My name is Donald and I am from eastern Ontario, Canada, in a town called Napanee, located between Kingston and Belleville.
My smoothy/juice business is part of a change from being an outdoor, marine manufacturers rep for many years, to having astronomically less travel, and trading mountains in one part of my country to the lakes of another part of Canada where I grew up. It has been an interesting challenge, with my long term goal to have this as part of a regional model.
Juice is something of an accident for me. I had a guest that was about to stay with his partner, on my property in Ontario. It was supposed to be a no cost retreat of sorts for them, and I had commented to him, that he looked a bit off, to which he replied that he was good and that maybe it was the sun. Within 24 hours this otherwise healthy westcoast Canadian, was in the hospital and then a few days later began a stint of about 3 months including flights for surgery. It turns out he had got some kind of serious intestinal bug and it totally changed his life. He began juicing and has lived as a changed man. This I watched for a couple of years and thought I would try it myself, given I traveled heavily through western Canada for business. I found it to be delicious and it helped be one of a few healthy items that helped keep me on the straight and narrow. It has all been good, with me now traveling less and getting more activity with juice and smoothys as a vital part of how I do things. Tasty too
I love the outdoors and believe in trying to support related causes that work with the new revised business model and the community.