Ok, I am guilty; I have completely jumped head first into the Cold Pressed Juice trend that’s sweeping the western world. However having said that, when it comes to health food trends, this one is a very good one to partake in.
The concept of juicing is nothing new and has been around for a while. The old way to make the juices was to throw everything in a blender and blitz until smooth. While that is still healthy, and definitely healthier than store bought juices, there is a downside to this method. By blending you are destroying the key elements in the fruits & vegetables, since the heat from the blades destroys the vital minerals, nutrients and enzymes that are the part of the vegetables you need and want most. So you end up not getting the full benefits of drinking the juice.
That is where the Cold Pressed juices take over from the blended juices, as they are much better and have more health benefits. The way it works is that instead of the vegetables being blended, they are put through a special juice presses that literally press and squeeze the vegetables & fruit so that the nectar is extracted from the pulp. And you are left with the closest thing possible to eating the raw vegetable, which also has all the vital nutrients and ingredients in tact. Also your body will be able to absorb these nutrients and enzymes more efficiently.
So I have gone on a search around London for Cold Pressed juices and having tried different ones, below are my top 4 companies. I always tend to go for the really green juice, as the more vegetables the better in my opinion. Thus this list is based on the green juices from these places/brands. However they also have some really good other juices too, some less daring if you aren’t quite up for the full vegetable juice.
Cool fact to remember is that in a 250ml bottle of juice it will contain over 2kg of vegetables & fruit. Therefore you are definitely getting your days worth by drinking these cold pressed juices. So go ahead and drink up!
Anyway here’s my list:
I can also highly recommend the Spicy Limeade which a very refreshing drink with a kick!
Roots & Bulbs
The Good Life Eatery
P.S. A very creative woman, Lauren Purnell, has created the food artwork at the beginning of the post. She is the founder and creator behind the tumbler page “Culinary Canvas”. About a year ago she started to rebel from everything one is taught as a child about playing with ones food, and done exactly that to create these amazing and extremely intricate designs. Depending on the complexity of the design it can take her anywhere from 20 min to over an hour to construct them. She is very innovative and taking her love of food to the next level, thus she is definitely someone to keep an eye on in the future!