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Juice Buzz

January 29th, 2015

Located off of Delray Beach’s historic Atlantic Avenue, Juice Buzz has been providing high-quality cold pressed juices for about a year and a half to both thirsty locals and tourists alike. We had the pleasure of touring this local favorite with Jaqueline (Jax) Sheridan, owner and founder of Juice Buzz, as she guided us through the juice making process.

 

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Tell us a little about Jax.

I was born in Hollywood, FL and lived in Orlando, but grew up in New Jersey. I attended the University of Florida, then lived in Hawaii and California before making my way back to my home state and finding a new home in Delray Beach. I have been here now close to nine years. I love it!

I grew up in the hotel business with my father, so it was a natural choice to study Travel and Tourism. I love people and different cultures and service, therefore, I worked in several hotels and restaurants for over 12 years. Yoga had found me in between all the moves and all the jobs. I have been practicing for 15 years and guiding Vinyasa classes since 2008. My heart and soul are grateful for yoga– all aspects of it.

I will be celebrating two years married with Matthew in April and couldn’t be happier!

 

How did you get into juicing?

I think juicing goes hand-in-hand with eating healthy, living mindfully and, yes, practicing yoga. I think I started just a few years back. I do not cook very often, or well for that matter, so if I went food shopping it was mostly fruits and vegetables, and if I didn’t eat them whole I would just throw them in the blender or juicer at home.

 

How has juicing changed your lifestyle?

Although I said juicing goes hand-in-hand with eating healthy and being mindful, I did not eat a nutritious well balanced “diet” for most of my life. I have not been good at taking vitamins routinely, so I found, and still find it best and most beneficial, to juice for my vitamins and minerals and enzymes. I feel so much more alive. I feel more energized. My skin has cleared! It also saves time, since I am often on the go.

 

What are some ingredients people love, but wouldn’t normally put in their juice?

Asparagus, broccoli, red pepper and cauliflower are some random juicing ingredients people may not think to use, but are totally acceptable and very healing! Some may even like to add Himalayan Salt.

 

What separates good sustainable ingredients from lower quality ones?

Prana – life force of course! Think about it, everything is energy, so if you want good, high vibrational energy coursing through your blood and cells, then you want good quality food. Anything closest to it’s most natural state is the obvious, more positive and healthier answer.

 

Is there really a difference between organic and conventional? If so, are there certain fruits and veggies that MUST be organic, while others are OK to be conventional?

Here’s the most basic difference – pesticides. Pesticides are toxic and created specifically to kill living organisms – insects, plants and fungi. Many pesticides pose health dangers to people and have been linked to brain and nervous system toxicity, cancer, hormone disruption, skin, and eye and lung irritation.  So if you’re not buying organic, or even locally farmed, then you’re just poisoning yourself and your family.

There are the “Dirty Dozen,” which are produce that should be bought organic, and the “Clean 15,” which are OK not to. The Dirty Dozen includes apples, celery, grapes, nectarines, peaches, spinach, strawberries, sweet bell peppers, cucumbers, hot peppers, potatoes and cherry tomatoes.  “Clean Fifteen” list the least pesticide consist of onions, pineapples, avocados, cabbage, frozen sweet peas, sweet corn, cauliflower, papayas, mangoes, asparagus, eggplant, kiwi, grapefruit, cantaloupe and sweet potatoes.

 

How can you make juicing more affordable?

Well, now that depends on how much value and worth one puts on their health, as to what is considered affordable. I have done the cost comparison and have had several people tell me they know that they can spend the same amount by juicing at home as they can by coming to JuiceBuzz. If you want to do it at home, then I suggest finding a local farmer’s market you can go to twice a week and buy organic, which means they need to be juiced asap. If you’re using a masticating or centrifugal juicer, then you really should drink the juice right away. A centrifugal juicer will be most cost effective. Also, you can create a budget on what you can spend and think is worthy and support your favorite local cold press juice bar as often as you like. And know that it’s worth it. They’ll do the shopping and make a mess and clean up for you!

 

Explain the process of cold pressing, how is it different from other juicing methods?

There are three ways to juice – Centrifugal, Masticating and Cold Press.

