The Passion 4 Juice Story
Hi, I am Trish the founder of Passion 4 Juice. It was 29 years ago when I realised my love for juicing and sharing my knowledge and health tips with other people. Beginning with combinations like carrot and apple, I gradually progressed to more extraordinary and unusual taste sensations.
While I was at University I had an idea of turning my passion for juicing into a business. I suffered allergies and asthma my whole life. When I was 14 I eliminated dairy from my diet to improve my asthma. It wasn’t until age 30 when I saw a nutritionist and through kinesiology, an elimination diet and juicing, I was cured of asthma and allergies. It was at this time that I also had the courage to leave the security of the corporate world in 2003 and Passion 4 Juice was born!
The launch was at Glastonbury 2003 and since then thousands of festival goers have experienced the remarkable Award Winning taste sensations that are Passion 4 Juice.
I always had a keen interest in nutrition. In 2010, after the birth of my second son, I went on a juice fast and decided to enrol in a Diploma in Nutritional Healing. I am excited about sharing my own lessons, juicing for health tips and knowledge through Passion 4 Juice.
Top 10 Reasons to start juicing now!
||Vitamins B and C. Calcium. Folic acid. Iron. Magnesium. Phosphorus. Potassium. Beta-carotene.
||Superb detoxifier. Excellent for a healthy liver and digestive tract. Helps with kidney function and kills bacteria and viruses. Lowers blood cholesterol. Improves eye and skin disorders.
||Calcium. Magnesium. Phosphorus. Potassium. Iron. Sodium. Manganese. Folic acid. Vitamins A & C.
||Excellent intestinal cleanser. Eliminates kidney stones. Good blood builder. Detoxifies the liver and gall bladder.
||Calcium. Magnesium. Phosphorus. Potassium. Vitamins C, B & E. Pectin. Boron.
|Astringent tonic. Relieves constipation. Reactivates beneficial gut bacteria. Reduces total cholesterol and helps to remove toxins.
||Calcium. Magnesium. Phosphorus. Potassium.
||Anti-spasmodic. Prevents nausea and motion sickness. Improves circulation. Helps with menstrual cramps and relieving headaches and arthritis. Guards against blood clots.
||Magnesium. Iron. Beta-carotene. Vitamin B3. Sodium. Folic acid. Phytonutrients and Appin.
||Cleanses and refreshes breath. Aids Digestion. Helps to clear congested chests. Natural rejuvenation and blood builder. Lowers blood pressure.
||Calcium. Magnesium. Iron. Phosphorus. Potassium. Vitamin C. Pectin. Beta-carotene.
||Contains Bromelain - a potent digestive enzyme, scavenging bacteria and parasites, similar to stomach acid. Helps cleanse the intestines. Boosts the immune system and great for sore throats, bronchitis and asthma.
||Calcium. Vitamins A & C. Magnesium. Phosphorus. Folic acid.
||Cleansing. Internal antiseptic. Stimulates digestion.
||Calcium. Potassium. Iron. Beta-carotene. Vitamin C. Folic acid.
||Stimulating. Toning. Cleansing. Internal antiseptic. Encourages digestion. Lowers blood cholesterol.
|Lemon & Lime
||Potassium. Calcium. Magnesium. Beta-carotene. Vitamin C.
||Astringent. Potent antiseptic. Excellent for colds, coughs and sore throats. Dissolves gallstones. Anti-cancer properties. Liver and kidney cleanser.
||Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 & B6. Folic acid. Iron. Beta-carotene. Phosphorus. Potassium. Sodium. Silicon.
||Great for hair growth and healthy skin. Internal cleanser. Assists in cholesterol reduction.
Advantages of Juicing at Home
Why not kick-start each day with a taste sensation that will revitalise, inspire and rejuvenate you. With our on-the-move lifestyles and chaotic schedules, it is difficult to find the time to prepare and consume a meal that has sufficient energy and nutrients to sustain a balanced and healthy way of life. Quick and wholesome refreshments that are rich in vital nutrients are in high demand. This is the kind of daily boost we need.
