In this series we are bringing you the 'Humans of Green Press'. An insight into the wonderful, talented and passionate team behind the Green Press brand. These guys don't just bring you cold pressed juices and deliciously healthy food, they work, live and breathe the Green Press values
Meet Maggie our in-store GUN! She makes sure the Green Press ship is running smoothly and is Miles' right-hand gal - does all the ordering and makes sure we actually have stuff to serve all the delicious organic salads, soups and acai bowls in.
1. All time favourite ingredient and why?
I love chili flakes. I’ve never really used them until very recently and now I add it to everything. It’s the new pepper.
2. What’s your top tip for staying healthy?
Running! I try to run as much as I can even if it’s only a few times a week. After every run I always feel amazing and can’t see myself ever stopping. It’s free and anyone can do it. It also gives me an excuse to keep buying new running shoes.
3. What’s your life mantra, or quote that you live by?
I’m a huge fan of Stephen King’s books especially the novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. A great quote from there is “Get busy living or get busy dying” which means that you could either spend time achieving things or just let life pass you.
4. If you could BE any Green Press juice, which flavour would it be and why?
I would have to say Pineapple Express. The pineapple is the international symbol of hospitality, which is what I got my degree in back home in the states. Also like Pineapple Express, we are best paired with a hot summery day.
5. If you had a superpower what would it be?
My superpower would be to be able to fall asleep whenever I wanted. I’ve always wanted to be able to fall asleep on planes. If only.
6. Who would play you in the film of your life?
Sarah Michelle Gellar. I used to be obsessed with Buffy and wouldn’t mind seeing her back in films. Why not mine? I know we have height in common at least.
7. What would your perfect last meal on earth be?
Porridge with the works. Like with passion fruit, pomegranate, peaches, berries, nuts, seeds, etc. I have some sort of version of it practically everyday. I love it.
8. Early bird or night owl?
Early bird. I used to stay up late just because, but now I feel most productive if I wake up early and start my day. Especially on weekends when everyone is still sleeping and there are no lines anywhere and no cars around. Very peaceful.
9. Do you have a party trick? If so, what is it?
I’m double jointed in my wrists and can do this twisty thing with them
10. Ideal holiday destination?
The beach. Whether it’s a beach in Virginia or in the Bahamas, I would be just as happy at either one.