Last Sunday I attended a blogger event with thanks to Currys. For those of you that aren’t British, Currys is a well known home electronics store in the UK.
The event was all about juicing and teaching us how to do it properly. They showed us what to include and gave us a chance to try our own recipes!
There was also a 30 minute yoga class.
We were split into 5 groups and then spent around 30 minutes around each station that was set up.
I’m going to talk about this in the order that my group (group 2, woo) visited the stations in.
Product play station.
The first station had fruit and veg laid out and we were basically told to have a go at making a juice! There were 3 juicers we could use and coconut water and yoghurt we could add to the mix, too.
I tried someones juice who had put in a full lime and I LOVED IT. Lime is my new favourite thing. I love the sweet tang. I then made my own with the lime in it, but I should have juiced more things as it was a bit too tangy! It was so much fun to play with and by the end of the event, the table was bright red because beetroot basically gets everywhere. Ha.
A station of gourmet soups.
I didn’t have a photo of this as it was just two pots of soup and some veg. A mushroom truffle one and a chicken and lemongrass. I had the mushroom truffle soup (obviously!). It was delicious!
We had a sat down at this station and chatted until it was time to move on.
Nutrition advice from Nutrishan’s Shakela.
I loved this station! Shakela was lovely and great at answering our questions. She gave us a green juice and then let us try it, she then added pineapple to it to show us how different it made it.
Did you know you can juice broccoli? I had no idea! I though it would be disgusting but I couldn’t even tell. The first smoothie also had celery in and cucumber. I could taste the celery most, but after the pineapple was put in, it took away the bitterness. The cucumber is great for adding volume to the juice as it has high water content.
She also talked to us about making juice more filling if you’re wanting it to keep yourself fuller for longer. You can do this by adding chia seeds that expand when you put them in juice and also these oat flakes that dissolved in the water!
A mocktail station.
The mocktail station was a fun experience. He let one of our group make a mocktail and she really went for it adding all sorts of veg in! I was surprised that I actually liked it.
There was also a beetroot shot at the end. I’ve never been a fan of beetroot. In fact, I’ve always been really against it and can’t stand the smell of the pickled stuff people put on salad.
The shot wasn’t as bad as I was expecting, but I don’t think I’m a beetroot convert.
Rocket Yoga with instructor Amanda from Yoga Elementz.
I was so excited about the yoga. The event was the day after my 30 day yoga challenge so I was pumped for it! I’ve never tried or heard of Rocket Yoga before. It’s yoga at quite a fast pace which can be a great workout.
Amanda, who is a yoga instructor was fab and it was fun to try a different type of yoga. She made us practice crow pose. I would LOVE to be able to go a crow pose, which is where you basically balance on your hands but it’s so hard!
At the end of the event, we had a group photo and left with a little goody bag of a Currys flask, a fruit & nut bar and information about juicing etc.
It was a fun day and interesting to see how much you can put in a juice. I’ve never tried juicing before, I’ve blended and made smoothies but never juicing!
You can read more about the event, and also see a photo of me looking in my bag (awkward) on Currys website.