Having spent much of my life in Northeast Portland, I have felt fortunate to be part of a community that fostered my belief that happiness begins with a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Yoga is a big part of my life, and one of the reasons I love yoga is because it has taught me to tune into the relationship between my body and my mind and this includes paying attention to how what I eat makes me feel. There is such a vast amount of information about different diets and good vs. bad foods (much of it conflicting), it can be a challenge to even know what to eat, much less find it as we go about our busy lives. At Portland Juice Press, we believe in the simple philosophy that pure nutrition leads to a pure mind as well as body, and the healthiest diets are plant-based. Our fresh-pressed juices make structuring your diet around fruits and vegetables really easy (and tasty!). I drink these juices because it is the most pure source of nutrition, and they make me feel great. Simple as that.
Honestly, I was very skeptical about the whole juice cleanse fad. As a former collegiate athlete and a huge proponent of wine and chocolate, I focused my nutritional philosophy around working out hard and indulging after you earned it. This was before I started struggling with uncomfortable and inconsistent digestive tract issues, anemia, and ultimately all around slugglishness. After trying my first juice cleanse, I was hooked. I finally had control over my digestion, and felt comfortable all day! I had more energy than a normal 2000+ calorie diet, and even had more intense work outs. My mind felt clearer and more focused. And thankfully, I was able to break my lifetime sugar addiction! Through this experience, and finally feeling my body run on all cylinders, I understood that our bodies crave this renewal and detoxification process. I want people to be able to indulge and enjoy the tasty and wonderful aspects of life, drink a glass of wine and have a big slice of cake. That's why we have Portland Juice Press: to clean out your natural detoxification systems, and allow your body to start working completely again.