Dans le Jus / Montreal
As we come to the end of 2016, we reflect back on our challenges and triumphs and look forward to what lies ahead. Rejuice is, in the truest sense, a labour of love. While 2016 saw some significant challenges, we also experienced wonderful expansion. We added new items to our salad menu, acquired better equipment, and added the (oh so popular) avocado toast to the juice bar menu! As well, we worked to formulate new healing and energizing cleanses to try and meet the needs of our expanding clientele and introduced some great new cold pressed juices.
There can be no growth without growing pains and while we could have gone the way of many cold-pressed juice companies and began pasteurizing (HPP) our juices, which would extend shelf life and profits, we chose to stay true to our mandate – provide raw, living nutrition. No compromises. Rejuice is not about the bottom line, but about your health. And although we know we are not perfect, we are a work in progress and constantly guided and inspired by the customers who stay loyal and to the new people who discover us. Even when it is 3 a.m. and we are worried about the overhead, we know we are on the right path. It is your happy faces and your gratitude that makes us thrive. That is why we wanted to take this moment and just say thank you.
Our holiday wish for all of you is that you follow your hearts, that you don’t give up, that you commit to loving yourself and your beautiful body, and you experience the most joy, peace, perfect health and happiness in the New Year and always.
Be Happy, be Healthy xoxo
and the Rejuice Family
ReJuice’s Top 5 Tips to ReVitalize!
Success in reaching your work out goals depends as much on how you choose to refuel your body as it does just getting your butt to the gym.
Any resistance or strength training actually causes damage to muscle fibers as our body replaces weak muscle fibers with more functional ones. Training harder is not enough, you need to put adequate nutrients in your tank, so you can get the results you want! Doing a spin class or high intensity training? Then you need to refuel with protein and replace nutrients. Hot Yoga? Sip something super hydrating! Your workout does not end at the gym, by fuelling smart you get results!
Here are our recommendations for the optimal post work out fuel:
After a butt-kicking interval class laced with weights, plyometrics, and cardio, you need to replace the carb, fat, and protein stores you’ve burned through. If you don’t refuel properly, your muscle tissue will break down.
Recommendation for major replenishment after a cardio workout: Rejuice's COCO ALMOND BUTTER CUP: Coconut Milk, Almond Butter, Cacao and Dates with added Vegan Protein!
Calcium rich drinks are ideal after toning classes like Pilates and Barre. Women doing these types of classes to strengthen their bones can really benefit from a nutrient rich smoothie that includes calcium rich greens.
Recommendation for calcium rich bone and muscle refueling after a toning and strength training workout: Rejuice's GREEN SMOOTHIE: Banana, Mango, Pineapple, Orange, Romaine, and Kale
Intense weight training can leave you hungry – so fuel up with a strawberry rich smoothie with chia and add protein powder to restore and build muscle.
Recommendation for intense weight training session: Rejuice’s CHIA STRAWBERRY BANANA DELIGHT: Strawberries, Banana, Mango, Coconut Milk and Chia Seeds with Vegan Protien
After Yoga - you don't need protein because not a lot of muscle is being broken down. You do need to rehydrate. So drink lots of water and go for a juice blend with beets, carrot, apple, ginger, and lemon. Beets can help lower blood pressure. They also contain tryptophan, which can help keep you and your mind calm and relaxed long after savasana is done!
Recommendation for replenishment after a moderate Yoga workout: Rejuice's BEET-LICIOUS: Beets, Carrots, Celery, Apple
After really hot yoga, you need extra hydration and nutrition. Mango, a true superfood, to rescue! The antioxidant and mineral content of Mango make it an ideal addition to any post workout regime. Chock full of Vitamin A, copper, and potassium, the tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body. The potassium in banana's and the electrolytes from coconut water help to restore the bodies balance after all that stretching and sweating.
Finally, we have great news here at Rejuice. Studies show that to curb excess inflammation and muscle soreness......
According to a recent study: "Ginger has been found to decrease eccentric-exercise–induced inflammation and delayed onset muscle soreness. In vitro studies have found several chemical constituents in ginger, such as gingerols, shogaols, paradols, and zingerone, that block the production of inflammatory compounds and inhibit enzymes that increase pain and inflammation in the body"1
Another great reason to have a post work out shot of ginger at Rejuice!
What do you drink after a workout? Share your recipes with us!
1. Black CD, Herring MP, Hurley DJ, O’Connor PJ. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) reduces muscle pain caused by eccentric exercise. J Pain. 2010;11(9):894-903.
This is a revolution in the making. We’re not talking about the Russians and their battles. They have Vodka, and potatoes, which is all fine. And no, its not about the coming of the personal computer, Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. Not even that courageous student defying a tank in Tiananmen square.
This is all about your revolution! Your liberation, feeling free from those regimes that restrict movements, expressions, and spirits! This is about a compassionate and ethical way for all of us to live together.
If this juicing revolution had a flag, it would be green and leafy and look a lot like kale!
As the old adage goes: “You are what you eat.” It's time. Time for peace, love and Rejuice! Because this is all about a clean diet which makes for a clean mind. Free from the chemicals in processed foods that fluctuates our moods. Be gone!
With this change of diet you will feel better physically and spiritually. This revolution won’t happen over night but rest assured, over time change will occur!
And that change is all about consciousness, where we realize the interconnectedness and interdependence of all living things.
As a species, we need to take a stance, walk the line and evolve to a higher level. We are constantly evolving, realizing that we don’t have to buy into an industry that produces food at the expense of our health and the animals we share the planet with.
This code of conduct, mindset or ethos can live, grow and change our way of living - One juice at a time!
It’s about turning away from the mundane, the "go to" overly processed, factory farmed, unfairly traded, GMO’d foods. It’s a revolution that calls for more ethical practices, whole foods, organics, and vegan diets.
So get in there! Put your walking boots on! March in and command the juice! It is that simple. Your mother always said: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” And mothers know best! Now, you can rejoice because: A glass of juice a day keeps you happy & healthy!
This is the first drop, our first line is what we hope to be a long and energetic blog we share with you, our juicy friends.