Local Flavor: Juiced
Jul 01, 2015 10:05AM
● By Dia
Juice does a body good. Like, really good. When asked what to expect after sipping some, Juice Junkies owner, Hillary Biediger, says: “It’ll rock your world!”
Juice Junkies opened in Keller Town Center less than a year ago, and the Ft. Worth location opened its doors in November 2013. It was the city’s fir t (and only) raw, organic juice bar.
The shop offers more than 25 organic, cold-pressed juices that are bottled in-house every day. Each juice is packed with three to four pounds of organic fruits and vegetables, so they’re truly nutrient-rich powerhouses.
Juices are named after popular songs from the 1960s and ’70s – Start Me Up and Light My Fire, for example – and they’re priced from $6 to $10. If forking over 10 bucks for a juice makes you flinch, consider all the goodness that goes into each 17-ounce, BPA-free bottle.
“We get hundreds of pounds of produce every day. It gets juiced, and then we start over the next day,” Biediger says. “Anybody who has done juicing at home realizes how much it takes and what goes into it. Organic is more expensive, but to me, it’s not worth drinking something if it’s not organic.”
Juice Junkies uses a cold-press method in which a machine grinds all the ingredients and presses it out. Because it’s not extracted through a centrifugal juicer, the end result is a higher quality juice that lasts three to four days without oxidizing or losing essential vitamins and enzymes.
The newest juice on the menu – Feelin’ Stronger Every Day – is the only drink with parsley, and it’s been an instant hit with juice seekers. It’s made with apple, spinach, lemon, ginger and parsley.
Dr. Feelgood is also a customer favorite. This juice is a power-packed mix of pineapple, apple, kale, lemon and ginger.
“The sweeter juices are usually most popular,” says Biediger. “Green juices with a tiny bit of apple tend to go the fastest.”
If you want more than just a grab-and-go juice, you can also give your body a full detox with a juice cleanse. Juice Junkies offers two types of cleanses: Easy Livin’ and Green is the Colour. You can choose from a three-day, five-day or seven-day cleanse.
And, in case you were wondering, the folks at Juice Junkies make more than just juice. You can also stop in for house-made almond milk (it’s creamy and slightly sweet … we love it), coconut water, cold-brewed coffee, chai tea, smoothies and more. Smoothies are a great choice if you’re looking for a meal replacement. They’re made with whole foods – no ice – so they’re thick, dense and filling.
If you want something to chew on, the shop has you covered as well. It serves up a variety of nutritious options ranging from quinoa salad and house-made kale chips to acai bowls and raw coconut chocolate truffles
You might swing into Juice Junkies for something cold to sip this summer, but you end up getting so much more.
251 Town Center Ln., Ste. 2109, Keller
Other location: 925 Foch St., Ft. Worth, 817.885.7775