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JUICED Winter 2022 | Issue 18 | £2.50




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Lose up to 28lbs and totally transform your health with Jason Vale’s 28-Day Super Juice Me! Challenge

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ten books on health, addiction and juicing. Jason Vale is the best-selling author of languages and he regularly appears on His books have been translated into many five #1 best-selling apps and is the television, radio and in the press. He has Retreat & Spa’ in Portugal. founder of ‘Juicy Oasis Boutique Health RRP UK £11.99 US $19.99

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editor’s letter


Dr Aseem Malhotra is back with his latest book, A Statin-Free Life, and as the title suggests has a radical new way of tackling heart disease with an all-natural approach.


Watch Children Of The Snow Land, the incredible story of the lost children of the Himalayas at snowland journeys.com, and learn more about the non-profit organisation on page 45.


There’s a good reason we read little ones a story before bed and if you haven’t already discovered Sleep With Me, the podcast that puts you to sleep, give it a go to set yourself up for a good night’s kip.

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New you in ’22! Hello my juicy friends and welcome to 2022 and this special Super Juice Me! 11/2 issue of Juiced! magazine. It is almost ten years since the filming of the original groundbreaking documentary Super Juice Me! and almost the same amount of time since I have personally completed the full 28-day programme. However, in late 2021 I was inspired to do it once again and also to make a short film about it for my YouTube channel, Juice Tube. There were a few reasons for doing it again and I explain nearly all of these in an exclusive interview in this issue of Juiced! I say nearly, because you’ll have to watch the actual mini documentary to get the full skinny (pardon the pun) and see the results. One thing is for certain, just like the original Super Juice Me! documentary, there is no way anyone can watch this and not be inspired to ‘super juice’ themselves. Alongside this insight into the story behind my new movie, I’m also delighted to introduce you to Chris Baber. Chris is the new celebrity chef on the block and he’s kindly shared some of the recipes from his debut cookbook. Chris is the real deal and not only has a genuine passion for cooking, but he keeps everything simple and makes it all extremely easy. You’ll also find all the latest juicy news, gorgeous recipes, inspirational stories and articles, plus plenty more to help motivate you to discover a new you in ’22! Help me to spread the word about Juiced! magazine as it’s FREE for anyone to download on Apple or Issuu. You can also get a FREE ‘real’ copy when you order a juice plan from juicemasterdelivered.com, if you grab a juicer or blender from juicemaster.com or visit a Juice Master retreat – book your stay at juicemasterretreats.com Don’t forget you can find me on social media with regular updates on Instagram and Facebook, so keep in touch in 2022! May the juice be with you!

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Winter 2022 Issue 18 03 Editor’s letter

Jason introduces the issue

07 Juicy news

Updates from the world of juicy wellbeing

10 Super Juice Me! 11/2

Discover why Jason took his own 28-Day Juice Challenge

22 Total Baber!

Meet Chris Baber, the hottest new star of the kitchen and try his recipes!

32 How to drop a dress size in a week!

Follow Carol Vorderman’s lead and book a detox week at Juicy Oasis

34 We’re back baby!

Discover the magic of Juicy Mountain, a health retreat that’s finally open!

36 Juicy staycation

Can’t jet away? Try a juice detox at home

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In this issue...

63 46 40 The great juicing vs souping challenge

Cold or hot? What’s the best way to get your veg?

63 How COVID

killed healthy common sense

Read Jason’s opinion

45 A higher education

73 The good guys

46 Get ready to Escape

78 Boxer beat

Read about the Children Of The Snow Land

Check out the latest progress at Juicy Escape

51 The super bowls

Tuck into these delicious comfort bowls from Jason’s Juice & Blend 7-Day Reset

60 On the bounce

Jason’s Jump & Juice Bellicon® rebounder just dropped!


Boost your gut health in just three days

Don your gloves and punch up your workout with a round in the ring

80 Zest for life

Why oranges are your citrus seasonal saviour

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82 Win a Jump & Juice

Bellicon® rebounder worth £500

For more juicy inspiration visit juicemaster.com








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Paul McKenna

Lorraine Kelly

Chris Moyles

Beverley Knight

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HEALTH DRIVE Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming launch of Juicy Escape memberships later this spring, when you will be able to nab a special offer on stays at Jason’s hottest new retreat. The incredible health complex is set to include an outdoor cinema with tiered seating and a Dolby surround sound system which will

show movies featuring a daily dose of healthy inspiration. In preparation for its installation at Juicy Escape, this little beauty arrived at Juicy Oasis late last year, a 1946 Ford Deluxe Convertible, and the auto inspired Jason and the Juicy Oasis team to put on an impromptu performance of Greased Lightnin’ – check

out the clip on his Instagram and Facebook and, if you fancy a stay at Juicy Escape, head to juicemasterretreats.com and register to be among the first to hear about the opening of the new resort. Turn to page 46 for a sneak peek of the latest shots from Juicy Escape... JUICED magazine 07

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Midflight at the Oasis Look at this stunning drone shot of Juicy Oasis, snapped in late November during the shoot of Jason’s Super Juice Me! 11/2 film (read the story behind his 28day challenge on page 10).. The luxury complex could easily be mistaken for a celebrity mansion in the hills and, while Juicy Oasis has hosted plenty of A-listers including Gary Barlow, Olly Murs and Alesha Dixon over the years, EVERYONE who stays gets to enjoy the 5-star treatment on retreat. Despite being open for less than half a year in 2021, it didn't stop soul star Beverley Knight and husband James O’Keefe

jetting into Juicy Oasis last summer with Bev posting to Instagram, ‘Arrived at Juicy Oasis on Saturday for my annual body-and-mind detox and tune up. Some of you who have followed me a long time know that this place is a sanctuary for me and James. After the year and a half we have all lived through, it is so important to take

time to repair yourself before getting back into the business of ‘normal’ life. Fitness, relaxation and juice, every day, all week. Heavenly!’

this shot taken on the rebounding platform, commenting, ‘Feeling alive & rejuvenated after two weeks of fuelling our mind, body and soul with sheer positivity and health!'

Also on retreat at Juicy Oasis were DJs, bloggers and influencers the Collyer Twins, aka Jordan and Loanne, who removed their headphones and shared

Make 2022 the year YOU treat yourself to a stay at Juicy Oasis or Juicy Mountain – don’t miss out, book now at juicemaster retreats.com

The new challenge Hands up who could do with shifting a few unwanted pounds and boosting their activity levels after the festive period? If you've still to lose your winter coat, join in with Jason's Big January Juice Challenge which takes place from 10-16 January. As thousands around the world raise a glass to their good health and enjoy a detox week of juice for seven days, it's a great way to get your health back on track. Pick one of Jason's plans, download the app at juicemaster.com and join in – watch out for Jason's motivational videos and share your results on social media or leave a Google review. If you miss Jason's Big January Juice Challenge, don't worry, you can download and take a challenge at any time and watch out for upcoming challenges in 2022 including a Jump & Juice Challenge!

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Class of 2022 Hands up who’s ready to step up their nutritional knowledge this year? If you want to take your juicing to the next level and help family and friends with common, everyday health niggles, sign up for Jason’s Juice Master Class which is now available on Teachable.

Just dropped! Widely regarded as the ‘RollsRoyce’ of mini trampolines, Bellicon® has teamed up with Juice Master to create the new Jump & Juice Bellicon® rebounder which is now available directly from juicemaster.com German-engineered using highquality materials for strength and durability, this is the same rebounder used for classes at

Juice Master retreats, and the only mini trampoline Jason will put his name to – if you’ve ever seen him lead a class, you’ll know how much he loves to bounce to jaw-dropping heights! Read about the health benefits of rebounding on page 60 and then, for your chance to win a Jump & Juice Bellicon® rebounder, turn to page 82.

Appy days ahead If you love Juice Master's chart-topping apps, you'll be pleased to know that they have now been fully updated. After a couple of technical hitches last year, Jason has invested in some development from the boffins at Juicy HQ to ensure that they all operate smoothly. This is the perfect time of year to download your favourite plan, which provides all of Jason's brilliant recipes, handy shopping lists, plus some top tips and expert advice from the Juice Master himself at the tap of a button.

With ten hours of exclusive video classes from the Juice Master over 11 sessions, the course covers Jason’s key principles, including the health benefits of juicing, the problem with Big Pharma and how to maintain a healthy life beyond a juice detox. Make this the moment that you boost your health with Jason's help! Enrol now for Jason’s Juice Master Class at juicemasteracademy.com

Dial back diabetes with soup-and-shakes diet, says study More than a third of people with Type-2 diabetes can reverse it with a ‘soup-and-shakes’ diet, a new study has confirmed. Research by University College London and Aston University published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics found that the meal replacements were the most effective way to put the condition into remission – 36 per cent of those who switched to a soup-and-shakes alternative experienced a significant weight loss of 22-33lbs, a change which could bring about Type-2 diabetes remission. Order Jason’s 14-Day Juice Diet for a no-hassle juice-and-soup diet plan at juicemasterdelivered.com

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Jason's 28-day challenge

It’s the untold story behind his ground-breaking Super Juice Me! health documentary, and a prelude to Super Juice Me! 2 – turn the page to read about Jason’s 28-Day Juice Challenge…

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to come to see your kids grow up. He said that he would spend a month at Juicy Oasis, but asked if I would do 28 days of juicing with him.



he 28-Day Juice Challenge is a plan which has changed numerous lives and was born from Jason’s Big Juice Experiment which formed the storyline of his groundbreaking documentary Super Juice Me! In the film, eight people living with chronic lifestyle diseases travelled to Juicy Oasis at Jason’s invitation to commit to a month of juice and exercise to see whether this simple formula could indeed transform their health. Curiously, it was a similar health challenge which prompted Jason to commit to a 28-Day Juice Challenge for a second time at the end of 2021, resulting in the creation of what he describes as, “an accidental short film”, Super Juice Me! 11/2, as he explains. “A friend of mine was struggling with his

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weight, diabetes and other health concerns and said he was going to get a gastric sleeve. I said don’t do it, as it’s a major procedure and irreversible, but his wife and doctor were for it. “What he didn’t realise though was that in order to have gastric sleeve surgery, you are put on a severe liquid diet before the operation. The Hippocratic Oath which doctors take is explicit in saying, ‘First, do no harm’, and I said if you’ve got to live on a liquid diet for a month, why not come to Juicy Oasis and try juicing. "My friend is incredibly busy with his businesses and family, and he didn’t want to miss his kids’ sports activities at the weekends which are hugely important to him, but I said surely it’s worth sacrificing four weeks’ sports events now to ensure you're around for many years

“I also felt the need to refocus my own health. During the lockdowns, at times I went from being super-good to thinking, ‘Fu** it!’, and consequently I wasn’t in the best place. We've all grown up in a world where you can achieve anything you want to if you put your mind to it – Napoleon Hill said, ‘Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve’ – but that was taken away from us overnight by the global response to the pandemic and I lost purpose. Over the past two years, just like many people, I have gone through stages of being highly motivated to feeling stagnant and uninspired, and during the last lockdown I gained 12lbs, which is quite a chunk for me! “However, I said if I was going to do the 28-Day Juice Challenge again, I wanted to super-size myself as an experiment. I actually did the same for the original Super Juice Me!, as I thought it would be good to be part of the documentary too, but the stories of the other eight participants were so good that my account got left out of the final edit and the footage was lost over the years. This time, in the run-up to taking the 28-Day Juice Challenge, I ate incredibly poorly and didn’t exercise, which was more of a challenge, as it's my drug of choice.

