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As you can see from our numerous food posts, Joanna and I have a tendency to eat a lot, and not necessarily incredibly healthy things. There’s a huge buzz right now about fresh pressed juices, and to be honest, I initially didn’t see the draw in it. But I realized after all the junk (food, alcohol, caffeine) I put into my body, a detox is necessary.

Delivery: You get 6 juices, 1 chlorophyll water & 1 aloe water. They also include a little card on the first day with instructions on cleansing.

After a completely miserable 1st attempt at manually juicing myself, I decided for the 2nd round to just order from Pressed Juicery. Even though it is $70/day (delivery included), it’s actually cheaper than most places. They deliver early (around 4 am) and email you where they left the box too. For 6 juices, 1 chlorophyll water and 1 aloe water, I think it’s worth not having to prep and juice yourself. You can also pick it up at the stores themselves for a little less than $50/day.

While it is recommended to not drink coffee, I needed to. So I started with just one cup of black coffee- no milk or sugar added.

Pressed has 3 different cleanse options with Cleanse 1 being the easiest and Cleanse 3 being the most intense (more green juices). If you think $70/day is too expensive, you can try juicing yourself at home, which is much cheaper. Just be prepared to spend a lot of time especially for the prep!

Needed 2 Greens 1 this day to get me going!

But other than the cleanses they offer, I love having a bottle of Pressed Juicery around. Having a Greens 1 (Kale, spinach, romaine, parsley, cucumber, celery) in the morning makes me feel much more refreshed and healthy. I personally cannot stand ginger in my drinks, so I loved that Pressed has non-ginger options!

A Detox 4 (cucumber, pineapple, coconut h2o, aloe vera) is incredibly refreshing and my favorite on a hot day and especially after a Bar Method class. I tried Detox 3 (grapefruit and mint) but it was definitely too hard to drink for me, too tart. I usually add half a Splenda to my grapefruits anyway, so Detox 3 was not ideal for me.

For the more “dessert-like” drinks, my favorite would have to be Coconut mint chip (coconut meat, coconut h2o, cacao, mint)! I cannot get over how it tastes like mint chocolate chip ice cream. It’s so delicious.

One of current seasonal drinks. It definitely has a kick to it, but I love that spice! I prefer it over sweet juices.

Juices range from about $6.50 – $8 per bottle. There are 3 locations plus a truck that goes to Malibu (Follow @PressedJuicery on Twitter for location and time). While I have never been to the Brentwood location, the West Hollywood one has a small parking lot in the back – please note some spots are reserved. The Downtown Los Angeles location just opened, Monday July 16! I’m so excited because now I can grab some juices before and after work. If you cannot find street parking, the underground structure at the Cooper Building is $5 for the first 30 minutes. For more information, check out their Website- www.pressedjuicery.com.

xox Grace

Pressed Juicery Brentwood // 13050 San Vicente Blvd, #120 Los Angeles, CA 90049 // 310.451.1010
Pressed Juicery West Hollywood // 8714 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 // 310.854.4407
Pressed Juicery Downtown // 860 South Los Angeles st Los Angeles, CA 90014 // 213.688.9700

Fonuts
8104 W 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 592-3075
www.fonuts.com

I’m definitely a walking contradiction. I always say I’m not a big fan of sweets, but I’m always somewhere buying baked goods or going to a bakery the first day it opens (last Wednesday, it was the Bouchon Bakery in Beverly Hills). Most of the time I don’t even eat what I buy, but I just love buying baked goods and often giving it to friends and family. I guess there’s nothing better than some sweets to cheer up everyone’s day!

Fonuts, the long awaited “doughnut” bakery by pastry chef Waylynn Lucas (The Bazaar and Patina) and voice actor Nancy Truman, finally opened today. Originally, Fonuts was supposed to open on National Doughnut Day on June 3rd, but due to some delays, it took awhile for the bakery to open. Traditionally, doughnuts are deep fried and not the healthiest, but Fonuts are baked and several are wheat/gluten free or wheat/gluten free and vegan.

When I arrived at the bakery at around 11:30 AM, the place was surprisingly full of people ordering several items and already, the more popular items were sold out. Within a few hours, Fonuts Tweeted that they were sold out for the day.

Chalkboard Menu with Prices

List of Doughnuts

6 Doughnuts Recommended by Fonuts
(Starting with yellow sprinkled Fonut, going clockwise) Glazed, Rum, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Strawberry, Chorizo & Cheddar, and Lemon.
Since I prefer savory over sweet, I loved the Chorizo and Cheddar Fonut and was surprised that the cheddar didn’t overpower the taste of the chorizo. I also really enjoyed the Strawberry and Lemon (wheat/gluten free and vegan). They were both very moist and not overly sweet. I can definitely see myself enjoying a few of these with my morning coffee. But I was a bit disappointed with the Glazed and Peanut Butter & Jelly. They were both too dense and dry for my taste and the glaze didn’t have the usual sweetness that I enjoy on doughnuts. While the Peanut Butter & Jelly Fonut was creative and I enjoyed the flavors, it definitely could have used more jelly.

My doughnut cravings have now been replaced by Fonuts. I wasn’t expecting much from these baked doughnuts but was pleasantly surprised. I definitely plan on stopping by again this week to pick up some Fonuts for friends and family.

xox -

Joanna

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