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.

freshies.jpgThis 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.

Wagamama’s raw juice

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

About Aun Koh

Aun has always loved food and travel, passions passed down to him from his parents. This foundation, plus a background in media, pushed him to start Chubby Hubby in 2005. He loves that this site allows him to write about the things he adores--food, style, travel, his wife and his three kids!



16 March 2007


Hi Aun,
I adore your blog and have beena long time reader. Every picture is like a piece of art and not to mention the tips and recipes I have gathered so far. It’s been really helpful.

My favorite juicer drink that is the ultimate pick me upper is the starfruit, a slice of ginger and orange blend. It’s great for colds.

I have added you to my blog. Would you return the favor of adding me into your website? Thanks so much! 🙂

Talking about healthy drinks, i love Innocent smoothies! They are, unfortunately, only available in UK at the moment. It is really lovely and fresh, their packaging is similar to the picture you have posted. Hope you will get to try them soon, perhaps when u travel to UK? 🙂

I must say, your blog is really fab!! keep up the good work…. love your pictures! 😀

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