Wednesday, September 5, 2012

health: top 3 juice bars in la

{Juices from Liquid Juice Bar on Melrose}

If you're like me, you have been hearing more and more about the juicing craze lately. With all the buzz and cool juiceries popping up everywhere in LA, I decided to do some investigating to figure out if this was a trend or a "lifelong friend??" I read a lot of articles about juicing and went to visit some of the juiceries in LA and here is some info from my findings:

Healthy Bitch Daily wrote an article last week about the benefits of juicing and here they are....

Alkalinity. If you read "Skinny Bitch," you know that keeping your body alkaline is super important for not only your health, but also for weight loss and glowing skin. Green juice helps almost immediately alkalize your system.

Elimination. As with any sort of liquid nutrition, green juice helps you "go" (and stay regular), since it sweeps out toxic crap from your bod and gives your digestive system a break.

Disease Protection. The nutrients in fresh juice have all kinds of free-radical-fighting, cancer-preventing, age-defying compounds. Remember, when your body is alkaline, it literally stops disease in its tracks.

Curbs Appetite. Green juice is killer at helping to control appetite. Why? When your body is actually getting the nutrients it needs, you're no longer getting crazy cravings for sugar, salt and other junk.

Diet Diversity. Admit it—there are veggies you just don't cook with or eat out of habit. Since having diversity in your diet is an important part of weight control and overall health, chugging some green juice is a great way to soak up nutrients you might not otherwise get.

It makes a lot of sense to me that juicing is a way to get the nutrients you need from veggies and fruits in one quick glass. We all know that vegetables are good for you but I don't eat them enough, so I am convinced that this is something that isn't going away. Since I have started juicing more, I feel I have more energy so I am going to incorporate this into my weekly routine along with my smoothies. 

Here are my TOP 3 Juice Bars in LA to check out!

1. Pressed Juicery - Whitney Port and other Hollywood celebs are big fans of Pressed Juicery (Locations in Brentwood, WeHo, Downtown, and even a mobile juice truck) They have 3 and 5 day cleanses that they deliver to you or you can just buy them as single juices!

2. Earth Bar - They have locations in WeHo and in all of the Equinox Gyms and have the best selection of fresh juices you can order made to order or bottled juices that are incredible as well! I always walk to the one on Santa Monica and they have a great selection of supplements there as well!

3. Liquid Juice Bar - I just found this secret hideaway on Melrose and I am currently loving it! They have a 1, 3, and 5 day cleanse or you can just pop in and get a juice. It is such a cute place and the vibe is awesome for a fun date with a friend!

I am thinking about buying a juicer but in the meantime in that same article Healthy Bitch Daily put up this recipe that you can make from home in a blender that I tried and loved - I'm kind of obsessed with the Healthy Bitch site if you can't tell :)

What You Need

2 cups spinach

1 large cucumber

5 stalks celery

2 granny smith apples

1 bunch of parsley

Juice of one lime

How to Make It

Combine all ingredients in blender. Enjoy immediately!

I hope this helps if you are thinking about trying juicing. I believe BEAUTY comes from WITHIN and the better you feel the more you can help others. I am all about ways to be healthier and feel your best and so I have decided juicing isn't a TREND but will be something I call my healthy little FRIEND! :)

P.S.- I guess Starbucks is even opening juice bars!

xo, Brittan

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  1. Juicing has quickly become on of my favorite things to do when I need a health kick. Can't wait to try that recipe!

    The Glossy Life

  2. Great post, I've heard this is the way to go for your health but I have yet to try it! I am very interested but I don't know of a juice bar in my area!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

  3. thanks for sharing, i might try that recipe!

  4. I LOVE fresh juices, I'm forever visiting Boost Juice Bar to get freshly made smoothies. They always make me feel great, and the energy hit is natural which is the best part :)

    Pop by and visit my blog Taken By Surprise! xx

  5. You girls should watch "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead".. all about juicing and right up your alley!


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