“I thought it would be interesting to document someone in the health industry and also how it would affect me in my 50s, to see how quickly you can gain and lose weight at this stage of life. What I soon realised was that I don’t have any muscle memory, but I have a really good fat memory! I spent a month feeding myself every type of potato – chips, crisps – plus plenty of wine and no exercise. “On the last day I ate 6,000 calories and, while it might sound brilliant, I felt absolutely awful. My skin was dreadful and felt leathery and it was nothing to do with

being in the sun – it’s unsurprising as the skin is the body’s biggest organ and our ‘shop window’ of health. The expression, ‘I don’t feel right in my own skin’, sums it up perfectly and when I posted a video on Instagram explaining that I was super-sizing myself in preparation for the experiment, someone commented, ‘You look haggard’. It made me consider how horrible people can be on social media – I was doing this as an experiment, but some people deal with this experience every day and I wonder if we shouldn't call it 'unsocial media' instead.

“The connection between body and mind is well documented and, after eating and drinking this way, my digestive system was overloaded. Anyone who suffers from bowel or intestinal tract issues will know how awful it feels when your stomach is distended and rock hard. You can’t eat, but feel hungry. I felt, bunged up and in need of a good colonic – we all know how 'going' makes you feel so much better both physically and mentally! “At the back of my mind, I knew my friend was in trouble and needed to do something drastic

which gave me the incentive to commit to 28 days of pure juice. “Although I anticipated experiencing the usual ‘withdrawals’ after a month of junk, the first two weeks were a breeze – I needed my ‘skin’ back and this overrode any addiction to the food I had been eating. My immune system was weak and its ability to fight off anything was low, so for the first two weeks I took a couple of friendlybacteria supplements. The difference, once I started on the juice, was genuinely like night and day and I felt incredible.”


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In addition to the physical transformation Jason underwent from taking his own 28-Day Juice Challenge, the experience also helped him to fall back in love with juicing again. It might sound strange as he’s known around the world as the Juice Master, but Jason says that he had almost become fatigued by the subject which he has now become synonymous with. “Even if you love chocolate, if you’re working in a chocolate factory every day you become sick of it in the end,” says Jason. “At the start of my own juice journey I had a list of diseases and plenty of incentive to see if this simple, natural approach could transform my health. Based on my own experience, I wanted to juice the world, and over the last 20 years I have been contacted by literally thousands of people who want to share their stories of how juice has

healed them, I’d almost become immune to it and had forgotten how good you feel after 28 days of juice. “It reignited my passion for juicing and I’m going to do at least a 21-Day Juice Challenge every year, as a reset ahead of the festivities. No matter how successful you are, life comes along and slaps you in the face at least every three weeks, so it’s still a challenge, even for me, after all these years. “I'll admit I was tempted during the 28 days. I’d headed back to Spain to see Katie and JJ, and they were eating their wood-fired pizzas, there was a lot going on, and in my head I thought, ‘Fu** it!’ – you start talking yourself into breaking the habit and I had a wobble, but Katie said to me, “If you do, you’ll hate yourself”, so I didn’t and I woke up the next morning and felt great.”

your juices and blends are freshly made for you and there is a full programme of activities to support your detox, makes it a lot easier, but, just like anyone, Jason says staying on track was tough at times. “In some ways it’s easier at Juicy Oasis, but in other ways it’s like groundhog day as there’s a monotony of doing the same thing. As I always tell people to do, I reverted back to why I was doing it in the first place and reminded myself that it’s shortterm pain for long-term pleasure – it’s just 28 days in your whole life and, whether you are 10,

12 or 20 days out, you’ll regret not continuing to the end of your challenge. Although my friend is a very private man, the change in him was monumental and, for me too, 28 days of juice was an incredible achievement.” Want to know how Jason’s 28-Day Challenge turned out? Turn to page 20.

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#1 PLAN It’s been 12 years since the original Super Juice Me! documentary was filmed and first screened at Leicester Square’s first orange-carpeted première, but what is it that makes the 28day plan stand the test of time? “Following the huge success of my 7lbs in 7 Days book, I received an avalanche of testimonials from thousands of people saying how juice had improved everything from gout to arthritis and diabetes,” says Jason. “It got me thinking that if seven days improved health conditions, what would 28 days do and it gave me the idea for the big juice experiment. However, I had to build a retreat first, which took some time, but we invited eight people with 28 diseases to Juicy Oasis and the results of the Big Juice Experiment were ridiculously good! The film was a huge success and Richard Branson put it on all Virgin flights. “There are always juicy naysayers out there, but the truth is it works and I constantly receive messages from people saying how much Super Juice Me! has helped them. In the film, one of the participants, Roger, was living with lupus and sleep apnoea and his marriage was in crisis, but since the 28-day detox he hasn’t needed any medication and ran a half marathon two months after leaving the retreat. “I’m a big believer in one disease, one solution and for many lifestyle diseases good nutrition can be life-changing. If you change the terrain where the germ bathes, you change everything – the word ‘dis-ease’ literally means discomfort in the body and surely if you alter your lifestyle it will help remove that

infl ammation. “Although the 28-day diet is intended to be a one-size-fits-all plan, I would always say allow for a ten per cent element of change – you may need another juice, to add some electrolytes or feel the need to chew something occasionally. You’ve got to be intuitive rather than following the plan blindly. I know some people who feel that having a Hunger SOS is a failing, but if you need one and it helps to cement your resolve, it’s clearly better to have it! There were a couple of nights when I was on the 28-Day Juice Challenge that I would have a big slice of avocado with pesto and black pepper to save my sanity.

invite 70 people with a range of conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and asthma as our guests. They will sign a contract with us and we will pay for them to stay at the retreat for a month and track their results to see how their health improves. I believe this will be a big enough experiment to silence the juicy naysayers, once and for all, and hopefully the medical profession will finally pay attention to the health benefits of juicing.”

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At the outset, and as he crossed the finish line of his 28-day Juice Challenge, Jason posted to social media to tell his followers about the experience



My Super Juice Me! journey starts TODAY! Yes, the day I have been looking forward to, and dreading a little, has finally arrived. Well, I say dreading, but it’s a huge relief to be able to get something healthy back in and start exercising again. For those following, you’ll know I’m shooting a small bite-sized documentary for YouTube titled, Super


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Juice Me! 11/2, with the subtitle, A Taste Of My Own Medicine. Before the start of filming today, I have spent the last five weeks eating and drinking crap, whilst at the same time doing very little exercise. I wanted to effectively super-size myself before ‘super juicing’ myself. Well, mission accomplished! I am unsure how much I stacked on (weights

and measurements are being filmed in the next hour), but mentally and physically I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck. It’s incredible just how quickly a relatively healthy body can change for the worse if you throw enough junk at it. It also shows just how detrimental these ‘substances’ are. It will also be interesting to see just how quickly

the body heals too, which is what the mini doc is mainly about. I see I have MANY people joining me for the journey. If that’s you – let’s do this! Remember it’s only 28 days and the rewards are genuinely off the scale. Right, time to see just how much I’ve stacked on over the past 5-6 weeks!...



It’s done! Yes, my juicy friends, 28 days of juice are in the bag and I feel INCREDIBLE! The minifilm, Super Juice Me! 11/2, A Taste Of My Own Medicine, will be out in January and will be exclusive on my YouTube channel, and all of my results will be revealed then. If you haven’t already subscribed, then pop over to youtube.com/ juicemaster and subscribe now. You’ll also find loads of recipes, my mini ranting series Jason On His Juice Box and, of course, the feature-length version of Super Juice Me!


Thanks in advance for subscribing and let me know your results if you joined in at any stage with my Super Juice Me! journey.

While Jason embarked on his 28-day juice reset, so did many others, who shared their fab results and congratulated the Juice Master on completing his challenge

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THEY TOOK THE 28-DAY CHALLENGE TOO… …and look at their amazing results – weight loss, improved health, super-soft skin, all down to the healing power of juice! Read these Super Juice Me! success stories…



‘I did it! I have officially been #superjuiced. Down 16.4lbs, down 4.5 per cent body fat. Never felt hungr y… feeling amazing!’ Christ ine

SO GOOD, HE DID IT TWICE AND LOST 57LBS! ‘After receiving a diagnosis of excessively high cholesterol and experiencing physical fatigue, low energy and snoring as a result of being overweight, it was time to do something about it. Now my goal is to think of this not as a diet, but to turn it into a lifestyle,’ Alfredo

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‘Just completed the 28-day Super Juice Me! Challenge. I’ve lost 14lbs, the swelling in both my knees has gone, my blood pressure is normal, sleeping through the night, more alert, more energy and determined to keep going,’ Carole

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MOTIVATION BACK, 37LBS LOST ’I did the 28-day programme and am now finishing a 47-day juice fast – a lot more energy and, most importantly, I’ve gained the focus and motivation to do things I’ve put off. This time I lost 37lbs and 13cm from my waist,’ Antti



‘A year after having my third baby and only 11lbs lighter than at full term, I suffered with split tummy muscles – 28 days later, I feel so healthy and fresh, so much energy, sleeping great and much, much happier, plus 21lbs lighter, 13” off, seven of those from my waist, no more splitting tummy-muscle pain, I feel like me again. I’m sure I’m quoting someone famous when I say nothing tastes as good as slim feels… well maybe an Antioxidant King!,’ Joanna


‘I’m 60 and suffer from ing arthritis , but after complet l lost 15lbs, my cholestero a 28-day Juice Challenge and ter bet e mov , I can levels are back to normal in my body. Most of all have considerably less pain ng this , is the feeling ecti though, and I wasn’t exp es and I feel like wav in me hits it – ss of happine haven’t felt like I es! etim som it’s bubbling over e,’ Ann tim long y ver y, ver a in this


LOST 28LBS SURGERY AVOIDED, LOST 28LBS! ‘I have been suffering from severe infl ammation for the past two years, controlling it with ibuprofen tablets daily. I decided to try and reverse my health issues and embarked on the 28-day plan and lost 28lbs, and there is now no infl ammation at all!’ Gail

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THE BIG REVEAL! So, after 28 days of pure juicy goodness, what were Jason’s results? We won’t ruin the surprise, after all who likes a plot spoiler, but tune in to Super Juice Me! 11/2 on Jason’s Juice Tube YouTube channel in late January to watch the Juice Master’s journey from super-size back to super-healthy. It might seem hard to believe, but Jason felt the highs and lows that most people do when embarking on a 28-day juice plan, even with 25 years’ knowledge and experience – follow his story and see his transformation after a month of liquid nutrition. Subscribe to Jason’s Juice Tube channel now at YouTube.com/juicemaster

WATCH THE ORIGINAL BIG JUICE EXPERIMENT If you can’t wait to see Jason’s Super Juice Me 11/2 documentary and are looking for some juicy inspiration, why not tune in and watch his original Super Juice Me! film? Follow the story of eight individuals struggling with chronic lifestyle diseases who underwent Jason’s big juice experiment of 28 days of pure juice at Juicy Oasis, with incredible results – we guarantee there won’t be a dry eye in the house as you watch their life-changing journeys. Watch Super Juice Me! now for FREE at YouTube or on Amazon Prime Video.

