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I love The Juice Truck. I’ve been one of their biggest fans of Ryan and Zach since the beginning when they first opened. I’ve even done their Juice Cleanse three times. That’s why I am so excited when I was sent a copy of The Juice Truck: A Guide to Juicing, Smoothies, Cleanses and Living a Plant-Based Lifestyle I went crazy at the supermarket buying fruits and vegetables! Now I can make the juices I love from their shop at home! Plus there are other healthy recipes for smoothies, juice cleanses, nut mylk and desserts!
- Intro – How to start a Juice business and the history of juicing
- The Basics – Starter juicing ingredients, tools, pros and cons of juicers, etc.
- The Lifestyle – Ditch the trends, balance, healthy diet
- The Cleanse – Benefits, Steps to a successful cleanse, Superior and Medicinal Foods.
- Recipes – smoothies, smoothie bowls, juices, nut milks, wellness hots, cleanse juices, and food
There are 110 delicious recipes to choose from. They are easy to make. You don’t require fancy equipment. And what I like most about the recipes is that it tells you what health benefits it is for. For example, The Green Smoothie is great for antioxidant, cleansing and hydrating; The Spicy Apple is perfect for anti-inflammatory, digestive aid and antioxidant.
My favourite recipes that I’ve bookmarked include:
- The Banana Beet
- The Super Berry
- The Dragon Fruit Bowl
- The Green Recovery
- Coconut Milk
- The Full Veg
- The Almond Butter Cups
- The Cacao Coconut Bar
- The Super Satisfying Vegan Pho
The first thing I made aside from a kick ass smoothie was the CaCao Coconut Bar. The creamy coconut layers with smooth chocolaty cacao and topped with a little extra coconut was to die for! Who doesn’t like a healthy version of a Bounty Bar? Seriously!
The Cacao Coconut Bar
- Chocolate Sauce
- 3 cups cacao powder 3 cups maple syrup
- 2 cups coconut oil 1 tsp salt
- Coconut Spread
- ½ cup chopped coconut meat
- ½ cup maple syrup or coconut nectar
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 3 cups walnuts
- 2 cups pecans
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup shredded dried coconut
- 1 cup finely shredded dried coconut
- Step 1 For the chocolate sauce, place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Step 2 Pour the chocolate sauce into a medium bowl and set aside.
- Step 3 For the base, place the walnuts and pecans in a food processor and pulse until lightly crushed.
- Step 4 Combine all of the base ingredients with the chocolate sauce and mix well.
- Step 5 Spread the base mixture evenly on a baking sheet lined with plastic wrap. Place another layer of plastic wrap on top of the base, and with a rolling pin, roll out the mixture until even from all sides. Refrigerate.
- Step 6 For the coconut spread, place the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Step 7 Take the base out of the fridge and remove the top plastic layer.
- Step 8 Evenly distribute the coconut spread over the base.
- Step 9 For the topping, sprinkle the finely shredded coconut over top and lightly press into place.
- Step 10 Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight before cutting.
The Super Berry
- ½ cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup raspberries
- ½ cup blueberries
- 1 Tbsp chia seed
- 1 Tbsp hemp seed
- ¼ tsp raw vanilla powder
- ½ frozen banana
- Step 1 Fill to 500 mL with cashew milk or almond milk
- Step 2 Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy, then serve.
- Step 3 *Add basil or mint to mix things up!
Excerpted from The Juice Truck. Copyright © 2017 Zach Berman and Ryan Slater. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.
Absolutely! Plenty of healthy recipes to help you jump start your diet. Make juice cleanses at home and tips on how to maintain a balanced yet healthy diet. Recipes can be easily modified to work with kitchen sink ingredients.
Where to Purchase?
The Juice Truck: A Guide To Juicing, Smoothies, Cleanses And Living A Plant-based Lifestyle
Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.8 × 7.2 × 0.6 in
Published: June 6, 2017
Publisher: Appetite by Random House
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
- ISBN – 10: 0147530016
- ISBN – 13: 9780147530011
From Zach Berman and Ryan Slater–the longtime friends behind Vancouver’s wildly successful Juice Truck–comes an accessible, informative and fresh book on the popular and healthy juicing and cleansing lifestyle.
There are lots of juice books out there, but few get it right. In The Juice Truck, Zach and Ryan make it their mission to make juicing approachable, fun, imaginative and healthy. Their obsession with juicing began when they took a trip to the Himalayas and Nepal, which quickly turned from a journey of self-discovery into a full-blown juice-seeking adventure once they were introduced to the most delicious, locally-sourced juices they had ever tried. They decided then to create the same community and street side accessibility to juice in Vancouver that had inspired them throughout their travels.
