Business trips can take a lot out of a person. Running around from airport to airport, hotel to hotel and from meeting to meeting can be exhausting at times. And while I have the great fortune of traveling for work to some gorgeous places, it’s still nowhere as enjoyable or relaxing as it would be if I were visiting the same spots on holiday with my wife. Because of my schedule on these work trips, I try, when on the road, to eat a little healthier than normal.
This past week, I’ve been travelling around Thailand (writing this from Chiang-Mai). I was in Bangkok at the start of the week and discovered a fantastic way to (at least pretend to) keep healthy. While walking around the supermarket in the (amazing) gourmet hall in Siam Paragon, I ran across a cute little juice stall called Freshie. They sell a range of juices, some straight and others mixed. I tried the Power Detox blend. It’s a blend of carrot, apple, beetroot, melon, tomato, cucumber, orange, pineapple, wheatgrass and soluble fiber. I bought it originally because I was hot, tired and feeling in need of some energy. The juice was surprising delicious. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I had at least 2 of these each day that I was in town.
Another juice blend that I love is Wagamama’s raw juice. It’s one of the famous noodle chain’s most popular drinks. It also has less ingredients than the Freshie Power Detox and thus a whole lot easier to make at home.
1 apple, peeled, cored and halved
200ml (7fl oz) orange juice
1 tomato, cored
5cm (2in) piece of cucumber, roughly chopped
4 medium carrots, peeled and finely chopped
Push all the ingredients through a juicer and pour into 2 glasses