Guys! In my previous post I had briefly mentioned my shoot at The Cold Pressery, and if you're following me on Snapchat, you already know how obsessed I am with this place. It's an organic juice bar located in Mississauga. They have a super comfy, inviting vibe, where you can sit back, relax, enjoy some board games (yes, more on that below!) and of course, enjoy some delicious drinks and snacks. Their cold press juices are 100% organic and unpasteurized.
I can't get enough! Seriously. I'm about to walk you through some of their delicious and healthy menu items, so get excited. I'm all about balanced eating. Many of you have snapped me as asked what my diet is. I don't do diets. I hate being restricted to eating/not eating certain things. Like, don't tell me what I can and cannot eat. You know? When I want a large fries with spicy chipotle mayo all over it, shut up and hand that shit over. Thanks!
However, like I said, I like to keep things balanced. Everything in moderation. I like eating healthy food. No matter what my dad may say and think, whole wheat, gluten free pasta IS yummy! He just won't get on board with that...
Healthy food doesn't have to taste gross. Honestly! And that is exactly what The Cold Pressery is all about.
DELICIOUS AND HEALTHY.
Okay, first up is this amazing AÇAI BOWL.
What's in it?
Açai purée blended with mango, banana & almond milk – topped with hemp seeds, crunchy granola and seasonal fruits.
Just hand me one of those, and I'm good to go! So, SO good, and super healthy!
Next up was my absolute favourite on the menu!! If you are there, you MUST give this one a go. AVOCADO SMASH TOAST.
Give me pretty much anything with avocado and I'm happy. Couldn't get enough of this!!
What's in it?
Fresh organic avocado smash spread on two slices of Continental Pasta Dura bread – topped with organic sprouts, roasted tomatoes & onions.
I tried making this the second I got home....it did not work out as well. But I'm working on it. ;)
Another great thing about their ever-so-cute cafe is the fact that they have a ton of board games!! Do I sound like a 60 year-old woman yet? I don't care. I live for board games!
I obviously picked UNO because....UNO!! Who remembers UNO?! That was pretty much my entire childhood.
And their juices/smoothies! I'm already a huge fan of juicing myself. I do it daily and love it. If you haven't gotten on board with juicing, please do. It's so yummy and the health benefits are endless. Your body will thank you later on. Trust me.
The ones you MUST try at The Cold Pressery:
Banana, blueberries, chia seeds, freshly squeezed orange juice & fresh almond milk. SO MUCH YES!
Pineapple, mango, spinach, kale & fresh almond milk.
Watermelon, cucumber, strawberry & mint.
Okay, so you guys get it right? Juicing is beyond YUM.
Another menu fave!!
What's in it?
A blend of beans, onions, mushrooms, celery, corn, chipotle pepper & smoked paprika on a spread of fresh avocado – garnished with diced tomatoes, coriander, purple cabbage & drizzled with chipotle sauce.
So much goodness!
And lastly, I'm SUCH a soupie. Is that a word? It is now. Pronounced [soup-ie] Meaning: someone who enjoys soup on the regular (or pretty much everyday).
So when I say this lentil soup was bombbbb, you better believe me! But then again, who doesn't love a good lentil anything?!
I love the cozy, rustic vibe too! I'm all about good aesthetics. I mean, how else do you get a really cute insta photo? I kid, I kid.
But as I've mentioned, I've even done a few shoots in here, and I just can't get enough of the place. So, if you haven't already been, go.
Okay, your turn. Who hates diets as much as I do? Tell me how you guys are living a balanced lifestyle? Because no one, and I mean NO ONE should be going without some Lindt chocolate every once in a while. No?
Photography: Victoria Jmourko
Hair: Andrea Piva
Thanks to Jenny & the team at The Cold Pressery for hosting us. All opinions are my own.