FITNESS and Boost Juice go together for Phil Marchingo. The owner of the Boost Juice Bar Port Central franchise discovered the brand when he visited Port Macquarie to compete in the annual Port Macquarie Ironman Triathlon. In October 2009 Phil and his partner Joanne, a midwife, moved from Mildura to Port Macquarie and took over Boost Port Central a month later. “It was a sea change, a career change, a lifestyle change– it changed everything,’ Phil said.
The triathlete had been looking for a change from his former trade as a painter and decorator. “I’ve always been trying to eat and drink the right things – my wife likes to keep fit and our kids are all very active as well. All their fruit and vegetables for the shop are bought fresh daily from local supplier Kenny Little. “We spend the first couple of hours of every day just preparing fresh fruit and vegetables,” Phil said. “A lot of people think our smoothies are full of syrup and sugar, but they are made fresh and prepared right in front of you as you order it. We don’t use any syrups or purees.”
If you want a fast and healthy breakfast, you can get it whizzed into a glass of low-fat milk or soy at Boost. Try gym junkie with strawberries, banana, vanilla yoghurt and a protein boost or banana buzz, a brekkie-to-go which includes a whole banana, toasted muesli, honey, yoghurt and an energiser boost.