Not Your Kids’ Juice
We’ve been quietly downplaying juice in our household for so long that we forgot how good’and good for you’it can be.
But when Jus De Vie opened their doors in Leaside recently, it all came flooding back. The new juicery serves cold- and fresh-pressed concoctions created from a mind-boggling array of fresh fruit, veggies and even tincture drops (like echinacea or milk thistle). Their juice is so satisfying that we even began to entertain the possibility of a one- or two-day juice cleanse, a notion that before filled us with equal parts dread and loathing.
Shakes (made with milk) and smoothies (made without) are also on the menu, as are a handful of fresh meal ideas, including zucchini noodle salad and some gluten-free baked goods. The Energy Keeper cocktail ($7 for 12 oz) as well as the Fresh Delight smoothie ($6 for 16 oz) are particular favourites, but we’re pretty sure you can’t go wrong with any of the offerings.
Savvy Tip: The cold press process maintains three to five times more vitamins, minerals and plant enzymes than any carton or can of slightly scary supermarket juice.
Tested by Janice Q., Toronto