Curious to how other people incorporate juicing and other activities into their lifestyle? We are! We are starting a NEW weekly series on the blog, interviewing our favorite customers, friends, and people!
First up, Bobby Brennan, a professional bassist and juice fanatic traveling to Abingdon to perform at the Barter Theatre! Check out his awesome juicing jingle!
Name: Bobby Brennan
Occupation: Professional bassist. I perform and travel with various artists and shows.
Fun facts/hobbies: I love to Juice! I love working out! I'm a Huge Fan of the New York Yankees and New York Giants, so i love to watch their games.
Favorite White Birch juice or smoothie: LOVE GREEN GOLD!
How do you find out about us? I knew I was performing at the Barter Theatre for 2 weeks, and I said Let me Google juice bars in Abingdon. TADA! I was so happy to see that you guys existed! Cause 3 years ago, There was NOTHING! :)
How does drinking juice and/or juicing fit into your life? Has it changed your lifestyle? How?
Since Feb of 2014, I have completed 215 days of juice rebooting. Also known as cleansing/fasting. It has become a part of me. It's part of my everyday life now, and till the day I leave this earth. It's changed my life in so many more ways then just losing weight! I hear better, see better, feel better. I'm way more alert. The list can go on and on. There's nothing better then giving your body these amazing nutrients!
Have you done a juice cleanse? If yes, tell us a little about your experience! What did you like about it? What was difficult?
I have done 2 60 day juice cleanses, 1 30 day, 1 15 day, and tons of 3 and 5 day cleanses as well. When not cleansing, I drink 2 juices a day and eat a plant based diet. The only difficult part for me on my juicing journey was day 3 of my very first cleanse. It was rough. I didn’t think I was going to be able to make it. BUT, I hung in there and I’m so glad i did, cause like my great friend Charles Bruno says, “ NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS I FEEL” :)
Is there anything else that you’d like to tell the readers of our blog?
Start drinking a juice or 2 a day! Get those nutrients into your blood stream! Just try it! Doesn’t hurt to try! But I guarantee you, you will love it. When you get some time, Watch my short film that I’m working on. Its a work in progress, but its coming along well. https://youtu.be/rNB8JFqCU2A
Also, visit my Facebook page, FAT GUY DRINKS JUICE. People of Abingdon, you’re sure lucky to have a great juice bar in your city! Take advantage of it :)
Thank you SO much Bobby for your amazing answers!
We hope you enjoy this new series! Have a suggestion for a future post or series? Comment below or post to our Facebook page!
Having trouble sleeping? Try including these ingredients into your diet!
Dark leafy greens are rich in calcium, a nutrient essential for maintaining healthy sleep cycles.
This yummy fruit is a natural source of melatonin! Try a handful of cherries about 1 hour before bed.
Chock full of potassium and magnesium, bananas work to relax muscles.
Tomatoes are another natural source of melatonin, plus, they are full of amazing antioxidants that allow for sound sleep.
This root is an incredible anti-inflammatory ingredient, allowing muscles to heal and relax.
This green is full of tryptophan, and amino acid that triggers relaxing, sleep-promoting chemicals in the brain!
7. Apple Cider Vinegar
This ingredient has endless health benefits, especially in regard to sleep! It has plenty of the vitamin B12, which helps to maintain normal sleep cycles.
For an easy way to get these sleep-promoting nutrients in, try a green juice, a ginger shot, or maybe even a Turmeric Tonic!
Our favorite way to have the tonic before bed is to heat it up a little on the stove. It's like a super comforting and warming tea--making it perfect for the season changing into fall!
Ways to heal this chakra:
· Nutrition--Keep diet super clean and filled with fresh, organic foods. Avoid processed foods and sugars.
· Aromatherapy--Diffuse cedar wood, frankincense, rose, vetiver, or jasmine essential oils.
· Healing activities--
White Birch Juice: Garden Goodness (Also a standard juice cleanse!!--The Crown Chakra is healed by removing any harmful, processed foods, so detoxing and nourishing your body with a cleanse is wonderful!) This delicious juice is full of a variety of veggies. It's has a diverse array of nutrients & vitamins, so it is perfectly nourishing for your body, soul, & Crown Chakra!
