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Commodity Juicery

Commodity Juicery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoDisclaimer: *This was a complimentary private tasting. This post was not edited or written for monetary compensation, and are solely my opinions and observations.

I was kindly invited for a private tasting at Commodity Juicery through Zomato, and brought along two guests with me. One was into juices and healthy eating, so he was pretty excited. I have tried a few times with juices and smoothies, though I tend to only have them in the summer. Since I’m also for healthy foods, I was looking forward to it as well.

The place is more like a ‘buy and pick up’ place rather than a cafe where you’d sit down and read a book or something. There are 3 stools, but with one seat by the coolers with the juices that customers need access to, and the other one by the cashier, be ready to do some shifting.

idearabbit_commodityjuicery1idearabbit_commodityjuicery14 idearabbit_commodityjuicery15 idearabbit_commodityjuicery16 idearabbit_commodityjuicery19 idearabbit_commodityjuicery3The staff that was serving us was very knowledgeable with which ingredients were good for what, and which had what kind of nutrients. The healthy friend was really into kombucha, and he started asking all kinds of questions about it, and the staff was very knowledgeable about that too.

All juices are $10/bottle.idearabbit_commodityjuicery6We started off with their most popular drink, the #1 Sweet Greens. It was a tropical flavour, especially with the addition of pineapples It wasn’t ‘salady’ at all. It was light with a slight hint of cilantro that awoken your senses at the end. It was pretty to look at, but very good tastewise.

idearabbit_commodityjuicery7If you check out their website, it’ll will give you all the information you want to know in a very clean and slick but simple chart. The white clean shop is replicated on their very simple, but easy to navigate website.

Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 2.08.26 PMNext naturally, was #2 All Greens. It had lemon and lime plus all veggies. It was zesty with the strong lemon taste. This was the only drink where the ‘ingredients’ settled at the bottom, so it’s a good idea to shake it before consuming. We were told that this drink was good for drinking at the end the day with which has magnesium to calm digestive system. idearabbit_commodityjuicery8#6 Purple Puppy. Along with the creative names for the drinks, they are also creative with the ingredients. They have put cucumber instead of grape to limit the sweetness. It feels like a balanced juice. Smells like beets – but in a good refreshing way.

idearabbit_commodityjuicery9 #8 Orange Roots. Very light and very pretty. It wasn’t overly sweet even though there were apples in it. They said the turmeric was organic. idearabbit_commodityjuicery10#10 Sunrise. This has fructose and electrolyte, so it’s good to drink at the beginning of the day to give you a boost. The flavour, which was zesty and tangy would also wake you up.

idearabbit_commodityjuicery11 #12 Matcha Mylk. I didn’t try this one as it has almonds and cashews. I’m allergic to nuts, so none for me.

Instead, I got to try the one of the Shots $4. I had the Relief Shot with lemon, ginger and some cayenne powder. I’m so glad they were just running out of the powder because holy moly! One sip and I felt my entire tongue and throat burrrrrrrrrn. It took couple gulps of water to calm it down. It is really strong, but I guess if you’re wanting something to really ‘zap’ you, this is the shot for you. Wow… it was incredible.

idearabbit_commodityjuicery12We also had a bit of the Masala bowl which had broccoli, cauliflower, bean sprouts, zucchini, red peppers, carrots, green cabbage, quinoa with ­ Masala dressing. It had a nice curry smell to it. Although I do love salads and often eat them, it was the first time I had a salad where all the ingredients were raw except for quinoa. It might take me a bit to get used to eating all of it raw. I think since I suffer from cold hands and feet, and even eating my regular salads can quickly drop my temperature (yes, I can start feeling cold and shivering after a salad!) I’ll save it for the summer time. idearabbit_commodityjuicery20Their straws are made from bamboo – which was really interesting. She mentioned that for the Greens, it’d be best to consume within 4 days and 6 days for carrots or beets.

To end it off, the dessert. Again, the Macaroons $4 had nuts, so only my guests had samples. They said it was really good, with coconut, cinnamon, sea salt, dates and almonds.idearabbit_commodityjuicery13idearabbit_commodityjuicery18The experience was very good. Clean place. Love their brand identity. Great tasting juices! Would return.

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Pinkberry in Ambleside

Pinkberry Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato It reminds me of Yogen Fruz – white clean background with bright fresh colours and with a minimalist look.
There was a small lineup. When it was my turn, the young girl behind the counter looked zoned out – looking out the window, oblivious to her environment. I looked back at Sheepie and shrugged. I waited in front of her as she continued to either ignore me or daydream.
idearabbit-pinkberry4 idearabbit-pinkberry3As soon as power turned back on her, she was a bit of a robot, saying phrases like they were prerecorded. Since it was my first time at Pinkberry, I wasn’t sure of the process and was a bit rushed by her unsympathetic behavior.
idearabbit-pinkberry2I got a Fresh Fruit Bowl (parfait) $4.75 with 130 calories. The menu is simple, but a bit confusing. It would have been nice to have the heading ‘Yogurt Flavours’ at the top. The first ‘flavour’ is green tea, with a photo of a clear glass of green tea. I immediately took that column as a ‘drink’ section and didn’t even think about the rest. The rest seemed to be photos of ‘toppings’, so I didn’t carefully check.
Many of their yogurt keeps nutrition and health in check. Some flavours are non-fat, gluten-free, indicates that it is a good source of calcium with live and active cultures. Some are even dairy-free. Check to see on their website if the flavour you like or want falls into these categories.
None of the topping looked appealing to me – that’s just me, I didn’t want artificial processed stuff (other than the yogurt), so I skipped the sprinkles, nuts (allergic), fruit loops, gummies and so on and moved straight to the fruits. I asked if I could have a bit of each fruit, and she said you usually only get 3 types, but she said she’d give me all, maybe because I didn’t choose any toppings. There were fresh blueberries, chopped up watermelon, strawberries, pineapple, kiwi, and small balls with looked like tapioca.
idearabbit-pinkberry1Sheepie had 1 scoop (small) $5.85 with 3 toppings on an original yogurt. Chocolate flakes, chocolate crisp balls and almonds.
The interior is modern, clean and fresh. Unfortunately, it was Oct, and with the doors open out to the patio, it was pretty chilly inside. Even more after eating the frozen yogurt! Tastes pretty good, fair prices, and lots of selections. I’d advise though, to go during the summer season! Will be back next year when the weather is hot.

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Nero Belgian Waffle Bar

Nero Belgian Waffle Bar on UrbanspoonA friend suggested waffles for dessert after dinner and we ended up at Nero. There was a bit of line up and wondered what the hype was about.

Inside was jam packed and crowded – there’s not much to space. We were just lucky to get a big table after cramming into a tiny square side table as we waited for our waffles.

idearabbit-nero idearabbit-nero2 idearabbit-nero5Between the four of us, we ordered two waffles Fruity $8.90 with fruits and whipped cream plus Mocha $8.90 with vanilla ice cream and espresso infused whipped cream and dark Belgian chocolate.

idearabbit-nero3Mocha $8.90 idearabbit-nero4Fruity $8.90

Woo! They looked totally delicious! And the taste? Excellent! As a coffee lover, the Mocha was my favourite out of the two. So good!! A bit pricey for dessert, but we’re seeing a lot of dessert places with meal-like prices. It is also on the busy street of Robson.

I liked it! Though I’m not a fan of the eating area. I would take out, but then all the cream and ice cream would melt…but a great new find! :D

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