Centrifugal is the most common type of juicer. These typically utilize a fast-spinning metal blade that spins against a mesh filter, separating juice from flesh via centrifugal force. The fast-spinning metal blade generates heat, which destroys some of the enzymes in the fruits and vegetables you’re juicing. The heat also oxidizes those nutrients, rendering less nutritious juice than a cold-press juicer.

Masticating (Omegas) work at a slower speed, offering less heat and mimics how we chew our food.

Cold Press, specifically on a Norwalk Juicer, is a slow and careful process extracting fruit and vegetable juice through a hydraulic press. You get the highest quality plant-based nutrition available and the freshest-tasting juice possible. Cold press juicers use just enough pressure to extract the juice, while preserving its vitamins, enzymes, trace minerals and phytonutrients up to five times more than any other juicer. Because cold press juicing is so precise with its process of extraction, there is minimal air and heat, so very little oxidation occurs. This means you can enjoy our cold pressed juice up to 3 days after extraction!

Most ‘healthy’ juices on the market are pasteurized to destroy potentially harmful bacteria. However, the process of pasteurization significantly depletes beneficial nutrients. Be mindful of those bottles at the markets that say cold press and are not. Think about it – do you know the source of their produce, do you know how long the bottles sat in a truck or how long they’ve been in plastic in the heat or even on the shelves in the store?

 

Juice Buzz’s Detox Rox: 

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A juice for detoxifying the body. Ingredients include cucumber, celery, coconut water, cilantro, parsley, lemon and ginger.

Celery, is loaded with potassium, folic acid, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and essential amino acids. Not to mention it’s one of the most alkalinizing things you can put in your body.

Parsley and cilantro are great for detoxing heavy metals from the body that we accumulate from environmental pollution.

Color Therapy

January 13th, 2015

We are all organic beings. Every molecule in our body is a vibration. When we see color, it’s a vibration on our retina. The same is true with olfaction. When we inhale things, such as essential oils, they create a whole vibration, which, in turn, sends a cascade of emotional responses through our bodies.

Here at 21 Drops, sight and scent are fused together to create a healthier mind and body. Even the colors of our pure essential oil combinations are a direct reflection of the emotional or physical effect of the blend.  

 

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Our Featured Blends & Their Colors:

Detox

 Color:

Blue calms, cools and sedates. 

• Essential Oils:

Cardamom refreshes and settles the stomach.
Geranium helps purify and support.
Juniper helps flush out toxins.
Lavender soothes nerves.

The color blue and these essential oils are linked to the throat chakra, which is known for communication and self expression. 

 

Equalize

• Color: 

– Orange stimulates an appetite for life and encourages socialization and activity. 

• Essential Oils:

Frankincense balances emotions.
Palmarosa promotes stability.
Rose invites feelings of love, soothes the heart and eases despair.
Sandalwood encourages self-acceptance and creates inner peace and harmony.

The color orange and these essential oils are associated with the sacral chakra, which is connected to sexuality. 

 

Pain Relief

 Color: 

– Yellow stimulates the nervous system and is linked to the stomach, liver, skin, large intestine, and muscular system. 

• Essential Oils:

Ginger helps with circulation.
German Chamomile reduces tension.
Juniper helps ease discomfort.
Myrrh helps soothe muscles.

The color yellow and these essential oils are connected to the solar plexus chakra, which is our power center.

 

De-Stress

 Color:

– Green soothes and relaxes mentally and physically, alleviating depression and anxiety. 

• Essential Oils:

Frankincense quiets the mind.
German Chamomile reduces tension.
Lavender reduces anxiety.
Ylang Ylang helps ease panic attacks.

The color green and these essential oils are fused to the heart chakra, which is linked to warmth, love compassion and joy.

 

If you have any questions: Ask Our Expert

Natural Ways to Prevent and Cure Hangovers

December 30th, 2014

We subscribe to the work hard, play hard mentality, and believe that everyone’s earned a free pass to play a little harder when ringing in the New Year. We’ve put together some easy ways to enjoy the 31st without regretting it on the 1st.