If it’s a tangy wake-up call, a smooth pacifier or a zesty jump start you’re after, your personalised fresh pressed juice will do the trick. From refreshing local apples & tangy lime creations to subdued strawberry smoothies & passion fruit quenchers. Customise your juice and satisfy those taste buds!
Do you want more energy and vitality? Do you want to feel healthy and strong all year round? The answer is fresh pressed juices. The secret is the ‘living’ enzymes packed inside raw fruit and veg. Enzymes aid digestion and play a vital role in our overall well-being. Our bodies work hard to maintain optimum digestive health and with the assistance of these additional enzymes, our bodies are able to utilise energy stores for other processes such as the repair and rejuvenation of cells.
As a result of the pasteurisation process, bottled and canned juices do not contain these living constituents. Pasteurisation kills enzymes, rendering them incapable of performing their essential functions and leaving us with a reduction in expendable energy.
Not only does juicing protect these ‘living’ enzymes, but it also extracts the vital minerals, transforming them into a form that is easily absorbed by our bodies. This means that you get the entire health package: vitamins; minerals; natural sugars; and enzymes, in a form that is quick and easy to process. The natural components contained in juiced fruit and veg take a mere 15 minutes to enter the blood stream, so you’ll find that the energy boost is almost instantaneous. That’s energy on tap!
Great Uses for Pulp
Being environmentally friendly and minimising waste is a high priority. A question we often get asked is - what can I make with the pulp? The following innovative ideas will inspire you to use up that left over pulp and help the environment along the way. Pulp is high in fibre and can add extra texture and taste too many great recipes.
- Put it into cakes and slices – we re-use pineapple and apple pulp in our chewy Aussie fruit slice. This is my mum’s recipe.
- Pulp is great for garden compost – except citrus. So if you are juicing apples and carrots then throw it on the garden. If you don’t have a garden, find a neighbour!
- Worms love it too – you can easily purchase a small prefab worm farm and start the simple process of turning waste into beautiful rich soil. So beautifully green.
- In the winter, it is great in porridge – especially apple as it gives a great flavour and excellent amount of fibre
- If you are really concerned about extra fibre, add a teaspoon of the fibre to your juice – stir it in and sip away!
- Use left-over grated carrot in your spaghetti bolognese – kids don’t notice the veg & it makes it even yummier and fibrous!
- Tip the fibre from carrot, cabbage or any other veg into your homemade soup! • Use the pulp as the base for raw bars and raw cakes. There is an amazing raw beetroot cake that uses the pulp of juiced beetroot.
Detox and Fasting
Not only does juicing provide us with that all essential, quick off the mark boost, but it supplies us with a wealth of crucial nutrients that help to reduce the number of harmful toxins in our bodies. Juicing is a fantastic way to detox and feel great!
These days, toxins are just about everywhere. Be it general pollution, cigarette smoke, coffee or alcohol, it is virtually impossible to steer clear of them, but it is possible to prevent the harm they can inflict.
The recommendation is to have at least five portions of raw fruit and veg per day to assist in maintaining general overall health. A difficult feat in our busy schedules! So juice it up! You can squeeze your daily quota of fruit and veg into flavoursome juices and smoothies. The vitamins, minerals and enzymes found in a glass of fresh pressed juice are the ideal detoxifier, gently flushing our system of impurities. Fewer toxins = higher energy levels.
It’s That Simple, Try It Today!
Drinking nothing but juice for a period of 3 – 5 days is great if you’re looking to get cleansed, detoxed, and lose weight.
We spend a lot of energy digesting and absorbing food. When you fast your body has a chance to put all energy into cleansing. As soon as you start your fast your body will take the opportunity to clean out toxins that have accumulated in your cells and organs. By giving your body the chance to release a lifetime of toxic waste you will feel lighter, brighter, clearer and more energetic.
There are a few tips to bear in mind if you are considering doing a fast.
