Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Review: Raw Juicery (Vivacity, Kuching)

It was a pleasure to meet Ilnara and her husband, Ghaniy of Raw Kitchen (Green Heights Mall) and Raw Juicery (Vivacity). They have been operating well over a year now and you can also find their juices at Everrise (4th Mile), Mady Organics, Tun Jugah food court, The Ranee Hotel, The Garden Pharmacy, Poppies (The Spring), Plaza Merdeka, The Granary and Level Up but they are such sincere and helpful people it's a shame not to have a nice chat with them.
Each bottle is RM12, and if you return the empty jars, you'll get a RM0.50 rebate. While it's not much, I applaud every effort of preserving mother earth ;) They have a vast array of juices to choose from but they can also customize them based on what you hope to achieve. I want to have healthy skin and Adam wants to lose weight so they introduced us to LuckNow and Banna-Banni.

I loved Luck Now because citrus made it extra refreshing, but what really stood out was the subtle notes of cinnamon and turmeric with just a hint of ginger. Banna-Banni is just as revitalizing, but expect a kick of spiciness after downing that drink as they've added cayenne pepper to boost metabolism and to act as a natural fat burner.

When we arrived though, we were given a shots of juice and honestly, the ingredients they chose complement each other beautifully. All the flavors of their juices blend so well together, it's like they were meant to be. Once you taste it, you will understand exactly what I mean. Juice has never tasted so delicious. Needless to say, there are no preservatives, additional sugar or any of that nasty stuff.

On top of juices, they sell certain superfoods like chia seeds, hempseed, acai powder and these food bars pictured above. I would love to see them expanding into raw food diet though. It's another health fad which tosses cooking out the window because it is believed that heat kills beneficial nutrients and enzymes. Also, since you will be cutting out processed food, I trust we would be a lot healthier for it. But it's extremely tedious to prepare, as raw food perishes quickly, just like these juices.

You can choose to purchase the prebottled ones from Raw Juicery (Vivacity), but you must keep them refrigerated and finish it within 30 minutes upon unsealing the cap. Or you can bring your own refillable glass bottles (plastic oxidizes the juice & ruins it) to Raw Kitchen (Green Heights Mall) and those can keep for 2 days (and also, replace 2 meals).

Kenny Sia - I trust he needs no introduction, being one of the pioneers in the Kuching blogging scene and also founder of Level Up - showed up with his wife for the opening ceremony.
Kenny Sia, Ghaniy, Ilnara & Mr. Allen Sim (Director of Vivacity)
Now for the compulsory selfie with the very pretty Ilnara, I mean look at that skin! HELLO.
To read what the other bloggers have to say about Raw Juicery:

Mike - Aliey - Hani - Priscilla - Faldi

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