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hris Baber may not quite yet be a household name, but chances are you’ll recognise him from Marks & Spencer’s TV commercials where he cooks up the UK’s best seasonal ingredients into mouthwatering dishes that instantly make you want to eat better. Introducing him to our screens, it’s all part of the Michelin-trained chef’s mission to make cooking easy with his delicious, fuss-free recipes and, as he’s been creating magic in the kitchen since the age of eight as the Baber family’s head cook, at 30 he’s got a fair few dishes to share.

Chris with Lucy Verasamy, co-star of Marks & Spencer’s food advertising campaigns

Many of these appear in Chris’ brand new cookbook, Easy, which is set to be published in April, and the title is fitting given his rise to stardom appears effortless. The truth is, of course, it’s taken plenty of hard work to follow his dream to make food his world. Growing up in Hexham, Northumberland, Chris combined his passion for cooking with a love of running, which led to an early foray into modelling. However, a winning appearance on BBC One’s cooking show, Yes, Chef, in 2016 teamed Chris with Michelinstarred chef and restaurant owner Atul Kochhar who invited him to train in his kitchen. Moving to London, the young protégé immersed himself in the experience of working in a busy restaurant, but it was the growing attention and engagement of his social media audience which inspired Chris to forge his own path. “My big opportunity came from Atul who invited me to

work in his restaurant,” he says. ”I had never really travelled, never been to university, never lived away from home, but my passion has always been food, so it almost felt like I had to do it. After six months working with him in a Michelin-starred restaurant, I realised that my passion is inspiring people to cook. I missed the feedback from Instagram of people saying, ‘We made curry for our kids and they ate all their veg!’ “I left the restaurant, but knew I needed to stay in London and for the first few years living without an income wasn’t the easiest. A few nice people along the way have believed in me and gave me some great opportunities, so when I began working with Marks & Spencer a couple of years ago it was brilliant to have an outlet to share my passion for home cooking and things have just evolved from there really.”

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Indeed they have, with more than 157,000 Instagram followers keenly watching Chris’ career unfold. With the disciplines of a Michelin kitchen providing a solid foundation, just like The Naked Chef, Jamie Oliver, before him, Chris is passionate about making restaurant inspiration and dishes accessible to home cooks. “The amount I learnt in six months was just ridiculous,” he says. “I've been able to transfer those skills into my cooking to make it easier for people at home to use little tricks to make it easier.

as possible. There are things people may have heard of and thought, ‘I could never make that’, but actually once they use my method it will start to build their kitchen confidence. “The book is broken down into breakfast, brunches and lunches, everything for a healthy start to the day, to something more indulgent like a spicy taco that you might have had on holiday or in a restaurant, but actually it’s really easy to do at home. There’s a section of ‘onepan cooking’ which is for people who hate washing up. A lot of it is based around a minimum amount of equipment because so many books say, ‘Get six pans

during lockdown was the kids' cook-alongs I did. For a lot of people it was the first time they’d cooked together as a family – there was a dad and his son that had never cooked before and, because it was so easy, they continued. I have always loved Instagram and Facebook and will continue to use them, but my passion is TV. I love the theatre of it and as I was growing up I dreamt of having my own show to share my passion for home cooking with a wider audience.”

Having connected on Instagram during one of Chris’s cook“It’s a privilege to be compared alongs, Jason is a big fan of with Jamie, because he has been his authentic approach and a massive inspiration invited him to appear to me, but when on season 4 of his people ask, ‘Do podcast where they "When people ask, 'Do you want you want to be the discussed a shared to be the next Jamie Oliver?' next Jamie Oliver?’, belief that food and I think, actually, I I think, actually, I am me, Chris fitness go hand in am me, Chris Baber, hand. “I have trained Baber, and I have my own ethos. and I have my own religiously with I genuinely love getting people ethos. I genuinely people on a track and love getting people into the kitchen and removing I think what fitness into the kitchen and does for me is make barriers to home cooking" removing barriers to me feel good and home cooking. elevate my mood," says Chris. "Now I “I got my book deal in lockdown out, a food processor, a sieve…’ am getting busier, if I can get and it didn’t feel real. I was sat and I have tried to think about up 30 minutes earlier and do in my flat on my own thinking, how people actually live at a power walk and a little bit ‘This is great’, but everything home. This book is for real of core work, it makes me feel had to be done remotely and I people with real lives. good and that I have moved my wrote and tested 100 recipes body. My attitude has changed while travelling the country “The ‘fake-aways’ is one of my from pushing, pushing, pushing with Marks & Spencer. Being favourite sections as we all love to just get up and move, stay away three to four days a week, a takeaway and it includes my mobile and stretch more. Don’t getting home to work on two easy home-cooked spin on an get me wrong, I still like a big or three recipes and feeding Indian or Chinese – once you workout, but it is about getting people in the block of flats I live realise how easy and how much the balance right. in to offload food; getting my cheaper it is to make at home, parents, friends and families you’re on to a winner! There are “I’m never one for counting with kids to test the recipes – sections on family favourites, calories, but what I want to it was intense, but I feel proud cooking for a crowd and recipes deliver with my book is that to have been so involved.” to satisfy a sweet tooth too.” whoever is sat around the table at dinnertime, the meal can So, with its simplified approach be good enough for everyone. and ‘can-do’ title, what will Easy Healthy appetite When I lived at home and was offer the home cook? “It’s full Easy and accessible, surely a competing as a runner, I thought of proper food,” says Chris. “It’s TV series beckons? “I love the not just two ingredients or three community that I have built on minutes, but meals you want social media,” says Chris. “One to eat for dinner made as easy thing that meant a lot to me

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“My attitude has changed from pushing, pushing, pushing to just get up and move, stay mobile and stretch more. Don’t get me wrong, I still like a big workout, but it is about getting the balance right”

how can I create something that’s delicious enough for us as a family that will suit my running needs, my dad’s office job, as he was a lot less active, and my mum who was a nurse on her feet all day? None of us lost or gained weight, it’s just that basic thing of portion control. I use as many fresh ingredients as possible and give tips about reducing fat if you want to, but I think the joy of cooking from scratch is understanding what really goes into your food and


learning what is a treat and what isn’t. I want this book to be a bestseller and inspire people to have a go and discover how easy it is to feed their family really good food.” •

Favourite meal? Curry or Christmas dinner! There’s a recipe in the book for Singapore noodles I love! Favourite ingredient? Chillies. Go-to cookbook? That’s hard! One I love is Rick Stein’s India.

Hear the Juice Master’s interview with Chris Baber on Season 4 of the Jason Vale Podcast – download for free at Apple Podcasts, Spotify or YouTube.

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Open road or gym? Open road. Juice or blend? Blend – I prefer the texture!


let’s drink to your good health! Yoga • Meditation • Hikes and walks • Fitness • Rebounding Tennis • Ultraball™ • Football • Eden Spa • Loft sauna • Hot pool Cryotherapy • Massage • Colonics • Nutritional learning

Call +44 1234 480280 or visit juicemasterretreats.com


easy recipes Life is all about balance, so treat yourself with these delicious recipes from Chris Baber

serves 2

Olive oil 1 tbsp Chorizo 75g, diced Onions 2, diced Red pepper 1 large, diced Garlic 2 cloves, chopped Paella rice 350g Smoked paprika 1 tbsp Fish or chicken stock 950ml Raw king prawns 400g Frozen peas 350g, defrosted Flat-leaf parsley 1 small bunch, chopped Lemon 1, juice of 1⁄2, 1⁄2 cut into 4 wedges Salt and pepper

30 mins

For the garlic mayo

Mayonnaise 2 tbsps Garlic 1 clove, crushed or grated Squeeze of lemon juice

Easy Prawn Paella with Garlic Mayo My easy prawn paella is a fuss-free, one-pan wonder – so much flavour with very little effort. That’s what onepan cooking is all about. The garlic mayo is dead simple and really sets it off!

1. Mix together the mayo, grated garlic and a squeeze of lemon juice and set aside. 2. Heat the oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. 3. Fry the chorizo, onion, pepper and garlic with a pinch of salt and pepper for 5 minutes until the onion has softened and the oils have been released from the chorizo. 4. Stir in the rice and paprika and cook for a couple of minutes, coating each grain of rice in the oil. 5. Add the stock, increase the heat and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover loosely and simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring now and again. If it becomes very dry, add a splash of water. 6. Stir in the prawns and peas and cook for 5 minutes or until the prawns are pink. Stir in the parsley and lemon juice. 7. Serve with a wedge of lemon and dollop of garlic mayo.

