Amanda Chantal Bacon // Moon Juice
As owner, creator, and chef of Moon Juice, Amanda Chantal Bacon is building an incredible lifestyle empire committed to 100% organic and natural provisions. This chick's energy is off the charts glowy! Let's just say, we'll have whatever she's having... which, luckily for us, can most likely be found at Moon Juice.
Amanda has married her fine dining culinary background--she worked as a line chef for Suzanne Goin for years in LA-- with her deep knowledge of health and nutrition to create a whole new sphere within the food space. During her cooking shifts, Amanda would secretly drink juice on the side to counterbalance the fats and heavy foods she had to constantly taste and cook with. Amanda has always been interested in health in the relation to the body and holistic wellness-- and now this passion has blossomed into a beautiful movement, as she is making wellness not only delicious but celebratory. In 2011, Amanda's passion manifested into her first shop, Moon Juice in Venice. As if this #glowgirl wasn't boss enough, she did this while pregnant and didn't even skip a beat even after birthing her adorable son. If you ask her what her secret is, she'll gladly tell you "it's in the juice."
The integrity, passion, and authenticity behind Amanda's work is instantly palpable. Moon Juice and Amanda herself truly radiate elevated vibrations of health; you can’t help but feel like you’re doing the right thing for your body when you're in her store! There is a delicate beauty behind the aesthetics of Moon Juice that is so soothing as well. But let’s not forget the best part of it all— the juice, smoothies, and food! All of her creations are 100% organic and the blends are mouthwateringly tasty. She also pays attention to seasonal produce, which makes all the difference. Her Moon Milks are game-changing too, as she was one of the firsts to start incorporating turmeric into her fresh-pressed almond milks.
Amanda recently opened her second Moon Juice shop in Silverlake, expanding her product line to include new and innovative raw, organic snacks, treats, smoothies, and tons of products she loves and personally uses that will detoxify and beautify your existence. We had the chance to meet up with this radiant goddess as she prepared some of her favorite new savory snacks and sweets, and to say the least we were in h.e.a.v.e.n. Moment after moment of sensory delight-- and the best part is that every single ingredient here is beneficial to your health-- even the cinnamon buns! For reals. Amanda has an ethereal glow about her, and she is brilliantly stunning from the inside out.
HOW THEY GLOW QUESTIONNAIRE
NAME: Amanda Chantal Bacon
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP: Manhattan
WHEN YOU ARE EATING HEALTHY, WHAT IS A TYPICAL…
BREAKFAST: Breakfast is a super nutrient-dense breakfast that comes out of a blender. What goes in really depends upon the season: superfoods, green juice and whatever else I’m feeling that day. Every morning, I’ll also make a warm elixir using one of the 7 Moon Juice tonics that I’ve developed.
LUNCH: An assortment of Moon Juice’s raw sprouted snacks and a few juices, usually green ones.
DINNER: If I’m lucky, I’m out at Axe sharing a shaved salad and a bowl
SNACK: Avocados, live fermented veggies and spirulina in a nori wrap
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INDULGENCE? Raw chocolate
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO INDULGE?
The raw bar at The Hungry Cat
Canele in Atwater Village
Axe in Venice
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL ON EARTH? Gorging on ripe mangos in Mexico or India
WHAT IS THE BEST DISH YOU COOK/ YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE? I love making cultured veggies. The funkier, the better.
WHERE DO YOU GROCERY SHOP IN LA? Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, Santa Monica Co-op, Moon Juice
WHAT IS YOUR FITNESS REGIME? Kundalini yoga and running after a toddler all day
WHAT IS YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE? I wash with a dead sea mineral bar soap and then mist my face with my own special potion that I make mixing rose hydrosol and witch hazel. I also love the Pratima line of Ayurvedic products
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE NATURAL MAKEUP/ BEAUTY PRODUCTS? Moon Juice Beauty Dust - It’s a blend of powdered tonic herbs based on an ancient empiric formula that expands beauty through calming the nerves, increasing collagen and silica production, toning and firming tissue, and both hydrating and fortifying skin, hair, nails and cell membranes from the inside out. I have a serving in warm water every evening as my nightcap.
Jiva Apoha 1967 Body Oil - I use this beautiful oil all over my body. I love this brand because founder Angela Shore uses all organic ingredients and blends using classic Ayurvedic principles
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND, WHAT 3 PRODUCTS WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU?
3. Goodness Greens
MOST LIFE-CHANGING BOOK? "Be Here Now" by Ram Dass
WHAT MAKES YOU GLOW? Lots of green juice and meditation!
Photography by: Emily Knecht