JuiceMi started in 2014 in my kitchen in a small apartment in Costa Mesa, California. The sudden death of my close friend, Kim Pham became my inspiration to leave a 9-5 job and follow my passion to start a juicing business.
In 2011, I was fatigued and felt sickly at the age of 23. I woke up feeling groggy and needed at least 2 cups of coffee to start my day. I didn’t know how to cook so I ate out every day, I ate lots of take out and fast food. I would drink more alcohol than water. No matter how much time I spent at the gym, I didn’t see the results that I wanted. I could barely run a mile and I would cough my lungs out if I tried. I used to crave carbs, sweets and fried foods: salads, veggies and fruits were my enemy. Growing up with Asian parents, they either stir fry my veggies or put it into soup. I didn’t eat a salad until I turned 23. I couldn’t think clearly, I had no energy and I felt sad and desperate for a change. I thought I was sick. My blood test result showed that I was healthy, but in reality…I felt like my body was deteriorating.
It wasn’t until I met a triathlete that introduced me to juicing. It was scary at first, I thought it would be insanely hard to change my habits. I mean…I never ate anything green before, let alone drink. Walking into a juice bar for the first time felt intimidating.
I stumbled upon a documentary called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead on Netflix and was instantly hooked into learning more about this juicing concept. I learned that juicing was the fastest and best way to get proper nutrients into the body. I had a hard time drinking the juices on the market because they weren’t pleasing to my palette. I started experimenting and juiced at home. I drank one juice a day and instantly felt better than before. After a couple of months of juicing, I decided to take the plunge and made a 3 day juice cleanse. After my first 3 day juice cleanse, I had SO MUCH energy that I ran 4 miles the next day and chowed down on an entire chicken salad for dinner (because my body was craving it). Holy Sh**! It was a leap of progress for me and I felt accomplished! In my entire existence, I’ve never done anything like this. I felt like a new person, a happier, healthier and in control person.
In the following years of continuous juicing for breakfast, lunch and incorporating juice cleansing once a month, I started seeing MASSIVE results. It was fun and exciting to see the changes. I’m sharing my results with you so you can see how fast things can change for you too. It really start with just drinking ONE juice a day.
My result includes having the energy and discipline to work out 4-5 times a week. I can easily run 4 to 8 miles straight now! I ran my first half marathon (13 miles) and averaged at 10 mins a mile (not too shabby for a person that hates running!). I completed my first Spartan obstacle race and killed it! It’s been 3 years since I quit drinking alcohol altogether, I don’t smoke or do drugs. I wanted to be in control of my life and my health. My husband and I completed a 10-day juice cleanse live to talk about it! Haha. Whenever I feel like I’m gaining weight or having a hard time eating healthy…going on a cleanse will put me back on track.
The positive changes in my life started because I decided to take charge of my health. I started blogging about what I learned about juicing, shared recipe and my personal experience. My friends and family asked me to make juice cleanses for them, the words spread and that’s how JuiceMi came to life. My aspiration for JuiceMi is to use the best organic quality ingredients to deliver delicious tasting juice to our customers and we want to help thousands of people to complete their first 3 day cleanse and inspire them to live a flourishing lifestyle.
I love talking juice! Let me know how I can help you!
Founder – Mimi