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easy recipes

serves 6 15 mins

Pine nuts 6 tbsps Olive oil 1 tbsp Butter 2 tbsps Chestnut mushrooms 800g, sliced Garlic 6 cloves, finely chopped Thyme 6 sprigs Vegetable or chicken stock 250ml Fresh tagliatelle 600g Crème fraîche 6 tbsps Parmesan cheese 75g, grated Salt and pepper

1. Heat a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the pine nuts and toast for about a minute, stirring constantly, until lightly golden. Remove and set aside. 2. Put the pan back over the heat and turn it up to high. Add the olive oil and butter. Add the mushrooms, season and fry for 5–8 minutes until softened and most of the moisture has evaporated. 3. Fill a large saucepan with boiling water from the kettle to cook the pasta later. 4. When the mushrooms are soft, add the garlic and thyme. Fry for a further 3 minutes, then add the stock and simmer for 1 minute. Turn the heat down to low and stir in the crème fraîche. 5. Cook the pasta in the boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain, saving half a mug of the pasta cooking water. 6. Add the pasta to the sauce along with half the Parmesan. Add a little of the pasta cooking water to loosen the sauce if needed. Toss together to coat the pasta in the sauce. 7. Divide between serving dishes. Scatter with the toasted pine nuts and remaining Parmesan. Serve with ground black pepper.

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Creamy Garlic Mushroom Tagliatelle Transforming the humble garlic mushroom into a delicious creamy bowl of pasta, this veggie recipe takes just 15 minutes to cook and always hits the spot

serves 10

Unsalted butter 100g Caster sugar 150g Light muscovado sugar 75g Egg 1 Vanilla extract 2 tsps Plain flour 175g Pinch of salt 70% dark chocolate 100g, broken into chunks

10-12 mins

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan. 2. Line two baking trays with baking paper. 3. Melt the butter in a saucepan or in a heatproof bowl in the microwave. 4. Put both sugars into a mixing bowl, pour in the melted butter and beat with a wooden spoon for 5–8 minutes until lighter in colour with a slightly fluffy texture. 5. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined. 6. Add the flour and salt and mix until a dough just forms, then stir in the chocolate. Transfer to the fridge to chill for 30 minutes. 7. Divide the dough into 10–12 balls, depending on how big you want your cookies, and place them on the prepared baking trays, leaving a few inches of space between each one as they will spread during cooking. 8. Press each ball down with your fingers to flatten slightly. 9. Bake for 10–11 minutes until slightly golden – they will still be soft when they come out of the oven. Leave to cool on the trays for 30 minutes before serving.

For me, the perfect cookie has to have a crisp, crunchy edge with a soft, chewy, melting chocolate middle and that is what we have right here

Love Chris Baber’s recipes? Extracted from his fi rst cookbook, Easy (Ebury, £16.99), on sale from 7 April, you can download a free ebook with six recipes at chrisbaber.co.uk

Photography: Haraala Hamilton

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Juicy Oasis

How to drop a dress size in a week! Yes, that’s all it takes with a week at Juicy Oasis, Jason’s luxury Portuguese retreat as former Juiced! magazine cover star Carol Vorderman did on her recent trip...

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in fact I could be Jason’s twin sister, we’re so alike.”

Hot, hot, hot! That was the tabloid press’s reaction to the steamy shots that TV’s Carol Vorderman shared on Instagram during a lateSeptember stay at Juicy Oasis. Carol, who turned 61 at the end of last year, looks INCREDIBLE in the snaps from her juicy getaway where she enjoyed a week of juice, yoga and fitness to detox and drop a few pounds. Carol, who was our celebrity interview last issue, spoke of her venture to reset her biological age, devoting a year to her health with a daily regime of lengthy walks, weightlifting and paddleboarding sessions to build her strength. She also talked about her love of Jason, saying, “He never fails to make me laugh, I adore him. He’s as adventurous and mischievous as I am,

Having taken part in Jason’s Virtual Retreat during lockdown at the start of 2021, Carol was overdue a stay at Juicy Oasis, which she has visited many times, and checked in for a week’s break ahead of a busy month as host of the Pride of Britain Awards. Posting a string of steamy shots to Instagram as she enjoyed the retreat’s hot tub and a midnight swim, Carol also shared a video of a cryotherapy session which she described as ‘three minutes for healing and health’. The deep freeze helps to boost metabolic rate as temperatures drop to -200° – after a single session the body can burn around 400-700 calories as it uses energy to heat back up. Feeling fabulous at the end of the week, Carol posted, "A week of just fresh juices, LOADS of walking, a few sweaty gym sessions, massages, swimming in the moonlight, saunas, stretching out, salt baths, cryotherapy, NO MAKE UP (bliss) and otherwise hanging around in a dressing gown and bikini… oh and HOT TUBS. Yessssssssss… will be back soon.” Can't wait to see you again, Carol. ●

Fancy dropping a dress size with a week at Juicy Oasis? Book your stay in 2022 NOW at juicemaster retreats.com

'That was a lovely wake up… cold swim… sauna… cold swim… sauna… cold swim… hot tub watching dawn break… followed by a nice 7-mile walk in the hills. Bliss, bliss, bliss!'

'Moonlight swimming..... can't beat it!'

'Honestly, I love Juicy Oasis... I've been very many times over the years and it just keeps getting better and better @juicemaster... ready for work now… and kicking something new off too'

'CRYO… COOOOLLDDDD… in a bikini and furry boots and thermal gloves… got it down to MINUS 196°C today… OMG three minutes for healing and health… loved it actually… Stops me being a wuss!'

Can I say that everyone who works here, and I mean EVERYONE, has a smile on their face, they love their job and it’s infectious… my kind of place

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open 16 April

We’re back baby, a health retreat that’s

finally OPEN!

Where are you going on your holiday this year? If you take your health seriously, book a stay at magical Juicy Mountain...

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ranquil, serene and a million miles from real life, how does a week of chilled-out days restoring body and mind in Turkey sound right now? When it’s cold and dark outside, who wouldn’t rather be enjoying the warmth and energy of Juicy Mountain, Jason’s rustic retreat? Seven days at this blissful spot, which has sadly been shuttered for two seasons during the pandemic, are all that's needed to take charge of your health and start a journey of self-care that could transform your life forever. Juicy Mountain is BACK IN BUSINESS and the perfect place for those looking for a healthy holiday that will give you the time and space to stop, unwind and get a jump-start on the life you really want. Landing on Saturday, this is an ALL-INCLUSIVE holiday

where everything is taken care of – from the freshly made juices, best sipped by the pool, meditation and yoga sessions overlooking the mountain, plus stunning walks through the surrounding forest and daily fitness sessions, this is THE PLACE to rediscover a healthy body and mind. Stay in a traditional Turkish villa or, for an authentic rustic experience, sleep in a canvas bell tent on the decking and reconnect with the universe at this magic place. Take a peek at some of these super snaps of Juicy Mountain, but as Jason says, “You can look at all the photographs and watch the video, but the only way to truly appreciate the magic of the mountain in all its beauty is to experience it first-hand”. What are you waiting for? Book the most magical holiday you’ll ever have…

With stunning views, a rebounding or yoga session at Juicy Mountain is an energising experience; daily walks and hanging with the gang is all part of the week on retreat!



Limited availability Re-opening on 16 April, reserve your place at Juicy Mountain with a 100 per cent confidence guarantee should the UK or Turkey have government travel restrictions imposed for your stay – book now at juicemasterretreats.com

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Juicy staycation


staycation Can’t get away to a Juice Master retreat? Create your own super-healthy staycation with a Juice Master Delivered plan!

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ven if you can’t enjoy a stay at Jason’s luxury health retreats Juicy Oasis and Juicy Mountain, you can still experience fabulous results with a home detox and one of the Juice Master’s official frozen-juice plans from juicemasterdelivered. com. Clear your schedule, plan your home retreat over 7 or 14 days and invest in your health with a homedelivered, fresh-frozen diet that’s as simple as 'defrost and drink!' To get the most from your home detox, start each day as you would at a Juice Master retreat with a yoga and meditation session at dawn, followed by an early-morning walk or session on your Jump & Juice Bellicon® rebounder (order at juicemaster. com) – then savour your first juice of the day. Try a digital detox and leave emails and social media behind as you feed your mind with positivity – read one of Jason’s books, download some issues of Juiced! magazine or tune

into Jason's JuiceTube channel on YouTube. Then fire up your energy levels with a midday yoga practice followed by another session on your Jump & Juice Bellicon® rebounder before fuelling your body with a nutrientpacked juice. Why not schedule some me-time with a post-lunch homespa session ahead of your mid-afternoon juice or blend? Then it’s time to wind down with an earlyevening yoga session and, during the winter months, choose between a final juice or warming bowl of soup before an early night, resting your body as it detoxes – for the first 72 hours of your diet you may feel tired as your body eliminates the ‘ junk’ from your system. Stick with the plan and you'll soon experience an incredible juicy ‘high’ that leaves you feeling fabulous – anticipate improved energy levels, sparkling skin and a superb night’s sleep. Make 2022 the year you make a lifelong change towards a healthier, happier you!

After the last glass As you finish your juice plan, keep the momentum going with a follow-on Nourish plan, a range of delicious juices, blends, soups and meals that is quite simply good food for the soul! Available as a 3-day and 5-day plan, enjoy a plant-based protein blend for breakfast, a warming soup for lunch, a late-afternoon super juice and a tasty evening meal. Plus, receive a copy of Jason’s Super fast Food cookbook with your first order and you can keep the healthy meals coming with his brilliant recipes.

Why choose Juice Master Delivered? 1. Cold pressed for maximum nutrition. 2. Fresh-frozen to lock in goodness 3. The ONLY Juice Masterapproved frozen-juice plan

PLUS... • No shopping • No juicing • No cleaning • No hassle

Choose your plan Delivered to your door, here’s what’s in the box… 14 DAY JUICE DIET • 56 juices OR 42 juices and 14 soups • 8 SOS Snack Bars • 7 Natural Electrolyte Shots • 7 Ginger Vitality Shots • 28 Biotic Blend Capsules 7 DAY JUICE DIET • 28 juices OR 21 juices and 7 soups • 8 SOS Snack Bars • 7 Live Wheatgrass Vitality Shots • 7 Ginger Vitality Shots • 14 Biotic Blend Capsules

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Your 24-hour detox plan A week on retreat is about taking time to focus on your mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. Whatever time you start your day, follow the gap between juices.


Start the day with hot water and a slice of lemon to alkalise your system.


Ease into the day with a yoga session – try the Five Tibetans led by retreats yogi Kenny at Yoga Beyond Yoga on YouTube.


After a wheatgrass shot, up your activity with a rebounding session or head out for a brisk walk.


Breakfast blend! Enjoy your first glass of nutritional goodness.


Keep your energy levels high with a fast-paced yoga practice.

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Try a high adrenaline exercise such as an online fitness class or rebounding session.


Enjoy a glass of juice followed by a period of relaxation.


Keep your body fuelled with an afternoon blend.


Unwind with an early evening yoga session, with a zen-like, calming practice by candlelight.


