Help - Questions asked
7lbs in 7 days
- When it says "apples" in the recipes how many does it actually mean?
- I cant find alfalfa sprouts, what should I do?
- In the book it says 1oz of fresh wheatgrass, but I've got the powder, what do I do?
- What is Spirulina and where can I get it?
Keeping It Simple
Juice Yourself Slim
- What supplements do I need for the launch plan?
- How many people do the soup and salad recipes serve?
- I already have 7lb's in 7 days, do I need to buy Juice Yourself Slim?
Health and Nutrition
- I have IBS, can you help?
- Can I juice whilst I'm pregnant?
- Can juicing help my skin conditions, I've got psoriasis and eczema?
- Can I juice whilst breastfeeding?
- Can I loose weight safely by juicing?
- I'm into juicing but I'm trying to gain weight and bulk up, what do you suggest?
- Can juice reduce my stress levels?
- What if I feel a little sick. Is this normal?
- Should I get headaches on the plan?
- What can I do to improve my energy levels?
- Are there any juices that can improve eyesight?
- I have noticed that my thirst has increased since I started juicing, should I also be drinking water?
Making and Storing Juices
- Are innocent smoothies good for me?
- How can I find out the calorie content of my juice?
- Can I use frozen fruit to make the juices?
- I lead a busy lifestyle, how can I fit juicing in?
- What is the difference between a juicer and a blender and do I need both?
- I got my juicer for less than $75, but it's terrible at making juice, should I invest in a decent juicer?
- My centrifugal juicer clogs a lot and gets bits stuck in the blade, is there anything to sort this?
- Are there any fruits and veg I cant put in a juice extractor?
- Can I store fresh juice in a flask and if so, for how long?
- Where is my nearest Juice bar?
- I've seen a lot of Juice Bars around what makes Juice Master so special?
Retreats and Events
Press & TV
When it says "apples" in the recipes how many does it actually mean?
With all the recipes in the 7lbs in 7days book, where it doesn't state the number of apples, you need to use 2, preferably Golden Delicious as they are not tart and a great base for most juices.
I cant find alfalfa sprouts, what should I do?
Alfalfa Sprouts when not in season are a real devil to find in the shops. When they are in season places like Trader Joe's and Whole Foods usually stock them. If you cant get hold of any, add an extra handful of spinach to your recipe as it's similar in properties to the sprouts and will be almost as good on a nutritional level.
In the book it says 1oz of fresh wheatgrass, but I've got the powder, what do I do?
In the recipes it does talk about 1oz of fresh wheatgrass, and if you've got fresh or powder there's a couple of things we recommend. Firstly if its fresh we recommend drinking it as a shot on its own, and then following it with the juice, this is because wheatgrass has a strong taste that will really effect the taste of the juice if mixed in. If you've got powdered wheatgrass which we sell in our juicy shop then you need half a teaspoon mixed or blended into the juice. Happy juicing!
What is Spirulina and where can I buy it?
Spirulina is really an essential nutrient that we recommend as it is the highest protein rich food on the planet and is soooooo good for you. Some health food shops do stock it, but Jason does his own brand which you can buy from the juicy shop on our website (see below).
Keeping it simple
Where can I find the 3 day detox spas?
At the moment we are working hard to establish some key relationships with some amazing spas around the UK. We haven't launched our partnerships yet, but rest assured they are coming soon. If you are signed up as a juicy subscriber, then you will receive the latest news about spas soon that will offer the full 3 day detox programme as featured in Keeping It Simple.
Juice yourself slim
What supplements do I need for the launch plan?
The supplements that feature in the new 7 day Juice Yourself Slim launch plan are the same as those used for 7lb's in 7 days. Although not explicitly stated in the juice and smoothie recipes, we recommend that the Wheatgrass, or the Superfood powder be added to up to three juices or smoothies per day to maximise their nutritional benefit. And of course, the Spirulina is the star ingredient of the Spirulina smoothie. You can buy the combo pack from the 'packs and bargains' section of the shop and don't forget your 10% off voucher in the back of the book. Click here to view or purchase the above three supplements in our juicy shop.
How many people do the soup and salad recipes in JYS serve?
