All Things Foodie

The Juice Craze Is All The Rage

The first time I saw a green juice I thought it looked so unappetizing. I wanted nothing to do with it. My friends urged me to try sips of their juices here and there and I would comply, but was never sold. That is until I discovered Pressed Juicery several years ago.

The store let me sample all the flavors I wanted and educated me on the benefits of each blend. I was on cold pressed juice overload. I enjoyed Greens 2 and the Almond milk the best, so purchased those and had a blissful start to my juice obsession.

Let me back up and give you a little background on Pressed Juicery, or as I like to refer to it, my happy place. The company was founded by partners Hayden Slater, Hedi Gores, and Carly de Castro. They were in search of a way to give modern gals like me a convenient way to help lead a healthy life on the go. Pressed Juicery sells their juices by the bottle, in smoothie form, and in a cleanse package. They offer a loyalty program where on your 10th visit, you get a free juice.

The flavors are bold, fresh, invigorating, and cleansing. The bright colors and flavors sing to me from my fridge urging me to start my day the healthy way. I drink them straight out of the bottle or sometimes make a smoothie out of them. One of my favorite smoothie blends is Greens 1, a banana, and a bit of almond or coconut milk. It is creamy, smooth, and delicious.

My current favorite flavors are as follow:

Greens 1: kale, spinach, celery, parsley, romaine, and cucumber

Coconut Cinnamon: coconut meat, coconut water, cinnamon

rhubarb, strawberry, raspberry, watermelon, pineapple

The good news is Pressed Juicery can be shipped all over the US and the average price of a bottle is $6.50

Visit http://www.pressedjuicery.com for details on their many LA locations and online ordering

Juice Served Here is another one of my favorite juice spots here in LA. One plus about the juices here is they come packaged in a eco friendly glass bottle and they have a recycling program. For every 10 bottles you bring back, you get a free juice. Now the juices are a bit more expensive than Pressed Juicery, but you get a bit more per serving and they have interesting flavors, one of which includes detoxifying charcoal and another being soup in a bottle.

My favorite flavors are as follow:

Green Milk which contains Alkaline water, cashew, almond, hazelnut, spinach, romaine, kale, parsley, date and vanilla bean.

Cream Party which is one of the BEST things I have ever tasted and contains young coconut meat and mature coconut meat, pressed into a milk which is so smooth, creamy and delicious. I crave this often.

The juices at Juice Served Here are around $11 each

Check out their site at http://www.juiceservedhere.com or visit their LA store at 8366 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA

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Alkaline Water

Alkaline water is all the rage here in Los Angeles, with countless brands sold at the market and more and more specialty stores popping up on every corner. I have to admit, I thought it was a little hippie dippy to buy into it all, but I tried it and am hooked. 

Alkaline water contains a higher pH level than tap water and claims to have many benefits. The benefits include, neutralizing acid in the bloodstream, boosting metabolism, detoxification, immune boosting, and helps your body absorb nutrients more effectively. None of these have been scientifically proven, but are believed to be true. When I drink alkaline water regularly I feel more hydrated, alert, and my waistline seems to shrink, even if just slightly. I buy mine at Divine H2O in West Hollywood. 

Divine H2O offers natural alkaline water that has a stable pH level 9-10 and is ionic/calcium infused for maximum hydration. This special water helps to bring an acidic body back to a more harmonized, balanced body. 

http://www.adivineh2o.com

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