I went to the Dupont Circle farmers market today and bought some fresh kale. I made a raw kale salad with kale, apple cider vinegar, hemp seeds, olive oil, munchi curry, and himalayan salt. 100% Organic. The organic kale greens are from Sunnyside Organic Farm. It feels great to eat food from a farmer I’ve met.
Pret A Manger, Washington DC now offering green juice and raw coconut water.
The 14.5 oz cold pressed green juice (in this case: “apple, cucumber, spinach, celery & lime”) is $5.99 (+tax) and tastes pretty green albeit very sweet from the apple (That being said, I can definitely taste the presence cucumber – which is a good, healthy-tasting thing).
I am happy to see more raw, vegan, health-conscious and nutritious food products coming to the Washington DC market.
The only criticism I could offer (which may be a deal breaker for some) is that the juice is NOT labeled ORGANIC. While not being organic does allow for a lower price point, which will get more people trying green juice… in order for this beverage to be fully legit, and meet a high level of quality: Pret a Manger needs to make this green juice organic and market it as such (as they have done a good job with for their organic coffee).
All in all, I am excited to see more green juice in Washington DC!
I’m creating a kombucha nanobrewery which will make kombucha enhanced with the world’s best adatogenic herbs.
GINSENG KOMBUCHA will be the first brew, and it will have $10 worth of kinetic ginseng in each 32oz bottle. (That’s unheard of!)
In time, I plan to have a whole line different kombucha brews, each with high quality, potent and functional superfoods, tonic herbs, and medicinal mushrooms.
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