When you think of bitter melon, cassava and belembe, you think of the Carribean kitchen. You think of soulfood. You think of your grandmother, making the best dishes combined with rice and baked bananas. But you certainly don’t think of two young girls, straight outta Amsterdam, using these vegetables in unconventional juices.
Past weekend (at the Roots PR press event in Amsterdam) I got a chance to taste these juices. Loved it. Loved it again. Loved it even more. Didn’t see that one coming. So I think it is safe to say: Move over, Dutch smoothies. Welcome Juiciety!
No offense though….
Cheryl (left) and Bettina (right)
Behind The Scenes
Meet Bettina Perremuto and Cheryl Simson. Two city girls from Amsterdam with Caribbean roots. They are the new experts in homemade juices with a tropical twist.
Besides making the best tropical juices ever these girls also want to spread a healthy message. Time to join the Juiciety-movement!
Peace Love and Juiciety: The Idea
The idea literrally came up at the kitchen table. “Drinking fresh juices and smoothies is an important part of our daily living pattern, because it’s an easy and tasty way to get enough vitamins and minerals,”says Cheryl Simson. “We always press our juices ourselves, because we missed a Caribbean juice bar with recognizable tropical fruit and vegetables in Amsterdam.”
Nature’s “Garden of Eden”
The Surinam/Carribean vegetables that Juiciety uses are one of the most vibrant and nutritionally dense foods on the planet, which have been found to contain profound healing and dietary effects. They have often been used for thousands of years by indigenous people to heal the mind and body, and can be thought of as nature’s medicine. Read here to learn more about these green diamonds of Surinam – “Nature’s Garden of Eden”.
Peace Love and Juiciety: Our Serving Stories
“We are inspired by beautiful childhood memories, in which our aunts and uncles told the most funny and engaging stories during family meetings. We want to nurture and propagate this particular tradition via Juiciety”, Bettina adds.