Superfoods On the Run At Project Juice

Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable & Black Rice Salad with Project Juice cold-pressed juices.

Plus: How to Support San Francisco’s Pink Triangle Park & Memorial

By Charly Kayle, Informer Media Group

I’ve finally gotten it through my head that just buying organic greens and non-GMO vegetables, then ignoring them til they rot in my refrigerator, does NOT equate to healthy eating. Healthy composting maybe, but that produces a very unhealthy guilt.

Problem is, I hate to cook.

Scratch that… I have excruciately little time for the whole preparation of meal-making for a single person, except for the holistic food I make for my animals, and that’s another whole article.

The author stuffing her face.

This is where TRULY healthy “grab & go” items are a life saver. Project Juice does it up right with a gourmet chef to create organic, plant-powered, gluten-free, non-GMO, sustainably sourced meal and salad entrees that are as beautiful as they are delicious. This a new addition to their certified organic cold-pressed juices, smoothies and superfood bowls.

Credit Chef Sascha Weiss for the imagination and knowledge to marry clean foods with our “eat on the run” lifestyle.

Even though these ready-made menu items are perfect for a quick lunch, they’re gorgeous enough to serve guests coming over for a lovely HEALTHY dinner, addressing everyone’s allergic requirements. And thankfully, each item is filling as well.

So what is really good AND pretty? Some examples:

Asian Chopped Salad

Asian Chopped Salad – Purple potato, mung beans, carrots, green beans, red cabbage, toasted coconut with a touch of cilantro in tamarind almond dressing.

Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable & Black Rice Salad – lacto-fermented beet pickles (no added sugars, sweeteners or vinegars), roasted cauliflower, grapeseed oil and turmeric, on a bed of black rice, arugula and a green herbed sesame dressing, topped with toasted almonds and golden raisins.

Beet & Beluga Lentil Salad – dairy-free almond ricotta, quinoa, toasted walnuts, beluga lentils, beets, salad greens in a balsamic vinaigrette.

Protein Soba Noodles – macrobiotic black bean soba noodles, sweet potatoes, broccoli, red cabbage, toasted sesame oil, coconut amino, sesame seeds in a tamarind almond sauce.

For dessert, Mango-Vanilla Chia Pudding with Toasted Almonds or Housemade Coconut Yogurt Granola Parfait.

As well as being concerned with acquiring the healthiest ingredients that are kind to the environment, Project Juice is also involved with the community. Their newest location in the Castro at 506 Castro St. is celebrating its Grand Opening on Saturday, January 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit the non-profit Pink Triangle & Memorial Park.

Free juices to the first 100 through the door at 11 a.m., plus prizes, discounts and promotions, with 100 percent of proceeds from sales going to the Pink Triangle & Memorial, a park memorializing the 15,000 LGBT people prosecuted, imprisoned and killed during and after the Nazi regime.

Project Juice operates locations all over the San Francisco Bay Area and Orange County, including SFO and LAX. Visit www.projectjuice.com

The Project Juice Castro Grand Opening Party is Saturday, January 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
506 Castro St. in San Francisco.

History of the Pink Triangle & Memorial at 17th and Market Streets in the Castro District of
San Francisco at pinktrianglepark.org.

 Charly Kayle is a radio personality who has been involved with morning shows across the country.  Based out of San Francisco, she enjoys covering food & beverage, animals, travel, entertainment and metaphysical interests.

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