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Juice Of The Month – Mint Lemonade

Hot summer days call for something light, bright and refreshing! Of course revitalising drinks is what you will want in your glass in this heat. For this month, July, we introduce our Mint Lemonade as the juice of the month. The mixture of mint, lemon and wild flower honey gives your palette a refreshing taste! Our Mint Lemonade in yellowish-greenish colour are from the Zest category

 

Benefits of drinking Mint Lemonade are:

·         Aids digestion

·         Boost immunity

·         Alkalizing

 

Mint is a well-known mouth and common breath freshener which most of us are familiar with, but it has more to offer than just that. Mint leaves actually aids digestion, relief from nausea, fatigue and headache. It also helps with skin problems. It aids with digestion as it increases bile secretion and encourage bile flow, which helps to speed and ease digestion. Mint contains small amounts of potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, iron and vitamin A.

Lemon is added in to give that sour taste containing high vitamin C, which is a primary antioxidant that helps protect cells from damaging free radicals. It also aids digestion and have alkalizing properties.  Lemons are acidic to begin with but they are alkaline-forming on body fluids which helps restore balance to the body’s pH.

Antioxidants are powerful immune-boosting compounds found in honey. Wildflower honey also gives energy to your body.

 

Enjoy a special 10% discount on Mint Lemonade this month! Exclusively for our members

 

 

Eat well, Live well – A healthy Ramadhan

 

This holy month of Ramadhan is observed by Muslims for blessings by increasing their prayers and focusing on practicing good deeds. During this divine month, our body also requires the right food to stay healthy as we take care of our spiritual needs. The best diet during the fasting month is to follow tips that focuses on maintaining your energy and keeping your body hydrated throughout the day. Worry-less now and get your healthy food fix this Ramadhan month by visiting our La Juiceria Superfoods Café in Verve Shops Mont Kiara and Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur. La Juiceria Superfoods can cater to your healthy food orders by dining in or order online and get your meals delivered right to your doorstep.

Some general tips on healthy eating during the fasting month as listed below: –

Fuel up with energy during Sahur :

  1. Sahur is crucial for loading up energy for your long day during this fasting month.
  2. We encourage taking complex carbohydrates such as brown rice, wholemeal bread, oats, quinoa and more as it can make us feel full by delaying any gastric symptoms.
  3. Practice a well-balanced diet by increasing your protein intake like chicken, fish, tofu or legumes as the complex structure of protein can extend the digestion process longer.
  4. Keep your body hydrated by having plenty of water and snack on fruits as it also contains the right amount of nourished fluids.

Make the right choice for Breaking Fast :

  1. The best food to break your fast is to have at least 1pc of dates as it is high in sugar, great for immediate energy and a good source of fibre.
  2. Simple and small portion of food to avoid any stomach discomfort.
  3. Eat a well-balanced meal by having half a plate of vegetables with a quarter portion of both carbohydrates and protein.
  4. Stay hydrated by drinking a lot of plain water or any soup based food.
  5. Do not overeat as it will make your body uncomfortable which can limit your activity.

A proper eating habit during Moreh :

  1. After Terawikh prayer, we can have light snacks such as kuih-muih, wholemeal bread, crackers or sandwiches.
  2. Limit your intake of heavy food like rice, fried noodles as we do not require that much energy when our bodies goes to sleep.

 

The only thing that we need during this fasting month is to keep your body well nourished with the right nutrients and stay hydrated throughout the day. La Juiceria Superfoods offers a wide variety of healthy meal options. An example of a well-balanced meal that’s perfect for this Ramadhan is one of our signature dish – the Goddess Bowl. The Goddess Bowl gives your body the right amount of nutrients it needs. Using brown rice as the base because it is one of the best carbohydrate choice as it is high in fibre and has higher glycaemic index. It also helps to make you feel full and to control food intake when you break your fast. This bowl is packed with vegetables that have various phytochemicals, vitamins and mineral content that can perform different function in our body. As we fast, our body still needs the right amount of vitamins and mineral in order to maintain our immunity system and also helps to give your body a healthier glow. Goddess Bowl is also best for those who are Vegetarian as the source of protein comes from tofu and raw cashew nuts. You can simply enjoy clean eating during the fasting month since food served in our café caters to most Malaysians.

