Meet the Maker: Rosie Dickinson of The Healthy Juice Company
Rosie’s drive to produce the highest-quality, freshly cold-pressed juices and nut milks from seasonal, organic ingredients, in eco-friendly packaging, and with no artificial additives, puts her streets ahead of the crowd.
Read on to discover more about The Healthy Juice Company and find out about our exciting collaboration with the brand.
Where did your interest in juicing come from?
I’ve been in the catering business all my working life, so I’ve always prepared high-quality raw ingredients from scratch. As a caterer for 17 years, I often ate on the run and in such a rush that food would be swallowed almost unchewed. Some nights I would arrive home at 4am to be up again at 6am to start prepping for the next day. I was unkind to my body, especially my digestive system. No surprise then that I developed digestive issues – dysbiosis and an H Pylori infection.
Describe your approach to juicing.
What are the challenges?
If I can’t do something to the best of my capability, then I’d rather not do it at all. It would have been easy to set up using single-use plastic bottles and polystyrene insulation for our boxes. To not be organic. To preserve. To dilute. But that’s not me. Organic, cold-pressed juices and nut milks are much more expensive to produce. Unpreserved, organic cold-pressed juices and nut milks in glass bottles and Earth-friendly packaging, even more so!
And what do you most enjoy about your work?
There are SO many things I love about it! I love that I supply a product to my customers which can improve their health. The way you feel when your body is properly nourished is incredible. You glow from the inside out. You have amazing energy without slumps, and better mental clarity. It’s how you SHOULD feel every day. I also love meeting new ethical brands – the whole natural health environment feels full of kind, warm-hearted people.
How does your juice cleanse work?
We live very different lives to our ancestors, including what we eat and drink. We’re exposed to such a vast array of new toxic substances every day which didn’t exist 100 years ago. By toxic, I mean things which are poisonous to our bodies, which we have to get rid of.
Our body naturally detoxifies itself 24/7 and if we’re in good health and nourished well, this will be done efficiently. If we’re under-nourished, however, or if our immune system is weak or our digestive system is compromised, the body won’t be able to eliminate toxins properly and will store them instead. Toxicity can affect the body in so many negative ways and disturbs our natural balance.
Juice cleansing is a short-term programme, lasting between one and five days, when clients rest their digestive systems, avoiding solid food. Instead, they drink a series of fresh juices and nut milks in a certain order throughout each day, supplemented with herbal teas and broths. This allows the body to put all of its energy into healing rather than digesting.
Tell us about nut milks.
Nut milks are creamy and delicious, and provide different nutrients to juices. Our organic nut milks have an incredibly high nut content – some are as high as 30 per cent – which gives them an impressive nutrient profile. The star ingredient is milk thistle, which also supports and strengthens the liver. We add coconut oil to our nut milks as it contains medium-chain fatty acids which are good for people who struggle to break down fats. The fat slows down digestion and helps clients feel fuller for longer. We add Brazil nuts to many of our recipes, as just one nut a day provides the recommended daily about of selenium.
What do you consider when making a juice?
For cleanse juices, the focus is on a high-vegetable, low-fruit content with a range of nutrients. If it’s a juice to support a certain problem, then it will include as many helpful ingredients as possible. If it’s a green juice for the morning, wheatgrass is amazing as it is a natural stimulant.
When I first set up The Healthy Juice Company, I had to include juices which could be available year round. But I’m thrilled to now introduce seasonal variations. Seasonality is a beautiful thing. We’ve lost touch with the seasons, but Mother Nature cleverly provides exactly what our bodies need at the right times of year.
Which fruits and vegetables are best to juice right now?
- Asparagus is a nutrient powerhouse with lots of minerals. It’s also a diuretic.
- Berries taste of summer and are full of antioxidants.
- Rhubarb adds a fruity-sour element without adding sweetness, and can enhance digestive health.
- Radishes give bile production a boost and can assist our overall digestive detoxification process.
- Sprouted foods such as alfafa, as they’re enzyme-rich.
The Healthy Juice Company and Liz Earle Wellbeing
We’re so excited to launch our collaboration with The Healthy Juice Company. The Liz Earle Wellbeing Shot Box is a carefully curated collection of immune-supporting and gut-friendly juices and supplements. Choose from a one- or three-day option and you will enjoy:
- Go-Go Green
Apple, watercress, lemon, ginger
- Cinnamon Almond Chia
Filtered water, activated almonds, milk thistle, dates, Brazil nuts, raw virgin coconut oil, cinnamon, chia seeds, cardamom, clove, nutmeg.
- Golden Shot
Pineapple, fennel, turmeric root (5g in each 50ml), ginger root, lime juice, raw honey, cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil, black pepper, cayenne pepper
- VSL#3 Probiotics
Each 4.4g sachet provides a blend of 450 million bacteria from a combination of eight different bacterial strains, making it the world’s most concentrated poly-biotic.
- Altrient Liposomal Vitamin C
1000mg ensuring maximum absorption.
- Almond bath soak infused with organic lavender essential oil
This little hand tied pouch is made from organic cotton muslin, containing almond meal infused with organic lavender essential oil. The almond meal is a byproduct from our almond milk, used to make the cinnamon almond chia shots. Simply drop into a warm bath for relaxation and soft, silky skin.
Loved this? Read more:
Please note, on some occasions, we earn revenue if you click the links and buy the products, but we never allow this to bias our coverage and always honestly review. For more information please read our Affiliate Policy.