Last glass of the day or, during the winter months, switch your juice for a warming soup.


Chill out with an inspirational movie, good book or have an early night with a cup of herbal tea to help you drift off for a good night’s sleep.


Juicy staycation

stay at home treats

To help you get the best results, Jason's 7- and 14-day plans include snack bars and wheatgrass shots – keep the good work going with a few 'extras' from juicemaster.com


Loved by athletes for its energy-giving, musclestrengthening properties, spirulina is high in protein, antioxidants and B-vitamins. Dig in to Juice Master’s Organic Spirulina Powder.


If you are struggling with hunger pangs, it’s better to indulge in a small, healthy snack, rather than sabotage your entire detox week. Order Jason’s Juice SOS! Juice In A Bars Bars, available in veggie or berry flavours, so you’ve always got a healthy option in your locker.


Can’t get fresh? No worries, slip a heaped teaspoon of wheatgrass powder into your juice or a glass of water to help boost your metabolism and support weight loss.

Boost the nutritional value of your juice or blend with Jason’s trio of Super Blend Me! supplements – plant-based, these organic powders are ideal for vegans and those who are dairy or lactose intolerant.


Helping your body to repair itself, Jason’s Protein Blend delivers a whopping 70g of protein per 100g.


Containing Amir Berry, Goji Berry, Acai and Camu Camu, the Berry Blend adds vitamins and minerals to your blend.


Drink your greens with the Green Blend which contains barley grass, wheatgrass, chlorella and spirulina.

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Juicing vs souping

In the

glass corner

The great


A nutritional power-punch start to the day or a warm, comforting bowl of nourishment – what’s your style to get your daily fruit and veggies?

The arguments for a glorious glass of freshly extracted juice are pretty irrefutable – a hit of vitamins and minerals, a boost of energy, reduced infl ammation, not to mention the benefits of weight loss associated with a juice detox plan. Who wouldn’t want to start their day with a juice or blend that ensures you fuel your body with the good stuff ? Juicing is the fastest way to get nutrition into your body and an easy method to up your veggie intake. Juicing also protects heat-sensitive nutrients which can be destroyed when vegetables are cooked and provides a plethora of alkaline-rich nutrition which is the perfect antidote to a modern, acidic diet.

Breath of Fresh Air! Never has a name better described a juice. The cool tones of mint offset by the warmth of spicy ginger, zesty orange and the allimportant ‘King Carrot’, all work beautifully together to create a real statement juice with such depth and vigour you’ll be refreshed, energised and ready for whatever the rest of the day has in store! Orange 1 large (peeled, but with the pith on) Carrots 2 medium (remove the hard end) Beetroot (raw) 1 small bulb (remove the hard ends) Fresh mint 1 large handful Ginger 3cm chunk Ice cubes 3 Juice all the fruit and vegetables, then either pour the extracted juice into the blender with ice and blend, or simply add ice to a glass and pour over before sipping slowly.

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souping challenge In the

bowl corner

Sweet Potato, Beetroot & Ginger Soup Red onion 1 small Sweet potato 1 medium Beetroot (raw) 1 medium bulb Ginger 2cm chunk Olive oil 1 tbsp Boiling water 500ml/18 fl oz Himalayan rock salt 1 pinch Ground black pepper 1 good pinch

Warm, satisfying and packed with nutrients, a soup cleanse, aka souping, is a delicious and easily digestible way to get your RDA of veggies. A big batchcooking session can ensure your fridge and freezer are stashed with ready-to-go soups that are perfect when you're hungry and tempted by lownutrient, quick-fix food choices. Like a hug from the inside, described in Ayurveda as ‘Agni, a stoking of your digestive fire', souping is economical, sustainable and fibrepacked to support the detoxification process.

1. Peel and dice the onion and sweet potato. Remove the top and any hard skin from the beetroot and chop into small chunks. Peel and chop the ginger into small pieces. 2. Heat the olive oil in a pan over a medium heat, then add the red onion, sweet potato and beetroot, cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the ginger and boiling water, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. 3. Remove from the heat, season and blend. If using a regular blender, cover the lid with a tea towel and hold down firmly as steam creates pressure which can blow the lid off. Serve with a swirl of almond milk.

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Juice Master Cold Press If you take your juicing seriously, the Juice Master Cold Press juicer is a lean, mean machine that will extract the most from your fruit and vegetables to provide an optimum glass of nutritious juice. As Jason says, “Easy Easy to use, easy to clean and – in my humble opinion – the best juicer on the market, so much so I put my name on it” it”. WHY IT'S SO GOOD… • Unique angled 72mm chute to take whole fruit and veg • Minimal heat friction for maximum nutrition • Also makes creamy nut milks and healthy sorbets • BPA-free

Sweet ‘n’ Smooth Veggie Blend Veggies really are ‘where it’s at’ when it comes to optimum health but they are not always the most palatable on their own. This beautiful blend, of nature’s fi nest greens combined with sweet notes from the apples and parsnip, the subtle zest of lime and creaminess of avocado, really does tick all the boxes. Golden Delicious apples 2 Spinach 1 handful Courgette 1/4 medium (remove hard ends) Lime 1 (peeled) Celery 1/2 stalk Cucumber 1/4 medium Broccoli stem 3cm Parsnip 1/2 medium (remove hard end) Avocado (ripe) 1/2 medium Ice cubes 3 Juice the apples, spinach, courgette, lime, celery, cucumber, broccoli stem and parsnip. Add the avocado flesh and ice into a blender, pour in the extracted juice and blend until smooth.

Here’s what they say “Just outstanding and highly recommended,” Lina “Great service, delivered next day, love it, juice is much better quality than my fast juicer. Nice and quiet, really happy with it,” Theresa “Worth every penny spent, highly recommended,” Ace

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Juice Master Super Blend Comforting hot soup at the press of a button? Step forward the Juice Master Super Blend, which blends, heats and delivers your favourite recipes in minutes. “Switch it on, fill the jug and select the preset of your choice. Blending just got serious!,” says Jason. WHY IT'S SO GOOD... • Durable 2-litre jug • 5 preset programmes • Powerful, brushless motor • Also makes ice cream and nut butters

Courgette, Fennel & Minty Fresh Soup Courgette 1 medium Fennel 1/2 medium bulb Celery 2 stalks Fresh mint 1 handful Coconut oil/olive oil 1 tbsp Himalayan rock salt 1 pinch Ground black pepper 1 good pinch Boiling water 600ml/21 fl oz

The Winner(s)

1. Trim the courgette and fennel, peel the courgette. Chop into small slices. Remove the leaves from the mint. 2. Gently heat the coconut or olive oil in a pan over a medium heat and add the courgette, fennel and celery. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the vegetables soften, then add the seasoning and water, reduce heat and cook for a further 5 minutes. 3. Remove pan from heat, add the mint and blend for 1-2 minutes. Pour into a bowl and tuck in!

OK, there are no losers here... Juice or soup are both superb ways to ensure your body gets essential nutrients, particularly during the winter months when our immune system and body’s defences are low. Glass or bowl, order your gear at juicemaster.com, tuck in and get those veggies and fruits in!

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Inspirational film


A higher

education Imagine sending your child to school at four and not seeing them for 12 years – an award-winning documentary tells the story of the children of the Higher Himalayas whose parents make this sacrifice Any parent will tell you they would do anything for their child and want to give them the best start, but ask if they could send their off spring away to school at four years old and not see them again for 12 years and most would be aghast. This is a stark reality for families in the Higher Himalayas of Nepal who believe it will give a child the best chance in life. Here, parents send their children to the capital city of Kathmandu to a school run by a Buddhist monk, in the hope that an education will set them up for life. For ten years, the children do not see or speak to their parents, due to the remoteness of their home villages which require an arduous trek to return. It is only

upon graduation at 16 that the children can make the journey across mountains and rough terrain, back to an environment untouched by the modern world – there are no mobile phones or social media. Directed by Zara Balfour and Marcus Stephenson, Children Of The Snow Land follows three students as they leave the Snowland School to make the epic journey home after more than a decade apart from their families. The children question whether their parents loved them and why they were separated at such a young age. An incredibly moving and humbling story, the film explains the quandary these parents face and how the young

children are forced to become independent at such a tender age. The documentary is fascinating and, having created it, Zara set up a non-profit organisation, Snowland Journeys, to help the young people and communities featured in the film for the long term. The organisation takes the school’s young graduates back to their homeland to enable them to understand why their family sent them away and to see how deeply they are loved.

The trips are financed by trekkers who participate in the expeditions to this remote and stunning region with Snowland Journeys and then, once the children return to the capital, the charity supports them as they begin their young adult lives. If you are looking for an inspiring and insightful movie, Children Of The Snow Land is available to watch online at snowlandjourneys.com

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Get ready to

Escape! Jason’s brand-new health retreat Juicy Escape is taking shape into what is set to be Europe’s healthiest playground on the Algarve. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming soon…

Check out this 200m running track where you can improve your PB

Anyone for tennis? Juicy Escape will feature a championship court

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Juicy Escape


ot, hot, hot, and we’re not just talking about the balmy temps the Algarve enjoys for much of the year. Construction at Jason’s brand-new retreat Juicy Escape is progressing and the structure and layout of this UNRIVALLED health centre is starting to take shape. Jason headed down from Juicy Oasis to the Algarve in early December to check in on progress and grabbed these shots, including an update of what is set to be the Sports Zone at the heart of the If you retreat.

First up is a 200m running track in the mini Olympic area, the perfect place to improve your PB under the warm Algarve sunshine. You can also master a 60m sprint (any budding Usain Bolts in the house?), hurdles, long jump and high jump, or enjoy a workout at the Santa Monica-inspired outside gym. So, if you want to improve your athleticism, Juicy Escape is the place to be.

For those who prefer group activities, there will be a football pitch, basketball, beach volleyball, championshipenjoy the standard tennis challenge of a Tough and paddle courts They say Rome in the Sports Zone, Mudder event, wasn’t built in plus a spin studio, you will LOVE this a day and the rebounding endurance-test zone platform and a transformation of a barren 40-acre boxing ring. And site into a stunning, world-class don’t forget the AWESOME military retreat is taking a little longer than assault course which has been Jason would ideally like, but you personally designed by Jason who can’t rush perfection and that’s doesn't do anything by halves. If certainly the hallmark of what will you enjoy the challenge of a Tough be an AMAZING health and fitness Mudder event, you will LOVE this destination. endurance-test zone.

