After a relaxing day at one of Poipu’s crescent shaped white sand beaches, or a fabulous hike in Kokee, re-fuel with a fresh-pressed juice, invigorating shot, tasty smoothie, or fruit frostie at The Juice Bar at Living Foods Market at The Shops at Kukui’ula.
Even on the tranquil island of Kauai, the bandwagon of juicing is galloping along due to the availability of fresh organic fruits and veggies. Did you know that 95% of the vitamins and enzymes our bodies need are found in the juice of raw fruits and vegetables? We would need to eat 2 lbs of carrots, 10-12 apples, or 8 lbs of spinach to get the same amount of nutrients you receive in one 16 oz juice. That does not sound like a great way to spend a vacation in Poipu! That’s why The Juice Bar at Living Foods is the perfect healthy option to re-energize after enjoying the natural wonders of Kauai.
The featured juices at The Juice Bar at Living Foods are not only delicious, but also offer a big eboost of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories: key playrs in decreasing incidence of diseases associated with inflammation such as heart disease, cancer, and autoimmune illnesses. Here is a sampling of the menu:
Living Juice is a tasty concoction of apple, pineapple, kale, parsley, spinach, cucumber, celery, and lemon. It’s high in B vitamins from the cucumber, which helps the body reduce the effects of stress. Parsley contains volatile oils that can aid in protection against cancer, and celery contributes to lower blood pressure. Kale and spinach are super foods that bolster blood due to high iron content and are incredibly high in vitamins and minerals.
Hawaiian Glow is a unique blend of coconut water, pineapple, cucumber, spinach, kale, and ginger. Did you know that coconut water is known to be even better for hydration than sports drinks! Ginger is good for digestion because it calms the stomach and can also lead to lower blood sugar, while pineapple has the enzyme bromelain to promote healing and combat inflammation.
Combined from pineapple, orange, carrot, lemon, ginger and turmeric, the Jet-Set is a flavorful and powerful beverage packed full of nutrients. Pineapple, orange, and lemon are all high in vitamin C, a potent immune booster. Carrots have beta-carotene, an ally against diseases of the eyes, and turmeric has been shown to fight cancer growth and further protect against diseases of the brain.
The Aloha Blend is carefully crafted from beets, carrots, apple, and ginger. Beets contain betalin pigments that stimulate the body’s detoxification process. They are also a root vegetable, which, like carrots, have been shown to decrease cognitive decline (increase brain health!). Apples contain pectin which can serve to lower cholesterol, as well as encourage memory function, and stimulate the response against certain cancers.
If you want an additional boost, try one of their flavorful 2oz shots like Pele’s Fire (spicy cayenne pepper, aloe, celery, green apple, lemon, ginger, raw honey), Turmeric Love (turmeric, ginger, lemon, raw local honey, aloe), E3 Live (blue green algae) or Wheatgrass!
So come on down to The Juice Bar at Living Foods and see what all of the buzz is about. They are open from 8am to 5pm for walk up service at Living Foods Gourmet Market and Cafe. You can always extend your stay and enjoy a mouthwatering pizza, tangy Panini, or savory sandwich as the cafe is open from 7am to 8pm for breakfast, lunch or dinner and the market is open until 9pm.