The season’s changing and the festival holidays will soon put us in the mood for rich, indulgent food. Strike the balance with the benefits of a chilled glass of fresh juice. And if it packs more nutrients than what the local fruit shop can offer, all the better. So the next time you step out, choose from our pick of the latest cold-pressed juices in town.
The chefs at ITC Grand Chola’s Madras Pavilion often pick wheat grass and vegetables from their garden to make their glasses of goodness. As part of their Pavillion Pure initiative, we suggest you try the antioxidant Pineapple peppermint (a natural detoxifier which also relieves fatigue) and their Apple, beet and basil (which increases metabolism and improves blood circulation). Rs 330. Details: 22200000
Betel juice, anyone?
We can trust city-based brand, Relish, to constantly update their offerings. This month, they’ve introduced a new range of juices, including Beatles (betel leaves, fennel and cardamom), G Force (spinach, broccoli, celery and carrot) and Green Day (amla, ash gourd and cabbage). And if you’d like some cold pressed almond nut milk instead, try some in new flavours like turmeric, beetroot and carrot. Rs 1,550 onwards for 12 drinks. Details: relishnutrition.co
If you are in Velachery, stay hydrated and nourished with the selection from The Westin. Chef Johnson Ebenezer recommends going green, with their kale-spinach-banana-cinnamon juice (chock-full of vitamins A, C and K, and minerals like potassium and iron). Also try the raspberry-strawberry-mint-dates-almond milk combo, which provides an anti-oxidant boost. Rs 300-Rs 400. Details: 66333777
Power of eight
Introduced as part of their Active Breakfasts, The Gateway Hotel IT Expressway now offers their cold-pressed juices a la carte, too. With a minimum of three ingredients (but we suggest you choose the fully-loaded one), the juices come with amla, brahmi leaves, carrot, ginger, celery, bitter gourd, beetroot and lemon. Up next, we can also expect seasonal favourites (mango, jamuns, etc) and even a juice with aloe vera. Rs 250. Details: 66802500
Surya Praphulla Kumar