Firstly, make sure you drink plenty of water. Toxins will only get reabsorbed into your system if you don’t flush them out with plenty of water. 4 – 6 pints per day of warm filtered water will help.
Secondly, try different recipes and have a few favourites. Don’t by scared to substitute something you don’t like. It is very normal to get headaches and feel unwell on day 2 – 4 of a juice fast so plenty of water will help. Also some gentle movement, lots of sleep and colonic therapy is excellent for releasing toxic build up. If you feel like you are going to give in and have solid food, make yourself an extra juice – but stay on the juice!
If you find it difficult to do a juice fast while also coping with family pressure, preparing meals for young children etc. then perhaps a detox retreat is for you. They are a great way to escape the normal routine and surround yourself with like minded people all going through the same thing.
Start each day off by juicing 1/2 lemon (peeled) and mix it with a pint of warm water. This will help to cleanse your digestive system and give you a good boost of energy. It is also good for getting a sluggish digestive system moving first thing in the morning.
Prepare ahead of time and buy enough produce to keep you going the week. Visit your local farmers market or wholesale fruit and veg shop and buy in bulk. It will save you time and money. The last thing you want to be doing on a juice fast is going anywhere near the temptation of a supermarket.
Here is a list of ingredients that will keep you going for the week. Buy organic if possible and Use ‘Veggie Wash’ to wash any parasitic residue, dirt and dust from your veggies as soon as you get them home.
- 1 box granny smith's
- 16 – 20 Cucumbers
- 1 large bag of Carrots
- 1 large bag of Oranges
- 6-12 Tomatoes
- 7 Beetroot
- 1 Garlic
- 1 Bag of Basil Large
- 1 large bag of pears
- 3 Bags of Celery
- 5 Big Bags of Spinach or 8-12 Bundles of Kale
- A handful of ginger root
- 7 Lemons
- 4 Limes
Use what is in season and mix and match or for more recipes check out the revealing recipes page (click here – link back to page or link to recipe book). By day 3 of your detox you can begin to water your juice down and also mix in some psyllium husk if you are feeling hungry – just be sure to remember the water if you are adding fibre. Having a potassium broth is great in the evening as it is warm and filling so you don’t feel empty when going to sleep.
Potassium broth recipe
It is easy to make. Use only organic vegetables if possible. You do not want to consume any toxic, immune suppressive insecticides, pesticides, and inorganic chemical fertilizers while cleansing.
- 6 medium Potatoes
- 4 celery stalks
- 1/2 bunch parsley
- 2 medium carrots
- 2 beetroots, chopped
- 1 bunch dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, chard)
- 8-10 cups water
- ginger root, 3 x 1-inch slices
Measure water into pot and bring to boil.
While water heats up, wash all veggies gently. (Hard scrubbing removes minerals found in the vegetables' skins). Peel potatoes to a depth of 1/8 inch. Set potato bodies aside for other use, or discard them. Cut other vegetables in half, so they will fit into the pot. When water boils, put all ingredients except potato bodies & ginger into the water. Be sure the water covers the vegetables with an inch or two to spare on top.
Bring broth to a boil, with the lid on, and then turn down to simmer. Cook covered for 1.5 hours. Add the ginger slices; then continue simmering with the lid on for 30 minutes. Remove large vegetable matter, and then allow small vegetable matter to settle for 5 minutes with the lid on. Ladle into jars and fill to neck of jar. This will allow you to expose smaller portions of the broth to airborne bacteria for less time, preventing premature spoiling.
So if you are suffering from stress, achy joints, bloating, IBS, PMT, high blood pressure, poor circulation, Candida, yeast infections, chronic fatigue, skin problems, indigestion or generally feel unwell and you need a break from modern day stresses, consider a juice fast. It can be life changing.
Finally, when you are coming off the juice fast be very gentle with food. It is important to eat small amounts of raw food and gradually introduce foods that may have caused you problems in the past. Meat, wheat and dairy should be avoided the first few days and introduced gradually so you can tell if they are agreeing with you or not.