For evidence that juices are spilling over into every corner of the Klang Valley's cafes, here's our vitamin-packed voyage to three new outlets that'll recommend more than merely an apple a day, kicking off with Juice D Fruitz at Puchong's Setiawalk.
Juice D Fruitz features no fewer than 32 cold-pressed combos, with components that range from beetroot to broccoli to bananas & blueberries, grapefruit to guava to ginger & garlic (!), wheatgrass to watermelon, bottled into self-explanatory blends with names like 'Wrinkle Less,' 'Protect My Baby' & 'Kidney Cleanse.'
Our current crop of local juice purveyors seems to have mostly mastered the formula for making beverages with balanced flavours & pleasing textures. RM11.80 for Juice D Fruitz's 'Veggie Berry,' a complex concoction of red peppers, green apples, blackberries, blueberries, beetroot & garlic.
Next up, moving on to 1 2 Juice (terrific name!) in Sungai Besi's Lakefields for freshest fruit juices imaginable.
Helpful instructions convey 1 2 Juice's 'choose five fruits, we blend them together for RM12' customisation concept.
South African oranges to Turkish lemons, combining forces for an old-fashioned fruit juice to quench our thirst.
Final stop: Project Space, a students' hangout perched on the first floor of a Subang SS15 shop-house. It's more a coffee bar than a juice specialist, but it does showcase the creations of local brand This Juice Co.
Partner This Juice Co's chilled 'Cucumber Aid' (RM15, comprising organic cucumber, mint leaves & pineapple) - meant to boost immunity & help manage weight - with Project Space's flat white & Ling's Kitchen lemon meringue tart.
Juice D Fruitz
D-03-G, Setiawalk, Puchong. Tel: 03-8091-3754
1 2 Juice
26 Jalan Tasik Utama 7, Medan Niaga Tasik Damai, Sungai Besi. Daily, 10am-8pm
57-1, Jalan SS15/8A, Subang Jaya, Selangor. Daily, 11am through late.
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