A couple days ago, one of our cheesemakers (Susan, actually her partner, Amy was the one who physically brought it over) brought me an amazing bounty fresh picked from her garden! How lucky am I to have people in my life who just bring me kale? Granted, I have a bit of a reputation as a kale lover. (Note: My apron from Eat More Kale). This week was a particularly good week for this (as I’ve already been stressed out and am in the middle of a big transition in my living space). A lot of people have been asking me lately. What my secret is. How did I turn my health around? (I used to be a really sick person). Well, I will tell you one of my secrets now. It doesn’t have to cost a lot. Especially if you have friends like mine.
This is a Norwalk Juicer, one of the greatest inventions known to man. It’s one of the best juicers out there. It makes cold pressed juice. Not all juice is created equal. I will tell you that. Any juice is a step in the right direction. But there is a noticeable impact from drinking fresh cold pressed juice. It feels different. It tastes different. And it stays fresh longer. I would say that drinking tons of green nutrient rich juice played a big, big role in my recovery. I am a green juice fanatic. I can’t tell you enough how much difference a glass of green juice in your day will make. To your overall energy, well being, and also just feelings of hunger. Juice is where it’s at.
I immediately went to work. I went to the grocery store and bought a few more items to round out the juice. Whatever they had. In this case, it was a little dandelion, some peppers, lime, orange, and pear (kale stems can be a little harsh in juice and pear helps to take the edge off). It’s great with wheatgrass too. I bought about $20 worth of produce.
I ended up with about 7 pints of juice. Granted, it’s a lot of work. As you can see, I am quite a regular at Green Bee Juicery (an amazing local juice company that hand presses all their juice in Norwalk Juicers). Because in all honesty, I can be lazy a lot of the time. Particularly, when people are not bringing me buckets of kale. It’s work. I’m not gonna lie. But it’s also an investment. In your health. It’s crazy to me how often I hear from people that $10 is too much to spend on a juice. And I agree, it’s a lot. But I also look at it holistically. How much is your health worth to you? I mean, people have no problem spending $10 at the bar, but $10 on juice? Blasphemy! And how much does healthcare cost? I’m just saying. It’s worth thinking about.
I’m also really excited to announce a new partnership we have brewing with another local juice company/cafe, Juice So Good (located in the downtown skyway). They are going to be selling our cheeses there soon AND featuring our cheeses in some of the salads on their menu. This is our first location downtown, and it is so great partnering with companies who get it! To your health! Also, if you’re in Mankato, there’s a new juice bar in town called Wysiwyg Juice Co. You should definitely check them out too! There’s a beautiful family behind that juice bar with a beautiful story. Go and say hello.