What a whopper! Look at the footprint of what will be a state-of-the-art spa

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Juicy Escape

Rooms with a view – Juicy Escape’s Wave Pod accommodation surrounds a beautiful natural lake

Don’t worry if you’re not the ‘Golden Triangle’ of a session in competitive type, there will be the Loft Sauna followed by a dunk plenty of FUN at Juicy Escape too, in the cold plunge pool and then a with a roller rink and skateboard brief burst in the hot whirlpool – it’s half pipe to perfect your flip tricks, an experience that’s guaranteed a challenging climb wall, zip slide, to leave you feeling truly alive! putting green and Silent Disco And, of course, there’ll be a full Dome to cha-cha-change things menu of delicious treatments at up. ‘The Den’ will the Juicy Escape house a pool table, Spa, including darts, table tennis Dial the adrenaline Jason’s favourite and retro-classic cryotherapy down a notch and Space Invaders chamber and Juice head to the Yoga game – the perfect Master Retreats’ place to chill signature Studio for one of out and enjoy a Rainforest the best classes ever relaxing glass of Massage. fresh juice! After dark, the open-air cinema When it’s time to dial the adrenaline will be the place to catch an down a notch, head to the Yoga inspirational movie or two, at the Studio for one of the best classes tiered, Dolby surround sound you’ll ever experience, take a dip theatre – don’t worry, the transport in the heated swimming pool or is provided as there are plenty of enjoy the Juice Master Retreats' pedal bikes and electric scooters

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Escape! These celebrities are already looking forward to checking in at Juicy Escape – here’s what just a few of Jason’s greatest fans posted when he shared these smart shots of his BIGGEST and newest health retreat on Instagram…

on site to help you get around the 40-acre health retreat. Take a look at the funky, futuristiclooking ‘Wave Pod’ accommodation which is also taking shape at Juicy Escape. Eleven of these will feature an outside bath with a slide to head straight into the lake, and two will have wooden hot tubs and their own private mini sauna to unwind in. An idyllic setting, everything you could wish for to help you focus on your health and fitness for the week, and plenty of freshly made juices, blends AND healthy food, depending on which programme you choose – Juicy Escape is our idea of TOTAL PARADISE. Memberships for Juicy Escape go on sale in April 2022, with a choice of Silver, Gold, Platinum and Titanium packages for those who want to enjoy the new luxury retreat on a regular basis, so sign up and be among the fi rst to receive information as it is announced. As Jason says, “Sometimes the only way to break free is to Escape!”

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SUPER BOWLS We’re craving comfort bowls this season and Jason has got us sorted with these tasty recipes from his latest Juice & Blend 7-Day Reset book…

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Veggie Chilli Bowl with Guacamole Sweet potato 1/2 small Olive oil 2 tbsps Himalayan rock salt 2 pinches Ground black pepper 2 pinches Paprika 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp Red onion (peeled) 1/2 small Celery 1 stick Garlic 1 clove Tomato purée 1 tbsp Chopped tomatoes (tinned) 150g Wild rice 80g Red kidney beans (cooked & rinsed) 70g Lime 1 (1/4 to serve and 3/4 to juice) Chilli 1/2 Fresh coriander leaves 5g/ 1 small handful Avocado (ripe) 1/2 large

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F/gas mark 6). Peel and chop the sweet potato into small chunks, place on a baking tray and drizzle with one tablespoon of olive oil. Sprinkle over a pinch of salt, a pinch of black pepper and half of the paprika and cayenne pepper. Rub into the potato with clean hands and pop in the oven for 20 minutes. 2. Finely chop the red onion and celery. Peel and crush the garlic. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan, add the celery, half the onion, the crushed garlic, remaining spices and tomato purée, and cook over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Next add the tomatoes, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. 3. Cook the rice as per packet instructions. Add the kidney beans and roasted potato to the sauce, cover and gently simmer for a further 5 minutes. 4. For the guacamole, cut a 1/4 wedge from the lime, pop to one side, squeeze the juice from the remaining lime into a little dish. Finely chop the chilli and coriander. Scoop the flesh of the avocado into a mixing bowl and gently combine with the chilli, coriander, lime juice and onion from earlier and a pinch of salt and pepper. 5. Place the rice into a serving bowl, add a generous amount of the veggie chilli, then add the guacamole and a wedge of lime. JUICED magazine 53


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Green Veggies, Soft Sweet Potato & Spicy Chickpeas Sweet potato 1/2 medium Olive oil 5 tbsps Himalayan rock salt 1 pinch Ground black pepper 1 pinch Courgette 1/2 medium Chickpeas 75g Cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp Cumin 1/4 tsp Broccoli florets 50g/8 small Raw cashew nuts 30g/ 1 small handful Water 2 tbsps Dijon mustard 1 level tsp

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F/gas mark 6). Cut the sweet potato into thin wedges. Place on a baking tray, drizzle with one tablespoon of olive oil, a pinch of salt, a pinch of black pepper and roast for 20 minutes, turning midway through. 2. Remove the hard ends from the courgette, cut in half lengthways and slice diagonally. Place the chickpeas in a frying pan, sprinkle with the cayenne pepper, cumin and one tablespoon of olive oil and sauté for 1-2 minutes. 3. Once the sweet potato has cooked for 20 minutes, place the courgette, broccoli florets and one tablespoon of olive oil in with the sweet potato, mix and continue to roast for a further 10 minutes. 4. To make the dressing, place the cashew nuts, water, mustard and two tablespoons of olive oil into the small food-processor container of a hand blender and blend for 30 seconds. 5. Place the roasted vegetables in a serving bowl, top with the chickpeas and drizzle with the creamy dressing.

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Quinoa Comfort Bowl with Roasted Veggies & a Butterbean Hummus Beetroot (raw) 1 medium Olive oil 5 tbsps Himalayan rock salt 2 pinches Broccoli florets 40g/8 small Cauliflower florets 60g/8 small Cumin 1 tsp Quinoa 50g Ginger root 2cm Butterbeans (cooked & rinsed) 200g Garlic (peeled) 1 clove Lemon (juice of) 1 Ground black pepper 1 pinch Water (if needed) 10-20ml Baby spinach 30g/1 handful

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/gas mark 4). Wash the beetroot, top and tail, and cut into eight pieces. Place on a baking tray, drizzle with one tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Place in the oven and roast for 20 minutes. 2. Once cooked, add the broccoli and cauliflower, drizzle with one tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle half of the cumin over the cauliflower. Cook for a further 10 minutes. 3. Cook the quinoa according to packet instructions. Peel and grate the ginger and, once the quinoa is cooked, add the grated ginger, stir and cover with a lid. 4. To make the hummus, put the butterbeans, garlic, three tablespoons of olive oil, the juice of half a lemon, salt, pepper and remaining cumin (minus a small pinch for dressing) into the small food-processor container of a hand blender and blend for 30-60 seconds until smooth. 5. Place the quinoa, spinach and roasted vegetables into a bowl, squeeze over the remaining lemon juice and combine. Add a spoonful of hummus and a sprinkle of cumin and serve. JUICED magazine 57

Roast Veggies served with Wild Rice & a Thick Lemon & Rocket Pesto

Sweet potato 1/3 medium Red onion 1/2 small Courgette 1/3 medium Red pepper 1/4 small Yellow pepper 1/4 small Olive oil 5 tbsps Himalayan rock salt 2 pinches Ground black pepper 3 pinches Wild rice 60g Parmesan cheese 25g Rocket 25g or 1 small handful Pine nuts 20g Lemon (juice of) 1/2

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1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F/ gas mark 6). Peel the sweet potato and onion. Chop the courgette, peppers, onion and sweet potato into small chunks. Place into a roasting tin, drizzle with two tablespoons of olive oil and season. Cook in the centre of the oven for 30 minutes, stirring the vegetables halfway through. 2. Meanwhile cook the rice according to packet instructions. Next, make the lemon pesto by roughly

chopping the Parmesan cheese and then place into the small food-processor container of a hand blender followed by the rocket, pine nuts, lemon juice, three tablespoons of olive oil, a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper. Blitz for 30-60 seconds. 3. Place the cooked rice along the centre of a plate. Then arrange the roasted veggies on top, spoon over the lemon rocket pesto and finish with a pinch of pepper.

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When it’s cold and dark outside it’s easy to make excuses not to exercise – the solution is Jason’s new Jump & Juice Bellicon® which makes getting fit child’s play 'Might as well JUMP!', sang Van Halen’s David Lee Roth, and we couldn’t put it more succinctly. Moving your body is a brilliant way to beat the winter blues and there’s no need to stretch as far as the gym or jog round the block when you’ve got a Jump & Juice Bellicon® rebounder at home. Super strong and used by Olympic athletes, professional boxers and celebrities, Bellicon® rebounders are widely regarded as the best in the business and now Juice Master has teamed up with the highquality German manufacturer to make the exclusive Jump & Juice model. Jason is a huge advocate of rebounding which he used to help transform his own health 25 years ago. If you visit one of his luxury health retreats, you’ll find rebounding is an integral part of the weekly routine with classes taking place on the

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decking overlooking the lake at Juicy Oasis. If you’re lucky enough to enjoy a class with the Juice Master himself, chances are he’ll lead the leap with some incredible six-foot jumps as he delivers a class to a highoctane soundtrack. His all-time favourite rebounding track… you guessed it, House of Pain’s Jump Around. This experience takes rebounding to another level, so don’t miss it if you get the chance to visit the retreat! Jason invariably leads the group down to the water’s edge afterwards to rebound head first into the lake, which is a glorious way to awaken the senses and feel alive. We don't fancy trying this in the UK's chilly waters, but book a stay at juicemasterretreats. com to take the plunge, Juice Master style. However, you can order a Jump & Juice Bellicon® rebounder for use at home at a very special price, over at juicemaster.com now.

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Low impact and easy on the joints, rebounding is a superb exercise for a wide variety of conditions including back pain, arthritis and diabetes, along with weight loss, improved cardiovascular health and helping to strengthen the pelvic floor. Regular rebounding sessions build strength and improve balance and coordination too, so hit the mini trampoline and get bouncing!

Cardio Workout King Whether you enjoy it pre- or postworkout, this super Juice Master recipe contains beetroot which studies show reduces oxygen uptake, making exercise less tiring! Beetroot (raw) 1 medium Celery 1 stick Cucumber 1/4 medium Golden Delicious apple 1 Coconut water 250ml Ice cubes 1 small handful Juice the beetroot, celery, cucumber and apple. Add the juice to the blender with the coconut water and ice. Blend until ready and drink 30 minutes before or after your rebounding session. Recipe taken from The Funky Fresh Juice Book JUICED magazine 61 35

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COVID killed healthy common sense The pandemic has turned the logical approach to health on its head with devastating consequences. Have we lost track of common sense in blindly following the ‘COVID rules’, asks Jason Vale?

