Why we all could use a little more Pure Simple Juice
* Living enzymes. Made fresh our juice has not been pasteurized therefore you benefit from all of the living enzymes that promote health and good digestion.
* Organic produce. No need to add more pesticides and chemicals into your body, we use all organic or grown-with organic practice ingredients.
* Support local farmers. As we got our start at the market much of our produce comes from farmers at the market & surrounding area to bring you the season’s best Oregon/Washington produce.
* You need more fruits & vegetables in your life. As most of us do! Each bottle of juice provides you literally pounds of fresh fruits & vegetables(estimated 3-4 servings of produce). So you get a huge load of antioxidant, vitamin & mineral goodness with every sip.
* It is amazingly delicious. Our juice is hand-pressed in small batches, I’ll just let the juice speak for itself.
At the PSU Saturday Market (8:30-2): Apple/Kale/Mint, Honey Rhubarb & Almond Milk
At Our Kitchen (1902 NW 24th, 11-7pm): Apple/Kale/Ginger/Mint & Almond Milk
photo credit: Jennifer Murdock Photography
Dear Pure Simple Juice-loving friends,
This is the second to the last week of the farmers market! I know you all will be a little sad and so will I. We will all certainly miss the wonderful farm fresh produce and foods that have been at the market this summer. So on that note, this week I will be bringing you the best of the summer cause why not? I mean you only get watermelons and plums for so long.
Recipes are not firm yet but get ready…
Carrot/Nectarine/Apple-This is the closest I’ve come to Orange Juice, in color and in nutrition content, full of Vitamin C and A and is absolutely divine.
Plum/Asian Pear/Blackberry-Who doesn’t love plum, pear, and blackberry, the finest fruits of summer all blended in to one.
WatermelonMint? WatermelonPeach? WatermelonMelon? Haven’t decided yet, Am taking suggestions. This will be a small batch because I only have a limited supply of melons but sure to be watermelonlishious.
pre-order your juices NOW as you all know some weeks they fly out of the coolers fast. If you have forgotten, Thursday, NW 19th/Everett, Portland Farmers Market 3-7pm.
Pre-Order Now for Thursday Pick-Up! firstname.lastname@example.org
Portland Farmers Market, NW 19th/Everett 3-7pm this Thursday
Coming Up–Free Event! Pure Simple Juice Opening Celebration, Saturday September 10th 6-9pm at Salt, Fire & Time Kitchen. More Details to Come.
At the Market:
carrot, apple, beet
wild blackberry, lemon, apple, ginger
chocolate almond milk
If you too feel inspired by the sunshine and want to try a delicious dessert, use any leftover juice (this is the tough part) to make a batch of granita. A fantastic and of course, healthish summer treat.
Refreshing in flavor and easy to make, granita (pronounced grah-NEE-tah) is popular throughout Italy. These ices are a mixture of water, sugar and a flavoring. They are grainy in texture and are frozen in a pan in the freezer. The goal when making granita is to create coarse granular crystals or flakes of ice; you are not trying to create a smooth mixture such as a sorbet, which is made in an ice cream maker.
2 cups Pure Simple Juice, any flavor you like
½ cup sugar
Choose a large, shallow pan (8 x 12 x 2-inches) that allows the mixture to spread out. While you are assembling the recipe, place the empty pan and your stirring fork in the freezer to chill. Also chill the glasses you will be using to serve the granita in later.
Pour the mixture into the pan and place in the freezer. Every 30 minutes, using a fork, stir the granita, scraping it off the bottom and sides of the pan. Break up the frozen parts near the edges into smaller chunks and rake them toward the center. Continue to freeze and break up ice crystals until completely frozen, about 3 hours. If at any time the granita freezes too hard, simply leave it out at room temperature for a few minutes until it softens enough to be
stirred again with a fork. Then return it to the freezer.
Check your granita mixture 20-30 minutes before serving to make sure that you can scoop the surface with a spoon. If it is too firm, let it stand at room temperature until serving time. To serve, scrape across the top of the frozen mixture with a large spoon. Granita is usually served in chilled footed dessert dishes, goblets, or wine glasses. For a finishing touch, top with a small cookies, berries, lemon zest, or a sprig of mint.
Summer Cleanse 2011
Don’t miss out! This weekend is our last intro to cleanse class for the summer. Come learn more about the basics and benefits of a cleanse. Sunday August 21st, 4-5pm.
Sign-Up Now: http://www.puresimplejuice.com/cleanse.html
(cleanse class is included in all 3-day cleanse package purchases)
Order your Pure Simple Juice cleanse now. The Summer 3-day cleanse package available for pick-up Sunday, August 21st.
We’ll have a few of our favorites at the market this week:
Green Lemon (Cucumber, Sour yellow apples, Sweet apples, Kale, Parsley, & Lemon)
CarrotAppleGinger (Carrot, Apple, Ginger)
Cinnamon Almond Milk (Almond, Pumpkin Seed, Date, Maple Syrup, Cinnamon & Sea Salt)
Thursday, NW 19th/Everett, 3-7pm
Pre-order your juices or request larger quantities by Wednesday, email@example.com
The final Summer Intro-To-Cleanse Class will be held Sunday, August 21st 4-5pm. Join us for the basics of cleanses & while you are at it, find some balance and health and sign-up for our 3-day cleanse! More information & Ordering: http://www.puresimplejuice.com/cleanse.html
Save The Date
Saturday, September 10th-Pure Simple Juice-Opening Celebration-Desserts & Drinks 7pm. Additional Details will follow.
