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My First Homemade Juice

Tara Stiles
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June 17, 2011
Tara Stiles
mbg Class Instructor
By Tara Stiles
mbg Class Instructor
Tara Stiles, founder of Stråla Yoga and author of "Clean Mind, Clean Body"
Image by Tatjana Zlatkovic / Stocksy
June 17, 2011

We are in the midst of a a juice boom here in New York City. It's quite possibly a bubble, similar to the great cupcake bubble of the post-Magnolia era, but I'm hoping for a boom.

If you stand on a random street corner, steady your mind, tap into your peripheral vision, you're bound to zone in on juice masters, innovators, tiki stands, and even bodegas jumping on the bandwagon in a surprisingly close radius. So with all this convenient supply, I've been taking advantage of hanging out and soaking up the benefits of juicing.

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I never really thought of doing it myself... and then I met the fantastically inspiring, Kris Carr. After we met while making a video for Nissan's Innovation for Endurance campaign, a juicer arrived to my apartment -- a gift from the master herself! It was the coolest present ever. I think Kris was trying to tell me something.

Terrified, mortified, petrified, stupefied, I was straight-up intimidated by juicing. Karmically similar to many people I encounter with what I do with yoga, Kris gave me the confidence I needed and a little advice to set me on the right track: 2 parts veggies / 1 part fruit, and you can't really go wrong. Inhale / exhale / repeat. Quid pro quo.

So I present to you, my first at-home-juicing escapade. You can do it, too!

How I made it: handful of kale / handful of spinach / 1 pear

Here's the video:

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Tara Stiles
Tara Stiles

Tara Stiles is the founder of Strala Yoga, a revolutionary approach to healing through movement. She's also the author of Clean Mind, Clean Body. Thousands of guides are leading Strala classes around the globe in partner studios, gyms, and clubs. Strala has been illustrated in a case study by Harvard Business School, and its philosophy of ease and conservation of energy are incorporated by business leaders, entrepreneurs, and well-being professionals.

Stiles teamed up with W Hotels on Fit with Tara Stiles—a program bringing Strala Yoga classes and healthy recipes to W properties around the globe. She collaborated with Reebok, working closely with the design team on their yoga lifestyle range, as well as developed a line of knitwear and homeware with Wool and the Gang. Stiles has authored several books including Yoga Cures, Make Your Own Rules Cookbook, and Strala Yoga, all translated and published in several languages. She has been profiled by the New York Times, Times of India, The Times.

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