I love a good juice or a smoothie. It gives a boost to your mood and your whole immune system, flooding your body with vitamins, minerals, fibers and all kinds of good stuff. I even have the whole shebang to make them at home. But…
#1 – PRESSING JUICES AND BLENDING SMOOTHIES AT HOME CAN BE A HOT MESS
Let’s face it: pressing fruits and veggies demand quite some work: wash the lot, peel them, chop them a bit and after the mess is done, CLEAN THE MACHINE (as soon as possible to prevent the leftovers from drying on the plastic and becoming your worst enemy). That’s why to be honest all I manage to do every morning is press an orange or two. But I still crave for variety. But we all know that…
#2 – MOST SUPERMARKET JUICES AND SMOOTHIES HAVE LOST MOST OF THE FRUITS’ & VEGGIES’ GOODNESS IN THE PROCESS
Most juices and smoothies you get at the supermarket have a big dose of preservatives or have been pasteurised, killing tons of the nutrients in the process. And don’t even mention concentrated or multifruit juices. That just ain’t right. So if you’re lazy enough to want to buy a juice or smoothie but don’t want to go through the trouble of making it at home…
#3 – YOU NEED TO TRY FULL OF GOOD JUICES
FULL OF GOOD juices (sold at most Carrefour Express, Delhaize Proxy, Chez Rob and other points of sale – check them out here) are made 100% from veggies and fruits and manage to give you all their benefits thanks to a process called High Pressure Processing. HPP is a cold pasteurisation technique whereby juices (in their final package) are introduced into a vessel and subjected to a high level of isostatic pressure (300–600MPa/43,500-87,000psi) transmitted by water. This kills the bacteria and guarantees the microbial safety of the juice.
They are pressed cold, have no added sugar, food colouring or preservatives and come in 4 different recipes for now.
I have tried them all. My big favorite is ‘Smart Choice’. Fresh and a little spicy at the same time. Plus the green colour makes you feel you’re definitely drinking something healthy for an added placebo effect ;) I didn’t fancy the Chill out so much as I felt I was downing a beetroot and that just isn’t my cup of tea. But I’ll let you decide which one’s for you.
I think these babies are just what we need to face the gloomy fall looming over us.