On 15th September Ben Nash popped into the studio and we did a brave thing.
And apparently a new thing for Phoenix FM.
And about halfway through I also wondered if it was something that could have done with bit more thought and rather less temerity.
Ben Nash runs his own video production company and is the media and broadcasting component of a health business based in Brighton called Come Alive ( www.comealive-transcend.com). Working with a team of experts, Come Alive offers online courses on health and detoxing and also provides stay-at-home detoxing services all across the country where an expert will come and stay with a client for the duration of a detox.
Ben’s passion about health is infectious. He also believes keeping yourself healthy can be lots of fun.
Step forward my idea to make smoothies in the kitchen at the studio.
“We can bring in fresh ingredients,” I enthused, ‘and make them in the kitchen and show everyone how simple it is to make healthy stuff. This will be easy!”
Ben agreed, picked loads of blackberries (portending the smoothie’s staining potential) added apples and spinach (good for magnesium we later found out), threw in some cinnamon (just a dash, no cinnamon experiments here) and packed his blender and video camera in his car.
I gleamed loads of useful information from Ben, including advice on how to breath deeply Ben interview part 1 150913 2nd edit
Jed Shepherd’s guest and beautiful singer, Hettie Steinmore then walked in for her session (www.phoenixfm.com/2013/09/18/hettie-steinmore-interview-and-session-on-the-jed-shepherd-show-video) and Jed suggested she help us with the imminent smoothies.
Listen to how that played out here Ben interview part 2 150913
Top tips on smoothie making: put a lid on the blender, don’t wear white if you are juicing blackberries and ask Jed and Hettie to help with caution 😉
All this said Ben’s enthusiasm has lasted longer than blackberry stains in a boil wash. I’ve started juicing at home! I dusted off my juicer and have been whizzing carrots and apples through it with glee. Viciously mangling veg first thing in the morning sort of gets rid of that residual grumpiness. The carrots know I don’t mean it.