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Welcome to Racked's Fitness Week: five days of workout coverage, so that you can start your New Year's resolutions off right.


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Want to drink more green juice this year without getting the pricey juicer and buying five pound bags of kale and lemons until your fridge is bursting at the seams with produce? In honor of Fitness Week, we found four cool DMV-based companies who specialize in juice, tonics, kombucha, and other healthy drinks. Find their products in local yoga studios, gyms, markets, and in many cases, they will deliver right to your door. So put down that coffee cup and explore the world of virtuously healthy drinks.


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Who they are: Two ex-Wall Streeters started a new path with JRINK Juicery, a D.C-based juice option for busy, health-conscious Washingtonians.
What makes them different: JRINK uses an industrial juicer with special technology to ensure no heat or added water are necessary. JRINKs are 100% fresh fruits and vegetables pressed with 1,000 pounds of pressure. Weekly JRINK packages starting from $40 are available for delivery, as are $150 three-day Reboot packages.
Most popular flavors: Fuel Me Up (pear, kale, romaine, cucumber, and lemon), Wake Me Up (orange, carrot, grapefruit, and ginger), and Build Me Up (almond milk, vanilla bean, cinnamon, agave nectar)
Where to buy: Find JRINK juices at Pleasant Pops in Adams Morgan, barre3 in Georgetown, and soon at Sweet Leaf Cafe in Virginia. They also deliver within the Capital Beltway.


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Who they are: D.C.-based Goûter produces raw organic tonics for sale at local yoga, barre, cycling studios, markets and other fitness locations. Goûter also delivers cleanse packages six days a week, and their $49 one-day cleanse is sold through Washington's Green Grocer.
What makes them different: Goûter's drinks are tonics, not juices, using a base of hydrating alkaline water (9.5 pH), fresh pressed lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and coconut nectar. Other Goûter ingredients include fresh turmeric root to fight inflammation, as well as kale, ginger, aloe vera, blue green algae, spirulina, chlorella, and more.
Most popular flavors: Detox (fresh pressed kale), Stretch (turmeric, black pepper, vanilla, cardamom), and Nourish (hemp seeds, dates, cinnamon, vanilla, and sea salt).
Where to buy: In addition to cleanse delivery, find Gouter at Fuel Pilates, Vida on U Street, Tranquil Space in Dupont Circle, Mind the Mat in Alexandria, Revolve in Arlington, Sticky Fingers Bakery in Columbia Heights, and many more local shops.


Image via Capital Kombucha/Facebook

Who they are: This company started by GW business school students is the first kombucha producer in the nation's capital, brewing at food business incubator Union Kitchen. Capital Kombucha is now expanding across the Mid-Atlantic region.
What makes them different: The fermented, healthy, tasty drink has a low sugar content and includes probiotics that are said to aid digestion. Online delivery is available through Relay Foods and Washington's Green Grocer.
Most popular flavors: Ginger, mint lime, mango chili, and cherry blossom.
Where to buy: District Tea Lodge, Gone Native at Union Market, Seasonal Pantry, Sculpt DC, and many more shops.


Image via Purée Juice Bar/Facebook

Who they are: Amy Waldman opened Bethesda's Purée Juice Bar in 2012, offering juices, vegan shakes, and smoothies. In addition to the Bethesda location, there is also a Purée outpost at Mint gym in Adams Morgan. Shakes and purees are made with super foods, organic produce, juice or housemade nut milks as the base. Find raw vegan savory entrees, snacks and treats as well at Purée .
What makes them different: A wide variety of cleanses starting at $63 for a one-day cleanse are available via pick-up at locations in D.C, Maryland and Virginia, or delivery.
Most popular flavors: Green Goddess (spinach, romaine, kale, cucumber, and celery), Daily Green (pineapple, kale, cucumber, apple, lemon, ginger), and Green Lemon-aid (spinach, romaine, kale, cucumber, celery, lemon, cayenne pepper, alkaline water, hint of agave)
Where to buy: Purée Juice Bar Flagship at 4903 Elm Street Bethesda and Mint at 1724 California Street NW (no membership required). Also available at these pick-up locations.

Looking for more juice options? Eater DC recommends trying Hawthorne Homemade in Cathedral Heights, South Block Cafe in Clarendon, and Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar on H Street NE.
· Are Micro-Juicers the New Micro-Brewers? [Eater DC]
· All Fitness Week 2014 posts [Racked DC]