What is cold-pressed juice?
First, understand the difference between a traditional centrifugal juice extractor and a cold-press juicer. The former, which uses a fast-spinning blade to extract juices via centrifugal force, is the more common type of juicer. What you don’t realise is, these fast-spinning blades generate heat, thus overheating and oxidising the juice, resulting in nutrient loss. The cold-press juicer, on the other hand, ‘presses’ – not shreds – the fruit or vegetable between blades for the highest juice yield, so only little heat is introduced in the process. In other words, not only will you get more juice out of a cold-press juicer but you’ll also get to keep the nutrients too.
1. La Juiceria
Beet Aid (Carrot, apple, beet, lemon, ginger)
Taste If people have been telling you that beetroot tastes like dirt, they’ve been lying. Yes, it’s earthy, which is exactly why you need the sweetness from apples and carrots. A hint of ginger should chase the smell away.
About the brand One of the co-owners of La Juiceria, Hong, was running an online company retailing fresh vegetables before teaming up with his partners to set up a physical store peddling bottled juices. If you’re into juicing at home, La Juiceria also sells the Korean Hurom slow juicer, which uses an auger to squeeze fruits and vegetables into juices.
2. Upbeat Health Bar
Keep Calm & Detox (Pineapple, apple, cucumber, ginger)
Taste Boasting a healthy green hue, the juice looks vitamin-packed. It’s an instant mood-lifter, pepped up with a pleasant gingery heat at the end.
About the brand What sets Upbeat apart from its peers is the selection of protein shakes and freshly blended smoothies using healthy ingredients such as Greek yoghurt, green tea, honey, blueberries and soy milk. It’s located just next to the Fitness First gym in Avenue K, so if you’re seeking a midday booster, now you know where to look.
3. Juice D’ Fruitz
Lovely Lady (Pineapple, orange, red apple and strawberry)
Taste Thick, sweet and pulpy (we’re serious, you can even chew on juicy chunks of strawberries), Lovely Lady is a smooth drink that’s recommended for its skin boosting benefits.
About the brand SetiaWalk juice bar Juice D’ Fruitz processes cold-pressed juices (usually served in conical flasks) upon order.
4. This Juice Co
Passionate (Passion fruit, raw honey, lemon, alkaline water)
Taste Passion fruit flavours take centre stage here, while raw honey and a hint of lemon provide the right balance. Crunch on passion fruit seeds as you chug this metabolism-boosting juice.
About the brand The folks at this Juice Co source organic fruits from their uncle (a fruit supplier), ensuring we get the best of the crop. Without a physical store of their own, This Juice Co juices can be found at Project Space Coffee at SS15, Sevencupscafé in Empire Damansara, and BRATS at PJ.
50 Shades of Grey (Earl Grey tea, hazelnut, agave nectar, coconut, Himalayan salt)
Taste 50 Shades of Grey is cold and creamy, scintillating to the senses. Taste-wise, it’s more teh tarik than juice – almost veering into dessert territory. It’s blended with agave nectar for sweetness, and coconut and hazelnut for smoothness.
About the brand LifeJuice is intent on saving good people from bad juice – and from bad juice names. The bright, tiny bar whips up fresh, never-frozen drinks with names like Beet-le Juice, Green-Tox and Nutty Professor.
J2 Digestify (Apple, pineapple, carrot, celery)
Taste You are hit first with the distinctive, piercing smell of celery – but the blend is fairly mild in taste, and pulp-heavy in texture. The sweetness of apple and pineapple is lightly spiked with the bitterness of celery.
About the brand Their shop is plastered with posters and inspirational quotes. The juice bar is also a café, serving all-day breakfast, panini and pasta, as well as gelato, coffee, tea and smoothies.
Juice delivery services in KL
Juicy Retreat’s home deliveries come in a very manageable two-, four- or six-day juice cleanse packages, with cartons of six bottles delivered daily. Opt from beginner, intermediate, or go hardcore. Prices are RM199, RM399 and RM599 respectively (excluding shipping at RM20 per carton).
Contact 017 307 0367/www.juicyretreat.com for more info.
From RM599-RM899, Lifestyle Juicery’s cleansing packages come in four or six days, from Silver, Gold to Platinum, with six bottles delivered per day. Beginners, start off with the four-day Silver programme, priced at RM599. Get into advanced mode with Gold or Platinum, which means more green juices (for deeper cleansing) in the line-up.
Contact 03 7734 5945/www.lifestylejuicery.com.my for more info.
The Organic Juicery
À la carte, cleanse and monthly subscriptions of non-dairy deliciousness are available for delivery seven days a week, from 6pm to 11pm. For à la carte options, the minimum order is five bottles. Meanwhile, the cleansing package is flexible: You can opt for a one-day cleanse (eight bottles) at RM110, or a five-day cleanse at RM540. Delivery is dropped off weekly for the monthly subscriptions, with the choice of eight bottles (RM547), 16 bottles (RM1,094) or 24 bottles (RM1,641) a week.
Contact 011 3176 2766/www.theorganicjuicery.com.my for more info.
For a fee of RM15 to RM35, you can have freshly pressed juice delivered to your door within two hours – that’s if you live in Klang Valley, and depending on the availability of course. The minimum order is six bottles, from RM16 per bottle; you can mix and match from grapefruit, matcha almond milk, pineapple and many more.
Contact 012 313 5250/www.stripjuice.com for more info.
Unicorn Pressed Juice
Reboot, recharge and reset your body with six bottles of juice at RM120 for a one-day cleanse; 14 bottles at RM240 for a two-day cleanse; and 35 bottles at RM450 for a five-day cleanse. You can also opt for the four-, six-, eight- or 12-week subscription; if you’d like to maintain a bottle a day, try out the four-week subscription for RM320.
Contact 012 300 2187/www.unicornpressedjuice.com for more info.
Wellness Inc offers skin cleansing and juice detox programmes priced from RM99 to RM693. We like the customised cleanse package (from RM99), where their dieticians work out a complete juice plan according to your requirements. If you’re a bit of a commitment-phobe, try their one-day trial package for RM99.
Contact 017 668 3514/www.wellnessinc.my for more info.