[ Nicely Paired ]
Move over, wine. These days, it’s becoming a common practice for restaurants to offer juice-pairing guides for their menus, helping customers choose the most ideal cold-pressed juice to accompany their meal. Treated much like wine, the focus is on the flavour profile of a juice and how it can balance, contrast, or complement the flavours of a specific dish.
We can also look beyond flavour alone, and pair nutrient-dense juices with meals according to the health benefits they share, or how the nutritional components of each support one another. This can ensure your meal is as balanced and nourishing as possible. Not only do you get to indulge in something delicious, but you can trust it’s working hard to help you feel your best and achieve your optimal health.
Read on for a few of our examples of which meals to pair with certain juices. As with wine, there is always room for creativity, so use this as a guideline and enjoy what tastes and feels the best for you.
A green salad of kale, arugula, or spinach, with goat cheese, nuts, and balsamic vinaigrette
We recommend: fruity juices with berry or apple
[the crisp] or [the blue moon] or [the lover]
The bright flavours of apple and berry will pair perfectly with an iron-rich salad like this one. The contrasting sweetness of the juice will allow the flavours - peppery arugula, bitter greens, and tart vinegar and cheese - to really shine.
What the health: Both berries and leafy greens are rich in fiber and vitamins. Also, [the crisp] and [the blue moon] both contain lemon, a great source Vitamin C, which will help your body absorb the iron from the greens.
A spicy chicken curry or Pad Thai
We recommend: cool, tropical flavours such as pineapple and lime
[the mojito] or [the glow] or [the peak]
If you’re digging into some spicy, warming comfort food, reach for the perfect contrast: the light, cool flavours of pineapple and lime. These will cleanse the palette and let the bold flavours of Eastern cuisine put on their best show. [the mojito] offers a burst of mint for some added freshness to beat the heat, and the turmeric in [the glow] will tie together your favourite Indian dish.
What the health: Bromelain, a powerful enzyme found in pineapples, can aid the digestive system, which could be helpful as spicy food can sometimes cause indigestion. Bromelain can also ease joint pain and arthritis. Turmeric, a common ingredient in Indian dishes and also found in [the glow] is a powerful anti-inflammatory, which can also ease pain.
A pasta dish with olive oil, parmesan cheese, and cherry tomatoes;
a frittata with egg and tomato
We recommend: green juices
[the OMG] or [the boss] or [the battery]
If your easy weeknight meal is pasta with olive oil, fresh herbs, a nice cheese, and some cherry tomatoes from the garden, try opting for a flavourful green juice. All our green juices are bold and complex by nature, and best left to take center stage by pairing them with simple flavours like these. Eggs are another great, easy way to let the greens do the talking, so whip up a nice frittata or quiche for brunch.
What the health: Tomatoes and eggs are both rich in Vitamin C, which will help you absorb and make the most of the iron in the leafy greens. Vitamin C also boosts the immune system and elevates the mood, so you can be feeling your best – which you’ll need, as those rich greens are going to give you a big dose of energy to tackle your day.
Roasted cauliflower or potatoes;
rich meat dishes such as lamb
We recommend: juices made from root vegetables such as beet or carrot
[the spring] or [the b.a.l.m.] or [the superhero]
Juices pressed from root vegetables like beets and carrots balance nicely with similar earthy and grounded flavours. Think hearty comfort foods like roasted vegetables such as potatoes, cauliflower, parsnips, or carrots; cream-based soups; or a spiced rack of lamb. Rather than contrast, these dishes will complement these juices, which are rich and slightly heavier.
What the health: A meal like this is rich in complex carbohydrates, starch, and fiber, which means it can curb cravings and keep you feeling full longer. They’re also rich in Vitamin A, which is anti-inflammatory and great for the health of the skin and eyes.