After an indulgent month of eating and drinking, many of us take on ‘Dry January’ to give our bodies a well-needed detox from the booze! But that does not mean to say January has to be a boring month of being in bed by 9pm on the weekend as hospitality trailblazers, The Initiative have announced their latest opening of London’s first no/low alcohol bar Shaman in Leman Locke Aldgate. In their latest venture, The Initiative will be trading in hangovers for healthy hospitality just in time to get you through Dry January. As London’s first no/low alcohol bar, Shaman is set to shake up London’s nightlife scene in 2020.
Shaman has been created with healing, rejuvenation and self-care in mind and will be serving up a selection of fresh juices, pastries created by renowned chef Robin Gill, coffee and low/now alcohol drinks, ready to shift the assumption that bars can only be enjoyed with alcohol. Teaming up with some of the most established names in the industry including nutritionist Olga Hamilton and DAILY DOSE, Shaman’s fresh juices have been designed to improve gut health, revive your liver, increase energy levels and reduce stress levels.
Our Top Pick Juices…
ENERGISER Coconut Water, Romaine, Spinach, Kale, Cucumber, Lemon, Mint Juice from the green leafy vegetables is very rich in B vitamins, iron and magnesium – all of which are essential for energy production.
SKIN GLOW Carrot, Turmeric, Apple, Ginger, Lemon Carrot is rich in beta-carotene, which adds healthy colour to your skin. Turmeric possesses strong anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, both of which are beneficial for skin health.
BEAT THE BLOAT Activated Coconut Charcoal, Lemon, Lime, H20, Agave The benefits of activated charcoal include general detoxification (including alcohol), digestive health, gas and bloating. Activated charcoal works by trapping toxins and chemicals in the gut, preventing their absorption. Because activated charcoal is not absorbed by your body, it can carry the toxins bound to its surface out of your body.
LOVE YOUR LIVER Beetroot, Apple, Ginger, Lemon, Aloe Vera Beetroot juice has been shown to improve athletic performance and is also rich in betaine – a liver supporting nutrient.