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.
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.
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.
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!”.
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.