King Kale Juice

Mar
2014
11

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Our delicious recipe is courtesy of Robyn Law, Internationally recognised Raw Food Chef.

King Kale

Serves 1

Equipment
Juicer

Ingredients

  • 4 stalks of kale
  • 1 peeled lemon
  • 1 golden delicious apple
  • Optional: parsley and celery

Directions

1. Run all ingredients through your juicer, one at a time.
2. Enjoy!

Robyn Law is a raw food enthusiast since 2005 and a student of nutrition and health since way before then, Robyn has inspired thousands of people to appreciate and live the power of raw, living, real food.  Prior to working professionally in this field, Robyn was a private jet flight attendant to high profile diplomats in the Middle East, where she created and delivered individual menus for various passenger dietary requirements, which sometimes proved challenging in a small galley and in sometimes exotic countries where certain ingredients were unfamiliar or unavailable.  To find out more about her juice guides, check out her website ‘free stuff

 

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Me drinking straw green juice

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Arguably the greatest invention since sliced bread, Marvin Chester Stone patented the first straw on 3rd January 1888 in Washington DC. That first straw measured 8.5 inches (21.59cm) and was designed to be narrow enough to leave lemon seeds behind.

Original patent sketch for drinking straw Marvin Chester Stone

Courtesy of Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center

The original drinking straw was made out of dry, hollow rye grass, but Marvin grew tired of tasting grass whilst drinking his Mint Julep. He decided to wrap a piece of cigarette paper around a pencil and glue each layer. He liked the idea so much that he then coated it with paraffin wax to waterproof it. A million dollar idea was born!

Hollow Rye Straws

It’s been exactly 126 years, and much has changed since that humble creation. Today we have glass straws, plastic straws, smoothie straws, slurpee straws, stainless steel straws & bendy straws in a variety of shapes colours and sizes.

Oldest known Sumerian Straw dating 3,000 BC

Oldest known Sumerian Straw dating 3,000 BC

Gold Sumerican Cup Straw

Gold Sumerican Cup Straw

Whilst Marvin has been credited with creating the straw, historians tell a different story. Drinking straws have been traced back to around 3000BC with Sumerians using straws made from gold and lapiz lazuli to drink beer. Legend has it that the straws helped them from drinking the sediment that was common at the time, when fermenting their beer, but no evidence has been found to corroborate this. According to ancient Sumerian tablet, communal drinks were sipped through a reed straw, whilst royalty sipped beer through a golden straw cup or a gold and lapis lazuli straw.

Joseph Friedman sketch

Original Sketch by Joseph Friedman

Almost 50 years later in San Fransisco Joseph Friedman was sitting in his brothers Sweet + Fountain Parlor, watching his Daughter struggle to drink her milkshake through a paper straw. A keen and curious inventor, Joseph came up with the idea for the flexible straw in the late 1930s by inserting a screw into the paper straw, then wrapping dental floss around the paper into the screw threads to create corrugation. After removing the screw, the straw creases allowed the straw to bend easily over the edge of the glass. The flexible straw became popular in hospitals, where patients could easily sip from the straw while lying down.

Bendy straw sketch

On September 28, 1937, Friedman was issued a patent for the Drinking Tube (U.S. patent 2,094,268). He later called his invention the FlexStraw. In 1939, he created the FlexStraw Corporation and began to market his invention. He first sold the staws to doctors and later to families.

Advert for Joseph's invention

Advert for Joseph’s invention

Somewhere in the late 60’s glass drinking straws emerged, but didn’t become mainstream like the popular (and destructive) plastic straws.

Modern day eco-sexy eco-glam glass straws.

Modern day eco-sexy eco-glam glass straws.

Fast forward to 2013 and there is a massive resurgence for old school eco-friendly glamour. Glass straws are now available in bent + straight styles. In a range of colours, styles and sizes.

Glass straws are the obvious alternative to our ever growing earth destorying problem of landfill.

End Of Year Roundup

Dec
2013
30

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Glass Drinking Straws Goodbye 2013

2013 has been a massive year for me personally as well as for glass straws. It’s a great time to take stock of what’s been fantastic and what hasn’t lived up to your expectations.

I am personally taking the time out to forward plan, and conduct a closing ceremony to say goodbye to 2013 officially, rather than just willing it away quietly. (let me know if you need some help with this).

Throughout the rollercoaster that was 2013, what did you learn?

I learned about the power of following my passion and using that to spread the message.

Gorgeous one, delve deeper and ask yourself.

What do I want more of in 2014?

What’s my big picture?

Where do I want to be this time next year?

What have I been ‘settling’ for?

It’s also a great idea to do a round up of achievements and what’s in store for next year.

Some of my highlights are:

  • Watching Glass Straws organically grow
  • Retailers finding me and wanting to stock my product
  • Being on Live TV and sharing my straws with celebrities
  • Having a crystal clear vision of where I’m steering Glass Straws
  • Introducing colored straws Jan 8th (pre-order 1st January 2014)

Some lows:

  • Feeling overwhelmed with so many idea and not having the time to implement
  • Trying to balance being a Mum, Housewife & Entrepeneur
  • Missing out on quality time with Little Miss Princess because of said work overload

What you can expect from me + Glass Straws Co this year:

  • More colours, styles, designs
  • Weekly newsletters
  • Special offers
  • Great blog articles on health, wellness, eco-living & my journey
  • Spotlight on you Sexy Sippers out there.

I’d love to hear what is going to change for you this year.

Be sure to share at least one high + one low below.

In Health, Style & Love 

     
P.S Every day over 500 million plastic straws are thrown away. Don’t contribute to this epidemic! You can easily do your part to keep our planet clean by using Glass Straws.