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Juice Bar Roundup for the Roseville, Rocklin and Granite Bay Region

06/27/2017 04:50PM ● Published by Style

Drinking your greens is much easier than eating them. With one nutrient-packed juice, you can increase your intake of fruits and vegetables with minimal effort and not a lot of money. Fresh-pressed juices, like the ones listed below, offer a myriad of health benefits, including glowing skin, a sharper mind, increased energy levels and more. And according to Forbes, the trend has ballooned to become a $3.4 billion industry. Not sure where to start or what to order? Keep reading to learn the most popular juices at these hot spots, as well as ordering tips that’ll make you look like an expert.

FARM FRESH JUICE COMPANY

2351 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 160, Rocklin, 916-259-1443


This family-owned business is committed to offering healthy, great-tasting options, including handcrafted, freshly made juices, smoothies and smoothie bowls—all made using organic and non-GMO produce. They also serve kombucha and nitro coffee on draft, fresh sandwiches, and an assortment of healthy snacks. 

What to Order: Pineapple Booster (pineapple, orange, apple, pear, carrots and celery) is the favorite juice, and Life Changer (mango, pineapple, banana, coconut oil, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, chia seeds, maca, vanilla bean, almond milk, coconut water) is the go-to smoothie. 

Price: $6.25 for 16 oz.; $9.25 for 24 oz.

ORDERING TIP: Betina Harper, owner of Farm Fresh Juice Company, says customers will save 15 percent on the one-day cleanse that includes five or more juices when they bring in their own jars. To earn free juices through a loyalty program, download the Perka app. 


WHOLE FOODS MARKET
270 Palladio Parkway, Folsom, 916-984-8500


Every drink is made-to-order at Whole Foods’ juice bar, which offers six core drinks along with a “create-your-own” option. The drinks on the preset menu typically include five or six ingredients, whereas the make-your-own includes three.

What to Order: The most popular drink is the Botanist, which combines spinach, kale, cucumber, carrot, parsley and celery.

PRICE: $7 for 16 oz.

Ordering Tip: “If you haven’t juiced yet, we recommend you start with an apple in your juice to help make it sweeter. Half an apple can do the trick,” says Jorge Aranda, bakery and coffee bar team leader at Whole Foods in Folsom.


NÉKTER JUICE BAR

1410 East Roseville Parkway, Suite 110, Roseville, 916-771-0428

Nékter is an all-natural, plant-based juice bar that has Southern California roots. The family-owned and operated shop offers handcrafted, customizable juices and smoothies, as well as acai bowls, cold-pressed bottled juice cleanses and to-go juices, plus a variety of healthy snacks.

What to Order: Madison Lyon, partner and operator of the Roseville location, says the most popular drink is the Toxin Flush (spinach, apple, parsley, ginger and lemon), which is great for a boost of energy or to rid your body of any unwanted residual toxins.

Price: $5.95 for 16 oz.

Ordering Tip: Lyon recommends that customers download the Nekter app. After your 10th check-in, you’ll receive a free menu item.   


NUGGET MARKETS
771 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Roseville, 916-746-7799; 4500 Post Street, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-1433


Depending on which store you visit, you can get a fresh, made-to-order juice or smoothie with no added sugars or preservatives, kombucha on tap, handcrafted espresso beverages and acai bowls. 

What to Order: Try the Triple G smoothie, which combines juiced kale, spinach, pineapple and apples over freshly frozen peaches with a hint of banana. 

PRICE: $5.80-$7.30, depending on size

Ordering Tip: “Have fun with it,” says Emmaline Cain, coffee bar manager at Nugget in Roseville. “Because everything we do is [made] fresh, you can modify any item on our menu or even come up with a drink of your own using the ‘build-your-own’ option! Feel free to ask our associates for ideas, too.”


PRESSED JUICERY
1182 Roseville Parkway, Suite 145, Roseville, 916-781-2030


Founded in Los Angeles in 2010, Pressed Juicery has more than 60 locations across the country, but all their juices are cold-pressed in California—close to the farmers who provide much of the produce.

What to Order: The most popular juice is Greens 3 (made with apple, celery, cucumber, ginger, kale, lemon, parsley, romaine and spinach). “This juice is a great choice for anyone who is new to juicing,” explains Hayden Slater, Pressed Juicery CEO and co-founder. “If you’re not a ginger fan, our Greens 2 features all of the same ingredients minus the ginger.”

Price: $6.55 for 16 oz.

Ordering Tip: Slater suggests adding a juice to your daily routine when it’s most convenient for you. “For some people, [that might mean] replacing their morning coffee or afternoon snack with a green juice...for others, it might just be adding in a weekly juice. Regardless of your preference, simply selecting that nutrient-dense juice means you’re on the right track.”  


By Kourtney Jason // Photo © trubavink/fotolia.com. Farm Fresh Juice Company photo by Jeff Hall Photography. Top Nékter photo by Madison Lyon. Bottom Nékter photo courtesy of Nékter Juice Bar Official

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