The soup and salad recipes are for two people so if you are doing the plan on your own, you can always save some for the next day or you can simply halve the quantities. The juice and smoothie recipes serve one person.
I already have 7lb's in 7 days, do I need to buy Juice Yourself Slim?
7lbs in 7 days is still an excellent best-selling book with the world's most successful juicing programme in it. 'Juice Yourself Slim' is Jason's latest and eye-opening research into the industry, as well as a new 7 day launch programme with new juices and smoothies but also include soups and salads too. If you've read 7lbs, you'll love the new book and will learn more about the wonders of juicing. Click here to view all of Jason's bestselling books.
Health and Nutrition
The Juice Master team are not medically accredited practitioners and under no circumstances should the advice be taken over that of your GP. The information below is provided as guidelines and relates to much of Jason's research into this field.
I have IBS, can you recommend anything to help?
There’s a supplement called Psyllium Husks that act as a natural digestive aid. They have the same properties as porridge (expands when adding water) but is a natural variety. We would advise adding 1 heaped teaspoon to a juice once a day (blended in is best). You can get this from many health food shops as-well as in our shop. Also you may wish to try decreasing the amount of fruit based in the drinks and increasing the vegetable content. Not only is this better for you as vegetables contain more nutritional value than fruit but it will help neutralise any acidity in the juice. Click here to view our Psyllium Husk in our juicy shop.
Can I juice whilst I'm Pregnant?
The simple answer, absolutely! Juicing is great for your baby on a number of counts, firstly you are providing your body and theirs with a host of essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals that will help the baby's growth. Secondly research suggests the more flavours and tastes you try whilst your pregnant the wider the taste pallet of your baby when they are born and will be more willing to except flavours they have shared with you whilst in the womb. We wouldn't recommend living on juice while pregnant, simply as you would need to be juicing all day every day to meet the increased demand for calories. But build juicing into daily routine whilst pregnant and you and the baby will certainly benefit from nature's finest liquid fuel.
Can I juice whilst I'm breast feeding?
As with being pregnant, you can certainly juice whilst you are breast feeding. We would encourage you to increase your EFA's (essential fatty acids) found in things like advacado's, nuts and seeds as they help with milk production.
Can juicing help my skin conditions, I've got psoriasis and eczema?
If you build juicing into your daily lifestyle, it is fantastic for helping improve all aspects of health from energy to hair and even to skin. Most people treat skin conditions with potions and lotions on the outside when in fact the problem lies within, either from a poor diet and/or consuming foods that make skin conditions worse. Jason Vale used to have a host of skin conditions including psoriasis that were 95% clear after a good programme of juicing. To help people he's developed a 30 Day Clear Skin Programme and Clear Skin Booster to help people wanting to clear up their skin for good. Click here to view the 30 Day Clear Skin Program and the Clear Skin Booster.
Can I loose weight safely by juicing?
Juicing is one of the best ways to lose weight as you are providing your body with 'essential' nutrients and not food that will make you gain weight. People that take juicing seriously and juice daily, replacing some meals with quality juices and smoothies will see their body change to their optimum weight. Most people are over fed and under nourished so juicing gives your body the chance to absorb some of nature's finest nutrients and will help speed up weight loss. Both the 7lbs in 7days programme and the Turbo Charge 14day programme will help people that need to lose weight. Click here for the 7lbs in 7days programme and here for the Turbo Charge 14day Programme.
I'm into juicing but I'm trying to gain weight and bulk up, what do you suggest?
There are two main types of protein supplement, whey (the most popular) and hemp (more unknown but not a diary by-product). Many protein supplements add many sweetners, flavourings, E numbers, preservatives and other chemical compounds to help increase muscle mass. We would recommend looking for a pure form of hemp protein. The Juice Master team has developed their own special, 100% natural protein supplement. Click here to view it in our juicy shop.
Can juice reduce my stress levels?
Juicing does not just help one problem, but helps your body achieve optimum health over a period of time through regular juicing. By reducing your dependency on caffeine, drinking a few freshly extracted juices every day and making sure you take some time to exercise you will certainly reduce your stress levels. Make sure you take time out regularly from your job, drink some great juices and smoothies and take some exercise and you'll be on your way to lowering stress levels and achieving supreme health.
