Juice Core’s ever-changing grab-n-go items
Our busy juicing season is usually early on in the year. Lots of people make resolutions to lose weight by summer but as the days and weeks go by the glitter from New Year’s Eve fades and suddenly there are less people at the gym and fewer people eating healthy. If you haven’t already seen a meme on someone’s fitstagram, eating healthy is a lifestyle not a diet. Instead of making numerous unattainable promises, strive for progress and not perfection. A juice here, a juice there makes a difference by giving you a ton of nutrients, your digestive system a break and lets be honest, it’s delicious!
Today, it’s easier than ever to eat and drink healthy foods, there are juice shops popping up all over the place and more restaurants offering healthy choices on their menus. We’re making it easier by being your one-stop shop. Juice, check. Smoothies, check. Lunch, check. Snacks, check. Oh, you’re ready for that cleanse that you’ve been building up the courage to do? We’ve got you covered. We’ll prep it with lots of love, package it and as if that’s not enough, we also deliver.
So be bikini (or beach trunk) ready all year long–you live in Arizona, after all, where you can wear that yellow polka dot bikini most of the year.
Juice Core makes USA Today’s 10 Best Juice Bars! We are so exited to be #2 in the 10 Best Juice Bars. We are also thrilled that they are all Organic!!!
Here at JuiceCore we’re excited to announce our brand new retail location at 7137 E Stetson Dr #10, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. We welcome all of our customers to stop by and say hi.
Starting this weekend we will be back at the Old Town Farmers Market in Scottsdale as well as the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market. We also just started this past Sunday down at the Ahwatukee Farmers Market. Besides some pretty amazing cold pressed juice if I say so myself, there are so many amazing and delicious offerings down at these farmers markets. Stop by to see Diann at the Truce Cleaning Products booth. You will find sustainable and ecologically friendly cleaning products that are helping to offset the chemical laden products that saturate the standard markets. You can find Diann over at the Phoenix Market on Saturday or the Ahwatukee market on Sunday. Or say hello to Mike over at South West Herbs, where “there is literally an herb for everything!” Mike with his dry and profound wisdom (and SW Herbs) are located at the Scottsdale Market as well as the Ahwatukee Market. Or one of my new favorites, 84 year old Ray from Raimondo’s out of the Ahwatukee Market. Ray brings some of that NY/NJ Italian old neighborhood charm as he happily dishes up some AWESOME gluten free italian favorites such as vegetable lasagna and eggplant rollatini. Molto Delizioso!!!
We love the farmers markets as its a chance for us to get out and meet so many wonderful people and to interact and get feedback on our products as well as educate those who are interested in learning. We also love the markets because we get to know some amazing people who are running the neighboring booths as well as stuff our faces on some really delicious and tasty items. Maybe that last part is just me.
So come on out and catch us at the three options over the weekends.
Old Town Scottsdale Market– at the City parking facility at the corner of Brown and 1st Street In the Old Town area. (Next to the Carraige House) 8am to 1pm
Downtown Phoenix Public Market– 14 E Pierce Street in Phoenix 8am to 1pm
Ahwatukee Farmers Market -4700 East Warner Road, Phoenix, Az 85044 (just west of 48th St.=Ahwatukee Community Swim and Tennis Center parking lot) 9am to 1pm
We look forward to seeing you there. We have some new juices to check out such as Involution and Apple Pie. We’ll see you there!
Today I want to talk to you about Nourishment. Probably not the nourishment that you think I would normally discuss. If you are reading this than I am sure at some point you may have been down to one of the farmers market to talk to either Patty, Kelly, Katie, Taylor or myself. We offer up information on nourishing your body whenever someone wants to discuss it, or in my case, if the person has a pulse and two ears. We obviously believe in the product that we sell. We drink it religiously ourselves and we feel so amazing when we nourish our bodies with our own juice as well as the many healthy things we choose to put into our body. We all believe nourishing our bodies are key to our health and to the quality of our time while we are here.
The nourishment that I intend to talk to you about today is the nourishment of one’s soul. I JUST got back…minutes ago literally from Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon. Taylor and I took a road trip to go and get some fresh spring water off of 89A. While we were up there we stopped at this “hidden’ pool of water next to some cliffs. The water was freezing cold but it was so exhilerating. We had some fun and silly discussions with some wonderfully pleasant people and laughed with their children. It was beautiful.
We then went to fill our jugs at the natural spring. We patiently waited in line while jumping up and down inside. If you know us, this is very exciting. To reach out to Mother Nature and lovingly accept her gifts. We both dunked our heads in the water. We drank direct from the spicket. We smiled and interacted with the other people who were enthusiastic for the same reasons. We felt so peaceful and grounded after. This water that is thousands of years old is literally one of the most precious items on this earth.
Then we headed back to Sedona and went to Chocolatree. A wonderful little vegan cafe that has the most welcoming atmosphere and the most amazing chocolate desserts made with raw cacao and many other superfoods. We swang in the hammocks outside waiting for our food. We excitedly accepted our meals and shared them freely. There was a duo performing on a guitar and bongos and the experience was…wait for it…..nourishing!!! This is how I nourish my soul. I connect with nature. I connect with the green trees and grass. I connect with the waters in nature. The spring water and the refreshing pool of water we swam in. I connect with the amazing copilot on our trip. I connect with the many amazing friendly people and their warm smiles on a hot day. This is how I nourish my soul.