What makes you feel peaceful & connected?
Post your response (we’d love to see photos too!) on our Facebook page. The post with the most likes at the end of the week (8/6/2015) will win a free juice!
This week concludes our Chakra Series! We so appreciate your participation, & we hope that you enjoyed it! Keep your eyes peeled for a NEW series for Mondays, coming out next week!
We love learning about juice! Have you checked out these incredible resources? If not, you totally should! You might just find some inspiration or some new recipes...
There are several fantastic documentaries that you can watch to learn about juicing!
There are also countless blogs that discuss juicing, juice recipes, and more! Here are some of our favorites to learn from!
We love to learn from each other! Our owner, Nicole, is extremely knowledgable and has a great deal of juicing experience. Ask our employees, people that you see in line at the juice bar, or join a Facebook group (Try this one, or this one!)
Have a happy Thursday!
the White Birch Juice team
White Birch Juice: Blue Melon (blueberries, watermelon, lemon, pineapple) We love Blue Melon because it's sweet, but not-too-sweet! It is satisfying and full of antioxidants & it's a beautiful indigo color (perfect to heal your third-eye chakra!).
What are your favorite ways to practice self-care & strengthen your intuition?
Post your response (we’d love to see photos too!) on our Facebook page. The post with the most likes at the end of the week (8/2/2015) will win a free juice!
As we near the end of August, we personally love to soak up every last drop of summer...what better way than to have a refreshing watermelon-y mojito?!
-1 cup Blue Melon (our yummy watermelon, lemon, pineapple, blueberry juice!)
-3/4 cup ice
-2oz white rum (optional: omit for a delicious virgin version!)
-5-10 mint leaves, chopped
-Blueberries (to garnish...we like frozen ones!)
Either mix, lightly blend, or shake: Blue Melon juice, ice, approximately about 1/2 of the mint leaves.
Transfer to a tall glass and top with sparkling water!
Garnish with mint, blueberries, and a fancy straw!
Ways to heal this chakra:
· Nutrition--Liquids: lots of water, fruit juices, herbal teas; tart or tangy fruits: lemons, grapefruits, limes; sweet fruits: apples, peaches, apricots
· Aromatherapy--Diffuse eucalyptus, fennel, geranium, rosemary, spearmint, or ginger essential oils.
· Healing activities--
White Birch Juice: Green Lemonade (kale, apple, lemon, ginger) This tangy green juice is light and refreshing! Lemon and ginger are amazing at healing & stimulating the throat! We love this juice at all times, but especially on a hot, summer day!
What is your favorite way to express yourself?
Do you write, sing, dance? We'd love to know!
Post your response (we’d love to see photos too!) on our Facebook page. The post with the most likes at the end of the week (8/30/2015) will win a free juice!
Did you know that our friends at Iron Mountain Crossfit are opening a new community fitness center in Damascus, VA? We are so excited.
AND THERE'S MORE...we will be opening a second location inside! YAY! We can't wait to spread our love of juice even more!
Keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook page for news regarding a specific opening date...it will be soon!
As always, we are SO GRATEFUL for your continued support. Without YOU, we couldn't even imagine opening a new location! You guys are amazing. Have a kale-tastic day! <3
White Birch Juice: Green Gold! (greens, celery, cucumber, apple, mint, lime)
Our most popular (and most-loved!) green juice! It's filled with green veggies and micronutrients, as well as a touch of apple, mint, & lime...so it really doesn't taste as healthy as it is! :)
What are YOU grateful for today?
Post your response (we’d love to see photos too!) on our Facebook page. The post with the most likes at the end of the week (8/23/2015) will win a free juice!
We are so excited to announce that we will be selling juice at Floyd Yoga Jam on Labor Day weekend, September 4-6!
If you have not yet heard about this festival, located in Floyd, VA, a destination for gorgeous scenery and rich culture, check out their website for details! From incredible yoga classes and workshops to an array of performers, it's sure to be amazing!
We hope to see you there! Namaste, juice-lovers!
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