During this fasting month, people tend to crave for something sweet and desserts. We created a healthier option that can work as a dessert or a meal itself. Our featured smoothie bowl this Ramadhan is the Pittaya Bowl which is a combination of Dragon Fruits (Pitaya), Banana and our Almond Mylks. This smoothie bowl is created using a lot of superfoods such as  chia seed, bee pollen, grated coconut, granolas for the toppings. Dragon fruit is a good antioxidant and can help fight cancer while banana is high in potassium that can regulate better blood pressure and a good energy source. Fasting month is not about satisfying your hunger but it should be on how we can help ourselves live a better life by practicing some discipline to control food urges. It is also proven that eating healthy gives you a better quality of life and a peaceful mind.

Don’t miss our exclusive Ramadhan Promotion – Come on over to Goodness Greens Café at TTDI and La Juiceria Superfoods Mont Kiara to break your fast and you will be entitled to a FREE Pitaya Bowl when you make a  purchase of more than RM50.00 on a single receipt.

 

Let your Ramadhan month be a well-deserved break to your body, mind and soul by opting to eat more healthy food.

Selamat Berpuasa!

By : Ahmad Aizat

Ramadhan Promotion

Centuries ago, pitaya was first discovered in Central America and has spread its seeds to all corners of the world. Early missionaries brought Pitaya to Asia where it has since been renamed and is more commonly known as the Dragon Fruit. It stems from  the cactus family which makes complete sense when looking at its spikes and unique characteristics. The flesh of the fruit comes in both red or pink and white. The pink variety is more commonly known and most popular in healthy eating diet for its beautiful colour. AS they say you should always eat with your eyes first.

Nutritionally, this exotic fruit is a great source of fibre which is good to be consumed daily for healthy digestion; meaning to say it helps regulate our digestion and prevents constipation. The fibre in this fruit can also improve your metabolic rate and making sure we’re getting rid of metabolites, excess water, and others that our body doesn’t need.

Anyway, if you haven’t heard about our Pitaya Smoothie Bowl, you should try it! We are here to tell you it is incredibly nutrient dense, beautiful yet delicious! The Pitaya Bowl consist of wonderful colours with the perfect combination of fruits for superb health! They are mainly loaded with amazing antioxidant ingredients. The main ingredient for pitaya bowl is of course the dragon fruits which have a surprising number of phytonutrients (rich in antioxidants) and it also contains vitamin C, polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), and several vitamin B for carbohydrate metabolism, as well as carotene and protein. That’s not the only nutritional benefits: high in fibre, antioxidants, healthy fats and protein, there is also a surprisingly high amount of vitamin C. Vitamin C is very important in keeping our skin healthy by protecting and boosting collagen and serves as an overall antioxidant for the body. In addition to vitamin C, it also contains vitamin A, B vitamins and magnesium.

The Pitaya Smoothie Bowl contains dragon fruit, almond mylk and coconut oil.  As for its topping, it includes ingredients such as bee pollen, granola, cacao nibs, desiccated coconut, chia seeds, banana and strawberry.

As mentioned over and over again, it’s loaded with antioxidants, fibre, magnesium, and vitamin B for a super-nutritious meal or snack. Rich in antioxidants, they contain vitamin C, polyunsaturated fatty acids, and several B vitamins for carbohydrate metabolism, as well as carotene and protein.

Go and try it now!  😆

psstt…here is the T&C for this this Pitaya bowl promo!

  1. Purchase RM50 and above on food to get the free Pitaya Bowl
  2. Only available at Goodness Greens Cafe, TTDI and La Juiceria Superfoods, Verve Shop Mont Kiara
  3. Available for dine and and take away. Not applicable for online order (Food Panda, Honest Bee, etc)
  4. Not valid with any other on-going promotion, voucher (except cash voucher)
  5. La Juiceria Sdn. Bhd. shall have the right to amend the terms and conditions of this promotion, and is entitled to withdraw from this promotion at any time at its discretion, without prior notice.

For Avenue K Express, the promo is as below:

  1. Purchase RM50 and above on food to get the free SOUP OF THE DAY
  2. Only available at La Juiceria Avenue K Express
  3. Available for dine and and take away. Not applicable for online order (Food Panda, Honest Bee, etc)
  4. Not valid with any other on-going promotion, voucher (except cash voucher)
  5. La Juiceria Sdn. Bhd. shall have the right to amend the terms and conditions of this promotion, and is entitled to withdraw from this promotion at any time at its discretion, without prior notice.

XOXO

Hong Leong Bank x La Juiceria 1-FOR-1 SATURDAY

Good news to all Hong Leong Debit Cardholders! In collaboration with Hong Leong Bank(HLB) we are now offering Buy 1 Free 1 on every Saturday of the month from 13th May 2017 till 29th July 2017. Do not miss out on this  awesome deal!!!

