With winter on the way, people in Cape Town are looking at natural ways to boost their immune system and keep healthy. The City has always been at the forefront of food trends and has built a reputation as a healthy food destination.
Health or wellness shots are a mixture of concentrated juices and extracts from fruits, vegetables, supplements and other fresh ingredients known for their health benefits, and are growing in popularity. For instance, if you are feeling under the weather, freshly pressed green apple juice with a hint of ginger, turmeric and lemon juice is the perfect immune booster. You could also try a green juice shot of spinach and freshly pressed green apple juice to get in enough vitamin K to keep your bones healthy.
However, many restaurants and food outlets in Cape Town have come up with their own variations and combinations. Here are unique health shots you can find in Cape Town:
Kauai has a whole section on their menu dedicated to health shots, and their Floo Shot is just what the doctor ordered. Ginger, honey, lemon and cayenne pepper is the perfect remedy if you’ve come down with the flu.
Chilli, orange, turmeric, and a special ingredient: activated charcoal. The Anti-Venom Shot from Orchard on Long is the ideal combination to rid your body of toxins and unwanted substances.
If you’re into trying new things, the Grasshopper Shot from Juice Revolution contains fresh wheatgrass juice along with some pineapple and mint. Wheatgrass juice has a whole host of vitamins and minerals, as well as chlorophyll and enzymes. Its health properties include liver function benefits.
Collagen plays an important role in skin health, bones, cartilage, muscles, tendons and ligaments by acting like a glue which holds everything together. The older you get, the less collagen your body produces which leads to wrinkled skin, weakened muscles, joint pain etc. Kauai has two collagen shot options to choose from: Collagen Glo Shot (collagen, cucumber juice and pressed apple juice) and the Collagen Digestive Shot (collagen, raw apple cider vinegar and pressed apple juice) – take your pick.
SirFruit’s Energy Shot
Get your caffeine fix the natural way with green coffee and guarana extract, along with some apple and pressed cranberry. The Energy Shot can be purchased at stores that stock SirFruit products or you could order it online.
CBD Soother Shot
Calm your nerves with Kauai’s CBD Soother Shot. CBD is gaining popularity around the world (it’s not the compound in the marijuana plant which makes its user “high”, that’s THC) CBD helps reduce anxiety, relieves pain and fights inflammation. It is also non-psychoactive and safe to consume. The Soother Shot contains CBD, freshly squeezed carrot juice and ginger.
Pineapple & Aloe Vera Elixir
Pineapple infused with honey, apple cider vinegar and aloe vera. The vitamin B1 from the pineapple is good for energy and antioxidants, while the Aloe Vera helps with inflammation and adds balance to your digestive system. This elixir can be purchased at Wellness Warehouse in-store or online.
Published by Luqman Ahmed