Fresh take on milk
High hopes for milk
JUICE producer Re:Fresh Juice + Cleanse, which has a pop-up store in Bayswater, has created Australia's first fresh hemp milk. Owner and chef Liam O'Neil will bring the nut and dairy free product to the rest of the country.
EMPTY verges along Guildford Road in Maylands have been revamped with the planting of 14 street trees last week.
The City of Bayswater planted trees around the Coles store on Caledonian Avenue and Guildford Road and outside restaurants opposite the store, including Wing Bo Chinese Restaurant, on August 20.
Councillor Elli Petersen-Pik, who has pushed for improvements in the “neglected” area around Coles, said the tree planting would beautify the area which had the only major supermarket in Maylands.
Mayor Dan Bull said the trees introduced some “much-needed” greenery to the busy retail area.
“Not only do these trees look great, but as they grow the shade they provide will help lower temperatures and improve walkability,” he said.
“We’re planting more trees throughout the City this year as part of our biggest winter planting program yet.
“It’s all part of council’s commitment to greening our City and increasing our urban canopy coverage.”
Bayswater resident and Bayswater Urban Tree Network member Branka Radanovich said she had been disturbed by the intensity of heat and no shade in Falkirk Avenue, an area next to Coles where there were no trees, during summer months. WA juice producer Re:Fresh Juice + Cleanse will be taking its Australia-first fresh hemp milk across the country this month.
The business has a factory in East Victoria Park and a new pop-up store at 11 King William Street in Bayswater.
Hemp milk is made from the seeds of the hemp plant, cannabis sativa.
The company produces hemp milk and juices daily and distributes it to cafes, restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and homes.
Owner and chef Liam O’Neil started the business three years ago after touring the world as a personal chef for 16 years, serving musicians such as Sir Paul McCartney, Madonna and Prince.
Mr O’Neil, of Mt Lawley, said he would now look at a trial run of hemp milk in Sydney and aimed to stock it in stores nationally within four to eight weeks.
“Basically, the reason why I decided to do it was because there was a lot of people who have nut allergies and all the juice companies do an almond milk, so I wanted to do a nut-free milk,” he said.
“I was waiting until hemp seeds became legal to sell as a food product, so as soon as they became legal I jumped on it and created a recipe.
“The health benefits are incredible and it is nut-free, dairy-free, vegan and all plantbased.
“We have just launched a barista blend especially for cafes so that is going well.
“The good thing about Perth is we are so isolated – you can create something here without the rest of Australia knowing about it.”
For information, visit refreshjuice.com.au
Re:Fresh Juice + Cleanse owner Liam O’Neil.
Re:Fresh Juice + Cleanse owner Liam O’Neil has started selling hemp-based milk and juices.