Get your juices and smoothies fix with us today!

Terms & condition:

Detox Bars

  1. All purchases of juices/smoothies must be made using HLB Debit Cards only (Visa & Master- Generic, Junior, Priority Banking, Mach, Hello Kitty and Transformer).
  2. Applicable for both in-store and take away on EVERY SATURDAY ONLY throughout promo period (total 12 Saturdays from 13th May – 29th July).
  3. Buy any 1 juice OR smoothie FREE 1 juice OR smoothie, only valid for 1 Free drink redemption per transaction, per debit cardholder per day. Can mix and match juices and smoothies ie. Buy 1 Goodness Greens and Free 1 Acai Berry smoothie.
  4. The Free drink is of equivalent or lower value of the paid drink. For example, 1x Beet Aid(RM13.99) and 1x PAM(RM11.99) we will charge the higher value bottle at RM13.99 and the Free 1 bottle of juice is PAM.
  5. Not valid with any other on-going promotion, discount or offers.
  6. Customers are still allowed to collect Loyalty points but will be the amount paid only ie. RM13.99 for 139pts

Healthy Cafes 

  1. Applicable at Goodness Greens TTDI, La Juiceria Superfoods Verve Mont Kiara & Avenue K
  2. All purchases of juices/smoothies must be made using HLB Debit Cards only (Visa & Master- Generic, Junior, Priority Banking, Mach, Hello Kitty and Transformer).
  3. Applicable for both in-store and take away on EVERY SATURDAY ONLY throughout promo period (total 12 Saturdays from 13th May – 29th July).
  4. There are 2 promo for cafes: Buy 1 juice/smoothie get 1 Free juice/smoothie, only valid for 1 Free drinks redemption per transaction per debit cardholder per day. Can mix and match juices and smoothies ie. Buy 1 Goodness Greens and Free 1 Acai berry smoothie. Buy any 1 a la carte meal (all category includes customized salad, smoothie bowls, granola bowl, wrap, superbowls etc.) get 1 Free juice/smoothie, only valid for 1 Free drink redemption per debit cardholder per day.
  5. The Free drink is of equivalent or lower value of the paid drink. For example 1x Nasi Lemak Wrap(RM21.90) and 1x PAM(RM11.99) we will charge for RM21.90 the higher value item and the Free 1 bottle is PAM.
  6. Not valid with any other on-going promotion, discount or offers.
  7. Customers are still allowed to collect Loyalty points but will be the amount paid only ie. RM13.99 for 139pts

 

Beet Aid for health

By: Zalikha

Red commonly symbolizes love and energy. Both months of May and June significantly celebrates Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and Parents Day, we are excited to announce our juice of the month for these upcoming celebrations is, Beet Aid. Spread the power of love with our Beet Aid cold-pressed juice to improve overall health. This bottle of love contains carrot, apple, beet, lemon and ginger. As you might notice, the dark red is a mix of all powerful food packed with nutrients, help to increase stamina, improve blood flow and blood pressure. Not forgetting it’s also high in iron and antioxidant with anti-aging and anti-cancer properties.

This month also coincide with many runs and marathon events be it international or local, in conjunction with these activities we highly recommend Beet aid as a supplement for your body. Some research shows, beetroot juice appears to improve athletic performance significantly due to the active ingredient, nitrate found in beet juice. Nitrate is absorbed by our body and breakdowns to nitrite and then to nitric oxide which functions to improve muscle oxygenation during exercise and enhances exercise tolerance during long-term endurance exercise.

Not forgetting, Ramadhan is also around the corner. Pamper your body ahead of time with some good energy from our Beet Aid juice. Beetroot is among the best ingredients from all our juices during Ramadhan to help you to stay energize all day long.

Enjoy Beet Aid for a whole 2 months of May and June!

Spread the power of love, stay healthy and strong!

In collaboration with REN Clean Skincare | The REN Soba Salad

If you haven’t heard, YES we are the people behind the upcoming REN Soba Salad in conjunction with the launch of their new Evercalm mushroom mask. All our Soba dishes are made using charcoal soba noodles only, which gives you just the right amount of healthy source of calories in one serving. It’s also high in fibre with types of high quality protein and a source of vitamin B. Wholesomely contains soft boiled Kampung egg, smoked duck slices, Edamame, crispy shredded seaweed, sesame seeds, mixed salad leaves with Shoyu sesame dressing and of course a mix of mushroom trio: shiitake, Eryngii and white buttons.