What if I feel a litte sick, is this normal?
Feelings of sickness after drinking juices are quite rare, however, as some people are not used to drinking the juices and the taste of the supplements, they have been known to bring on feelings of sickness in the first couple of days. Also, it is a completely new diet for most people and drinking up to five juices per day can be a big change for the body. Make sure you are following the recipes to the letter as there are some strong flavours involved which can overpower others if you use too much of them. Reduce the amount of supplements you are putting into the juice to just half a small teaspoon, and never drink more of the juice than you feel comfortable with. You should definitely not be forcing anything down. If you still don't like the taste of the juices, try diluting them down with water or making fresh wheatgrass shots separately and leaving the powder out of the juice altogether.
Should I get headaches on the plan?
It is not unusual to experience headaches, as this is simply the body's reaction to getting rid of all the toxins. Also, it maybe slight withdrawal if you are a regular drinker of caffeine and also if you were adding sugar to your morning cereal / cup of tea. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and getting enough sleep and the headaches should subside after a few days when you are fully detoxed! If they do continue or become worse, then you must go to your GP as there may be another reason behind this.
What can I do to increase my energy levels?
Following a juicy lifestyle will definitely give you the energy boost that you are looking for. In terms of the juices you need to prepare, anything with a high natural sugar content would be a good ingredient to use in your juices and smoothies. Some examples of these would be bananas, berries, apples. A firm favourite that gives you a lot of energy and sets you up for the day is the Turbo charge smoothie, it tastes great as well as I'm sure you know! Excellent fruits to use are also Kiwi and nectarine as they are natural energisers. There are several recipes that include these fruits in the new Keeping It Simple book which you can get from our website or order over the phone. It also has a special section on juices that you can drink before, during and after the gym which are good for energy and then recovery..
Are there any juices that are good for eyesight?
Although we cannot offer medical advice as we are not medically trained, the juices we recommend to benefit eyesight are any that include carrots. It is true that carrots do help with eyesight! Try juicing one large carrot and one large orange together and pour over ice - it works incredibly well on the taste front!
The other food that is known to have an incredibly positive effect on the eyesight is the goji berry. As this is not readily available in most parts of the world, Jason has developed the Juicemaster Berry Boost which contains the dried version of the berry. It can be found in the supplement section of the juicy shop on our website. This supplement can be added to most juices but to find out which ones it goes best, with I would also recommend Jason's book Keeping It Simple which has several recipes containing both carrots and berries. Click here to view the Berry Boost supplement and click here to view the Keeping It Simple book in our juicy shop.
I've noticed that my thirst has increased since I started juicing. Should I also be drinking water?
You are feeling more thirsty now as it is your true thirst levels that you are experiencing. Many people that have a bad diet often confuse thirst with hunger and they do not drink enough during the day. Even if you are following a programme such as 7lb's in 7 days and drinking up to 5 juices per day, you should still drink mineral water when you are thirsty. We recommend between 1-2 litres per day.
Making and Storing Juices
Are Innocent Smoothies good for me?
Simply put, yes they are, they don't contain any additives, preservatives and they are not from concentrate. The problem is that all bottled or packaged juices and smoothies that appear on the shelves have to, by law, be pasteurised (heat treated). This unfortuantely destroys the life force and enzyme activity of freshly extracted juice. They have a few vitamins and minerals in, but nothing like the fresh stuff. They are a good 'next best thing' if you cant get to make a juice and are much better than a coffee or a cola.
How do I find the calorie content of juice?
In terms of juicing, we really don't advocate trying to work out the calorie content of juices. A calorie is the amount of energy needed to heat a litre of water by one degree. It is quite irrelevant if common sense is applied. As a good rule as long as 60%-70% of your diet is fresh live raw foods you don't need to worry about calories. A good example is that you can get your calorie content for the day from eating 8 mars bars, but that doesn't mean by any stretch of the imagination that it is good for you. A healthy balanced diet with lots of fresh raw foods is best. Also because juicing is so easily absorbed by the body and the natural sugars are easily broken down, none of it will ever metabolize as excess fat so according to the science juice may have a specific calorie content, but it doesn't equate how easily the body can absorb the nutrients and get benefit from it.
