Restaurateur Elizabeth Blau’s business partner Kerry Simon had been juicing for years, but she always considered it “too granola” for her taste. That changed when she and her husband, chef Kim Canteenwalla, were surfing Netflix and saw the movie Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. “We immediately went out and bought a juicer,” she says. “It inspires us, makes us feel great. So we have integrated it into our lives and our restaurants.” At their restaurant Honey Salt, they share their passion with their customers in the form of the Green Goodness, made with kale, apples, fennel, cucumber, celery, lemon and ginger. $8, 1031 S. Rampart Blvd., 445-6100.
The next time you visit Border Grill, skip the margaritas and try one of their four fresh lemonades. When peaches are in season, your best bet is the sparking white variety. Chef Chris Keating puts the ripe fruit in a pot and caramelizes them to intensify their flavor and make into a puree. He then mixes in freshly squeezed lemon juice and a splash of soda. “I’m from the South,” the chef explains, “so there’s definitely a little bit of that Southern sweetness and flavor that I adore with the peach notes in this crisp homemade lemonade.” $5, in Mandalay Bay, 632-7403.
ECHO & RIG BUTCHER & STEAKHOUSE
When you think of juice, a steakhouse probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind. But Echo & Rig in Tivoli Village has a nice selection of fresh-pressed juice to accompany your carnivorous cravings. They’re all made in-house from a selection of fresh vegetables and fruits, and named so that you know you’re drinking something good for you. Options include Wellness (pineapple, carrot, orange and ginger), Power (apple, carrot, spinach and beet) and Rejuvenate (beet, cucumber, carrot and lemon). $6, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., 570-7400.
THE JUICE STANDARD
A great place for carry-out juice, all of the juices here are cold-pressed using 15,000 pounds of pressure, but bottled without high-pressure processing (which allows some juice producers to extend the shelf life of their products). And if you care about a healthy environment as much as a healthy body, you’ll be happy to learn that the fruits and vegetables that go into their bottles are sourced as locally as possible, and sustainably farmed. $10.50, 4555 S. Fort Apache Rd., 476-9800.
GREENS & PROTEINS HEALTHY KITCHEN
This is a haven for vegetarians and vegans. So it’s no surprise the menu is packed with juices and smoothies. House specialties include the Loaded Antioxidant Chiller (green grapes, blueberries, blackberries and agave nectar); the V9 (carrot, celery, sun-dried tomato, scallions, cabbage, garlic, yellow squash, zucchini, orange, lemon and vegetable stock); and a Watermelon Strawberry Cocktail (watermelon, raspberries, strawberries and agave nectar). $4-$7.50, 9809 W. Flamingo Rd.,541-6400; 8975 S, Eastern Ave., 541-7800.
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