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Mix your own juice, try a blend or hang out at a cafe

March 09, 2013|By Kavita Daswani
  • For home juicing, there are lots of options on the market now, including this NutriBullet, a space-efficient unit with a 600-watt motor that costs about $100.
For home juicing, there are lots of options on the market now, including… ( NutriBullet )

If you want ideas for what to put in your juice at home, there are plenty of cookbooks — Amazon lists dozens — and websites. Even Williams Sonoma sells a book on fresh juices. And features juicing videos set in a retro-themed kitchen; in October, the site had 24.6 million visits.

But if making your own juice is not for you, last year The meal delivery service Paleta ( launched juices like the Sonic Tonic: collards and other greens with pear and lemon. Paleta ships a five-bottle cooler of juices for $79, which includes a shake made from nut milk; the beverages will last about five days. In April, Paleta's Karen Boyer is introducing a line designed for novices and kids: The 16-ounce servings contain 190 calories (a blend of kale, apple, celery and mint) to 240 calories (an orange, mango, lemon blend).

Some other choices:

• Moon Juice in Venice (507 Rose Ave.) offers a delivery service for its range of exotic options, including one with daikon, burdock, lemon and green apple.

• Ritual Wellness in Costa Mesa (2937 Bristol St.) has a bestseller called Sweet Greens: spinach, romaine, kale, celery, cucumber and green apple. Orders can also be picked up at 25 exercise studios.

• Nekter has eight locations around Southern California, including the newest at 1422 2nd St. in Santa Monica. It offers the Cure, an antioxidant-rich blend of beet, broccoli, kale, parsley, celery, grapes and apple.

• Pressed Juicery opened its sixth location Wednesday at 430 N. Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills. It also has a mobile truck and sells drinks that include a watermelon, lemon and cayenne mix.

• Juice It Up, which has 100 locations in California, Arizona, New York and Texas that predominantly offer smoothies and snacks, has begun retrofitting outlets to include a raw juice bar.

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