Fresh juice stands are ubiquitous in Mexico City. For a mere $20 pesos ($1.63 USD), you can enjoy an entire liter of fresh-squeezed orange juice from oranges squeezed right in front of you. If you've ever made your own juice or smoothie, you know how impossible it is to exactly estimate a cupful. Always a tad leftover, no? Jamba Juice would never do something like this, but here in Mexico the juice man will fill your cup, ask you to take several sips, and fill it full again. Which means I always get my thirst quenched before I even leave the stand.
Some juice stands specialize in blends, like a blend for diabetes or a blend for high blood pressure. One of the most popular juices is the blood-red vampiro drink made from the juice of beets, oranges, carrot, and celery. My new favorite, though, is green juice. Literally called jugo verde. It's a blend of orange juice, pineapple, celery, nopal, and parsley. And it goes down a little pulpy with the perfect hint of sweet and tart (and grassiness from the parsley). If you're like me and are always battling the digestive forces in your stomach, this is a good one. It should really be renamed something more appropriate like fibre fuerte.
Such a lovely shade of green!