Jason on COVID


think it's safe to say that nearly two years of lockdown after lockdown has had a negative impact, for most, on our health and weight. Gyms, parks and leisure centres were forced to close while fastfood outlets such as McDonald’s, Burger King and Pizza Hut were allowed to open. The madness of it all is hard to wrap your head around. It’s been reported that the average person has gained 10lbs during the ‘health’ crisis, and many a great deal more. The incredible irony is that governments around the world had a golden opportunity to hit a global health reset button and address the real reason why so many people have been taken down by the virus. The elephant in the room that no politician, health professional or influential person has been willing to talk about is that 78 per cent of those who have required medical intervention or sadly died from COVID were overweight or obese. Numerous studies have repeatedly shown that obesity – which brings with it many lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, to name just a few,

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seems to be a major factor with which COVID affects different people. The shocking truth when you think about it is that if you remove that statistic, then there is no pandemic! Much has been reported about the impact of COVID on the economy, employment and education, but for two whole years not one health minister has mentioned health in their response to the pandemic. ‘Jason, what are you talking about?’, I hear you say, but those who are responsible for ensuring the NHS is protected and patients receive the appropriate care and treatment have missed the point entirely. We should call them ‘disease ministers’ instead as they are completely focused on managing disease rather than preventing and addressing a critical health issue that would go a long way to averting the pandemic. Neither a single politician nor any of the Government’s senior medical advisers have focused on how we can help ourselves reduce our risk of getting seriously ill with COVID. Even with a clear link between obesity, hospitalisation, death and COVID, I would never dream of mandating a person's BMI, or what they eat or drink.

“The elephant in the room that no politician, health professional or influential person has been willing to talk about is that 78 per cent of those who have required medical intervention or sadly died from COVID were overweight or obese”

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I would, of course, run the biggest health camp the country has ever seen to show how there's a huge part we can play to give ourselves a fighting chance. However, it appears the Government has no problem with issuing mandates, just not of the BMI or salad kind! No, the solution, we are told, is vaccination.

This isn't an argument about whether someone should or shouldn't be vaccinated. I have and always will champion personal choice regarding our bodies. If you choose to have a vaccination, that's your decision or if you choose not to, that's your choice too. Yet we are creating a two-tier society where the vaccinated are free,

Freedom of choice

“Why not take a radical approach and look at a person’s body-fat percentage as a starting point to tackle the current health crisis? Can you imagine the outcry if we suggested making weight a prerequisite to personal freedom”

Around the world, people are instructed that their civil liberties must be impinged if they do not comply with having at least two doses of vaccine plus, it would now appear, endless boosters for years to come. No vaccine? Can’t travel internationally, go to concerts or work in a care home or the NHS in the UK, and in some countries they are even making it illegal not to be vaccinated.

and those who exercise freedom of choice are penalised and made into social pariahs. Think about it another way, if someone is morbidly obese with

asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, they smoke and drink heavily, and they stand next to a 28-yearold unvaccinated footballer who is in peak physical condition with optimal muscle and body mass index (BMI). If the morbidly obese individual is double vaccinated, the Government tells us the 28-year-old footballer

is more dangerous to society. That’s bonkers, at any level! Equally illogical is that people believe someone in a white coat who stands up and says a

drug which has been developed in less than a year is perfectly safe for ANYONE, including kids, to be injected with. Yet if someone challenges this thinking or voices an opinion which questions their authority, they are immediately slammed as a conspiracy theorist. Now, when I was a teenager if you took drugs at a nightclub you got kicked out, but now you have to take them to get in! Considering that under normal circumstances a vaccine can take up to 15 years to develop and even then usually comes with a compendium of side-effects, it seems strange that the COVID vaccine is seemingly a ‘miracle cure’. The NHS website states: ‘The COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in the UK have met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness. They can cause some side-effects, but not everyone gets them. Any side-effects are usually mild and should not last longer than a week, such as a sore arm from the injection, feeling tired, a headache, feeling achy, feeling or being sick. More serious sideeffects, such as allergic reactions or blood clotting, are very rare’.

The Netflix effect

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Can you imagine the outcry if we suggested making weight a prerequisite to personal freedom – ‘outrageous’, I can hear them chime. We’ve had restrictions for more than 22 months now and during that time there have been long periods when gyms, parks and health retreats – including Juicy Oasis and Juicy Mountain – have been forced to close. This has undoubtedly impacted many people’s physical AND mental health with devastating consequences. By contrast, the Government permitted major chains to deliver junk food by the bucketload during lockdowns and enable the newly ‘housebound’ to put their feet up and tuck in as they bingewatched the latest instalment on Netflix. The net effect – or shall we call it the ‘Netflix effect’? – is we’ve ended up with a much sicker society where people have a weaker immune system, ironically at precisely the moment that it needs to cope with this never-ending, mutating virus. I don’t believe for one second that the Government would mandate a person’s BMI or weight as a pre-requisite of freedom, but equally we can’t mandate that people must take a drug to be allowed to live without restrictions. Now is a pivotal moment where we have the chance to put health at the top of the agenda

and do what it would truly take to protect the NHS. It's not like they don't have the money after all, as the UK Government spent £37bn on a failed NHS Test and Trace App. Just think how much free fruit and vegetables we could have delivered to households around the country for that amount of money? Along with a loss of personal freedom which those who choose not to be vaccinated are now subject to, anyone who speaks out against the ‘regime’ is silenced and we’re seemingly not allowed an open debate about the best way to navigate ourselves out of the pandemic. At briefing after briefing,

we are told that the science must lead us, but the latest research shows us yet again that obesity is a major factor in fighting the virus (read more on page 70).

concerns me is that freedom of choice seems to have gone out of the window and there’s now a climate of fear which seeks to divide and conquer.

Never-ending story

Call me cynical, but politicians tend to do well in wartime and the current ‘war’ on the virus shows no sign of slowing or stopping any time soon. There are many ‘experts’ who are in demand for their scientific knowledge and medical advice, and the perpetual media focus on COVID means we are in danger of never moving forwards.

I often talk about the control Big Pharma has on so much of the medical industry, but over the past two years it has tightened its grip on the health system and Pharmageddon has well and truly arrived with Pfizer and AstraZeneca the kingpins in this neverending story. You could argue that the vaccines have given us options, but what

If the current climate of fear continues, I can honestly foresee a time when we end

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up locking up healthy, unvaccinated people, ‘For the greater good’.

everyone has to be jabbed when there is a chance they could die?

I mean, if we’re really worried about the nation’s health, why not ban smoking? The reality is, just like the old Yes Minister sketch, there’s all that lost revenue from taxation to consider. I do wonder if those profiting from the vaccine programme

As I write, the media is reporting the case of an Italian man who turned up for his vaccination with a fake, silicone arm because he had been suspended from his job as he had not been jabbed. How have we got to a point where a person is so petrified

"In my experience, the majority of people are choosing the vaccine in exchange for their freedom, rather than a genuine fear of the disease. I hope common sense is soon restored and we can start to address global obesity" have a vested interest in leading the cry for endless jabs? Whatever your view, surely we should be entitled to make a personal choice – get vaccinated, get healthy or get both! It’s still possible to get COVID, pass it on and even die from the virus when you are vaccinated, and, even if it is a small number, some have died from the side-effects of the vaccine, so how can you mandate that

to make a personal decision that they risk prosecution for going against the ‘rules’? In my experience, the majority of people are choosing the vaccine in exchange for their freedom, rather than a genuine fear of the disease. I hope common sense is soon restored and we can start to address global obesity – the unspoken issue surrounding COVID – and get our health back on track.

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Scientists discover fat is key factor in fighting COVID-19 New research by the Stanford University School of Medicine may explain why people who are overweight and obese are at a higher risk of severe illness and death from COVID. Published in October, the study shows that coronavirus infects fat cells and immune cells within body fat, causing an immune response that may contribute to overweight people experiencing the disease more severely. Once considered inert, scientists have established that body fat is biologically active, producing hormones and immune-system proteins that act on other cells, promoting low-grade infl ammation, even without infection. Coronavirus appears to evade the body fat’s immune defences, which are incapable of fi ghting it effectively, and in obese patients fat can be the dominant organ in the body. Scientists have speculated that infected fat may even contribute to ‘long COVID’ where fatigue and symptoms continue for weeks or months after the initial infection. “The more fat mass, and in particular visceral fat mass, the worse your infl ammatory response,” says Dr McLaughlin, one of the study’s lead authors.

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THE GOOD GUYS Just three days – that’s all it takes for a juice diet to switch our gut from inflammatory to good bacteria and kick-start nature’s healing process

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Gut feeling is an expression we use to describe how our body instinctively reacts to a situation, but think a little more deeply about why our gastrointestinal tract is important and you’ll discover it contains trillions of microbes, a careful balance of healthy bacteria and immune cells which help our bodies to function effectively

Scientists have nicknamed the gut as our ‘second brain’, a mass of neural tissue filled with neurotransmitters that do far more than the important function of digesting what we eat. Directly connected to the brain in our skull, the gut partly determines our mental state – research shows that 95 per cent of the body’s serotonin, the ‘happy hormone’ which affects mood and sleep, is found in our bowel which could explain why our wellbeing is often affected by how efficiently our digestive system is functioning. Until birth and during breastfeeding, the balance of our gut flora is determined by our mother, but thereafter lifestyle factors such as diet, stress, sleep and antibiotics can disrupt its healthy function. Constipation, diarrhoea, bloating or stomach cramps can be signs of an unhealthy gut and lead to chronic conditions such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Studies show that gut health plays a key role in our immune system with many autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, linked to the microorganisms that exist in our digestive tract.

Juice boost

While increasing our daily intake of fruit and vegetables generally is a fantastic way to improve our diet, evidence shows that a pure-juice plan can have a hugely positive effect in as few as three days. A small 2017 study of 20 people which investigated the effects of a short juice plan concluded that, along with significant weight loss which lasted for up to two weeks, a boost in vegetables and fruit improved participants’ gut microbes, strengthening their digestion and immune systems.

