Zing Juice – Think Green? Drink Green!

It was so long since the last time we went “malling” at Glorietta.  Mall of Asia is so nearby that we never had the need to travel far to Makati for our window shopping urges.  It’s because of some wedding shopping errand that we found ourselves driving to Makati and walking towards the escalator of the Glorietta basement parking.

Many things have stayed the same and there were also some changes in Glorietta.  I welcome the changes since the old Glorietta has become boring to us.  There were new shops, renovations left and right and new buildings.  One of the new shops (new to us at least but we don’t know how long it has been there) is Zing Juice.  One of the many juice bars who promise healthy drinks.  The thing that intrigued us was the big poster on Wheatgrass juice (or shot).  I’ve seen these grassy thingies being sold in tradeshows or conventions but was never interested on what these were and what they are for.

This is how the bar looks like.  There's just a small window where you can place your orders and can also watch while the wheatgrass juice is being extracted.
This is how the bar looks like. There's just a small window where you can place your orders and can also watch while the wheatgrass juice is being extracted.

About the Wheatgrass

Taking it from the poster, it’s got a lot more Calcium than your average milk, more Carotene than Spinach, a load more Vitamin C and B and Chlorophyll??  Anyway, that’s just 1 shot (1oz) of the drink.

Yes, something green that ain't naughty...  ^_^  it's healthy!  Yep!  We get it already!
Yes, something green that ain't naughty... ^_^ it's healthy! Yep! We get it already!

About the Price and the Taste

We didn’t dare do the shot so we just bought the drink which will help satisfy our thirst as well.  The drink (small size) costs 115php if I remember it correctly, while the shot costs 85php.  The juice drink version is combined with pineapple (not available at that time so they used greenapple instead), the wheatgrass and another ingredient that I forgot about.  By the way, wheatgrass juice or shots aren’t the only ones they have on their shop.  Like the rest of the healthy juice bars out there, they have fruit shakes/juices and another of the less popular flavors, Ginger.

You can see the actual wheatgrass and the machine they use to extract or squeez out the healthy juices from the greenies.
You can see the actual wheatgrass and the machine they use to extract or squeeze out the healthy juices from the greenies.

Mario didn’t like it at all.  He never was a fruit guy and always wanted everything sweet, the wheatgrass drink wasn’t.  It was, Zingy! to be honest.  The hints of greenapple is there, and the weird grassy taste (how did I know what grass taste like!?).  I drank it all up because it was ok to me and also because I was thinking, “this is healthy!”.

Foamy green drink is the wheatgrass plus green apple plus something else.
Foamy green drink is the wheatgrass plus green apple plus something else.

Overall

I’d like to try the shot next time but to everyone else, here’s a little reminder on how much is enough for this healthy drink:

Usage (from Wiki)

The average dosage taken by consumers of wheatgrass is 3.5 grams (powder or tablets). Some also have a fresh-squeezed 30 ml shot once daily or for more therapeutic benefits a higher dose up to 2–4 oz taken 1-3 times per day on an empty stomach and before meals. For detoxification, some users may increase their intake to 3–4 times per day. It should be noted that consumers with a poor diet may experience nausea on high dosages of wheatgrass.

I forced him to smile for this photo.   ^_^
I forced him to smile for this photo. ^_^

9 thoughts on “Zing Juice – Think Green? Drink Green!

    1. Yep! We need these! With all the sodium and preservatives in almost everything we eat, we need a dose of healthy food (or drink in this case) every now and then.

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  1. Ive tried Zing, I have to say its a huge rip off. Theres hardly any fruit, I believe that they dont use syrups though, since they have not taste, they taste just like water.

    I drink Mondo Juice in MOA. They taste way better, and theres really alot of fruit in it cause thats all I tasted fruit. Its a decent price too. Only 99. They have wheatgrass also but better looking than the one at Zing, they told me the acid in fruits kills the enzymes in the wheatgrass which is why you cant mix it with anything. You should give it a try.

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    1. ah! great feedback!

      I’ll look for Mondo Juice. They’re not on the MOA online map so I’m guessing they’re a kiosk somewhere.

      Thanks and feel free to drop by and comment anytime!

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