Last month, I attended a Fall for Local talk where it’s a monthly speaker series of Vancouver entrepreneurs. Luckily my friend found this event and asked me to go at the last second. I needed some new bloggy inspiration for the fall.
It was encouraging to hear a panel of entrepreneurs talk about their experiences – the everyday life ups and downs. The topic was Selfcare: The relationship between you and yourself. It’s so important to take care of yourself to keep healthy for your own personal well-being.
Since I am a foodie, I was immediately interested in what Nectar Juicery had to say. The co-founder, Tori Holmes had many battles in her early life and had survived life challenges such as facing early stage breast cancer. She really took it upon herself to study holistic nutrition to learn about the science and how food functions as fuel. Holmes realized people like things in a drinkable format and juice is a vehicle for people.
Nectar Juicery opened a retail store last year and it’s a juice cult favourite for the past couple of years in Vancouver. Their bottles come in a glass bottle instead of plastic. The juice is cold pressed so it is fresher and more nutrients are in the drink when compared to blending.
When you line up and order, they ask you how you are feeling and they suggest a few juices to boost your mood. A bottle of juice is at a hefty $12, I shared the drink with a friend for the experience. It’s only fair since we went to the ‘talk’ event together! They had clear cups so it was easy to share. We got the Tenacity since we need an energy boost on a mid-week work day. The Tenacity contains gingko, beet, cucumber, lime and green apple. I like how they list all the ingredients on the bottle and you can taste of all it. According to the website description on Tenacity, the benefits of this juice will oxygenate the body, cleanse the blood and increase energy.
My friend felt re-energized and I didn’t feel the effects later that day. Maybe I was busy finding another food place to try. Or I naturally have too much tenacity energy and needed a different boost ‘feeling’. Like chill out? They seriously have a juice for it. 😉
Nectar Juicery does give me the good feeling of supporting a Vancouver start-up and knowing all the nutrition goodness is in there!