Alongside colourful and eye-catching photographs and illustrations that match their company’s brilliant branding, The Juice Truck incorporates advice from health coach Colin Medhurst, and outlines the tools you need to make the perfect juice, the science behind juicing, and the benefits of each specific ingredient. The book dives into the juice cleanse and tells you everything you need to know about this health trend, giving you the top 10 tips to consider before embarking on a cleanse. It debunks other cleanses and outlines which ones are actually good for you and how to cleanse in a safe and proper way. The authors also break down and profile their favourite superior foods, tinctures, supplements and boosters. Once the reader is perfectly equipped, Zach and Ryan provide over 110 mouth-watering drink recipes from nut milks, smoothies, juice and hot drinks, as well as easy-to-make and delicious plant-based food recipes that can be eaten alone or accompany the many drink recipes. Interspersed throughout the recipes are case studies by experts in their fields on subjects like meditation, sleep, yoga, fiber, microbes, food allergies, sensitivities and intolerance, and the nervous system.
In addition to appealing to both loyal and first-time juicers everywhere (as well as the dedicated following of the Juice Truck in Vancouver), this book will be the definitive juicing guide for people who live a healthy, active lifestyle, and those who would like to transition to a healthier diet. This is not your average juice book–it’s a combination of storytelling, nutrition and tried-and-true recipes that deserves a place in every juicer’s kitchen.
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The tasting room has a series of beers on tap on rotation: Destiny IPA, The Last Strawberry, The Last Mango, Four Winds Pilsner, Kiwami Plum Sour, Hikari, REI Boysenberry Sour, Moody Ales Affable IPA.
Each sleeve is $6 and a flight of four is $7. A taster is $2 each.
My favorite was the Kiwami Plum Sour and the REI Boysenberry Sour (above). It is refreshing and sweet. I love a good sour gose!
We also bought home The Last Strawberry Wit 4.9% at 8IBU. It is brewed with fresh strawberries. Perfect patio beer that is easy to drink!
Order some snacks to go with your beer. Fuggles and Warlocks offers Calbee chips, pepperoni, sandwiches, etc.
Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks
Cuisine: Craft Beer, Brewery
103 – 11220 Horseshoe Way, Richmond, BC V7A 4V5
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There is a good variety of dim sum selection on the menu: steamed, deep fried, marinated, braised and plenty of specialty items. Channeling Yum Cha HK, they’ve even got those super cute Boas with eyes and pig faces!
It’s not often you see grown men and women playing with their food! Of course, this salty egg yolk bun was soft and moist with a creamy center filling.
Steamed Shrimp Dumplings: Although it was $9 per order, there was five pieces. Thin skin and has a bouncy mouthfeel. There was nothing to complain about these Ha Gaws.
Deep Fried Mince Pork Dumplings: A like the gelatinous dough with a salty center of minced pork. The portions were a little small and leaves you begging for more.
Steamed Beef Balls
Special Steamed Rice Rolls with Tofu, Scallops and Eggplant: Not exactly a “roll” but this was one of our favourite dishes. The filling is tasty but is hard to share if you have more than four people.
Steamed Marinated Beef Tripe: I like the marinated flavours of stay and jalapeno. The tripe is soft and tender.
Truffle Siu Mai: These bite size pork dumplings has a mild taste of truffle that is not too over-powering.
Snow Pea Tips: Served with consomme and lots of dried shrimp.
Fortune Terrace has a few hits and misses but has a good variety of dishes. We like to come here for yum cha since it is close to work and there are plenty of free parking underground. Price point is on the higher end, but it isn’t over the top when you compare other newer Chinese restaurants in the area.
Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine 福滿樓海鮮酒家
Cuisine: Chinese, Dim Sum, Seafood
Mon 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
6200 River Rd #130, Richmond, BC V7C 0B1
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Similar to the other Neptune locations like Mc Arthur Glen outlets, Neptune Chinese Kitchen menu focuses on wonton noodle soup, congee and signature Chinese dishes.
Congee: My favorite is Neptune’s congee base. It is pillowy and has a nice consistency unlike here. I usually option for the fish slices or the pig liver congee.
Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings: A small order of wings gets you about 6-7 pieces. Deep fried and covered with garlic and jalapeno bits.
Yin Yang Fried Rice: Tomato and Cream sauce based fried rice. It has a good balance of sweet and sour.
Braised Fish and Tofu Hot Pot: Sometimes when we don’t feel like having noodle soup, we option of their entree signature dishes. I love how heated their wok is. It makes a difference in the execution of each dish.
Deep Fried Bean Curd with Vegetables: When Deer Garden closed down, I was so upset that I couldn’t enjoy one of my favorite dishes in Coquitlam anymore. Luckily, Neptune makes a pretty kick ass version itself. It is light and non-greasy.
The prices at Neptune are a little expensive. Dinner for two could set you back $50 if you want to order noodle soups along with a few snack side dishes. I hope this place gets a little busier and will last. I would hate to see it close down due to a lack of traffic. Coquitlam has been dying for a wonton noodle restaurant!
Neptune Chinese Kitchen 鳳鳴粥麵
Cuisine: Wonton Noodles, Chinese
Mon 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sun 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
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