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.