 

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The Prevention:

1. HYDRATE HYDRATE HYDRATE! Remember to throw back as much water as you are Champagne throughout the evening.

2. Don’t drink on an empty stomach! Start the evening off right with a complete meal before your night of celebrations and drinking ensues.

3. Grab a vodka soda with a twist of lime instead of that sugary Cosmo. It’s a smart choice for your head and your waistline!

The Cure:

1. Essential Oils have wonderful regenerative properties to help purify and rejuvenate the body after a night of heavy drinking.

Use Lemon Essential Oil to detoxify and nourish the liver, it’s known for its uplifting, refreshing and energetic qualities.

Carrot Seed Essential Oil has rejuvenating properties that benefit the liver and purify the blood.

Juniper Essential Oil is a great detoxifier, which aids upset stomachs and eases nausea. It’s a great helper with morning-after fogginess caused by alcohol.

Rosemary Essential Oil will refresh and awaken the mind with its balancing and neutralizing properties. It’s a great tonic for the liver and gallbladder.

2. Detoxify in the sauna to open up your pores and sweat out the bad toxins. Remember to take a cold shower or immerse yourself in cold water immediately after, which helps boost your circulation and keeps your vital organs refreshed and functioning.

3. Green Tea is packed with antioxidants, add fresh lemon slices and a sprig of fresh rosemary to help refresh the mind and combat any nasty hangover symptoms.

 

If you’re looking for an easy quick hangover fix try our Detox Essential Oil Blend.

4 Essential Oils that Detoxify Your Body

September 29th, 2014

Juicing, cleansing, diets and workouts. It seems like everyone these days is looking for new ways to detox. We want to share another method with you: essential oils. We’ve put together a list of four essential oils that help rid your body of toxins.

 

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Whether you’re in need of a morning-after remedy or you simply want to feel better, these essential oils will help get you back on track. They help to purify, soothe and revive.

 

Not into DIY and looking for a simple, portable solution? Try our Detox blend.

Why Lavender is the Most Widely Used Essential Oil

July 31st, 2014

The Granddaddy of essential oils, Lavender has been used for thousands of years by a host of civilizations. The Egyptian, Phoenician and Arabian people coveted it for its perfume properties; the ancient Greeks used it as a cure for everything from insomnia to aching backs to insanity; the Romans infused their bath water with its flowers, giving Lavender its name, from lavare–the Latin word for wash. For centuries, Europeans even sprinkled Lavender on interior floors to disinfect and deodorize their homes.

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Even today, Lavender is the most widely used essential oil. Some could argue it is the (almost) all encompassing essential oil, as its healing properties truly run the gamut. And Lavender’s floral, balanced aroma blends easily with most other oils.

 

Emotionally, Lavender calms, soothes and nurtures, encouraging balance in all the bodily systems. It should come as no shock that many nighttime lotions tend to have a lavender scent. Many massage therapists use it in massage oils for deep relaxation, and it can be simply dropped (only 3-5 drops) in a warm bath in the privacy of your own home.

 

But lavender’s properties extend much further than just its calming effects.  Research shows that Lavender is analgesic, antirheumatic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic and an antioxidant.

 

Lavender can be found in 6 of our essential oil blends:

Detox – to soothe nerves

Headache – to pacify, nurture and rebalance

De-Stress – to reduce anxiety

Uplift – to brighten the spirit

Carry On – to balance the emotions

Immunity – to help purify the body

 

Pre- and Post-Workout Blends

June 18th, 2014

It’s no secret that working out has both physical and psychological benefits. But sometimes just getting yourself to the gym is half the battle. Luckily, some of our blends can give you that extra boost you need!

Pre Workout

 

Pre-Workout Blends:

 

Invigorate: Stimulates energy, movement and vitality

Strength: Builds inner strength and confidence

Focus: Bolsters attention and promotes concentration

Will Power: Increases endurance and boosts motivation

 

 

 

Post Workout

 

Post-Workout Blends:

 

Detox: Soothes, rejuvenates and stimulates the expulsion of toxins

Equalize: Relaxes your mind and brings you back in balance

Pain Relief: Increases circulation while reducing pain, inflammation and stiffness

Calm: Calms you down and helps you chill out

 

Working out is an important part of staying healthy. It keeps your heart strong, helps you stay fit and most importantly makes you happy!

