As I try to stick to my health and fitness goals, I’m always interested in learning about new health practices, whether it be food or fitness related.
I’m fortunate enough to work in an environment where just about everyone strives to be healthy in some way, shape, or form. It’s a great little network we have in which we share fitness tips and yummy healthier choice recipes (and a great network for sharing fashion finds too!).
A few coworkers (and friends of mine) have tried juicing as a way to loose weight and rejuvenate their bodies from the inside out. I’ve heard about this in the past, but it’s become the huge “it thing” lately and so I decided to check it out online. I found that there were quite a few juice bars that recently popped up around Toronto, and that one, Greenhouse Juice Co., had opened last January just down the street from our office. I decided to venture in and see what all the juicing fuss was all about.
It’s quite a cute little shop they have! Very simple but still warm and inviting. They have a sample bar where you can try a shot size amount of juice before you buy and a fridge that looks like it’s storing a rainbow (of juices).
- Cold pressed; juices maintain just about all of their nutrients since they haven’t been heated during the extraction process (which can apparently happen when fruits and veggies are pulped in a blender)
- No High Pressure Processing (HPP)
- Contains alkaline water
- Packed with antioxidants from 100% organic fruits and vegetables
Below are the juices (and milks) I’ve tried. My favourite ones are indicated with an ‘*’.
Product images sourced via www.greenhousejuiceco.com
Top row left to right: Almond Milk, Deeps Roots, East of Eden*, Gold Rush*
Bottom row left to right: Pink Milk, The Giver*, Wake Up*
As a bonus, when you return 10 empty bottles you receive a free 250ml juice and a pass to the Roots Yoga Studio.
While I believe that cold pressed juices could be quite beneficial to one’s health by giving our bodies a break from products filled with chemicals and dyes, it’s not something I personally would use as a meal replacement. It’s more so a nice way to wake-up my insides and give them a good stretch in the morning.
I usually treat to myself to a bottle of cold pressed juice once in a while to start my day, rather than having a cup of coffee. If I could afford it, however, I’d have one each morning!
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