Stephanie Hubbard, Co-Founder of Thrive Cleanse
“Juicing is a beneficial way to get essential vitamins and minerals that improve hair elasticity and growth,” says Stephanie Hubbard, who studied at New York’s Institute of Integrative Nutrition under wellness gurus Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra, and David Katz. One hundred dietary theories later, she and her friend Megan Propp founded juicery Thrive Cleanse in June 2011.
This May, they opened their first shop at SF’s Embarcadero Center One. When we discovered their juices are mixed with mimosas on weekends at Nectar Wine Lounge, we knew Stephanie was a kindred spirit, not just a nutritionist. Here, she shares a couple of recipes to promote strong hair. Raise your glasses to health, with or without the bubbly.–CHERYL LOCKE
Carrot Cucumber Spinach Juice
“Dark leafy vegetables contain vitamin A and C and help your body produce sebum, which acts as a natural conditioner for your hair. Plus, carrots contain vitamin A for a healthy scalp; and cucumber has silica, a mineral that promotes hair growth and nourishes roots. You can also add a beet. Red vegetables promote hair growth with phytochemicals and antioxidants such as lycopene.”
For Hair Growth and Strength
Makes 2 Servings
1 Handful of spinach
Wash all ingredients. Feed into a juicer. Pour into a glass. Enjoy.
Orange and Yellow Juice
“Rich in beta-carotene, vitamins A and C, and fortified with greens for lustrous locks.
For Very Shiny Hair
Makes 2 Servings
4-5 Swiss chard leaves
1 Peeled lemon
1 Large peeled naval orange
1 Large sweet potato
3 Large carrots
10-15 Strawberries, tops removed
Wash and prep ingredients. Feed into a juicer. Pour into a glass. Enjoy.
By: Cheryl Locke