Lessons from the little people , Mindfull Collaborations and Tasting Menu’s

Wow , It’s been an eventfull start to the month of April

Firstly , we’d like to give a massive shout out to Sufra Community Kitchen for allowing the troops to have full run of the space throughout the Easter Holiday , The staff at Sufra do  amazing work in St Raphaels estate and surrounding areas of Brent from Food Academies to Community Dinners  , the reality of Food Poverty in Brent was apparent during the week we visited , but the work and opportunities they offer help to put a smile on so many faces …

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Check back next week for an interview with Faheem , Project Worker

So , talking about Sufra brings us back to this time last week , we were inundated with little people , Juicers and blenders going full throttle

We counted a minimum of 52 little people who came through the Juice Academy door last week , many others had to be turned away due to health and safety and capacity at Sufra

Amazingly enough 4 of those who stayed the week , were 3 years of age and although they weren’t able to take part in all the activities, they took part in planting seeds , drawing and made fruity Salads and handed their homework journals in on a daily basis ..

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Muadh , 3 Years Old – Completed 6 days of training

 

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Quick , Grab a fruit and take a pic …

When piloting or launching something new , there’s always a possibility of not getting it right .. that’s fine , you learn to add what you left out or take a few ingredients out

So there were definitely lessons learnt in regard to workshop delivery but all in all the stdents successfully

  • Learnt the benefits of Juicing
  • Took part in interactive Juicing Workshops
  • Tested their taste buds
  • Planted their own Root Vegetables and Flowers
  • And enjoyed a day behind the scenes at Tesco

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The amazing lesson ?

Children value the knowledge and responsibility given and embrace the transferred skill with confidence and pride and have a “How , can we make this better ” rather than “Whose going to make it better ” way of thinking and seeing things  … they were an honour to work with .

It was a joy to see them getting their hands dirty … and sincerely having fun with their food … And an achievement to get 4 Bored teenagers involved , arriving daily and on time , throughout the week . So we’d like to give them a massive shout out for taking time out to help deliver the programme !

Another thank you to the parents turned facilitators in the week , although #TeamApple were disappointed that they didn’t get the chance to present their Apple Turnover’s they had fun practising  …

We will upload pictures to the Gallery …

So , about April ...

Second week in and we are embracing new opportunities too ..

They’ve been springing up , left right and we’re trying to keep centred …

So … time to share the juicy gossip ..

We’ve got our first Liquid Food workshop called “Juiced “ happening next weekend , hope a few of you have taken the opportunity to sign up …

Juiced April

The tasting menu ..

Juiced Menu

Event Link : https://www.facebook.com/events/203792213334008/211715469208349/

Online Payment : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/juiced-an-introduction-to-liquid-food-tickets-24373660274

Please note : Online booking ends on 20th April 2016

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Then at the end of the month , we will be pilot Launching our Pop up Market Place in Harlesden , NW10 …

A place for entrepreneurs to showcase their products .

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We are on the look out for Organic Food Suppliers , Art and Craft Makers , Skin and Hair Care creators , Clothes designers , Fashion and Food Artisans to help us create a home grown market place where the community can shop , buy and sell their products locally .

Register your interest at : popupnw10@outlook.com
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In pursuit of the Happy Bug …

We revisited the Queens Parade recently to say hi following the Willesden Wassail that took place earlier in the year … and shook hands on a great new concept

A temporary Social Space called “The Happy Hub ”

An eclectic new concept designed by the founders of Punch and juicy Liquid Foods and The Founder of the RSL Collective .. Call it a fusion of like mindfulness , if you will ….

We’ll be opening the door to the community to host Art Exhibitions , Healing Sessions , Drop In advice Sessions , Pop up poetry nights …. and Juice – of course

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For More information about these exciting projects or if you are an artist , a speaker /facilitator , a poet  feel free to get involved email popupnw10@outlook.com with your enquiry in the subject line , you will receive a reply within 48 hours

‪#‎LetsGetJuiced‬‪#‎Popupnw10‬‪#‎TheHappyHub‬

And our favourite picture this month so far is ……

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Our smoothies IS THE BEST !!! #TeamSmoothie

 

Happy weekend everyone …

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From Second hand tables to Rotating floors then back to the drawing board ..

After a successful afternoon with the new Juice Academic’s ..

20160404_155655We’re sitting here reflecting on the journey and how a polarity of circumstances over the years has threatened to put an end to our juicy adventures but something quite manificent has kept us going .. call it “The love of what we do ” … if you will ..

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From Humble Beginnings ..to floors that rotate 360 degrees ..

Funny , it all started rom a Second hand table outside of a Trinidadian Roti Shop to Award Winning Ceremonies at the B.T Tower …

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We’ve been raising awareness about the benefits of drinking Juices and Smoothies in and around London ever since and we are confident that we can make it easier for people to make healthier life choices

Who are we ?

Punch and Juicy are an award winning Social Enterprise who aim to promote the benefits of healthy drinking by popping up in various locations either as an outlet or in the form of a workshop facilitator

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So whose actually behind 80% the Social Media Posts ?

Yes .. Well about those ,

Bit of a hit and miss at times.. but she honestly means well

Let’s give a little shout out to our Co Founder , she was diagnosed with Lymphoedema , a debilitating illness that affects the circulatory system , following a misdiagnosis in her early 20’s alongside a period of homelessness she found that she was being over medicated and not getting better .. in fact it changed the course of her life .

Post Self Pity ..

She went on to collaborate with her partner to launch an alternative catering service that supported the health of people from vulnerable backgrounds .. and has bagged us a few awards in the process

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Our humble opinion ..

