It is DAY 15 of “Gluten Free Vegan Recipes with Breville", and I am thrilled to open the third week our Breville Sous Chef Food Processor Giveaway with another powerhouse from down under! Yesterday I featured the darling the Australian Health Movement; and today I celebrate the Hero of the Juicing World, Aussie bloke-next-door, Joe Cross, star of the hugely popular documentary, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.

For those of you who have not seen the film (and I highly recommend you do) this chronicles Joe’s personal transformation and journey back to optimal health and vitality. After a realization at the age of 40, weighing more than 100lbs overweight, and heavily medicated for a chronic autoimmune disease, Joe Cross was facing an early death. Taking matters into this own hands, Joe spent 60 days traveling across America consuming nothing but the fresh juice of fruits and vegetables, talking to average people about their relationship to food, and ultimately inspiring and leading others on the path back to health.

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead has been a sensation! It has now been seen by millions of people worldwide; Joe has become the King of Juicing; and Breville can't make juicers fast enough, with Joe's juicer of choice, the amazing Breville Juice Fountain® Plus JE98XL flying off the shelves, with hopeful citizens wanting to emulate Joe's juicing joy. So, I couldn't host a Breville party without celebrating Joe and his wonderful healthy community. 

The incredible response to the film inspired Joe to found Reboot Your Life, a company dedicated to helping people reclaim their health and vitality by consuming more fruits and vegetables. There is a fabulous blog with Healthy Living Tips; Customized Juicing and Meal Plans; Community Forums; and incredile Plant-Based Recipes like this delicious quick easy Raw Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup. I added the fresh coconut meat, a little bit more salt, added only 1/8 tsp cayenne, used coconut sugar, topped it with raw hemp seeds, and it was scumptious! More than a quarter of a million people are members of Reboot’s online community where they have access to information, practical tools, and support to enable anyone to "lose weight and get healthy the simple way" and reclaim their wellbeing. This is a FANTASTIC recource. Be sure to check it out. 

Cross has spent the past 18 months travelling the world as a passionate Wellness Advocate and Motivational Speaker, spreading his message of plant-based wellness to audiences eager for a solution to a growing global problem. Joe has turned his movie into a global brand and business, selling juices in Australia and more. But this savvy businessman is no stranger to success and attention. 

A native Australian, Cross began his career as an entrepreneur and investor who invested in early stage high potential growth companies, with a focus on the fashion, transportation, private equity finance, derivatives trading, early childhood education, structural steel distribution and health and wellness sectors. Joe began his business career as a trader on the Sydney Futures Exchange where he worked from the early 1980s until 1998. During this time, Joe founded several companies in the derivatives trading and technology space.

So, it begs the question: "What will Joe Cross do next?" I can hardly wait...
Joe, thankyou for graciously participating in this event and sharing your delicious recipe. You are inspiring.
Special thanks to Susan Ainsworth for co-ordinating this contribution. 

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Joe Cross’s Raw Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup

  • 3 cups carrot juice
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 Tbsp raw agave or coconut sugar (use stevia if following an alkaline diet)
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1/8  tsp ground cayenne pepper or more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup raw fresh coconut meat (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp cold pressed avocado or olive oil (for garnish)
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro (for garnish)
  1. Puree the carrot juice, avocado, coconut meat, sweetener, ginger, cayenne pepper and salt in your Vitamix or Sous Chef® Food Processor until completely smooth.
  2. Taste and adjust the seasonings if necessary. I added ¼ tsp more salt.
  3. Garnish the soup with a drizzle of oil and the chopped cilantro. I added some raw hemp seeds for added protein. YUMMO!
  4. Makes 2 servings
  5. Calories: 234 kcal
    Protein: 2 g
    Fiber: 7 g

Learn more about Joe Cross from Fat Sick and Nearly Dead & Join The Reboot
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the best way to grate fresh ginger

Nothing beats a porcelain ginger grater! Just rub the whole ginger piece unpeeled over the grater and you have it ready in literally seconds, Procelain ginger graters are as cheap and chips and so easy to clean. Just place the whole grater under running water and everything runs off. That little piece of kitchen gadget mastery would be in my top ten favourite cooking tools. I have had mine for years and travel everywhere with it. Thankyou Tony!

Thank you Tess for sharing not just amazing recipes but as well amazing people.


You are SO welcome. I LOVE celebrating the work of amazing people and Joe ROCKS!

This is SO delicious!
I only had a little over 2 cups of carrot juice (squeezed as much as I could out but just couldn’t make it!), but kept everything else about the same minus a bit.
I also used shredded coconut in place of the fresh, blended til warm, then added pumpkin seeds to the garnish!
Thank you for the recipe :-)


Oh! And I used maple syrup in place of the agave as well… yummy!

Oh YUMMO! LOVE your blend! SO glad you enjoyed this recipe. It is SO simple and tasty isn’t it. ROCK ON JOE!

We had never cracked open coconuts before, but tried it to make this soup. We used less spices and it was just right.


LOVE that you cracked open coconuts for the first time to make this recipe. It is such a wonderful example of using the coconut meat to make a savoury delight. I also use less spices in this recipe and find it strikes a better balance too. Thanks for sharing :)

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