Not many fruit juice specialty stall / shops in KK, apart from the Fruits Talk (www.facebook.com/fruitstalk) at Marketplace 88 who are also selling desserts and light snacks, the newly opened Fruto Juice Bar at Oceanus Waterfront Mall is the latest addition to this niche section of F&B.
Fruto is 100% locally owned and there are two main categories of healthy beverage offered here: The Froothies and the Frupresso. The Froothies - derived from "fruits" and "smoothies", uses 100% cocktail of fruits or vegetables, or BOTH! To make sure it is packed with good protein, some drinks are ice blended with nuts and seeds too! For an instant example: Creamy Carrot (RM10.90 - small / RM11.90 - large) contains carrots, cashew nuts, cranberries and coconut water. While Turmeric Heat Cleanser (similar price) - the vegetable-based smoothies, is richly packed with hefty 9 types of ingredients: Romaine Lettuce (here come your Caesar Salad, sir!) , spinach, turmeric, ginger, pineapple, mango, coconut milk, coconut water and lemon.
Froothies are ice-blended type of healthy drink, which is also rich in fibre due to the ingredients used. Frupresso however, are fruit juices extracted by using a Cold-Pressed juicer. There are a lot of scientific claims prove that nutrients (especially vitamins) of the fruits can be well preserved with Cold-Pressed technology. I ordered the Bloody Black Mary (RM11.90 - small / RM12.90 - large) which is made with spinach, celery, goji berry, tomato, carrot, pumpkin seeds, cayenne pepper and black salt - it turned out to be a little hot after-taste but generally it was great! Creamy Pinepaya (a Froothies with pineapple, papaya, lemon, coconut cream and cocout water) taste delicious too!
|Fruto Juice Bar - 1st Floor, Oceanus Waterfront Mall|
|They are having launching promo during our visit, 2 weeks ago|
|The Froothies and Frupresso|
|All ingredients used here are fresh - the juice bar is open concept, so you can view every thing the mixologist do!|
|Feel free to add almond, pumpkin seed or toasted coconut flakes to your drinks|
|The Creamy Pinepaya|
|Front: Bloody Black Mary|
FOODIOT'S POINT: 87% (Impressive! Worth to try!)
BUSINESS HOUR: 10AM - 10PM
Level 1, Oceanus Waterfront Mall,
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen,
88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah