Introjuicing – My First Juicing Experience!

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When I received an email to attend a bloggers event all about health at Lambert’s Yard in Leeds, I had to say yes! I’ve been really focused on my health and fitness for the last few months and I’m really determined to stay this way throughout 2015!

INTRO COVEROne of the things I have been implementing is balance – In the past I have been all or nothing but gradually I am working on changing this.  I have been also been working on my relationship with food but that’s probably a post for another time.

Introjuicing with Curry’s was an event mainly focused around the benefits of Juicing.  I am not a juicer, in fact I have never juiced before.  I do sometimes make some smoothies which are a bit thicker and usually I add my Arbonne protein powder to them for a post-gym recovery drink.

There where lots of bloggers at the event and so we were split into groups and attended different stations for about half an hour before moving on.

Introjuicing with Curry's

My first station was the ‘playstation’ where we created our own juices.  Having never juiced before I was a little apprehensive but once I watched a few others have a go I created my own. My concoction involved strawberries, pineapple, almond milk and an apple.  It wasn’t too bad!

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Next we had some soup for lunch – Here I managed to knock my bowl over and make a mess.  That didn’t stop the mushroom and truffle soup from being tasty though!

Introjuicing and Introduction to Juicing

It was then time for our talk with Shakela from Nutrishan who is a qualified nutritonalist.  Shakela kindly shared the benefits of juicing and conjured up a green juice for us all to try.  It was my first ever really green drink, she added in celery, broccoli, cucumber and anything else green which was on the table!  It wasn’t too bad but once we had some pineapple added it made it sweeter and was much tastier in my opinion.  She also showed us different ingredients we could add to juices to make them sweeter and even healthier.

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I think the thing for me with green drinks is a psychological one where the colour puts me off a bit!

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We then hit the final juicing station where we were made some mocktails using different ingredients such as ginger and beetroot.  We had some good drinks made here until the end where just beetroot was juiced – This was not pleasant!

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Our final station was the yoga one.  Having stated in my January Fitness Fun blog that I wasn’t ready for public yoga, here I was about to do it in a room full of people!  I am glad I have been doing my YouTube yoga so I had a bit of an idea what was happening.  Our yoga teacher, Amanda from Yoga Elementz was lovely and the style she taught was rocket yoga.  Although it was fun, I have to admit it was a little fast for me to keep up with as I am still a newbie to yoga.  I am sure with regular practice I would get better!  It did get the heart racing a little bit which is unusual for yoga and so if you are looking for something that gives you more than just stretching this would be perfect. We finished off the session with 5 minutes of relaxation.

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Relaxing was a great end to a fun event.  I am not sure I am ready to start juicing just yet but I’m certainly not ruling it out for the future.

To finish off the day I did the antithesis of juicing and went to Almost Famous for a huge burger!  This is all part of the balance I mentioned earlier 😉

Almost Famous Leeds Burgers

Do you juice?  I would love to hear your thoughts below!

8 Comments

  • Sami

    Reply Reply February 5, 2015

    Great write up Caroline, it was lovely to meet you 🙂 I’m so jealous of the burger you had after the event! It was definitely needed after all of that juicing haha.

    Sami x

  • DONNA GEORGE

    Reply Reply February 6, 2015

    This sounds like a fun day. Nice post
    cheers
    Donna

  • Corinne

    Reply Reply February 6, 2015

    Haha! That first station was funny when we were all like ‘uuummmm what do we do’ and just stood there looking at the fruit for a bit.

    I didn’t think I’d be up for public yoga either, but I know I was too busy focusing on what I was doing to look at anyone else, so I don’t know why I was so frightened! 🙂

    Corinne x

  • Angie Vincent

    Reply Reply February 8, 2015

    Good to read of your first juicing experience and what sounds like a fun bloggers event. Love the raspberries image.

  • Inma

    Reply Reply February 15, 2015

    Lovely post! Have you kept up with juicing? I used to be a smoothie kind of girl but got a juicer last month. I’ve had some delicious juices and some really awful ones as well, although I’ve learned that if you add half a lemon and a bit of finger they always taste good! x

    • caroline

      Reply Reply February 16, 2015

      I don’t have a juicer at the moment so haven’t been able to do any more. Yes I guess it’s a lot of trial and error! 😉

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