If you would have told me 10 years ago I would be so passionate about juicing that I would set up my own Sap! business, I would have laughed at you. But in the past 10 years life has thrown a lot of curveballs, and it has shaped me into the person I am now. Alive, awake, and aware of the preciousness of every day and the importance of good nutrition for a healthy body.
Because health is not something I take for granted anymore. Having suffered from asthma and bronchitis all my life has seen me use more antibiotics than anyone should ever take. Two very premature births and a miscarriage, followed by chronic insomnia, anxiety and emotional trauma due to my sisters' suicide all made my health spiral out of control.
And then.. diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35, while my boys were only 1 and 4, was my ultimate wake up call. I wasn't going to 'use' this story publicly, but then it was THE catalyst for change. For researching nutrition and making certain changes in my lifestyle.
I never thought I was very unhealthy. I didn't smoke, I hardly drank, I was active. I 'tried' to eat fruit and veg, but also liked treats, sugar and chocolate a wee bit too much! And the truth is, I still do. Because I know life is also about living and enjoying yourself. I'm not perfect, but I try and maintain a balance. And for me the best way to flood my body with good nutrition is with freshly extracted, cold-pressed juices and smoothies. Would you sit down and eat half a cucumber, two handfuls of kale, an apple, two carrots, 1/2 a pineapple, beetroot and 1 celery in one sitting? Not me either! But juice it, and you have a beautiful liquid delivering all this nutrition straight to your cells.
I'm excited to share these practices with you. When you don't have a juicer, or can't be bothered to make them yourself, I will make it as easy as possible to deliver these freshly made juices straight to your door! You'll probably see me around town on my Dutch bike, aka 'The Juice Bike'! See you soon!