JuiceMe! "Bottles of Goodness"
Hello beautiful people,
My name is Holly and I have been juicing, blending, creating, writing and (mostly) eating deliciously nutritious, healing, energising, health-boosting foods for the best part of 6 years after a period of not feeling quite as chipper as I'd like!
Thus sprung Holly's Wholesome Kitchen and my passion for nutrition and wellbeing. Most recently, 'JuiceMe', my range of healthy juices to revive, restore and revitalise has been my main focus.
What began as a necessity that opened-up the pathway to optimum health, has evolved into something I feel passionately about and with health and the environment at the heart of my mission, my absolute dream would be to bring a range of affordable, organic, health-boosting juices to the people of Hastings and beyond!
My Wholesome Kitchen has been a labour of love and I adore sharing my healthy recipes and colourful images of the food, juices and smoothies I create.
This is where you beautiful lot come in. I am aiming to raise enough funds via your generous pledges (in exchange for some really juicy rewards) to buy the equipment required to get the first phase of this process off the ground.
At the moment, I have 3 special JuiceMe juice recipes tweaked to perfection and for now, this is a great starting point. From left to right there's the: 'Green Genie', 'Paradise Found' and 'Just Beet It'. Each possess a blend of vitamins and minerals that work wonders on the mind, heart and body combined.
Creating relationships with my local organic veggie & fruit producers is a key element of my mission for both health and environment. It's really important for me to understand the provenance of my ingredients and supporting locally is intrinsic to the ethos behind Holly's Wholesome Kitchen.
What Are The Benefits Of Cold-Pressed Juicing?
•Grinding and pressing the raw ingredients rather than using the high-speed motor extraction method preserves healthy vitamins, minerals and natural enzymes.
•Doesn't heat the ingredients so they are kept in their most potently nourishing state.
•Requires less fruit and veg (up to 35%) thus minimising waste.
•Higher in fibre to support the digestive system and metabolism.
•Lasts longer (up to 72 hours refrigerated).
•Provides a natural lift that will sustain energy levels throughout the day.
•No froth! Just pure, clean, raw, beautiful fibre-rich juice!
Why Support Holly's Wholesome Kitchen's JuiceMe Juice Revolution?
This is a very important question!
I truly believe, having had first-hand experience of the curative benefits of eating raw, organic food that great health starts from within and if this foundation is solid, glowing health and vitality can be restored, boosted and supported.
Juices, especially the raw, organic, unprocessed kind are jam-packed full of micronutrients, vitamins and minerals that allow our bodies to cleanse, re-energise and heal (and they also happen to taste and look divine, too!)
Your amazing and generous pledges will enable me to get my first round of juices made, packed and delivered! This would be a dream come true as I will be helping people to realise their health potential one juice at a time!
Leading-on from JuiceMe and the next phase of my mission (you can read more in the 'Stretch Target' section), is to create a hub that supports wellbeing where people can meet, chat, unwind, study, read a book and of course, drink nutritious and healthy juices! My vision is for it to be a calming and inspiring multi-functional space from which I can hold workshops and seminars to talk about health, nutrition and wellness.
What's My Inspiration For Doing This?
6 years ago, I withdrew from using topical steroids on my face. It was painful, debilitating and it depleted me of all of my confidence. I wrote a blog about the process which has now recieved over 30,000 visitors. I feel very humbled that I can give guidance to those who are going through the same experience.
Step-by-step and with raw fruit and veg as my trusty sidekicks, I began to feel well again. During this time, I put all of my energy into creating delicious and healthy smoothies and juices and I haven't stopped!
For me, the natural thing to do was to turn this experience into something that could potentially help other people. Being creative with nutritious and healing foods was my remedy and I am certain that I can pass this passion on through my juices. Here's the link to my blog 'The Skin I'm In'.
Where will your pledges be going?
I wanted to give a breakdown (as much as possible), as to where the funds I raise are going. Here's my summary:
•£150.00 Slow Juicer*
•£85.00 Compostable and biodegradable bottles (3 different sizes)
•£25.00 Plastic-free stickers for bottles and paper straws
•£100.00 Website and online shop revamp
•£140.00 Public Liability Insurance
•£50.00 Postage equipment/cold boxes
•£75.00 Stationery/recipe cards/labels etc
•£125.00 Fresh produce
*Slow juicers are the absolute best at keeping all the micronutrients from the fresh produce in their natural (non-denatured) state. Other juicers (which are quicker), heat the fruit and veggies during the juicing process which can elimate the goodness. The one I would like to buy is great for the price and it'll enable me to create the most potently nutritious range possible!
How It Works
It's a really simple process and all of the rewards are listed under 'Donations and Rewards' Here's what to do:
1. Choose which reward you'd like 2. Make your pledge 3. All rewards will be fulfilled when my campaign ends.
My first 20 backers will also receive a set of limited edition 'JuiceMe' recipes cards.
Here are some of the healthy recipes and drinks I've made over the past few years. My friends and family have been my faithful and willing Guinea pigs! Making them available to my local community (and further afield), would be the very start of the next phase of this incredible journey!
I've also LOVED creating my newsletters and I would love for you to have copies! View and download here. They now go out quarterly and will be available to everybody.
In The Press
I feel very fortunate and grateful for the support I've received from our wondeful, local newspaper. The Hastings Independent Press recently celebrated its much-deserved 4 year (100th issue) birthday! It was a fantastic evening! I contribute to each edition and I was truly delighted (with a little lump in my throat), to see my first set of recipes in print.
Connect With Me:
Email: [email protected]
That's a wrap my lovelies! Please feel free to contact me via any of the above methods and I will get back to you. I want to say a huge, huge thank you in advance for each and every pledge made. I am truly grateful and humbled for your support and belief in my juices.
If you are unable to pledge, I would be again be so grateful if you could spread the word with family, friends, colleagues, besties. A quick shout-out/share/like would be magnificent.
With all the love and thanks in the world,