Juices and smoothies have taken Melbourne by storm- but we’re not just talking your everyday Boost variety juice. The new kids on the block are all about maximising nutrition with cold-press extraction processes and combining your humble fruits and veggies with superfoods and herbal extracts. Check out some of the health focused drink brands available in Melbourne below as well as our recommendations for your next cleansing juice or nutty mylk fix.
Walking into Greene St. Juice Co’s Prarhan store, one is overcome with a sense of calm and quietude. With amazing staff and quality products, it’s no wonder this unique juice store stands apart from it’s competitors. Raw Australian ingredients are cold pressed and coupled with herbs and herb extracts to boost your next cleansing experience to the next level. Presented in beautiful glass bottles, these 100% organic elixirs provide optimum nutrition in a range of delicious and creative flavours.
3SS recommends: Thanksgiving (Carrot, Sweet Potato, Green Apple, Lemon, Flaxseed Oil, Cinnamon) & The Bronx (Carrot, Beet, Lemon, Ginger Flaxseed Oil, Rosemary, Burdock Root), AUD$9.00 and AUD$9.50 respectively.
Visit: Shop 36 Pran Central, 325 Chapel Street, Prahran or order online @ www.greenestreetjuice.com.
Whilst not organic, Pressed Juices are worth mentioning for their comprehensive range of juices, tonics, smoothies and mylks. If you’re looking to cleanse, they offer three juice cleanse programs which vary by level of intensity and length depending on your detox needs (and depending on how much of a juicing ninja you are). Super convenient with multiple store locations across Melbourne.
3SS recommends: Earth 5 (Carrot, Orange, Pineapple, Celery, Lemon, Turmeric) & Berry Glow 3 (Pear, Blueberry, Coconut), both AUD$8.50 each. If you’re up for something interesting, try the Black Lemonade (Alkaline Water, Lemon, Activated Coconut Charcoal, Cayenne), also AUD$9.00.
Sourced from seasonal and organic produce, Finn Cold Press juices celebrate balance and naturopathic principles in each of their healthy concoctions. With signature, nourish and purify cleanses available, their sweetly named fruit, veg, superfood and herb blends (Ivy Blue and Wild at Heart) will definitely put an extra zing in your step.
3SS recommends: Cacao Love (Activated almonds & cashews, raw cacao, coconut butter, vanilla, slippery elm, coconut nectar, himalayan sea salt, alkaline water) & Strawberry Fields (Spinach, strawberry, avocado, e3live afa, activated cashews, pear, chia, lucuma, lemon, coconut nectar, himalayan sea salt, alkaline water). The cleanse packs come with six juices for a one day cleanse ($70.00) or 18 juices for three days ($210.00).
Nut Mylk/Dairy Milk Alternatives
There’s nothing like cold, creamy, delicious almond milk. And Luz Almond offers it up in four awesome flavours (original, medjool dates, espresso and cacao), using activated Australian almonds. Luz is now also making mouth watering almond-based ice creams and even has yoghurt in the mix now. Their milks are cold pressed, gluten and soy free, use pure filtered water and are made with a whole lotta love.
3SS recommends: The Espresso, naturally sweetened with medjool dates, a super scrumptious way to start the morning and get your caffeine hit, minus the lactose.
Visit: Multiple stockists in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales, and also available in a select number of cafes/restaurants.
Gluten, dairy and preservative free, these guys have been getting incredible press lately, and rightfully so. Almond Milk Co has pretty much taken the Melbourne cafe scene by storm, so next time you’re ordering your Matcha latte with almond milk, you can probably thank Cameron Earl for how darn delicious, smooth and silky it tastes. Currently their website is still under construction, but head over to their Instagram account to keep in the loop with where they’ll be available next.
Visit: Over EIGHTY cafes across Melbourne, where you can enjoy your almond milk beverage, some of which will even sell the milk to you direct if you ask nicely..
With seven different almond milks to choose from, you’ll be spoiled for choice at Inside Out. Their products are non-GMO, Kosher and are processed using cold-pressure (also known as high-pressure processing or ‘HPP’), which kills any nasties while preserving the taste and nutritional qualities of the milks. Their original almond milk is naturally sweetened using Natvia, and they also offer an unsweetened version which you can easily use in cooking and baking.
3SS recommends: The Salted Caramel and Cold Brew Coffee, both AUD$4.95 each for 350ml. They’re also now selling coconut milks for those who want to try something a little different (available in unsweetened and original).