Before we had Jane Fonda (and certainly long before Jane Fonda joined forces with Tara Stiles); preceding the Cabbage Soup Diet; Transcendental Meditation, Patricia Walden videos, the Atkins Diet, the Zone Diet, vegans, raw foodists, fruitarians, the barefoot running movement, and, even, The Biggest Loser: the wellness world had Jack Lalanne.
The “godfather of fitness,” as he is known, Lalanne lauded exercise before it was en vogue (or a cultural necessity–his was not the era of widespread obesity), lifted weights before any other beefcake, opened the first health spa in the 1930s, and, yes, juiced before the rest of us.
Yesterday, he passed away at the age of 96. So, please raise a glass of your freshest, favorite juice and toast one groovy guy who inspired many people to live longer, happier, healthier lives.
Readers: What’s your favorite juice recipe?