Plant Sourced Alchemy for Beauty
The inception of the Moon Juice as LA’s hottest wellness boutique has quickly become a new touchstone for ingestible beauty and wellbeing. The Moon Juice brand offers the ultimate resource for foodies looking to restore their health the natural way. Based on the unadulterated healing force of plants. Products are 100% organic based on adaptogenic blends that are fused to create a true edible alchemy experience of cold-pressed juices, milks, tonics, superherb and mushroom blends sold in the Moon Pantry. With names such as Moon Dust and Cosmic Provisions , there is a new market for herbal supplements that represent a healing and holistic lifestyle that caters to a community excited about a new way of looking after their body and experimenting with food. The brand claim to “celebrate the unadulterated, exquisite flavours and healing force of raw vegetables, fruits, petals, herbs, roots, nuts and seaweeds as daily nourishment, beauty tools and high-powered natural remedies.”
Moon Juice was created by Amanda Chantal Bacon, a self-confessed world-traveling chef, sustainable lifestyle leader and passionate food educator. The first Moon Juice shop opened on Rose Avenue in Venice, California in 2011 and quickly became one of LA’s hottest wellness boutiques. A second retail location on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake in 2013 and a third one on Melrose Place in 2016 ensured that brand is the must-go-to place for all health conscious foodies. The Moon Juice mission? To be the source for plant-sourced alchemy to nourish and elevate body, beauty and consciousness to new levels.
“I created Moon Juice for people interested in a new way of living. Not a way where you have to erase your past, but a way fueled by excitement to help yourself live better, here and now.”
Amanda Bacon has been studying the power of raw, medicinal foods since 2016 to heal her hypothyroid condition she had in her teens, along with severe allergies to wheat, sugar, and cow dairy. Working as a chef in
fine dining, Amanda converted her food and nutrition to eat primarily vegetables and legumes from the farmers market and foods that would serve as hormonal adaptogens. Within a few months, Amanda noticed a radical shift. When her thyroid hormonal levels were back to normal, she regained her vitality, immunity and appearance. This change and shift in her health inspired her to create Moon Juice. Amanda claims there is nothing she wants more than to share this experience and educate as many people as she can about the medicinal property of foods: “I believe that food is as much about pleasure as healing; creativity as sustenance; and simplicity as the exquisite. 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. Also to work synergistically to heal and enhance your beauty, brain, body and spirit at the deepest level.”
“There is a cosmic calling and powerful movement here to push us forward as a race. . . . That’s what Moon Juice really is—not just a product or a place but rather a healing force, an etheric potion, and a cosmic beacon for the evolutionary movement of seeking beauty, happiness, and longevity.”
Amanda’s recipes harness the healing properties of adaptogenic herbs, raw foods, and alkalizing ingredients to create potent drinks, snacks, and sweets that deliver a multitude of benefits, including sparked libido, glowing skin, and boosted immunity. She begins by guiding readers through the fundamentals of the Moon Juice kitchen, teaching them how to stock the larder with milks, juices, cultured foods, and “unbakery” doughs and crèmes—all of which can be mixed and matched to create nutritionally turbo-charged meals with minimal effort—and the essential time- and money-saving strategies they’ll need to make their new kitchen practices stick.
Founded on a style of eating focused on ingredients derived from Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine; Moon Juice represents a holistic lifestyle that goes far beyond the use of functional foods to create
seriously healing drinks, snacks and sweet treats. It has quickly become a natural and healing resource for those seeking a new way of living. The Moon Juice roadmap to achieve optimal wellness in a natural (and delicious way) is explained through the Moon Kingdoms, a set of nourishing principles to apply to a daily routine. These are:
1. Eat more Raw – Shop in season and buy fresh produce avoiding heaving cooking methods.
2. Alkalize – Go Green with Alkaline foods that balance your body pH, keeping an alkaline climate in your body for protection. protection. Their favorite daily alkalizers are green juice, almonds, lemon and apple cider vinegar.
3. Consume Good Fats – These provide deep nourishment to all of the tissues of the body and brain, delivering micro-nutrition and vital energy. Energizing fats can be found in nut and seed milks, avocados, coconut, olive oil, seaweed and green juice.
4. Rewild Your Gut – Consume fermented foods to nurture intestinal microflora, heal the gut and re-colonize intestines with organisms that defend against disease, viruses and yeast.
5. Play With Adaptogens – Stock your pantry with adaptogenic herbs and blend them into daily foods to help the body harmonize with its environment
6. Slow Your Glycemic Roll – Let your endocrine system and vital organs thrive through a low glycemic (low sugar) eating philosophy. This helps eliminate fungus and other gut bacteria that feed on sugar, and help restore a balanced environment in the body.
With 123K Instagram followers, three stores, an on-line shop and an inspirational array of recipes, the brand is expanding into customised menus for office, photoshoots, retreats and private events; offering healthy daily nourishment and high-powered natural remedies. Moon Juice has evolved into one of America’s fastest growing wellness brands and with The Moon Juice Cookbook plant-based power approach to
healthy living people can now incorporate recipes, healing beverages and provisions into their daily lives. “Our only intention is to add goodness and beauty to your life. Everyday, I witness people’s glee as they have that first bite, first sip, first conversation, and as they realise these medicinal foods really work. They’re real, they’re functional, they’re here, and they’re life changing. I know because they changed my own.”