Philadelphia Weekly: Taste this ASAP - Greens 4 U at The Juice Merchant


As many among the health-conscious will attest, there's something spectacular about a freshly made juice first thing in the morning. Aside from the benefits of those instantly absorbed vitamins and minerals, they usually provide practically the same boost as caffeine, with far better nutritional payoff. Holistic food chef Monica Sellecchia can tell you all about it, but she'd rather show and prove via The Juice Merchant, where she utilizes locally sourced produce to craft an impressive menu of delectable clean drinks that feed both the body and the spririt. They're all heavenly, but Greens 4 U is a great pick-me-up. Kale, spinach, parsley, cucumber and Granny Smith apples all make up the "green," boosted with a potent kick of ginger and tangy lemon. Kale With a Kick is a super alternative, subbing lime and jalapeno for Greens' parsley, lemon and ginger. And you can get 'em pre-bottled to go or made then and there to enjoy with one of Sellecchia's amazing salads, sandwiches or wraps.

Who it's for: Self-righteous vegetarians, avid exercisers, anyone determind to step up their healthy-lifestyle game.
Where to get it: The Juice Merchant Juicery and Cafe, 4330 Main Street., in Manayunk.

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