Cru opens new Calgary location with tasting event
Teamed up with Lululemon, the newest Cru Juice location in Mount Royal hosted a night of real and raw
If you haven’t heard of Cru Juice by now, you need to reevaluate your life. Cru is a local company, just about to have their first birthday. They specialize in cold pressed juicing, which essentially means that none of the ingredient have been heated past 120 degrees. Which adds to the Cru slogan “Real & Raw.”
On May 27, Cru Mount Royal partnered with Lululemon on 4th Street to host a tasting night. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about cold-pressed juicing, taste the juices and learn about their rewards for your body, and try the brand new Cru food that is being served up at the new, much bigger location.
On site to teach the juice obsessed who spent their Thursday evening at Cru was resident nutritionist Maggie Archibald. Archibald spent the evening describing the different types of juice that they carry, the benefits of those juices and why they are great for your body. Cru has 5 different types of juice, nut mylks, greens, fruit, citrus and root. Once we learned this, the tasting began.
50 Shades of Green — this clever title is just the beginning of what makes this juice outstanding. This juice has romaine, orange, pineapple, spinach, fennel and cilantro. Not a Cilantro fan? Don’t fear — you can hardly taste it. This is a great green juice to ease yourself into the juicing life, because the orange and pineapple make it a bit more fruity.
#Green Juice — This juice is definitely a bit more “green” tasting, with green apple, cucumber, celery, green kale, parsley, lemon, ginger and chlorella. This is very deep with green flavours. Still a winner, but if I had to choose, the former would get my vote.
Bad Boy Brown — this juice is life-changing. It tastes like chocolate milk, and I am not complaining about that. With almonds, cashews, medjool dates, raw cacao, raw honey, mac root and sea salt this is such a great alternative to something sweet when you have a craving, and you don’t have to feel guilty.
Stone Cold Rosso — This collaboration with Rosso coffee roasters is amazing, almonds, cashews, Rosso cold brew, medjool dates, raw honey, vanilla bean and sea salt. An afternoon pick me up if I have ever seen one.
Ménage À Trois – Almonds, cashews, hemp seeds, medjool dates, maple syrup, vanilla bean, cinnamon and sea salt give this vanilla ice cream esque juice its flavour. And its very Canadian with maple syrup, eh?
Its safe to say I am a big fan of the Nut Mylks.
Beet Box — Okay, so I hate beets, so this one was instantly not for me. But I enlisted the opinion of some of my non-beet hating friends, and they found this mixture of, Beetroot, apple, fennel, lemon and ginger quite delicious. The health benefits of beets are amazing, especially if you are low on iron!
the OC — Not only is this show amazing, this juice is amazing. Carrot, orange, pineapple, ginger and turmeric make this blend the perfect summer beverage. It is thirst quenching and the ginger is amazing for your digestion.
Model Slash Actor — Apple, honeydew melon, cucumber, celery, lime and lemongrass make up the newest cru juice. This hydrating blend will boost circulation and detoxify your body. All perfect for summer, and maybe perfect for a morning after a long night out.
Blue My Mind — Blueberry, basil, apple, coconut water and lime are the perfect pairing. Think blueberry basil ice cream, which is amazing by the way. This super hydrating blend is the perfect ‘refreshmint’.
Dirty Lemonade- This unique lemonade takes some getting used to. At times it can be gritty with the clay and charcoal made up of lemon, raw honey, bentonite clay, premium activated zeolite, activated charcoal and filtered H20, it is supposed to be quite the hangover cure, and completely cleansing. So try this blend after a rough night out.
If you are looking for something new to add to your healthy living routine, try Cru. It is a clean and raw way to get you fruits and veggies. And the health benefits will blow your mind. Cru currently has three locations, in Bridgeland, lower mount royal and inside Holt Renfrew if you are looking to try a new pick-me-up.