Jan. 26, 2015 By Michael Florio
The number of organic and health-food stores continues to grow in Astoria
Healthy Me, an organic juice shop, opened last week at 30-08 37th Street offering everything from smoothies to special potions that act as pick-me-ups.
Mona Harandi, a former Astoria resident, opened the shop claiming that the number of residents seeking health-food products is increasing.
Healthy Me features a wide selection of smoothies, fresh-squeezed juices, organic coffee, and special drinks/shots for people who are under the weather.
The establishment offers a drink called: “The Hangover Cure,” Harandi said.
“The drink contains carrots, green apples and celery,” Harandi said. “It helps you wake up and get rid of headaches.”
She also offers “The Immune me” drink. It contains kale, orange, carrot and turmeric, which can help boost the immune system, she said.
The establishment also offers special one-ounce shots designed “to give your body whatever extra oomph it needs,” according to the menu.
Harandi sells the ‘Ninja Shot,’ which supposedly boosts the immune system when someone is coming down with a cold. It is a home-made remedy she created, which contains lemon, cayenne pepper, Echinacea and ginger.
She said customers also have the option of creating their own drinks.
The shop also offers gluten and dairy free muffins and cookies.
Harandi said she is considering adding wraps, sandwiches and salads to the menu in the future.
As long as the drinks don’t spike my insulin up I’ll buy a drink every now and then.