[dropcap]M[/dropcap]other is the brainchild of Gemma Ponsa and Lili Figel, a shop with the simple aim of creating natural, delicious, healthy food. Mother produces cold pressed juices, smoothies and a variety of sweet and savory snacks made with locally sourced organic fruits and vegetables. Mother products can be found at their flagship store in the Raval neighborhood and also in the collaborative boutique hotel Casa Bonay or OBBIO supermarket.
About the Founders
Gemma and Lili met in New York in 2007 and began working on Mother in April 2014. Gemma had previously been living in California and worked in the art world and Lili had experience as a pastry chef in New York.
Cold Pressed Juices
Mother juices are stored in glass, both to preserve the purity of the product and to respect the environment. Juices are not subjected to any heat treatment or high pressure processing (HPP) and no water or additives are added. Mother uses a cold pressed juice extraction process using high pressure hydraulic machinery. It is called cold extraction because heating is avoiding during the juicing process which minimizes oxidation and maintains nutrients within the juice. The result is a juice highly charged with enzymes, minerals , vitamins and phytonutrients. Drinking green juice is the fastest and most efficient way to consume and absorb large amounts of nutrients daily. In each bottle of juice, nutrients from more than 1.5 kg of fruit and vegetables are concentrated. Mother uses fresh and seasonal produce sourced from several local farmers, based in the Maresme, in El Prat de Llobregat and Girona.
Mother also offers pre-prepared cleansing juice diets designed to support the body during a detoxification process. A cleansing diet with juices allows the body to detoxify naturally while continuing to provide it with nutrients and live enzymes. Vital functions as breathing and eating cause accumulation of toxins in the body which can can cause physical and mental imbalances. We use a lot of energy on digestion. If we stop eating solids, our bodies are free to redirect blood and energy to the brain, skin, liver and other neglected areas. This helps the body eliminate toxins and provides a much-deserved break, like a vacation for your body. Fasting allows your body to redirect energy from sympathetic to parasympathetic where the body can begin to detoxify and heal the system. Some signs that it is time to debug are: a weak immune system, skin problems, allergies, low blood energy, mood swings, insomnia, poor digestion and weight gain. Mother’s three cleansing diets are designed to support the body during the detoxification process while you continue with your daily life.