“I believe that food is as much about pleasure as healing; creativity as sustenance; and simplicity as the exquisite.”
Moon Juice founder and creator Amanda Chantal Bacon is a world-traveling chef, mama, sustainable lifestyle leader, and passionate food educator. With two stores in Venice (2011) and Silver Lake (2013) this inspiring babe is rocking the juice movement.
Amanda Kriebel [AK]: Hi Amanda! (Love your name btw!) We are so happy that you are sharing your lunar glow with us! Tell us about Moon Juice and all the array of goodies you offer:
[AB]: Moon juice is the resource for organic alchemy, ancient wisdom and deliciously potent foods for those seeking beauty, wellness and longevity. Moon Juice is a comprehensive resource for cold pressed, certified organic juices, Moon Milks, raw and activated Cosmic Provisions, Moon Dusts, the Moon Pantry, and an apothecary full of miraculous lifestyle tools. We celebrate the unadulterated, exquisite flavors and healing force of raw vegetables, fruits, petals, herbs, roots, nuts, and seaweeds as daily nourishment, beauty tools, and high-powered natural remedies. We are a tangible touchstone for a community excited about a new way of living.
AK: How did your lunar journey begin?
AB: After having a miraculous chance encounter with an ayurvedic doctor as a sickly five year old, I have regarded food as a tool for well being and something that directly expands your life experience. Moon Juice was conceived after many studies and travels with food, working as a fine dining chef, a food journalist, and non-western health junkie with some incredible teachers along the path. Moon Juice is really a culmination of life thus far, and an answer to this very tangible movement towards a lifestyle that enhances our inherent happiness, longevity, beauty, and love of finer pleasures in life.
AK: How did you come up with the name Moon Juice?
AB: I originally had another name for the brand that I was totally uninspired by. I was in Northern California standing on the beach one morning when an old-school bus came rolling up through the fog. It had this hippie mural of the moon painted on the side. Moon Juice came to me in that moment.
AK: How do you nourish your creative vibe?
AB: When I compose a recipe, I draw inspiration from both my far flung travels and my local farmers markets; the traditional pairings of my culinary training and the chefs I have worked with; holistic remedies and artisanal producers.
AK: How do you balance life as a business owner, mama, traveler and educator?
AB: Parenting has made me more effective at work. I’m so anxious to spend time with my family that I’m forced to make executive decisions and delegate. Just thinking about balance is stressful in itself. I try to embrace what each day brings. Some days I’m fully present, others I can’t get anything done. I no longer have any expectations and just roll with it. I find comfort and balance in that.
AK: What makes Moon Juice unique and what is your philosophy:
AB: Moon Juice represents a holistic lifestyle that goes far beyond juices, milks, and snacks. It’s a healing force, an etheric potion, a cosmic beacon for those seeking out beauty, wellness and longevity. People come to us for daily nourishment, beauty foods, and high-powered natural remedies. We are a tangible touchstone for a community excited about a new way of living.
AK: Moon beam me over right now! I can’t wait to visit your store! Is there anything else you want to share with The Body Book and our followers?
AB: Yes, we will be going national with our cold pressed, organic juices and Moon Milks. Now our Moon family will spread throughout the US so everyone will be able to get their drink on!
Thank you so much for sharing your time with us Amanda! See you at Moon Juice!
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Affectionately described by many as a yoga scientist, Amanda Kriebel is an innovative Doctor of Physical Therapy and Yoga Teacher who humbly claims to be a student of life. She inspires her patients and students to find JOY through creative techniques to optimize their physique and health. She developed a clinical collection of short yoga videos designed for all types of individuals and athletes curious to explore yoga. Amanda has assisted the sports medical team at World Surfing League events since 2011. She is an avid surfer/snowboarder/lover of the ocean and the mountains. As an adventurer herself she is dedicated to promoting health and longevity so that you dwell IN JOY. Contact her to schedule and appointment in person or via Skype. Learn more about her and her exclusive videos: www.awarenesspt.com | Facebook | Instagram @amanda.kriebel | YouTube Channel