonetheless. I had to prepare for the cleanse.

Sleep was crucial. Soon as I got home after a long day, conking out was without a doubt the very next thing that had happened soon as I came close to my bed.

One day cleanse

Giddy and looking forward to how the day’s going to turn out,  I woke up 6:00am, an hour before work shift. Prepared a cup of japanese tea and added the mint provided. I took the 6th bottle from the insulated tote bag, and had it chilled at home then brought the rest of the bottles.

It was nice knowing  I’ve got a healthy lunch box waiting to be consumed.

Placed the ice pack in, drove myself to work and had it chilled at the office’s refrigerator as soon as I logged in. Took the first bottle and made the cap popped open with glee. It was such a delight having this green bomb bottle on top of my desk for a change. Everyone who stepped in the office were wondering ” Oh, what is that green thing? ” delightfully responded what’s in it. Their response? “Very healthy, organic and.. green!


It was  a bit strange gulping on a bottle of juiced vegatables rather than chewing. Green bomb tastes like your favorite celery appetizer minus the dip. Not bad for breakfast. After an hour half, you bet know where I went after indulging on fiber but I came out feeling light and refreshed.
 I was a little delayed on schedule but I took the second bottle as soon as I finished the first. The Spicy Limonada, this tops as my favorite beverage especially when you’re feeling a little down and sleepy from being in front of your computer the whole time.

  • Mixture of Cayenne Pepper, Honey and Lemon. Sounds familiar? yes, it’s relatively what the Master Cleanse ask you to do in order to speed up your metabolism. Did you know that  this drink aims to swing your body pH into a more alkaline state?  Perfect.  Why juju? why not. Would I go for a master cleanse? I’d still opt for the juju. The combination of all the healthy boosters per bottle won’t cause inflammation and acidity since you’ll have the green bomb prior to this bottle.
With no make-up on, just JuJu

Beets, who eats beets? I can’t barely remember the last time I had beets and liked it but this Red Giant changed everything. The combination of the right mix of other ingredients: Beets, Carrots, Ginger and Pineapple are not only remarkably good for your liver but this juice has shown stamina increase and act as an athletic performance enhancer.

Sounds like a great supplement especially to athletes (or those who are reviving or trying)

How’s the cleanse so far? half way through my skin’s glowing. I had no make-up on nor any moisturizers applied. Hungry? I was overly fed already but every each time I expel it out, all the more I crave for liquid.

I’m liking this JuJu very much.

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