Can I use frozen fruit in my smoothies?
There is no problem with adding fruits straight from the freezer into the blender. You might not have to add more ice though. See how you go -you can always add a couple of cubes later if you need to!
I lead a busy lifestyle, how can I fit juicing into it?
Let me ask you another question, if you knew for certain juicing would help give you greater clarity of mind, more energy, less dependency of 'drug' foods like coffee, and would help you focus more on life would you make time for juicing? If the answer is yes, then the solution is simple. Juicing should not take up much time per day if done properly, but the rewards will be exponential and will give you a better appreciation for what fuels you than you have ever understood before.
What's the difference between a juicer and a blender and do I need both?
They are two completely different machines, but this is still one of our most asked questions. A blender, is usually a plastic or a glass jug that has a blade at the bottom that liquidises whatever you put inside. A juicer, extracts the juice from the fibre of the produce, spits the pulp in a pulp bin and the juice collects below and comes out of the spout. We recommend you have both as there are some things you cant juice. [see 'what cant I juice?']
I got my juicer for less than $75, but it's terrible at making juice, should I invest in a decent juicer?
You really do get what you pay for in juicer terms. Sub standard juicers will really disappoint you as they will yield low volumes of juice, will be a nightmare to clean and will cause you no end of problems. We tested ALL the juicers on the market and we now recommend the one that came out the best from ours tests. Yes, most good juicers are $160 (high street), but they're worth every penny as they're easy to clean, yield loads of juice and perform amazingly. You wouldn't go running in flip flops so don't juice with a sub standard juicer!
My centrifugal juicer clogs a lot and gets bits stuck in the blade, is there anything to sort this?
Yes it may be the pineapple! The fibres of pineapple are particularly tough for any juicer, so it always best to juice pineapple last in your recipe so the strands of fibre don't get caught too early and clog the blade.
Are there any fruits and veg I cant put in a juice extractor?
Yes bananas, mangos, avacados, ice, they should all be blended. You can juice berries like strawberries, but we recommend you blend them as you wont get a huge amount of juice from them, and the flesh tastes delicious!
Can I store juice in a flask and for how long?
Yes you can but some flasks do it better than others. Single piece flasks like the Sigg ones we sell in the juicy shop, are perfect as they are dark and don't let in any oxygen. When preparing juices in advance you should always chill your flask in the freezer first. Once made, pour the drink to fill the container to the brim and seal the lid tightly. It will keep most of its nutritional content for about 4-6 hours.
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We firmly believe that we are the healthiest juice bar chain out there. We don’t ever use concentrated juice; sugar laden frozen yogurt or sucrose based juice boosters like so many other juice bars unfortunately do. Uniquely our yoghurt is not frozen; it’s 98% fat free and what’s more it’s bio-live. This means your smoothie is bursting with friendly bacteria to keep your intestines healthy and also aid digestion. At Juice Master you are always guaranteed to get a freshly extracted, low fat, juice or smoothie bursting with the freshest ingredients.
What are the retreats like?
Our retreats are, by far, the best way to experience a truly life changing holiday. Lap up some of the finest juices on the planet, take in some of the worlds most amazing scenery, play with some like minded juicy friends and learn so much by visiting us on one of our retreats. Read some testimonials about how amazing are retreats are. Our retreats are very unique and offer a total mind and body de-tox. Click here to find out more on our juicy retreats.
How much are retreats?
There are two types of retreat, the Intimate and the Ultimate. We actively encourage people to share rooms so that they have someone to share such an amazing experience with and rooms start at $1,048 for a double room share and $2,094 for a triple share.
Is it ok to book on my own?
The answer is a resounding YES. On average 80% of our clients are individuals travelling solo. Meeting new and like-minded people is part of the excitement of the Juicy Retreats and we place you with like minded individuals so you can make new friends to share your experience with.
Who do I speak to about booking Jason?
If you want to book Jason for a corporate talk, appearance or one to one session please email Kirsty (email@example.com) from the Juice Master team .
What have I seen Jason on before?
Jason has been on a host of national and international TV, radio and in print. He is the face of juicing across Europe for Philips and also regularly appears on TV across the world talking about the powers of freshly extracted juice. To see a highlight of media work go to the press section.