A freshly made juice is not only deliciously sweet and refreshing. With all its vitamins goodness it makes a great pick me up breakfast treat too. We’ve looked into some of the best juice bars in London to get your five-a-day going!
My favourite juice includes oranges, apples, carrots, ginger and lime. But a simple juice made with blood oranges is equally delicious. All you need is to invest in a juicer and then make best friends with your fruit and veg grocer. Then the juice is easily made in an instant at home; peel, squeeze and enjoy.
We have a cold juice presser at home. I’m no expert, but apparently fast-spinning juicers generates heat, which destroys some of the enzymes in the fruits and vegetables you’re juicing. The heat also oxidize those nutrients, rendering less nutritious juice than a cold-press juicer. If this makes sense? In short; look for cold pressed juice.
Some of London’s best juice bars to try out for when you are out and about.
The Natural Kitchen in Marylebone was founded in 2007 as an organic food retail shop. Today the concept store has 6 venues in London, and counting… Their juice bar is second to none. thenaturalkitchen.com
Fields Beneath was founded in the railway arches of Kentish Town West overground station back in 2012 and has since then served faithfully as a small neighbourhood cafe. Not only do they serve up the areas best coffee and croissants – this tiny bar also makes some proper freshly squeezed juices. timeout.com
Cyclebar and Juicelab is all about bikes, bike repairs, bike hire, coffee and last but not least; freshly squeezed juices and smoothies, served in this ultra cool place in the heart of Shoreditch. cyclelabuk.com
Portobello Juice Bar is an independent cafe situated on Portobello Road in Notting Hill. With an amazingly fun and colourful exterior they’ve had success with their fresh juices, freshly blended smoothies and shakes as well as a small brunch menu. portobellojuice.com
Southbank Centre Food Market with a selection of street food, all bursting with fresh, creative and vibrant flavours, the market caters for food lovers and tourists alike. The market includes a very tempting juice bar. southbankcentre.co.uk
Joe & the Juice was originally founded in Denmark in 2002. It has since been sold to a Swedish investment company and gone franchise, worldwide. This includes several juice bars in London. Drinks are soothingly good, seating is comfortable and there is plenty of space to work, chat, relax and chill out. My only reservation is the music that can at times be a bit too loud. And some of the green juices are… very green. Recommend to try their flat bread style sandwiches – the avocado is my favourite. joejuice.com
Do you know any juice bars that you’d like to recommend too? Please share by leaving a comment below. Meanwhile… Ready, steady, go juicing! x
Ps. Although juice is healthy, your 5-a-day should at least contain 2-3 portions of vegetables.