Today we’re bringing you Laura from The Juice Works to tell you all about her amazing raw juices which you can have delivered straight to your door, anywhere in Ireland.
If you or a family member are going through cancer, we think you’d love to know about Laura’s amazing small business. Take all the trouble out of juicing by regularly ordering from Laura – have delicious, super-fresh juices ready for you every morning – boost your health and wellbeing and kick those cancer treatment blues to the curb! Here’s Laura’s story…
At The Juice Works, our mission is to save the world! Ok maybe I’m going a step too far but hear me out:
We want to make optimum nutrition a realistic option for everyone, mums and dads, boys and girls, nanas and grandads, if you are vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, tall, short or even all of the above! We believe it is never too late to start a journey towards a healthier lifestyle. The goal? Simple: We aim to create delicious juices that both you and your body will love!
I’m Laura and I’m passionate about all things health, nutrition and fitness. Like many of you, since becoming a mum, I took my nutritional interest to a new level, looking for sneaky ways to get my two little rascals to eat plenty of vegetables. Let’s be honest, I’ve never come across a four-year-old in love with broccoli!
My juicing journey took a big jump two years ago when my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer. I’m lucky to come from a very health-orientated family and since a very young age, sports and fresh, cooked-from-scratch food were the norm at home. My dad is literally invincible (he reckons he will live to be 150, and he probably will! My grandad is 100 already). Genetically strong, he has never even had a cold. On the other hand, my mum, who I would consider to be even healthier than my dad, is literally the complete opposite: lung fibrosis, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, breast cancer… and the list goes on! My mum’s tumour was successfully removed three years ago, however the treatment was so intense that at one stage we thought she might not make it. Her weight plummeted and depression hit her. At this point I made the decision to step in and bought her a good masticating juicer. I made her vegetable juices (as she’s type 1 diabetic, fruit is out) twice every day. Six months down the line and she was a different person! I’m in no way claiming that juicing cured her, however by giving her body that high concentration of unprocessed minerals, vitamins and enzymes without any doubt in my mind helped her speed to recovery.
After witnessing first-hand how juicing can impact somebody’s health in a positive way, I decided to take my juicing passion further and train as a Juicing Therapist (yes, there is such a thing!) After many months of late nights studying biology, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and juicing I can happily say I’m now one of only a handful of fully qualified independent juicing therapists in Ireland.
I believe that wholesome food has the power to transform your life and I want everyone to experience it because a healthy lifestyle isn’t an exclusive club. It’s for everyone.
Questions? Here are our frequently asked questions and their answers…
Please note we need a minimum of 24 hours notice for your order.
Payment and Delivery
Currently you can pay for your order by cash or credit card on collection or delivery. You can collect your order at THE JUICE WORKS in Drogheda. We also deliver nationwide. The cost for national next day delivery is €10.
Why do I have to pre-order my juices?
All of our juice is made-to-order in limited quantities, therefore, juice cleanses and packages must be pre-ordered online or over the phone 24 hours in advance.
Do I have to be home to accept my delivery?
Yes. We must ensure the freshness of our juice, and leaving the juice on a doorstep can severely compromise the quality, temperature and safety of your juice. Please choose a delivery range that works best for you or our collection option for more flexibility. We use DPD for shipping. They will email/text you a delivery estimated time.
How is our juice different?
Most juices in shops are pasteurised to reduce pathogens, either through flash-pasteurisation, a process that heats the juice to high temperatures, or a more recently introduced method, high-pressure processing (HPP), which uses high pressure to achieve the same end. The drawback is that both methods basically sterilise the juice, destroying live enzymes and nutrients, and minimising flavour. ENZYMES are the one thing we want to get lots of it (so our skin looks young and radiant forever) but this is only possible via RAW fruit and vegetables. Heat kills the enzymes. Our juices are alive, raw, with no chemicals added.
What is the shelf-life of our juice?
The juices are fresh for 72 hours from the day you receive your delivery. Please refrigerate your juices as soon as you get them. Always freeze those juices you are not going to drink by the use by date on the lid.
Why does our juice separate?
That’s a sign there are no chemicals added! Only raw juice separates. Just give it a shake!