Monday, November 4, 2013

A great juicing resource

Are you familiar with Max Goldberg or since we're all know by our handles Living Maxwell? If you're passionate about healthy food and juicing he has a  great feature Pressed Organic Juice Directory, he’s curated juicing locations in different states, even in different countries. Max is also a great resource, I follow his tweets and posts as I find he's always manages to locate information I have yet to hear (legitmate information). 

He interviewed me for the Juice Directory. I do a lot of these Q/As and I really felt this was fun and worthy of the repost. Here’s  portion of the piece below, the rest can be found here

Why do you juice?
I’ll admit a couple ulterior motives for juicing others may not have mentioned (or admitted). I juice because it makes me feel nutritionally virtuous – getting so many nutrients into a couple of cups – and I also juice because it helps me successfully use up the farm box.
But juicing energizes me and my workouts, and helps debloat me when necessary. And I swear that any compliments I get on my skin have more to do with juice than topical products (although I love Joanna Vargas’daily serum which she refers to as “green juice for your skin”).
Tell me about your juicing lifestyle?
I was a “smoother” before I was a juicer and still alternate between green smoothies and juices. Although there are some common “players”, I feel juicing is where I’m most creative. With cooking, I’m more of a recipe girl but for juices I feel there’s really no messing up. Either the Vitamix or the juicer get action daily.
Do you have a juicing habit that no one knows about?
Ooh you mean a juice secret (or juicy secret)? Hmmm – pretty much everyone I know or e-know hears about my juices since I Instagram them constantly. If there are ingredients that I find are secret weapons, those would be coconut, fresh herbs and fresh turmeric. My best-kept juice secret, the “bikini greenie”, is in The Little Book of Thin’s pre-beach chapter (rude and annoying to mention and make readers wait, I know).

What is one of your favorite pressed organic juices?
Ooh can I name two? I adore both Jalapina from Organic Avenue and Swan Greens from One Lucky Duck.
How has your juicing evolved over the years?
My juices are less sweet and more interesting, but greens, lemon, and ginger will always be staples. Some things don’t change.
What kind of juicer do you have at home and how often do you make it?
I have a Breville. I know some purists will say this juice gets “heated” but you know what? I love it!
What are the biggest mistakes people make when juicing?
Too much fruit. We don’t need more fruit juice in our lives. I suggest 1 fruit (excluding lemon/lime) per juice.
What are your thoughts on juice cleanses?
I love juice/clean food cleanses like The Squeeze and Not Just a Juice Cleanse from Pure Food and Wine.
What are your best tips for staying healthy when traveling?Arm yourself. We have a Food First Aid Kit that we send clients away with and a Nutcase to bring Foodtraining abroad. There’s a tonic for every travel trap from the minibar to vacation-constipation. I also find seeking out juice shops is a great way to locate the healthy folks in town.
Do you seek out juice when you travel? Do you juice at home? What are your favorite ingredients? What type of juice do you have?


  1. Thanks Lauren. I strongly agree with looking for juice resources wherever you go. Just a landed in San Francisco last night and already used Yelp to locate all my options. You know how much I love clean eating on business trips. Keeps me grounded.

  2. Thanks for commenting Jeannette, did Yelp lead you correctly. There is a juice company I love in Ferry Building, Native Juice company...SF makes life easy, doesn't it? Check out the directory I think you'll like it.

  3. I've never juiced, this could be because I don't even own a blender, never mind a juicer. Does a Magic Bullet count?

    We are minimalists around here...but I do want to feel virtuous too...

  4. okay I admit, I am a huge juice head! love green juices-- I use well and good's juice map when traveling around NYC :) one of my favorites is Dr. Earth from Juice Press

  5. how do I not know Dr Earth from jp?

  6. oh you have so much to feel virtuous about Ameena, my apt may not be spotless so I must juice. BTW juice generation? Organic Avenue, you can juice without juicing...

  7. I juice daily as well. I'm actually almost finished with a book I've been writing called 101 Juices for Weight Loss and Detox. I live in Suburbia and there's not much juice here except for at Whole Foods. I do like Suja as well. My favorite juice at home is my Secret Sauce: spinach, carrots, cucumber, parsley, lemon and apple.

  8. Secret Sauce great name. Danielle- please keep us posted on the book etc. Sometimes I think not having juices for purchase would encourage me to juice even more. I do shell out a good amount of money for these things. Suja- would you believe I haven't tried but the Foodtrainers RDs keep urging me too.

  9. Thanks, Lauren! The book won't be out until next year but will keep you posted!

  10. Andrea@WellnessNotesNovember 6, 2013 at 6:05 AM

    I heard about the juice directory when I did the first Conscious Cleanse. I've since used it a couple of times when traveling.

    It's funny, I seek out freshly pressed organic green juice when I travel, but I don't make it at home as much anymore. I think one of the reasons is that there just isn't room in my tiny kitchen for the Vitamix and the juicer at the same time. So the Vitamix wins and the juicer is banned to a lonely life the garage most of the time. Plus, I really love my green smoothies. But I know I'll juice this weekend. The juicer will be happy! :)

  11. Oh Andrea, that poor juicer needs a better home. Maybe Vitamix/juice in a bedroom ha ha.

  12. Fun interview, and I am a fan of ginger and lemon in my juices too. I do like greens and always try to add them, but I'm never sure how much juice I'm getting from them, vs with smoothies , I know I'm getting all the greens. I just bought an enormous beet today, plus Swiss chard, and I re-stocked on ginger, so juice will be in my glass soon!