Thursday, December 1, 2011

Juice For Life - One Lucky Duck Review

During the holidays, I find myself constantly eating super delicious food that is high in fat and sugar. So I wanted to give my system a little cleanse with something healthy, JUICE! Yea. Juice. I never considered myself a juice-a-holic but after I tried my first, at One Lucky Duck, I was hooked. I got a juice everyday for two weeks straight. 

One Lucky duck is a one stop shop for healthy, raw food. It is located in the Chelsea Market and is a subsidiary of the Gramercy Park location. The cuisine is vegetarian and nothing is cooked higher than 118 degrees. This ensures that the vitamins and nutrients in the food are kept in the food. 

{Pre-made Juices and Lunch Items}

{Sarma Melngailis's new book - Living Raw Food}

I have a copy of Sarma's book Raw Food. I love it because the recipes are very creative and tasty. I especially like the Zucchini and Tomato Lasagna. Layered Zucchini "noodles"covered in a sun-dried tomato sauce, with pistachio basil pesto and a pumpkinseed macadamia ricotta. It is both elegant and delicious.

{Hot Pink Juice}
My love and appreciation for juice was born when I saw this documentary on Netflix called Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. The main character, Joe Cross, is 100 lbs overweight and suffers from a rare auto-immune disease. Unable to get any long-term success from current doctors, or expensive pharmaceutical medicine, he decides, as a last resort, to try the body's natural ability to heal itself. And it works. While on his road to recovery,  he travels 3,000 miles and does a 60 day juice cleanse. He hopes to educate other people on how they can eat better with juicing and incorporating more fresh and unprocessed vegetables and fruits into their life. The really amazing thing about juice is that it allows you to get so many micro-nutrients in an easily digestible, vitamin rich form. 
You can check out more about the film here:

{(me) Aisha Chowista and My Hot Pink Juice from One Lucky Duck}

I got a Hot Pink Juice. It had beets, ginger, pear and pineapple. I am not a huge fan of beets but the other ingredients added a perfect balance so it was more palatable. The pear and pineapple added a refreshing sweetness (without any sugar.) The ginger added spiciness. After I finished it I felt full so I ate less at lunch. 

 The cool thing about juicing is that you can fit so many fruits and vegetables into one drink. The amount of food you can fit into one juice would take you much longer to eat than drink. Also because you get so many more nutrients out of your food, you feel full faster so it helps in loosing weight. 

I will definitely be a Juicer For Life!!

One Lucky Duck Location
425 W. 15th Street
(or enter at 9th ave.)
Mon-Fri 10am-9pm
Saturday 10am-8pm
Sunday 10am-7pm



Got it down, juicer for life, so will you include a segment and start to create your own juices? That would be gr8, thanks soo much for the awesome article....& for sharing:)

Paz said...

Ooooh juice is so good. You don't have a juicer at home do you? I am considering getting my brother one for his wedding present. I should consult you first! I'm proud of you for eating beets and now I'm totally inspired to get a hugeeeeeeeeeee smoothie for lunch today. YUM!

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