Juice Me

Special thanks to Juice Me for extending this food review invitation.

Update: This business has ceased its operations.

Lebuh Melaka is a less-traveled road in George Town, therefore Juice Me has been flying under my radar for considerable amount of time. Nevertheless once I learnt of its existence, the store's facade is unmistakable.
Juice Me is a juice bar with only one business: juice. To be exact, the shop specializes in cold-pressed juices. Cold pressing is a better way to extract juices from fruits and vegetables because, unlike a blender, the method does not generate heat. Certain nutrients, such as Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), are very sensitive to temperature.
There are 13 different blends of juices on the menu, each given a catchy name with tongue-in-cheek humor. Not all choices are necessarily available because the store only prepares a limited number of bottles.
To maintain freshness, juices are made fresh every day. Bottles are vacuum-sealed and must be cleared within the day.
Juice Me is adamant that no food additive is used. Every drop in the bottle is nothing less genuine than pure fruits, vegetables or nuts. Sugar is avoided, so honey may be used in its stead. In addition, there is absolutely no preservatives, artificial coloring (apart from natural color of ingredients), and food conditioners like emulsifiers.
For fruit juices, Bright Eyes one of the popular choices. This drink is made from carrot, orange and pineapple. The juice is named so because carrot is an excellent source of Vitamin A (retinol), which is essential for retinal health.
The Glow is made from orange, lemon, green apple, honeydew and strawberry. The use of citrus fruits makes the drink rich in Vitamin C (ascorbic acid). Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant and is widely recognized for its ability to combat aging.

Moving to more colorful options, Unbeetable is named after its key ingredient, the beetroot, which is also responsible to lend its reddish hue. Beetroot is rich in Vitamin B9 (folic acid) which the human body cannot synthesize. Other ingredients in this juice are carrot, honeydew and lemon.
LAC is an acronym for its three ingredients: lemon, apple and carrot. Regular customers colloquially call this drink "relac" because the soothing sensation is quite relaxing. This orange-colored drink is bursting is tangy citrus flavor and natural sweetness of apple and carrot.

For green vegetables, Adios Hangover is made from cucumber, lemon and honey. It is also a good source of water-soluble nutrients (Vitamin B and C). Taste-wise, it has sharp, tangy flavor with underlying coolness of cucumber.
As for the Green Oasis, the juice is made from celery, romaine lettuce, green apple and lemon. Green Oasis is perfect for lowering blood pressure and weight management. It also helps to detoxify the body of harmless substances.

The immune system works best when the human body maintains alkaline pH level. Unfortunately, most food, especially meats, are acidic in nature. Juice Me as a number of alkalizer drinks, such as Get That Curve. This drink is extracted from guava, red apple and grape. Taste of guava is the most prominent in this juice.
Another popular alkalizer is Cool That Summer. Made from watermelon, green apple and mint, this drink is the perfect choice during a hot day. The juice is bursting with natural fragrance upon opening.

Do you suffer from lactose-intolerance? Don't worry, Juice Me has non-dairy milk substitute too. Almond milk is recognized as healthy supplement as it is a good source of Vitamin E (tocopherols), dietary fiber and calcium. Best of all, almond milk is free form harmful cholesterol. Get your wholesome dosage of almond goodness from the Very Almond!
How do you satisfy your chocolate cravings without ruining your weight loss regime? The Chocolate Lover is the answer you are looking for. This drink is made from almond milk, cocoa, honey, vanilla bean and filtered water.

Juice Me offers two bottle sizes: 250 millilitres (RM9.00) and 500 millilitres (RM15.00). If not consumed immediately, the juice needs to be refrigerated to maintain freshness. It is normal for the ingredients to sediment after some time, so shake well before opening. Once the bottle is opened, it is advisable to consume the juice within 30 minutes to prevent oxidization.
Juice Me accepts phone orders and provides free delivery within Penang Island (minimum order required).
For take-away or delivery orders of 6 bottles, Juice me provides a convenient cup carrier for easy handling. Furthermore, Juice Me is also going to launch a bottle recycling program to support environmentalism.
Name: Juice Me
Address: 65, Lebuh Melaka, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Contact: 04-228-7300
Business hours: 10:00am-8:00pm, closed on Sundays
Website: http://www.juiceme.my
Coordinates: 5.41333 N, 100.32259 E
Directions: Driving eastbound along Jalan Dato Keramat, turn left to Lebuh Melaka. Juice Me is approximately 150 meters down the road on the left. It is on the next block after Huong Que Vietnamese Food. Street parking is available.