A couple of weeks ago Ernest, Derek and I got juicy with Currys at their Intro-Juicing bloggers event. As I’ve almost obnoxiously boasted before, I’ve been juicing before it was on-trend, but as the Y&Y team gets increasingly health conscious, it’s only natural that juicing has piqued our collective interests. At IntroJuicing we got to learn a little bit more about the science behind juicing our five – or eight-a-day, before getting our asses beat in Urban Kings Gym.
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Personal trainer and nutritionist Derry Temple opened the session with a nutrition talk that broke down the difference between smoothies and juices. Quite simply, juices should be more veg than fruit so we’re not ingesting an unhealthy amount of fructose (natural sugar) without the fibre that comes from chewing fruits.
That bit is simple enough, however, making concoctions that are 80% veg and 100% tasty can be a little more challenging if you’re new to it. Along with our Food & Lycra sisters Kim and Laura, we gave it a try using the latest in Phillips’ juicing range. Obvs, my juice tasted the nicest…#lolbutimserious #humblebrag.
The best part of the night by far came after the juicing, when Derry made us earn our juices with an intense body conditioning session at Urban Kings Gym. I don’t think I’ve sweat so much in 30 minutes for a while, and I’m currently doing Insanity so that’s saying a lot.
More than anything we were inspired by Urban Kings’ surroundings. We were in an authentic boxing space – so you know we had to get in the ring for some grainy iPhone snaps. We’re serving pop-grime group mixtape cover circa 2007 – and I’m feeling it.
Find out more about the event, the juicers we used and check out Derry’s juice recipes here. Thanks to Joe Bloggs and Currys – we were definitely inspired to keep it juicy this summer.