One of the main principles of the Zen Skin philosophy is to drink fresh vegetable juices and to have skin nourishing smoothies. Juice Bars have sprung up all over Paris in the last three years but Bob's Juice is the first one I went to in Paris back in 2008. IT'S STILL THERE and they have Bob's Kitchen in the Marais and Bob's Bakery in Monmartre.
Monica and Patrick made some menu suggestions for me; a green juice, tomato cashew soup and a mouth-watering chocolate pecan molten baked good. Awesome recommendations!
This is not shishy-chic like other Parisian juice bars, this is real food and friendly service. It's like a little bit of Portland, Oregon hidden in Paris for those that can relate to that, i.e. earthy-crunchy, healthy, hip and relaxed-friendly. You can hear the juice machine buzzing while you wait. English is the common language and the customers are mostly French though Monica said there are about 30% US, UK and Australia customers who find them.
If you're needing some skin healthy juices to keep your skin hydrated naturally, go to Bob's. If you're looking for an omega-3 rich treat for your skin with zero skin irritating ingredients, try their Blue Protein Shake. It is almost identical to the Skin Quenching Superfood Smoothie Recipe in my book Zen Skin Care. It has blueberries, avocado, organic pea protein and organic almond milk. My recipe adds some spirulina, maca powder, flax seed, banana and fish or coconut oil to nourish the skin further, otherwise it's very similar.