New Juices On The Menu At Intercontinental’s Cookbook Cafe
anuary 2014, Cookbook Cafe at InterContinental London Park Lane is introducing a new juicing selection created by acclaimed naturopath, health expert and author of Eat Yourself Young Elizabeth Peyton-Jones. The menu will be served during Cookbook Cafe’s seasonally-inspired market table breakfast and lunch, which was awarded 3 stars from the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
Elizabeth, whose celebrity clients include Thandie Newton, aims to help people understand that what they eat is fundamental to the way they look and feel. Inspired by these principles, the juices will complement Cookbook Cafe’s light breakfast options and quick lunches, which celebrate locally-sourced ingredients. The new juices, which start from £5, will help to detox, invigorate and revive. A brief description of the juices from Elizabeth follows and for more information visit http://www.cookbookcafe.co.uk/juicing.php
Energy Jolt: Pineapple, Korean Ginseng, Apple, and Lime
This juice is great for renewal and invigoration. Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that helps in the repair of damaged cells – good after an injury or sickness or even to combat minor muscle tissue damage after a run or hard session in the gym. The spice of the ginger will wake you up and the lime has an alkalizing effect as well as complementing the sweetness of the pineapple. Korean ginseng helps the body to rebalance and combat stress. If your adrenal glands are overworked or you are tired and lacking focus, then Korean ginseng can help strengthen your body systems so you recover more quickly.
Stamina Boost: Beetroot, apple, ginger
Beetroot contains high levels of iron and is great for energy and stamina – it’s also the ‘go-to’ vegetable for a detoxing effect and to help establish good gut flora. Apple contains pectin which binds to cholesterol to slow glucose absorption and combat sugar highs. It also contains malic acid which helps in the gall bladder’s processing of fats. Ginger increases the metabolic rate, is warming and boosts the immune system with its antimicrobial and antibiotic qualities.
Vitamin Shot: Carrot, Apple and Ginger
Carrot contains Beta-carotene that makes it a rich source of vitamin A. It Improves immunity and vitality and is good for the skin. Apple contains high-levels of Vitamin C and other antioxidants to help the digestive system. It gives your body the necessary boost it needs for improved physical and mental performance and ginger increases the metabolic rate, is warming, and boosts the immune system.
The juicing menu will be rolled-out across InterContinental London Park Lane including Spa InterContinental and room service. In addition, the hotel also offers an in-depth Wellness Experience with Elizabeth that is available upon request and is part of the hotel’s commitment to provide guests with enriching offerings to help them make the most of their stay.
If you would like to meet Elizabeth or just pop into the Cookbook Cafe to try a juice please let me know.