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The study’s researchers stated that vegetable and fruit juices provide polyphenols, fibre and nitrates which have a prebiotic-like effect, writing, ‘In summary, a threeday juice-based diet altered the intestinal microbiota associated with weight loss, increase in the vasodilator nitric oxide and decrease in lipid oxidation'. A juice plan results in a cascade of health benefits throughout the body, opening up blood vessels, delivering more oxygen to muscles and allowing us to recover from exercise. Within just 72 hours, the gut switches from infl ammatory to good bacteria, training the body to start the process of weight loss and reset itself. Dark leafy greens, beets and other strongly pigmented vegetables particularly boost the detox process, adding fibre and nutrients to the body, and metabolising meat and dairy in the gut. Diversity matters too as there are almost 100 types of fibre and thousands of plant phytochemicals which feed different bacteria, so small switches such as choosing a rainbow of coloured peppers, or switching up the type of berries you add to your yoghurt or porridge can help to create a healthy gut microbiome and achieve equilibrium. Whether it’s a three-day kickstart or a longer-term plan, Jason has developed his nutritionally balanced juice diets to ensure that they maximise the health benefits of a pure-plant programme. From a quick boost or a regular juice that ensures you get nutrients into your body every day, make a glass of fruit and veggie goodness a gut instinct!

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4 steps to gut health 1. Eat a varied diet 2. Add a daily probiotic 3. Manage stress 4. Improve your sleep

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PROBIOTICS are live bacteria and yeasts that promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria. Three leading probiotics – lactobacillus, bifidobacterium and saccharomyces boulardii – have been extensively researched and are believed to benefit the digestive system. In essence, they are a microorganism which helps build good bacteria, fight bad bacteria and boost defences. Along with supplements, you can find probiotics in naturally fermented food such as yoghurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi and pickled vegetables. PREBIOTICS are non-digestible ingredients which act as food for the probiotics and stimulate healthy bacteria in the gut. Available as a supplement, you can also find them in green leafy vegetables, bananas, whole grains, onions and garlic. POSTBIOTICS refer to the waste left behind after your body digests both prebiotics and probiotics – think of them as gut super warriors! In addition to supporting our digestive and immune systems, they may help to lower blood sugar, prevent obesity and reduce infl ammation. Again, increasing your intake of fermented food will boost your body’s postbiotic levels. Signs that your body might need a little extra help with a biotic supplement include digestion irregularities, a slow metabolism, sugar cravings or skin rashes including eczema and psoriasis. It’s common to experience gas, bloating or diarrhoea when you start taking probiotics as our gut microbiome adjusts, but this should settle within a few days or weeks.

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TAKE JASON’S 3-DAY DIET Fancy kick-starting your gut health with Jason’s 3-Day Diet? Try these three recipes from day one of the Juice Master’s plan – drink plenty of water, hot or cold with lemon, and herbal tea between juices

10am & 1pm DETOX SPECIAL Apples 3 Carrot 1 Lemon 2-3cm Yellow bell pepper 1/4 Cucumber 1" Celery stalk 1/4 Broccoli 1" Beetroot (raw) 1" Avocado 1 Ice 1 small handful Place one whole apple in the juicer and then add all the other ingredients except the avocado, finishing off with the final apples, and juice. Place a couple of ice cubes in the blender along with the flesh from the avocado. Add the juice and blend until creamy and smooth. Sip slowly.

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TOP TIP Aim to drink this juice at around 10am, ideally after exercise, or at least two hours after you wake up, and again for lunch

4pm DREAMY DETOX Apples 2 Lemon (unwaxed) 1 slice Cucumber 1" Celery stick 1 Ginger root 1" Ice Juice all of the ingredients and simply pour over ice.

7pm BEYOND DETOX Apples 3 Spinach 1 large handful Raw beetroot 1" Cucumber 1" Parsley a few sprigs Avocado 1/2 Ice Juice the apples with the spinach and parsley tightly packed between them, then the cucumber and beetroot. Place the avocado half in a blender with the juice and ice. Blitz and savour!


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Gloves at the ready! Lose fat and build muscle and stamina with boxing – here’s all you need to know to punch up your workout

Hands up who’s bored with their regular HIIT class? Step forward boxing which offers the same intensive cardiovascular and strengthbuilding workout. Pretty much a two-for-one exercise, boxing also improves balance, coordination, agility and reactions. While it’s easy to think it’s all about swinging killer punches, your legs and torso do as much work and, as you complete a routine, you’ll also work your core, back and shoulders, achieving a full body workout. Boxing is also a heavyweight fat burner, burning 13 calories per minute, making it as effective as running and cycling – on average, 30 minutes of punching a bag will burn around 200 calories. An unexpected benefit is that boxing is also a great stress-reliever and, as you throw your jabs, your body will release endorphins, making you feel happier. Whether you spar with a partner using pads or a pair of gloves, use a hanging or floor-weighted punchbag, or simply practise your jabs in the air, a boxing workout will boost your fitness level as you complete swings and kicks. And, if you don’t have gloves, try shadow boxing and use light dumbbells to complete your jabs and crosses. Combine moves with squats, lunges and mountain climbers for a breathtaking workout. There are plenty of online classes or look for a local gym that offers an introduction to boxing with a qualified instructor to help you channel your inner Muhammad Ali and learn to, “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!”

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Box fit

The benefits of boxing… • Improved cardiovascular health • Reduced blood pressure • Strength building • Stress relief • Weight loss


What to wear


A high-intensity activity, a sports bra is an essential for women. Layer up with a vest and sweatshirt that are easy to pull off as you warm up. Shorts or leggings allow you to move easily, but ensure they're a good fit as it’s tricky to adjust when your hands are in gloves.


While some advocate bare feet, a good pair of trainers works well. However, for a pro performance, avoid heavily cushioned running shoes and lace up a pair of fl at-soled boots with ankle support that enable you to stay on the balls of your feet.

Premier match Whether you’re a rookie on the ropes or a heavyweight with a strong right hook, Jason’s brand-new retreat Juicy Escape will be the perfect place to don a pair of gloves and try your hand at boxing. The luxury sports facilities will include a full-size ring which you can throw your hat into and then beat your opponent to the punch! Of course, all matches will be just for fun and a great way to let off steam while you enjoy all that the health resort has to offer.


Boxers’ hands are carefully wrapped before being laced into gloves, and you can buy a pair of wraps which will help to absorb sweat. While most classes will supply gloves, if you enjoy boxing regularly, it’s an idea to buy your own for under £50.

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mind, body and spirit

Zest for life

Winter’s bright, zingy stars, oranges are the perfect pick-me-up, so put the squeeze on this fab fruit

Oranges are clearly not the only fruit, but boy do they pack a punch in nutritional value and lip-smacking, thirst-quenching flavour, plus they get full marks for their highly portable, nature-packed, pocket-worthy shape. Originally cultivated in China, oranges are a cross between a mandarin and pomelo and were later grown in India, the Middle East and Europe. Christopher Columbus is said to have taken the first orange to the Americas and today Florida, along with Spain, have become the orange capitals of the world. The fruit's name is said to derive from the Old French word orange, which itself borrows from the Arabic naranj, and King Louis XIV was said to be a huge fan of it. A favourite of the citrus family, winter is peak season to enjoy this fruit and, rather conveniently, it is loaded with vitamin C which is believed to help ward off the common cold. Vitamin C is also a trooper in maintaining healthy skin, eye health, blood vessels, bones and cartilage and, although most of us get enough from our daily diet, a deficiency of this vitamin can lead to scurvy. We need around 40mg of vitamin C each day and the average orange delivers 53.2mg so make it one of your Five-A-Day! Along with vitamins A and B, calcium and potassium,

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the colourful fruit has anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antimicrobial benefits. Oranges also contain powerful flavonoids hesperidin and naringenin, which help to protect the body against heart disease and cancer. Hesperidin may lower high blood pressure and cholesterol, while naringenin is found to have a bio-active effect as an antioxidant, free radical scavenger, anti-inflammatory and immune-system modulator. A research study of almost 70,000 women over 14 years by Norwich Medical School found that daily consumption of oranges or grapefruits, either as a whole fruit or juice, helped to lower the risk of an ischaemic stroke. A separate study found that those who had a stroke had depleted levels of vitamin C, while those who had not experienced a stroke had normal levels. Oranges are also a solid source of fibre and a single fruit contains 12 per cent of your recommended daily allowance, helping you to feel fuller for longer and support weight loss. Although the oils in orange skin are better and indigestible, the pith is where most of the fruit’s nutrients are found. Including as much of the white stuff as possible will make your juice creamier and healthier, so don’t peel it off when you are prepping a juice or blend! •

Under the skin ONE ORANGE (100g) CONTAINS: calories 47, water 87 per cent, protein 0.9g, carbs 11.8g, sugar 9.4g, fibre 2.4g, fat 0.1g

Two to try Orange, Carrot, Mint ‘n’ Ginger A fruit, a vegetable, a herb and a spice, this juice tastes extremely nice! Oranges 2 (peeled) Carrots 2 medium Fresh ginger root 1" chunk Fresh mint 1 handful Ice cubes 1 small handful This recipe works best with the juiciest oranges and darkest carrots you can find. Peel the oranges, leaving the white pith on. Juice the oranges with the carrots and ginger. Add the mint, ice and fresh juice to the blender. Whizz for 30 seconds, pour and enjoy.

O.J. – With a Kick! It’s synonymous with juice, but try Jason’s spicy twist on the classic breakfast glass with this health-filled recipe Oranges 3 medium (peeled) Fresh ginger root 1" chunk Ice cubes 1 small handful Peel the oranges, leaving as much white pith as possible. Juice the oranges and ginger. Add some ice to a nice tall glass, slowly pour the juice over and drink it all up!

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big juicy giveaway



If you are a Juice Master fan, you will know that one of Jason’s FAVOURITE ways to exercise is with a rebounder, and he loves the mini trampoline so much he’s added his own Jump & Juice Bellicon® trainer to the Juice Master range. Made in Germany, Bellicon® is the gold standard in rebounding and Jason has gone on record as describing its fitness equipment as, “Simply the finest rebounder ever made”. With an industrial-grade steel frame, patented polyamide connector hooks and environmentally friendly polypropylene mat, the Jump & Juice Bellicon® is UV-resistant and has a world-class bungee system. Ideal for back pain, osteoporosis, diabetes, cardio health and weight loss, a 30-minute session boosts the lymphatic system and burns 200 calories while building muscle and improving flexibility. Even if you are not our lucky winner, you can order your Jump & Juice Bellicon® at juicemaster.com today.

Terms and conditions: One entry per household. Entry implies acceptance of rules and conditions. No purchase necessary. Open to all UK residents aged 18 years or over, other than employees of Juice Master and companies associated with it. Draw will be conducted by Juice Master. Prize is as stated and will be awarded to the entry drawn at random on the draw date. No cash alternative is available. No correspondence will be entered into. Delayed entries will be deemed invalid. Winners’ names may be published and the winners may be required to participate in publicity. The prize is non-transferable and is to be used by the registered prize winner.

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