Join us this SUNDAY, AUGUST 7th for our introduction to cleanse class/cleanse box pick-up, 4-5pm. So perhaps your thinking, why a juice cleanse? Well there are many reasons which you can learn more about at the class but in brief, a cleanse is a great way to find balance, rest your digestive organs and take a minute to give some attention to your body and it’s nutrition needs. What you get, five bottles of detoxifying, refreshing juice per day for 3 whole days. In addition, broth, herbal tea and plenty of support and nutrition guidance from myself. And what better a time then during those hot summer days, really who wants to cook right now anyway?
Sign-up now to reserve a spot: http://www.puresimplejuice.com/cleanse.html
Summer is upon us and now is the time to get your fill of our very own Oregon-grown fresh fruit! Join us at the market this week for the amazing, Strapplepeach (strawberry, apple, peach, of course) or Pure Simple Juice’s new favorite Green Lemonade (Sour yellow apples, Sweet apples, Kale, Parsley, & Lemon).
Portland Farmer’s Market NW 19th & Everett, 3-7pm Thursday. Worried about missing out? Email me in advance to pre-order, then ensure you will have a nice cold bottle waiting for you at the market! firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an exciting week for Pure Simple Juice as we will be providing you 100% Local & 100% Organic Juices! So make sure you stop by the market and see us for your favorite amazingly fresh, local and organic juices.
This week's Juice blends
Apple/Cherry/Cucumber-Yup, it’s that time of year, time for some incredible Oregon-grown fresh fruit. This week's cherries come from Abundant Harvest, a lovely local farm providing CSA shares in Portland & Hillsboro. Check them out: http://abundantharvest.biz/
Apple/Kale/Mint/Ginger-A little variation on one of our favorites, the apple, kale, mint, ginger gives you a refreshing dose of the all nutritious leafy greens.
And for one more week, Almond/Honey/Date/Bee Pollen- A simple, yet tasty blend, especially helpful for those with seasonal allergies. This week’s version of our almond milk features Bee Pollen straight from NE Portland and honey from the Portland metro area.
Pre-order your juices now for pick-up at the market or kitchen (Juicing happens Thursday mornings and will be available at 19th & Everett NW Portland 3-7pm)
NEW!! Portland Farmers Market-Pioneer Square Market Starting this week Pure Simple Juice will now be at the downtown Pioneer Square Market, Mondays, 10-2pm. So if you happen to be in the area around lunchtime, come and visit. Now you can get fresh juice Thursdays AND Mondays.
Hello from Pure Simple Juice!
On a few occasions recently some dear friends and supporters have said to me “you need to tell people about the nutritional benefit of your juices”. As a dietitian, I have kind of left the juices to speak for themselves in taste and then have enjoyed the fact (perhaps silently) that I am bringing some amazing nutrition into people’s diets.
However, since we are now officially in the summer season and the weather is just about at a transition point, and many an allergy-ridden person is suffering the change, I think now is a good time to share a little about the health benefits of Pure Simple Juice.
Each blend is unique in it’s nutrition properties but one thing they all have in common is that I use the freshest and most local produce I can find. For example, I typically pick up produce from Groundworks Organics or Persephone Farms (both Portland Farmer’s Market vendors) on the day before I juice, all based on what is in season that week. Then I madly juice all Thursday morning before the market. That way, the time from when the produce was picked, juiced and reaches you is merely hours in the grand scheme of things and still contains the greatest amount of nutrients possible.
More About This week’s Juice blends
True Green: Cucumber, Spinach, Mint, Lime, Blue Green Algae. This juice is full of green power. It includes immune-boosting and healing nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Folic Acid and a variety of antioxidants. The spinach gives your body’s immune system an extra boost while the cucumber, rich in silica, helps your hair, nails and skin stay healthy. And to top it off a little blue green algae, Earth’s brain food which can help with mental clarity, concentration and is a general mood-booster.
AppleCuCarrot: A delicious blend of apple, cucumber, and carrot. Interesting and healthy. Again the cucumber good for your hair, skin, nails while the carrot loads you up with beta-carotene, great too for your hair, skin, nails and for your eyes.
Almond Milk: Almond, pumpkin seed, date, maple syrup, cinnamon. Almonds are a health-supportive food that help to alkalize the body (balance the body’s pH) and contain calcium. Pumpkin seeds provide a valuable source of Omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and are natural vermifuge (anti-worm). Dates and maple syrup add sweetness while cinnamon is a beneficial preservative and spice. Health benefits of cinnamon vary from slowing cancer cell growth to reducing inflammation. For those who are truly allergy ridden, we’ll make just a few with almonds, dates, local honey and bee pollen. To help your body build it’s immunity against those allergens we are now surrounded by.
Pre-order your juices NOW by sending us an email! And of course, if you’d like a special personalized blend, let us know. The options of delicious juice combinations is endless (nearly).
See you at the Market!
Pure Simple Juice receives a lovely shout out in the Portland Farmers Market Blog today!
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