Fresh take on milk

High hopes for milk

Eastern Reporter - - Front Page - Kristie Lim Kristie Lim

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 re­­mu­ni­ d486092 Pic­ture: David Baylis

Re:Fresh Juice + Cleanse owner Liam O’Neil.

Pic­ture: David Baylis­mu­ni­ d486092

Re:Fresh Juice + Cleanse owner Liam O’Neil has started sell­ing hemp-based milk and juices.

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