Or order any ‘mushroom’ item from our menu and be entitled to redeem REN skincare gifts and/or 10% off on all regular priced items. REN vouchers redeemable at their participating Kens Apothecary outlets in KLCC, The Gardens, Bangsar Village 2 and 1 Utama

  1. REN Soba Salad
  2. Truffle Omelette
  3. Vegan Truffle Mushroom Soup
  4. Buddha Bowl
  5. Big Breakfast
  6. Any selection of coffee/tea 

As for Kens Apothecary customers you will be entitled to a bottle of FREE Chlorophyll Water when you flash the printout card from them to order a REN Soba Salad. Only valid for 1 FREE Chlorophyll, each card.

Promotion is valid from 14th April untill 15th July 2017

La Juiceria Superfoods’ Guilt-Free Wholesome Meals for The Soul

“Real food doesn’t have ingredients, real food is ingredients.”
~ Jamie Oliver

KUALA LUMPUR, W. P. K.L., April 1, 2017: La Juiceria Superfoods Sdn. Bhd. (1168428-X) the spinoff of the No. 1 Halal certified cold-pressed juice in Malaysia, La Juiceria introduces new items to its deliciously healthy menu to keep Malaysians enticed about eating clean. Now it’s made easy with healthy food cafes such as La Juiceria Superfoods with 2 outlets operating daily from the early mornings up to 10pm and delivery service shows it doesn’t take a whole lot to keep up with the routine.

Grilled Lamb Forequarter
This irresistible lamb forequarter is grilled to perfection as a protein add-on to complete your bowl of build-your-own Gourmet Salad. This is good news to omnivorous meat lovers out there who wants a balanced bowl of greens. You can even add that to your favourite superbowls – Buddha Bowl or Protein Bowl.


Teriyaki Chicken Grain Bowl
Due to popular demand of the superbowls – an alternative Teriyaki Chicken Grain Bowl is added on to the category for those who wants some poultry meat to complete this wholesome goodness for the soul. It contains brown rice, quinoa, soft boiled Kampung egg and grilled Teriyaki chicken thigh. The soft-boiled Kampung egg is set to cook at the perfect temperature of 60° C to give you the slightly watery, loose egg white with runny yolk.


Smoked Duck Soba
For anything and everything Japanese, the ingredient of charcoal soba noodles in this gives you just the right amount of healthy source of calories in one serving. It’s also high in fibre with types of high quality protein and a source of vitamin B. Wholesomely contains soft boiled Kampung egg, crispy shredded seaweed, sesame seeds, mixed salad leaves with Shoyu sesame dressing and of course top with thick chunky smoked duck slices.

Don’t just read about it here and ogle over the photos, drop by the nearest La Juiceria Superfoods today for a taste of real food. Alternatively you can check out Foodpanda for home delivery to your doorsteps.

Go #MeatlessMonday

Go meatless once a week, your body and the environment will thank you for this!

Why do we need to cut out meat intake at least once a week?

  1.  According to a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, the amount of energy and resources used to produce meat is substantially larger than producing plant-based food. For a wowing example, we used averagely 7,200 glasses of water to prepare a single ¼ lb. hamburger! Indirectly link to global warming.

2. Yes, protein is one of the essential nutrients for our body. However, people always mistaken the fact that we can only get the best source of protein from MEAT. Truth to be told, consuming too much meat can actually be quite detrimental to our health. According to Dr. Mercola, the excessive consumption of meat could lead to dehydration, weight-gain, pressuring your kidneys and possibly, cancer.

3. Where can you get your alternative source of protein? This picture says it all.

It is easy to prepare your Meatless Meal at home, however, if you would like to save the preparation and cleaning hassle, here’s a few La Juiceria Superfoods recommendation for you:

a. Power Protein Bowl 

Ingredients: Brown Rice, Quinoa, Chickpeas, Almond Flakes, Carrots, Mixed Mushrooms, Roasted Pumpkins, Tofu, Romaine Lettuce, Alfafa Sprouts and drizzle with Dhal Curry Sauce.

b. Soft Boiled Kampung Egg Set 

Ingredients: Two soft boiled kampung eggs, High Fiber Bread with Butter, Side Salad, Cherry Tomatoes, and Roasted Pumpkin.

C. Vegan Soups

  • Zucchini
  • Carrot-Rosemary
  • Pumpkin
  • Truffle Mushroom

As explained by Dr. Mercola, it may lead to nutritional deficits if you strictly limit your diet to plant-based food only. Keep your food choice rich, by balancing it with a good source of nutrients necessary for your body. It’s all about not compromising taste for a healthier diet. Keep it balanced!