Yesterday Kelly and I made a delivery to one of our beautiful customers and his wonderful family. 3 amazingly beautiful children that spend quality time with us. Such a touching and fun experience. When we got there he was playing the guitar. He was much better than I think we both imagined he would be. He actually came out and played for us and sang his 3rd favorite song of all time. It was touching to watch him play. He poured his heart and soul into his music, sharing the experience just for us. During this performance I could see that this was one way he nourished his soul. I asked him after if he found his music nourishing. I know he answered me with words, but he didnt need to say anything. It was clear the answer was yes.
So many of us are running here and there, juggling our responsibilities of work, family, finances, school, etc. Stress depletes us. We have gotten so used to stress being a part of our daily lives yet stress honestly takes a bigger toll on us than we imagine. Allow yourself to do something that nourishes your soul. Your body will thank you for it by being able to adapt to stress better and even thrive in the moments in between and during stress. You deserve to do something that makes your soul sing. This world will produce a beautiful chorus if we all allow our souls to sing their own song. Could you imagine a world with less stress in it and healthy people walking around nourished from their tummies to their soul? I can! This is why I ask you to reconsider the prospect of nourshing your soul as well as your body.
Nourishing your soul…it does a body good!
The most common question I get at the market by far is how should I drink the juice? Then immediately all the other mini questions follow. Do I drink it all in one shot? Am I to split this up throughout the day? What will happen to me when I drink this?
The answer to the first question and the following questions are the same. It all depends on YOU! It depends on your metabolism. It depends on the your nutritional habits walking into your experience with our juice. It depends on your body chemistry. There are many factors that come into play yet there is one major similarity that is factored into the answer. The one thing we all have in common is that we are all different. We are the same yet different and that is what makes us all so uniquely beautiful.
I offer up to everyone who asks and to some who don’t the following. Start slow. Take a few sips. See how you feel. I often discourage people from suddenly chugging the juice until they have a better understanding of how the juice reacts in their system. For most it seems they have a feeling of “Wow…this feels good!” For some there is that huge burst of energy from your body suddenly and lovingly being bathed internally with large amounts of nourishment. Your body will completely take that right in and happily so. Some people may have a detox reaction. If you have a fast metabolism and normally are running off to the facilities within a few minutes of eating, you may have that same experience after drinking the juice.
As I mentioned, the only true answer is…it all depends on YOU! So please. Take that moment to enjoy that first sip or two. Swish the juice around your mouth. Allow the digestive enzymes in your mouth start the process of delivering the nutrients swiftly into your system. Nutrients delivered sublingually (under the tongue) will have the benefit of instant uptake into your system as opposed to the harsher climate of your GI tract. That will work as well yet why not take advantage of the instant uptake at least for a sip or two. Then see how you feel.
After you get reacquainted with your body and how it feels about the juice then there are plenty of options. Since there are roughly 5+ pounds of fruit and veggies in each 16 ounce bottle of juice feel free to drink a bottle in one sitting or maybe sip on a bottle throughout the day and in the meantime you will be spreading out those nutrients all day long. Could you imagine just how much healthier we all would be if we ate 5 pounds of veggies and fruit each day. So even a sip or two here and there throughout the day is adding amazing nutrition into your daily regimen. Mom always said “Eat your Vegetables”. Now you can drink them too!
Let us know what works best for you. We always love to hear feedback from everyone!!! Enjoy your week and remember to stay cool and keep hydrated with plenty of clean water as well. For the most amazing water, check out this website WWW.Findaspring.com
We are lucky enough to have an amazing spring right here in Oak Creek Canyon between Sedona and Flagstaff. Between some cold pressed juice and fresh springwater, I can’t imagine anything else more nourishing to put into your body.
I would like to take a moment to wish two people who we love and adore very much, many wonderful blessings as they move forward in their journeys.
Many of you who have frequented the Old Town Scottsdale Market know Katie. Katie is one of Juice Core’s owners and she is the beautiful soul with flowing red hair and always present with a loving smile. Katie is taking some time off as she visits Europe, living a life we all dream of. We miss her on this side of the pond and we look forward to her return. Like a breath of fresh air, she is and has always been a joy to experience. Have fun Katie!!! We love and miss you all ready.
We are also saying goodbye to one of Juice Core’s original friends Sarah J. Sarah has been here in Arizona for the past few years making an incredible impression upon so many of us as well as literally being part of the family. She was a supporter of Juice Core in the very early infancy stages helping work on many of the recipes you enjoy today. Sarah is moving back to Germany in what appers to be a permanent move. With loving hearts we send you off back home a much different person than you arrived. We know your journey is far from complete, yet we are thankful for the times we walked along with you side by side. Many blessings and much more love. Congratulations and we’ll miss you.
We intend to see you all (minus Katie and Sarah) this weekend at both the Old Town Scottsdale Market and the Phoenix Farmers Market. Scottsdale starts at 7 AM for your early heat avoiding risers and the Phoenix Market has Water Misters. A little like an oasis in the desert. Choose your option! Have a great week.
Enjoy in great health and nourishment,