ruby’s tuesday | a (juice) tale of two cities
posted: November 12, 2013
With outposts in Toronto and at Equinox in London, the people behind new juice bar The Juicery have got an insider’s perspective on what makes these two very different cities tick. From favourite juices to the area’s most picturesque running routes, Amelia Freer, from the London team, and Toronto’s Mark Hendricks give us the lowdown on where to eat, rest and sweat—including, of course, how to make a couple of their killer concoctions at home.
The Healthy Food Fad
London: Maca (a root indigenous to Peru) is the superfood everyone’s talking about for a pre-workout boost.
Toronto: Gluten-free anything and everything.
The Yoga Hybrid
London: Core yoga fusion. Combining the dynamic flow of yoga with the core workout of a power Pilates class, this high energy holistic workout offers an intense abdominal workout with the grace and power of yoga.
Toronto: Jock Yoga, an intense flow yoga class designed to strengthen and stretch out even the tightest jocks out there.
The Cold Weather Cure
London: The ginger, lemon and cayenne shot.
Toronto: Mark’s Greens shake (see above). Greens make your body more alkaline, therefore more energetic. Essential during cold, grey winter months.
The Hip Vegan Hangout
London: Mildreds, Soho, the varied menu and intimate setting make this is a go-to destination for London’s vegan and vegetarian community.
Toronto: Fresh Restaurants, at four locations throughout Toronto. Best known for their Indian Dosas and the Green Goddess bowl.
The Farmers Market
London: Broadway Market, where the people watching is as good as the grub.
Toronto: A bit out of central Toronto, Evergreen Brick Works is the place to be. Make sure to stop into Chef Brad Long’s Cafe Belong.
The Runner’s Delight
London: The uber-stylish Mats Klinberg from the London store Trunk Clothiers runs through Regent’s Park, up Primrose Hill and down through the outdoor gym. A glorious route that takes in London’s most picturesque parks.
Toronto: In fall, the Lakeshore is blissfully quiet with a long stretch of uninterrupted paths that are perfect for runners. You’re also are right next to the water, so it’s both scenic and serene.
London: The Graceful Greens
- 1 cup chopped spinach or kale
- 1 pear
- 6 inches cucumber
- 1 lime, peeled
- 2 sprigs fresh parsley
- 2 sprigs fresh mint
- Jax Coco or unsweetened coconut water
Juice the spinach, pear, cucumber, lime, parsley and mint. Stir in coconut water to taste and serve immediately.
Toronto: Mark’s Green Smoothie
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut water
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 apple
- 3/4 cup spinach leaves
- 1 romaine leaf
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 1/4 lime, peeled
- 2 ice cubes
Blend ingredients together. Serve immediately.
Whether it’s interviewing Lady Gaga, unveiling the latest trends in fashion, or getting under the skin of our most neurotic social trends, Ruby Warrington is at the forefront of it all. She’s a British lifestyle writer and the celebrated creator of the blog The Numinous, but best of all is that Ruby is also a feature writer for the lululemon blog.