There are potted plants on the metal covered tables, the chairs are painted in either deep shades of burgundy with the others being bright (somewhat neon) green. There do a myriad of different wraps, snacks, cakes, soups, of course coffee, tea, juices, smoothies & . . . raw juices.
I am a big fan of raw & of juices, combine the two & you tend to get a rather happy me. So I have been slowly but surely introducing people to this world, sometimes successfully (my gorgeous friend Beet & Bobkins for instance) & not so successfully (my mother . . . wrap was a yes, raw ball was a no, juice . . . undecided & a friend who bulked at the raw vegan chocolate & was gutted by the lack of cheese & meat . . . there are neither) & indulge in these items myself a lot, then add the used organic coffee grounds, hello fantastic cellulite scrub & used wheatgrass products for face treatments & I am getting a big raw 'allover' moment, inside & out.
Favourite juices I'd massively recommend - 'Detox'; amazing! Beetroot, Spinach, Basil & Apple, 'Superskin'; so good (if slightly starchy/powdery in texture). Sweet Potato, Red Pepper & Orange juice. 'Little Gem'; beyond moreish, Cucumber, Spinach & Apple.
Wheatgerm - amazingly good for you (including for your skin on the outside & gums & blood cells on the inside), but a word to the wise, it is an acquired taste - initially it may well make you shudder (it is actually like drinking cut grass) but the after taste is sweet & I like it.
Added loves; they do an amazing charcoal & lemon juice shot, really good for digestion, bloating, breath, teeth, skin, hangovers . . . go for good on the activated charcoal (something I am a big fan of anyway for a natural teeth whitening aid), they also do amazing shots with ginger (bye bye colds & hello wake up!) & the raw balls . . . oh my days; Love is the bit of 'naughty' with cacao nibs, then there is a beauty ball (aided by avocado) & a brain ball with coconut & dates but oodles of other bits.
So here are a few snippets of my raw & Rawberry moments.
Top Row: Used Wheatgrass ready to be made into a face treatment . . . roll on Wednesday evening for a slot of foot, face, henna indulgence, the time I made ma indulge in raw balls & a juice (she had the 'Brain' juice & I had a 'Detox' juice, the balls are raw 'love' balls - amazing), 'Brain' juice.
Middle Row: Time out for me, 'Little Gem' juice & doodling to brain empty, Lunch at work with a Mediterranean wrap & 'Little Gem' juice, there are always plants & flowers on the tables.
Bottom Row: 'Detox' juice, 'All Day' juice & a long walk, the scrub process for cellulite scrub made with organic coffee.
Add to this Deliciously Ella as a book, an app & a blog & other raw blogs & I am rather a happy possum. There is definitely a feel good factor about the world of raw & of juicing, add sunshine (hello vitamin D) & hula hooping, long walks or runs & I am all up for a slimline bikini okay summer.
So what's your viewpoint on the world of Raw, of juicing & of natural DIY products? Do you have any favourites?