“What can I do to stay healthy?” — seems to be the question on everyone’s mind recently. And with flu season in full swing, it’s never been more important to keep your immune system in check. But beyond loading up on oranges and washing our hands frequently, what more can we do? Well, this is where ingredients such as açaí, ginger, garlic, turmeric, cilantro, lemon, and leafy greens come in. Believed to help improve your body’s natural defences, these items could potentially protect you against infections. It is with this in mind that we’ve gathered a list of where to get a shot, smoothie or juice packed with vitamin and antioxidant goodness that can help boost your immunity.
Cafe Gray at The Upper House Hong Kong
Cafe Gray at The Upper House has just introduced two new health drinks as part of their March Month of Wellness. The first is their Immune Booster, a drink infused with turmeric, ginger and lemon, all of which are well known for their antioxidant properties. The second is Clarifying Tea, which is made with pear, sweet date and osmanthus to nourish and hydrate the body.
Cafe Gray Deluxe, Level 49 The Upper House Pacific Place 88, Queensway, Admiralty; +852 3968 1106
Supabowl serves açaí-based smoothie bowls, smoothies and more. Açaí berries are packed with antioxidants that can help build up your immune system and protect your cells against damage from free radicals. What’s more, they offer a combination of different superfood ingredients to pack it with the good stuff. Choose from bee pollen, goji berries, chia seeds, and more. You can even create your own customised bowl from their selection of toppings, too.
Supabowl has two locations:
4 Swatow Street, Wan Chai; +852 3565 4379
41-43 Graham Street, Central ; +852 2608 9878
For all things, matcha, head to Matchali’s pop-up at the Upper House. Started by cousins Cara and Laura Li, the brand uses antioxidant-packed ceremonial-grade matcha from Uji in Japan to craft unique and refreshing drinks. For something packed with even more immunity boosting ingredients, try the Ginger Turmeric Tonic + matcha shot, and drink to your health. The pop-up will go on until 28 April 2020.
Matchali is open at The Upper House from Tuesday to Sunday 10am-6pm, closed Mondays.
6/F, The Upper House, 88 Queensway, Admiralty; +852 2918 1838
If you’re a member of Pure Fitness, you will already be familiar with Nood Food. At each location, they have grab ‘n’ go fridges stocked with cold-pressed juices. But if that’s not your thing, you can also order from the variety of raw foods, superfood smoothies, organic juices and shots, including the Royal Flush, which has carrot, celery, cucumber, lemon and turmeric.
Nood Food, 2/F, Kinwick Centre 32 Hollywood Road Central; +852 3691 3271
For all other locations, click through their website here.
Bless Cold Pressed Juice
This cold-pressed juice company has a number of shops located across Hong Kong. You can pick up a bottle from their wide selection of juices including the Immune Warrior. This juice is made up of turmeric, orange, apple and lemon to really take care of your immune system while you quench your thirst.
Bless Cold Press Juice, Shop 5, G/F, Dragon View House, 6-16 Hoi Tai Street & 7-9 Hoi Kwong Street, Quarry Bay; 2877 2226
For other Bless Cold Pressed Juice locations, head to their website here.
Be-Juiced worked with a nutritionist to develop a number of juice recipes that give the body the correct nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that may be missing from a standard diet. Our favourite is their Wellness Shot: a blend of ginger, turmeric, lemon, cayenne pepper, oregano and raw honey, which gives us the energy boost we need to conquer the day.
Be Juiced, 45 Peel Street, Central; +852 2668 6231
Made with 100% organic, raw and cold pressed ginger, Tizzy Shots are packed with illness fighting ingredients in a small vial. You can order them online and pick up a pack of three shots or mix them up for variety. Choose from their punchy Classic Ginger, detoxifying Charcoal, or Tumeric and Vegan shots to boost your health and immunity.
Tizzy shots are also stocked at:
BiteUnite, G/F 15 Lung On Street, Wan Chai; +852 2366 3231
Pinnacle Performance, 7/F, Morrison Hill Plaza, 9 Morrison Hill Road, Wan Chai; +852 2469 2000