Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Zoe - Your Health Kick for the Day!

There's a running joke in our house about a juicer that I had once spent a lot of money on because I wanted us all to get into the habit of eating (and drinking) healthy. I was convinced I would lovingly make mixed fruit and vegetable juices every morning and my children would lovingly drink them before school every morning, then kiss me goodbye and skip merrily off to the bus stop.

Yeah - that happened. Twice. The second time was less loving than the first. The &*&^ juicer was just too much work! Who the hell can spend that much time cleaning a juicer? And all that wasted pulp? Anyway, the juicer now occupies a significant amount of space in my bed box and makes me the butt of jokes from my dad and husband about my gadget and appliance craziness and also general laziness.

I know juicers are better and easier now, but you know what's even easier? Ordering juice. There's a big craze for cold pressed juices now and there are so many easy options available that can make you feel a lot better about your breakfast or even the mid-day office snack. (Ahem - there are also some very expensive cold pressed juicers that are now available...I've been eyeing them, but better sense and experience have so far prevailed and I haven't ordered one yet).

So, since I'm sticking to ordering for now, I recently tried Zoe - they have a range of juices, smoothies, parfaits, and even some vegan drinks (including coffee made with almond milk!) and healthy sandwiches. They have quite a wide menu and I had a hard time choosing something. Ultimately, I just looked through the ingredients list and picked the ones that included at least a couple of the fruits or veggies I liked. The one I liked the most was a parfait - I picked one with grapes in it. I didn't really think grapes would go well with yogurt, but they really did! The thing I liked the least was this smoothie with peanut butter and bananas...maybe I don't like peanut butter that much, after all, or maybe it was a tad too heavy for me. What I loved was the quality and freshness of everything...it just felt right! I'm definitely planning to try more of the parfaits and sandwiches. They do offer subscriptions also - you can get stuff delivered every day for a week or month or more at a time and that comes with some discounts. Cold pressed juices on a regular basis do tend to be prohibitively expensive, especially if you're ordering for the whole family. It would be nice to see prices coming down eventually, but until then a subscription is a better way to go.

Also, remember that you live in Gurgaon and have overpaid for things for so long that you no longer have much perspective on what things actually cost:-) So, just forget it and enjoy your juice!

If you decide to give Zoe a try and like it, or if you have any recommendations of your own, don't forget to leave a comment! 

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