You don’t have to stick around on my blog long to realize I love juicing! I’ve talked about Best Tips for Cutting the Cost of Juicing, shared juicing recipes, and about every 10th post on Instagram is about you guessed it…juicing! I just went back through my Instagram feed and my first post about juicing was 81 weeks ago which means I’ve been at this for roughly a year and a half if not, longer! Want to guess what that first picture is? Whole Foods Juice.
I first became interested in juicing because of the desire to eat healthier with my on-the-go lifestyle! I was having a hard time getting in the amount of veggies I needed while running from home to eMeals to Pure Barre and then not getting home till close to 8:00 at night. Even though I would eat a salad for lunch and have a side of veggies some nights at dinner, I knew I could do better. I wanted to be able to consume 3 cups of vegetables per day the way that the USDA recommends for my age and activity level. And, I wanted to reach for something different than a packaged snack at the office….in came juice!
I now snack on juices regulary or enjoy them for breakfast. In order to get the most nutritional bang for your buck, you should try to enjoy juice about 2 hours after you eat something and wait 20-30 mins after juicing before eating. Drinking juice on an empty stomach allows the vitamins and minerals in the juice to go straight to your bloodstream. If you have a meal already in your stomach, you prevent your body from quickly absorbing the nutrients from the juice. I’d also recommend that after you enjoy your delicious juice to brush your teeth and floss to remove all the natural sugars in the fruits off your teeth. This will also help you remember to not eat immediately afterwards.
As you can tell, I have become a regular at the Mountain Brook Whole Foods. In fact, I’ve made a new friend who knows me by name (shout out to David!). Tons of my friends text me to tell me what new flavors Whole Foods has concocted, to fill me in on what juices are on sale or even send me a picture of them and their juices. I love that some of my most popular posts on Instagram are also juicing and that you guys are embracing a healthy lifestyle with me!
I am beyond thrilled to announce that our local Whole Foods now has NEW Cold-Pressed Raw Juice available in grab-and-go containers. It is affordable and delicious. I would recommend that if you are new to juicing, you try a flavor with more fruit in it to ease you into the juicing lifestyle.
I asked Whole Foods to give me a little more information about their new juices and here’s what they said: “Our Cold-Pressed Raw Juice is made fresh in our store from our own carefully selected produce, these juice blends are comprised entirely of raw fruit and vegetable juice. Whether you are looking to energize, detoxify or just need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, our 100% raw juice offers something to suit your every need. The juice is cold-pressed and unpasteurized to ensure that each drink is power-packed with the most essential nutrients that can be quickly absorbed and utilized by our bodies. Our cold-pressed raw juices can be found in our grab-and-go drink section in our produce department.
Why cold-press? Juicers that grind or blend can expose produce to heat and oxygen, compromising nutrient-rich enzymes. Our in-house operation uses a Good Nature juice press that exerts 16.25 tons of hydraulic pressure to extract juice without adding heat.”
Have you tried juicing? What is your favorite flavor of Whole Foods Juice?
**Photos by Magen Davis Photography.
I have never ‘juiced’. I will drink juice but not like this. I am sometimes scared to… Does this kind of juice make you have to have unexpected bathroom trips? In all seriousness!
Don’t be scared, Aimee. Ease in slowly with a majority fruit juice. I haven’t had the problem of it going right through me. I think that people have that issue sometimes when they’re doing a whole day of just juices.
I’ve been wanting to do this to detoxify. Thank you for sharing this. I’m going to look into it.
Awesome, Logan! I definitely think WF has some of the more competitive prices as well. 🙂 Let me know how it goes when you try the detox.
I have never juiced before, but I’ve heard a lot about it. I didn’t realize there was a specific way to drink the juices. Interesting! I’ve been a little nervous to try it too, especially because I’ve heard it goes right through you.
Lisa, I just learned about the timing thing a few months ago. I thought it was fascinating. I haven’t had the problem of it going right through me. I think that people have that issue sometimes when they’re doing a whole day of just juices.
Love that you can grab and go. Definitely encourages more juice drinking. Thanks much for letting me know about these juices.
You are so welcome, Sarah! Yes, the grab and go is key for us busy gals.
I’ve always wondered about juicing! Thanks for sharing about it!
Sure thing! Hope it gave you a good education 😉
These look delish – the Mommy Boost cracks me up and is right up my alley. I can’t wait to try them out. We are so lucky to have a Whole Foods in walking distance from our home so I will be checking these out right away. xo
Isn’t that funny? Even though I’m not a mommy, I love that one. I always try to hide the title with my hand, haha!
I use to juice but it became too expensive! I never tried Whole Foods juice before, sounds really good!
I haven’t seen these juices in our Bay Area Whole Foods, I will have to keep an eye out. What a fun and healthy way to get those fruits and vegetables in.
I would love to incorporate juicing into my diet! These look delish!
I have never tried juicing, but I’ve always wanted to!! And those whole foods juices look delish!
I will have to see if my Whole Foods has these! Definitely something I have thought about trying.
LOVE juicing! I typically make my own, but every now and then a cold-pressed is super yummy!
I adore Whole Foods! I also adore their juices – I was extremely sick one time while I was still in LA and went to WF. A nice guy who worked their helped me pick out some juice (I must have looked as bad as I felt) and I swear it helped me get well SO much quicker then without it – it was one of the more fruity one’s with lots of Vitamin C.
Wishing I had a Whole Foods near me! These sound and look great! Have been wanting to find a good juice for juicing!
I need to try that mommy boost!
I want to try the MOMMY BOOST!! Whole foods is my happy place 🙂
I’ve been all about green juice lately! I need to make it a daily habit to enjoy it.