Juicing has been central to the diets of fitness fanatics and A-listers for years. Queen Bey opts for a lemon, maple syrup and cayenne pepper concoction, while Gwyneth Paltrow owes her near zero percent body fat to green juices. But which cold-pressed blends are the stars of our local market? We select five of the best.
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Best cold pressed juices in HK
With various outlets around the city, from Mong Kok to Quarry Bay, Nood Food is pretty much always close by to give you a boost during the day. Part of health and fitness mega-brand Pure, the professionals behind Nood Food are dedicated to targeting individuals’ specific needs, with drinks separated into six different categories – Balance Me, Energise Me, Hydrate Me, Satisfy Me, Nourish Me, and Restore Me. There are 30 different juices in this range, but the best is the Royal Flush, a bright red veggie-based drink chock-full of goodness. The drink blends together beetroot – awesome for flushing out unwanted toxins – carrot, celery, cucumber, lemon and turmeric. Altogether, it’s a winning hand.
A short walk away from the Central and Mid-levels escalator, Be-Juiced has quickly established itself as one of the go-to places for anyone on a detoxification diet. The shop owners work closely with a nutritionist to provide cleansing diets designed to help you attain or restore an optimum state of mind and body. Be-Juiced provides for cleanses with varying intensity levels- there’s reboot (fruity and summery, the easiest), then grounding (now we’re getting somewhere) and lastly veggiecation (the hardest, please ignore the misleading pun on vacation). But for those who are picky, you can also create your own cleanse by ordering a juice carton with your picks of all the options they provide!
With juice recipes uniquely crafted by Michelin-starred chefs in France, you know you are in good hands with Water Juicery if you want to get in shape. The company provides an array of cold-pressed, low-calorie juices made of fresh fruits and leafy greens. You can stop by their pop-up store at Sha Tin to take your pick of them or have them delivered to you in the comfort of your home. There are also a variety of bundles to choose from to suit each customer’s needs – digestive boosters and detoxifiers to immune system boosters and skin energisers. If you would rather put yourself through a full cleanse then there are options too, from a tame one-day cleanse to a brutal full-week one.
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With several outlets across Hong Kong, Bless has crafted its juice recipes with the help of a dietician and a nutritionist. Bless also provide not just detox cleanses but delivery services and free pre-detox consultations, especially for those who are new to the lifestyle or have health restrictions. You can choose from several options, from the regular fruit juices to organic and vitamin ones or you can go on a cleansing treatment that has been tailor-made for you. After you have been through the cleanse, you can count on their nutritionists to provide you with a post-treatment diet too.
Born out of the kitchens of best friends Cara McIlroy and Melanie Barnish, Genie Juicery is a serious player in Hong Kong's health scene after being established for just five years. As certified health coaches from New York's Institute for Integrative Nutrition, McIlroy and Barnish know a thing or two about what makes a solid (well, liquid) juice. The top pick here is the Green Dream. What it lacks in sweetness, it makes up for in health benefits. It's a mix of coconut water – great for hydration – with cucumber, celery, spinach and aloe vera, which are guaranteed to clear your skin and make your hair shine. Did we mention it's only 60 calories?