Since we opened Living Produce Aisle back in February, we had one goal: to provide the community with healthy, organic, and sustainable food.
Using Urban Cultivator appliances, we're able to grow that good food on site, seven days a week.
We've been able to make fresh smoothies and salads that are harvested to order, as well as grow healthy flats of microgreens for our customers to take home.
Many of those who have visited are wowed by the store, lined by illuminating Urban Cultivators. We're proud of what we've put out through Living Produce Aisle.
On top of healthy, organic, and sustainable, Living Produce Aisle has been concentrating on hyper-local, and in that, we believe that it's important to support other local businesses, especially considering the fact that Urban Cultivator is a Vancouver-based company as well.
So, at the beginning of the month, we introduced our latest product: delicious, exciting juices, manufactured by Vancouver favorite, Juice Truck, using Urban Cultivator-grown greens.
These three new LPA x Juice Truck juices are packed with good stuff.
Green Mile features Juice Truck's Aloe Green juice and Urban Cultivator-grown wheatgrass, and it's one of the sweeter juices we have. It has pineapple, spinach, orange juice, aloe, coconut water, mint, and wheatgrass.
Spinach and wheatgrass (we've learned all about wheatgrass!) are both great detoxifying substances, with spinach being one of the most nutritious plants around.
Packed with fibre, nutrients (beta carotene, vitamin C, lutein, calcium, potassium), and antioxidants and low in calories, spinach gives the Green Mile that "oomph" you need after a night of drinking.
Pineapples are also high in vitamin C, bromelain, and anti-inflammatory properties, which can aid your body to fight off infections.
The orange juice in the Green Mile also gives you a punch in vitamin C, as well as vitamin B1, calcium, and folate.
Lastly, coconut water and aloe vera are wonderfully rejuvenating liquids, with the former chock full of electrolytes and potassium, and the latter working as a digestive aid.
This one's for those feeling a bit under the weather.
Surely by now you've heard about turmeric's incredible healthy properties.
It's a spice commonly used in South and Southeast Asian cooking, but has been adopted into healthy diets as it's incredibly high in anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric can help moderate insulin levels and boost one's immune system.
The Knock Out also has ginger, lemon, pineapple, orange, carrot, and radish microgreens.
The Red Eye has beet, apple, carrot, lemon, dandelion greens, parsley, and peashoots.
Beets are great for lowering blood pressure and are a great attention to any pre-workout routine because they have the ability to boost stamina. These root vegetables also can help purify your blood.
Carrots are loaded with beta carotene and vitamin C, and parsley can help to control blood pressure thanks to its folic acid content.
As well, parsley is rich in vitamins A, B12, C, and K.
These three new juices are $9 each, and can be added to any of the smoothies available at the LPA.
Not in the Vancouver area but love to juice instead? No problem!
Microgreens are a great addition to any juice recipe. If you're growing in an Urban Cultivator, try adding these microgreens to your juices: