For the past 2 years, Bob and I have been making green juice for us and our kids daily. It wasn’t easy getting the girls to drink it everyday but it wasn’t that hard either. Once they realized that we meant business, they kind of had no choice but to go with it. Yes, we revoked (or at least threatened to revoke) some privileges if they didn’t have their juice for the day. After a while, they realized that it wasn’t so bad. In fact, our oldest, who is now 12, looks forward to it every morning. If we miss a day, she is not happy about it!
We talk about it a lot to our friends and family – so much so that we think Bob has been influential in at least 5 family members buying a juicer and starting their own juicing expedition. Not sure if everyone was able to maintain it but they tried.
So, now this has trickled into our work life. Since everything else about our business seeps into our family life and vice versa, we have started a Miya Green Juice Program. It’s a voluntary thing for our staff where everyone has to chip in their time and $1 per day for a healthy 8 – 10 oz. of green juice a day. Everyone will rotate either buying the ingredients (paid for by Miya), prepping, or juicing/clean up. We’re doing a trial run to see how it goes but I hope it lasts.
So far, everyone seems excited about it. I think we are lucky in that pretty much everyone on our staff is fairly healthy to begin with and would not be opposed to taking it to the next level.
Our juice contains: kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, apples, celery, carrots and lemon. The great part of our juice as opposed to some of the commercial juices on the market is that it’s not as sweet. I find that most off-the-shelf juices are so sweet as if to try to mask the taste of the greens. We like the greens!
We encourage everyone to try your own mix of vegetables. I don’t know that any of us really get those 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day but this is a great way to try to reach that goal.