Feast Portland starts in three days! Can you hear the excitement in my voice?! This will probably be the last time, for a while, that the hubby and I take a vacation just the two of us. Well if you’re just tuning in and wondering what I’m taking about you might want to check out my previous posts here and here. Today you’re in for a treat. Last week I chatted with Mattie Fowler, Events Coordinator at Portland Juice Co. Which means today it’s all about juice.
is all the rage and I think it’s here to stay. What advice would you give the
home juicer just getting started?
ingredients that are in season locally! Vegetables like cucumber and romaine
will have a high liquid yield, fruits like pears and apples will add sweetness
and will add tons of antioxidants. Adding roots like ginger and turmeric will
add a boldness to the flavor, offering powerful immune support. If you like
spice, don’t hesitate to introduce ingredients like cayenne and jalapeño…great
for metabolism and circulation!
a customer’s first time visiting Portland Juice Co. what should they order?
Portland Juice Company, you must try our crowd favorite, The Om! It’s 100%
Organic and only has 4 ingredients: Hazelnuts, Dates, Cinnamon, and Filtered
Water. It’s protein-dense and rich in Omega’s and other good fats, so it could
be used as a meal replacement or a post-workout source of protein. Also ask
about our seasonal juices! These juices rotate regularly depending on seasonal
ingredients, and are typically on the sweeter side, as well as refreshing!
are your top 5 ingredients/ juicing must-haves?
Kale, Cucumbers, Apples, Carrots, and Spinach. These are all wonderful
“juicing basics” to have on hand. With a good base, you can add other
ingredients that are flavor-dense and have phenomenal health benefits. You can
get creative with these: Burdock, Chia Seed, Mint, Basil, and Tumeric are a few
of our “curveball” ingredients.
is the one thing you wish people knew about juice that most don’t?
Cold-Pressing, does not incorporate any heat, and very little oxygen, during
the pressing process. This process yields more juice, and allows the cell walls
of the fruits and veggies to stay intact, delaying oxidization (which breaks
down the nutrients). This is produces a higher quality of juice than you would
find from a blender or home juicer. Our juice has a 4-day shelf life, opposed
to 30 minutes, as you will often see at juice bars.
drinking cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juice is a difference that you can
feel! Many people report that their bodies “crave” the nutrient-dense
source of vitamins and minerals that raw juice provides.
cleanse do you recommend for first timers?
would recommend our DIY Detox! It consists of 4 16-oz fruit and vegetable
juices, plus one light meal of your choosing, for 3 days. It’s a great option
for people who have never done a cleanse before, and want to get the
detoxifying benefits of doing a cleanse, without completely giving up
pregnant, but still want to juice. What juice combo do you recommend?
we are not medical professionals, and cannot treat, diagnose, or prescribe.
That being said, juicing allows your body to readily absorb super potent
sources of vitamins, minerals, and live enzymes that aids with tissue growth.
Adding any of the following ingredients to your juice will have huge health
- Ginger: Great immune support, and
can help with nausea and vomiting associated with morning sickness
- Greens, such as Spinach, Kale, and
Romaine Lettuce: Excellent sources of folic acid
- Peaches and beets: Rich and iron
and potassium, preventing anemia. Can also aid with indigestion and
juices. Balance fruits with low-sugar vegetables, and make sure you are
drinking lots of water before and after juices.
Apple, 1 beet, and 4 carrots. For added nutrients, you could even throw in a
handful of kale and/or spinach, a peeled lemon, and a chunk of ginger.
often do you introduce new juice flavors?
new flavor about once a month. Our newest juice is a sweet green juice that
offers an antioxidant boost, with locally-grown Hosui Pears. It also contains
Kale, Fennel, Ginger, and Romaine, and take my word – it’s DELICIOUS.
else you would like to mention about Portland Juice Co. or the hands on class
at Feast PDX?
are so excited and passionate about what we do, and that’s what makes it fun to
stop into any of our locations to chat about raw juice! We are excited for our
hands-on Feast PDX class, to show our audience how to create your own fun, raw,
and delicious juices, right at home! We also offer full samplings of our menu
at all of our locations, so stop by and see us! We’re convinced we have a juice
for everybody. 🙂
A big shout out and thank you to Mattie and the folks at Portland Juice Co. I know they’re busy prepping for their Feast PDX hands on class — Juicy, Juice with Portland Juice Company. I appreciate
that they took the time chat about all things juicing. You can find out more information about
the hands on class and purchase tickets here. Don’t delay, you won’t want to miss out on all the juicing tips! The next time you’re in Portland don’t forget to stop by the Portland Juice Co.!