And if you need a little bit of encouragement, reach for some drops!

 

Mint-Infused Cucumber Margarita

May 5th, 2014

In honor of Cinco de Mayo and our love for herbal-infused cocktails, we introduce you to the

Mint-Infused Cucumber Margarita:

 

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It’s super simple to make. Mobdro Just follow this easy recipe:

 

Ingredients:

1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water
1 cup of fresh mint leaves
1 cucumber
3 ounces of tequila, reposado (we recommend Partida or Don Julio)
½ lime, juiced
Ice

 

Directions:

 

In a saucepan over medium heat combine water and sugar. Allow the sugar to melt, making simple syrup. Add the mint leaves. Remove from heat and let cool. Leave the leaves inside the syrup. Reserve.

Peel and muddle the cucumber, then strain to remove the pulp.

In a cocktail shaker add cucumber juice, tequila, 3 ounces of mint-infused simple syrup, lime juice, and ice. Shake and pour into a salt-rimmed rocks glass. Mobdro APK Download Garnish with a slice of lime and a few fresh mint leaves.

 

Recommended Blend Pairing:

 

Just as cocktails can be paired with food, they can also be paired with essential oils. We recommend our Detox blend after one or two or three (we won’t judge) of these babies. Detox fuses the 100% natural essential oils of cardamom seed oil, geranium leaf oil, juniper fruit oil, and lavender flower oil to purify, soothe and revive AKA hangover relief.

More about Detox essential oil blend here.

 

 

How to Travel with 21 Drops

April 1st, 2014

They say “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”… sorry Sin City, that’s not the case today!

I recently visited Las Vegas with my husband, sister and her boyfriend to celebrate our birthdays and took my 21 Drops blends along for the ride.

Let me show you why 21 Drops are my favorite travel companion (well, besides my husband):

#10 Calm, #18 Sleep

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I’m not the best when it comes to flying, so I always keep Calm in my carry on, but once I realized there was a 2-year-old behind me, my seat didn’t go back and wi-fi didn’t work on our 6-hour flight, I pulled out Sleep for a double whammy!

#19 Will Power

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We landed, checked in, threw our bags down and decided it was time to hit the tables (I mean, isn’t that what Vegas is all about?), but not before rolling on some Will Power to make sure no one got too carried away – after all, it was only Day 1, Hour 1.

#20 Abstain

Abstain_smokingkillsWe sat down to play Blackjack next to this interesting dude from London puffing on his Silk Cut cigarettes (btw – check out the huge warning label on tobacco products from the UK).  None of us are smokers, so I made him a deal… if he used my Abstain blend and could refrain from smoking while we were at the table, he could keep it.  After about an hour, he won the blend, and I was up $100!

#01 Invigorate

Invigorate_VegasViewWe decided to head out for a night on the Strip, but not before a little energy boost from my good friend Invigorate!

#08 Pain Relief

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Fast forward to 3am (after a full 7 hours of walking, dancing and gallivanting in these 6-inch heels), and it was time to roll some Pain Relief on my poor tootsies, go to bed, and do it all over again!

#04 Detox

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Our next adventure: Shopping! While strolling through the Cosmopolitan and the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace, we spotted 21 Drops at Skins 6|2 Cosmetics and Sephora.  Talk about perfect timing – the indulgences of the previous evening were starting to catch up with us – so we “borrowed” a little Detox.

#16 Transform

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Jet lag was settling in with this East Coast crew, so some Transform was in order to rid us of our sleepiness and help us restore our vitality.

#09 Focus

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Time to hit the casino again, and this time, the name of the game = Poker.  We needed some Focus to make sure we stayed on point and out-smarted our competitors… $600 and a leather jacket from All Saints later… I’d say we did alright!

#06 Passion

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No caption required… use your imagination people…

#20 Abstain

Abstain_feastAnd for the final indulgence of the trip… a true Vegas buffet!  I allowed myself two servings, and then put the kibosh on that with my Abstain blend (especially since I was heading straight to the airport).

All in all, it was a great trip, glad I brought my 21 Drops along for the ride!

xo,

Danni