Elevate your mood with Chocolate Almond Mylk

 By: Wai Leng

Mental health problems are often underestimated, under diagnosed and misunderstood. According to The National Health and Morbidity Survey 2015 conducted by Minister of Health Malaysia, approximately 29.2% of Malaysians, 16 years old and above had experience some series of mental disorders including depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.

Depression affects people from all walks of life. It is more than just a mood swing, sadness or the result of chemical imbalance. Unmanaged depression can result in lack of motivation to carry out the simplest everyday task, losing the ability to feel pleasure in the things you often enjoyed and withdrawing yourself from your social relationships including family and friends.

A campaign with the title “Depression: Let’s talk” will be organized by World Health Organization on 7 April in conjunction of World Health Day to create awareness among the public to have a better understanding of depression. Remember, although depression can be treated, it is always better to prevent than to cure.

If you are feeling sad or moody for a prolong period (weeks, months or even years), we suggest that you seek help from a mental health professional or a counselor or even a doctor about treatment options and preferences.

This April, in line with World Health Day, La Juiceria would like to help keep your mental health in check with Chocolate Almond Mylk. Chocolate Almond Mylk consist of premium cocoa, almonds, cinnamon, wildflower honey, Himalayan salt and alkaline water. It is chocolatey rich yet it can do wonders to your health. Who doesn’t love anything and everything chocolate, right? So, why Chocolate Almond Mylk?

  • It elevates our mood

Cocoa contains phenylethylamine (PEA) which is the same chemical that our brain creates when we feel LOVE. PEA stimulates our brain to release good endorphins and maintain a good mood.

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Prevent cardiovascular diseases
  • Promotes skin health
  • Prevent memory loss
  • Non-dairy alternative

Almond milk is suitable for vegetarian and people with lactose intolerance.

Happy World Healthy Day.  😛

Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA)

Directory of Counselling Services

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La Juiceria Premium Smoothies

La Juiceria introduces the taste of 8 different fresh and handcrafted Fruit Smoothies!   Making a fruit smoothie is the easiest way to increase your daily produce consumption, because these drinks often contain multiple servings of fruits. Smoothies can be enjoyed by all ages, from young to old. Getting your kids to eat healthy and achieve the serving of fruits and vegetables is not always easy. One of the ways to do this is mixing them all in a blender for a cup of smoothie. Most kids love the taste of a creamy smoothies which is usually naturally sweetened by the fruits. The fruit smoothies require just a blender, a splash of liquid, a dollop of yogurt and some fruits.

According to Joseph Price, PhD, a health economist and associate professor at Brigham Young University, drinking smoothies, especially for breakfast, is one of the easiest way to add some fruits to your diet. For those who don’t eat fresh fruits regularly, this is an easy way for you to consume it on the go to nourish your body with essential nutrients. Smoothies also provide both soluble and insoluble fibre, because the whole fruit is used in this process. Soluble fibre has many benefits, including moderating blood glucose levels and lowering cholesterol. As for insoluble fibre, it benefits to intestinal health including a reduction in the risk and occurrence of haemorrhoids and constipation. Fruit smoothies typically contain significant amounts of folate, vitamin C and potassium, because fruits are good sources of these nutrients. These smoothies can also provide other essential nutrients for example, protein and calcium from smoothies which contains yogurt or milk.

As for La Juiceria, you may choose your favourite from a range of homegrown flavours love by many Malaysians.

  1. Passionista Mango 316kcal 🍠

Benefits: High Fiber, Promote Bowel Movement, Cancer Fighting

  1. Protein 331kcal 🍌

Benefits: High Protein, Promote Muscle Development, Improve Sports Performance

  1. Mangga Millionaire 351kcal 🍋

Benefits: Energy Booster, + Muscle Pain Reliefs, Prevent Constipation

  1. Wintermelon Slush 331kcal 🍉

Benefits: Rehydrating, Refreshing + Increase Blood Production

  1. Acai Berry 265kcal🍓

Benefits: Skin Health, Cancer Fighting, + Heart Health

  1. Chocoloco 328kcal 🍫

Benefits: Elevate mood, High calcium, Reduce bad cholesterol

  1. Royal Matcha 231kcal🍵

Benefits: Immunity Booster, High Antioxidant, Enhance calmness

  1. Cream & Cookie 399kcal 🍪

Benefits: Source of protein, Energy Booster