The Mystery of Spring

April 25, 2022

So you think you know when Spring arrives.


Maybe, maybe not.


We all casually watch the news every year in late March to see when Spring begins based on the Vernal Equinox, which is usually on March 21 or 22.


But that is the scientific Spring, when the days are equally long and short, no matter where you are on earth.


But what about cultural Spring, Spring as defined by local customs?


Spring in England is defined as March 1 to May 31. In Ireland, based on the Gaelic calendar, Spring is February 1 to April 30, India mid-February to mid-April, Japan from February 1 when southerly winds begin to the end of May, China March through May, Canada mid-March to mid-June.


Ron had a friend from Toronto who defined the beginning of Spring as the first day the Winter snow accumulation did a major melt and the whole city smelled like dog doodoo.


And of course, our southern hemisphere friends are meteorological and cultural opposites.


Regardless of cultural customs, Spring whenever it is observed, finds us at our healthiest both mentally and physically as we embrace renewal.



Blueberry Bombs

Swing into Spring with these easy-to-make and tasty Blueberry Bombs, a perfect healthy snack for your whole family. This yummy snack delivers 13g of plant-based protein and ingredients like blueberries, cashews, dates and a superfood blend of essential nutrients found in our Dutch Chocolate shake mix!

1 scoop JP+ Dutch Chocolate Complete
1⁄2 cup cashews
1⁄2 cup gluten-free quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup dried blueberries
1⁄4 cup Medjool dates, pitted
1 Tbsp. cacao powder
1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend to create a soft dough. The consistency will vary depending on the softness of your dates and blueberries.
  • Add a few drops of water or plant-based milk if the dough is too dry and crumbly.
  • Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Using 1 tablespoon of the mixture at a time, roll to form 1-inch balls.
  • Store in the refrigerator, for up to 1 week in an airtight container, or in the freezer. Enjoy!



How Juice Plus+ Capsules Are Made

One of the questions we get all of the time: how are your capsules made? Who grows the fruits, veggies and berries? Are they really picked at the peak of ripeness?


Click on the image above for these answers and more.



Sorry to Spring This On You

Bemer pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy devices are manufactured in Germany, not China.

They are not stuck in LA/Long Beach Harbor or not arriving at all.
But they are subject to the same supply chain and inflationary issues plaguing the global economy.

Effective May 1, the price of Bemer products worldwide will be 5% higher across the board.

if you are interested in a Bemer PEMF product and want to beat the price increase, contact Donna this week.



Happy Spring!