Editor’s Note: “Feel Rich” is our partnership with QD3, the talented son of music legend Quincy Jones. “Feel Rich” is all about creating a healthy lifestyle for Hip-Hop culture – both the artists and the fans. Enjoy!
From Styles P - rapper, member of The Lox, and proud owner of Juices for Life in New York:
I like to tell people that the biggest benefit of juicing is that it gives you an opportunity to put life back into your body. Unless you are a vegan, the food you eat is dead. But fruits and vegetables are alive! So when you take those fruits and vegetables and juice them up, you are taking all the good that those living foods can offer and putting that directly into your body. That’s how you put life back into yourself.
Also, juicing gives you more energy. When you juice, eat right and exercise regularly, you are definitely on the path to a healthy lifestyle.
This personally plays into my performance. I went from being 240 lbs down to 185 lbs and have been able to maintain that weight. I have an abundance of energy--from being in the booth to performing on the stage, all the energy I have is due to this lifestyle.
Check out a video of Styles P talking about his innovative take on nutrition, and look below and try his signature juice recipe for "THE GHOST":
- 3 pears
- 2 handfuls of grapes
- 6 strawberries
- 1 handful of blueberries
Juice all these together. Put some ice in there if you want. Then add a spoonful of honey or agave if you want, and pour it over a tall glass of ice.
Like a V8:
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 carrot
- 1 celery stalk
- 2 leaves of lettuce
- 1 handful of spinach
- 1/2 handful of parsley
Juice all these together. Pour over a tall glass of ice. Sprinkle the top with black pepper and enjoy.