Main Squeeze

Our panel of health nuts sampled a variety of liquid wonders, from the bottled variety to the freshly squeezed. As expected, the results reveal it’s all a matter of taste.

Kale Yeah, $9

The Source Café, Hermosa Beach
Kale, Spinach, Celery, Cucumber, Parsley

Chris: It tastes pretty good for being loaded with veggies.
Angela: It’s very light in consistency and flavor. Tastes very clean.
Kristin: I would enjoy this daily. It has a good flavor.

Average Score
(10 highest): 8

 

 

 

 

 

Evolution Fresh Sweet Greens and Lemon, $6

Starbucks, Redondo Beach
Celery, Apple, Cucumber, Spinach, Parsley, Romaine, Lemon, Lime, Wheat Grass, Clover Sprouts

Kristin: Best tasting of the bunch.
Chris: It’s sweet and smooth.
Angela: It tastes like a fruit juice with greens added in.

Average Score
(10 highest): 7.5

 

 

 

Dr. Green Thumb, $9

Formu+La pilates + juice, Manhattan Beach
Cucumber, Celery, Red Kale, Spinach, Fennel, Chard, Dandelion, Green Apple, Lemon

Kristin: I like the hint of sweetness.
Chris: I think this juice is a bit thick for me to drink daily, but I could enjoy it here and there.
Angela: Has a mellow, even taste. Very drinkable.

Average Score
(10 highest): 7

Clarity, $9

Kreation Juice at Elegance Spa, Manhattan Beach
Spirulina, Kale, Cucumber, Parsley, Celery, Spinach, Romaine, Lemon, Chlorophyll, Aloe Vera, Ginger, Himalayan Salt

Chris: Tastes “healthy,” like I’m getting my veggies.
Kristin: Needs to be a little sweeter.
Angela: I believe this one has a touch of ginger in it, which I love. Balances the cooling and warming properties.

Average Score
(10 highest): 7

 

 

The Judges


Angela Huber
Acupuncturist,
Redondo Beach

Chris Akers
Waiter,
Hermosa Beach

Kristin Detwiler
Physical Therapist,
Redondo Beach