Saturday, November 14, 2009

Liquiteria & Getting Beet Down

Enjoy a blissfully greasy meal from any of the hundreds of food joints in the East Village, then walk over to Liquiteria to wash the oils away. In one day, we bought three juices at Liquiteria as a peace gesture/apology to our bodies for the amount of crap we had been consuming. Liquiteria's Beets Me fresh pressed bottled juice (carrot, beet, apple, pear, lemon, ginger) is absolutely delicious. If money wasn't an option, we could easily drink this everyday. We assumed the All Greens bottled juice (kale, spinach, romaine, parsley, celery, cucumber, apple, lemon and ginger) would be disgusting (still suffering from wheatgrass post-traumatic syndrome). But Liquiteria's All Greens juice was surprisingly good. The apple, lemon, and ginger were a nice, sweet contrast to all the greens. The Killer XX (green apples, double serving of ginger, and cayenne) was also good but it left our ears and throat on fire from the cayenne and ginger pairing.

In addition to the juices, Liquiteria sells smoothies, supplements, and some healthy food options like jumbo tofu dog, grilled soy gouda, and organic PB&J. Liquiteria is located on 170 Second Avenue at 11th Street and offers free delivery on purchases of $10 and more, which is easy to do since their juices are expensive. Well, I guess it's not so expensive when you think about how expensive at-home juicers are, how expensive fruits are, and how messy it is to juice your own fruits. Not too long ago we tried to recreate the Green Pirate Juice Truck's Hot Pink Limeade juice (red apple, lemon, lime, cucumber and sweet beet). Since we don't have a juicer, we used our blender instead. BIG MISTAKE. We nearly gagged drinking our overly thick, hot pink smoothie and it left our lips looking like we applied very bad shade of 1980s lipstick.