We have observed a rise in Fast Food take away’s which has led to an increase in Obesity , traditional healing methods have been shunned for over the counter medication

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Access to cheaper booze brands has led to a high level of alchoholism in innercity communities and it is saddening to see our youth suffering from childhood diabetes

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Our aim in 2016

We are determined to make our solution based service trigger a change in mindset and lifestyle

But what’s next in Spring 2016 ?

We would like to invite you to our

First Micro- workshop in 2016 called Juiced ..

An introduction to Liquid Food Workshop on Saturday 23rd April 2016 in London .

Juiced April

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/juiced-an-introduction-to-liquid-food-tickets-24373660274?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing

Live demonstration ,

:Everyday people/ Guest speakers who have healed themselves with Juice /Raw Food .

:Hints and tips on how to create healthy liquid foods for the family .

:How to set up a mini Juice bar in your kitchen

– Bonus : Stress Release techniques for those with a fast paced schedule

Email juiceladee@gmail.com for more booking info .

Please note this is a family friendly workshop , feel free to bring the little people .

Look out for pics of todays Pilot launch , coming soon : )

until then ..

May the force be with you .. x

 

 

1 Day to go for the launch of Fruitfull Juice Academy !!!

Can you believe its only a day to go until the launch of the Fruitfull Juice Academy ..

We’ve been inundated with little people signing up to open their own Juice bar on Saturday 9th April at Sufra Community Kitchen located in St Raphaels , Brent , it’s quite inspiring to see so many aspiring entrepreneurs in the commnity .

We look forward to welcoming our first class of 2016 !!

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So for all of you who may have missed the opportunity to register your budding health enthusiast, do get in contact we may be able to squeeze 2 more academics onto the away day trip …

Here are the dates and times :

12pm – 2pm Mon,Tues,Thurs,Friday ( Sufra Community Kitchen )
12pm – 4pm Wednesday ( Away Day )
12pm – 3pm Saturday ( Presentation and Juice Bar Launch )

Contact us at makeitfruitfull@outlook.com

And if you’re older than 18 and don’t want to miss out on the fun , you’ll be glad to know we are delivering a micro workshop this month …

Want to shed those winter pounds before Summer ?

Lacking energy  in the morning?

Suffering from high blood pressure or raised cholesterol?

Overweight?

Struggling with a hidden illness ?

Then this is the workshop for you !

JUICED

Juiced April

Discover the incredible power of juicing raw fruit and vegetables and how to drink your way to health and wellness …

Join Award Winning Social Enterprise Punch and Juicy Liquid Foods this Spring , as they spread the word about the benefits of Healthy drinking

On this introductory workshop you will:

Learn how to make healthy beverages that the family will enjoy
Live Juicing demonstration
Get tips on making an alkaline water
Learn the benefits of using Green Superfoods in your Smoothies .


PLUS A free Gym Pass with every registration .

£15 when you pre book online .

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/juiced-an-introduction-to-liquid-food-tickets-24373660274

 

 

 

Spring Flu , Drinking the rainbow and another challenge

Spring greetings to one and all ..

Juice Lady here …

I Hope the Spring Equinox embraced you with good tidings and you’re preparing for new beginnings , projects and plans  ..

For me it started as an oxymoron , after delivering a workshop about healthy drinking ,.

Spring flu decides to knock me off my feet  ..

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With the launch of the Juice academy looming and a  painful sore throat ,  this occurrence could have been a hurdle but I turned to the rainbow and copious amounts of Fresh Ginger Tea  .. 4 layers of clothes and new trolley in tow I headed to the Green Grocer

  • 4 Watermelons
  • 14 Cucumbers
  • 6 Zucchini
  • 10 Lemons
  • 10 Limes
  • 10 Gala Apples
  • 5 Cox Pippins
  • 5 Granny Smiths
  • 2 Bunches of Mint
  • 3 bags of Kale
  • 4 Bunches of Spinach
  • 2 Honeydew
  • A sizeable amount of Ginger
  • 7 Punnet’s of Blueberries
  • 2 Punnet’s of Strawberries
  • 10 Conference Pears
  • 5 Roache Pears
  • 10 Avocado’s
  • 1 Bunch of Red Seeded Grapes
  • 1 Hand of Banana
  • 1 Pumpkin
  • A range of superfoods , seeds and Spices later …

My Spring Flu eradication campaign had begun …

My Uncle informed me quite smugly , that it’d take at least 3 weeks to completely get rid of the pesky flu … up for the challenge , I dug out the Cerassie and Cinnamon Leaves … this called for the strong stuff

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I’ve taken to mixing and blending everything from Apple to Zucchini , the most beneficial smoothie so far has to be

Hami Melon , Physalis , Banana and a blend of seeds …

Probably due to the fact Physalis was said to be used in cases of extreme Influenza and is boosting with anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial  and anti-bacterial properties .

The affect of this blend could only be compared to the after effect of Oil pulling …

The fruit helps the lungs to dispel the offending depository and draws everything – I mean everything , to the surface –

word to the wise = not to be consumed before a social event , a cough or a sneeze can in actual fact bring about an embarrassing situation as I discovered recently !

Sorry Camera Man …

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But in all honesty it’s a sign my body is responding to the nutrients, which means I’m alive !!

So what exactly is the gloopy stuff , no one wants to talk about ?

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“Mucus is incredibly important for our bodies,” explains Michael M. Johns III, MD,

“It is the oil in the engine. Without mucus, the engine seizes.” but an overproduction can cause opposite effects as The famous herbalist Dr. Sebi says , he also advocates that a very good cure for all diseases is by alkalizing the body with an alkaline diet consisting of only vegetables, fruits, nuts, alkaline grains, and legumes, which remove mucus from the body.

So , I’m on a mission to eliminate the mucus

Check back in on the weekend for recipes and more update’s

P.s

Remember to drink your lemon and ginger tea to build up your immune system

Much Love

Juice Lady x