|Seeababe Ashley Johnston at Kauai Juice Co.|
Our latest juice obsession is Kauai Juice Co., a new shop that makes it easy to choose the right juice blend for what your body needs. Seeababe and Kauai, Hawaii resident Ashley Johnston got a tour of the local juice shop that uses locally sourced vegetables and cold-pressed juicing method.
Unlike the boxed juices at grocery stores that use flash-pasteurization (this sterilizes the juice and destroys the live enzymes and nutrients), Kauai Juice Co uses the cold pressed method with the Norwalk Press. This leaves all the vital nutrients and enzymes intact for two to four days, allowing your body to absorb them efficiently. Each drink is packed with three to six pounds of veggies!
Read on for Kauai Juice Co.’s top blends for a quick boost of energy, cleaning out your gut, and getting over a cold bug.
Mainlanders: try these combos out at home if you have your own juicer, or request these blends at your local cold-pressed juice bars.
|Order up! Ashley picks out her juices for the day.|
To make your morning coffee healthier… The Best Breakfast. Macadamia milk, cashew milk, cold brewed coffee, cacao, agave, Hawaiian vanilla bean, Hawaiian sea salt.
"If you drink coffee on a regular basis you should try cold brew coffee. It’s a small, easy change that can have big effects on your health. Cold brewed coffee is 67% less acidic then hot brewed coffee. Disease and infection flourish in acidic environments so its important not to let your body become one. Cold brewed coffee is also more concentrated in caffeine. One ounce of cold brew has as much caffeine as 8 ounces of hot brew. It gives a long lasting, non-jittery energy buzz. Combined with macadamia nuts, cashews and alkaline water, the best breakfast will keep you satisfied and energized well into lunch time."
|Photo courtesy of Kauai Juice Co.|
The shot you should always have in your fridge: The Lifesaver: Turmeric, Ginger, Garlic, Apple Cider Vinegar, Hawaiian Chili Pepper
"This shot has such a potent mix of medicinal ingredients that nothing bad can flourish in it. It can replace 90% of the products in your medicine cabinet. Ginger and turmeric alone can be used to treat a multitude of health issues. They improve digestion, reduce nausea, gas, constipation, bloating, and cramps. Garlic and chili peppers stimulate cardiovascular circulation, reduce heart disease, and detoxify the blood. This mix is potent medicine for whatever ails you, and it will also give you gorgeous skin."
If you're feeling a cold coming on… The Lifesaver Shot (above) and The Glow: Kale, Chard, Romaine, Celery, Cucumber, Parsley, Apple, Lemon, Ginger.
"Lack of energy is usually a sign that we are deficient in some vital nutrient. One of the best ways to increase nutrient intake and boost your immune system is to eat lots of raw vegetables. The glow contains four pounds of local, organic greens in each bottle, with just a hint of sweetness and tart. When your body is well nourished, and hydrated, it can perform optimally and you have the energy to pursue your wildest dreams."
|Kauai Juice Co. uses fresh veggies.|
|Robin Fisher and owner Kristal Veighl of Kauai Juice Co. Photo by Bryce Johnson.|
To cleanse your gut and boost your metabolism…The Omega. Pineapple, guava, sour sop, coconut water, chia seeds, fractionated coconut oil.
"Fractionated coconut oil is one of the most easily absorbable sources of medium chain triglycerides (MCT), which provide innumerable health benefits. One unique feature of MCT oil is that is has the ability to break down the hardened mucous and plaque that form on the inside of our intestinal walls as a result of stress, processed foods, and toxins. The average person has 5-10 pounds of this toxic waste stewing in their belly. MCT oil breaks it down and escorts it out of your body leaving you feeling instantly lighter and more energized.
MCT oil also gives you more energy in the long run because you can get more nutrients out of your food once all that toxic waste is out of the way. Our favorite part about MCT oil is it's ability to signal to your brain that your body has all the necessary fats and in response your body releases its stored fat. It’s the opposite of starvation mode. Chia seeds provide protein, soluble and insoluble fiber, omega threes, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. All promoting bone, oral, and brain health."
To Defeat the hangover... The Blood Transfusion: Coconut water, E3live, lemon, and beet.
"Did you know that Coconut water is identical to your blood plasma? Coconut water has even been used as an emergency substitute for IV solutions. The molecular structure of E3live (is a strain of wild, organic, blue green algae) is identical to hemoglobin (red blood cells). We combine these with a splash of lemon and beet juice to increase circulation, so you get a complete blood transfusion within minutes."
|Drink up! Ashley wears the Seea Riviera in Seaglass.|
For optimal athletic performance… The Mo Beta. Beet, carrot, apple, lemon, ginger, beets.
"All ingredients are high in iron and naturally occurring nitrites. These nitrites increase a molecule in the blood vessels called nitric oxide, which increases blood flow and oxygen flow. This results in increased stamina and endurance, and decreased recovery time. Beets also raise hemoglobin levels, lower blood pressure, and balance oxygen flow allowing the body to be its most efficient. Beets also cleanse the blood of toxins. Beets are an underappreciated super food and should be a part of anyone’s diet if they want to perform optimally."
After a hot surf session... The Mintacolada: Pineapple, coconut water and mint.
"Electrolyte-rich Coconut water is a great way to rehydrate after exercise. Pineapple is high in Manganese, a micronutrient that is necessary for healthy bones and connective tissue, to help avoid knee and shoulder injuries. We toss in mint, which makes it deadly delicious, and is also known to improve mental clarity, relieve depression, and clarify your skin and eyes."
|Ashley, energized for her session. Photo by Alex Swanson.|
|Don't forget the post-surf juice! Photo by Alex Swanson.|
In the mood for a smoothie instead? Try Lucy's superfood smoothie recipe!
Shop the suit Ashley is wearing: The Riviera in Sea Glass.