Spotlight: Juice Bar

Spotlight: Juice Bar

I have recently become OBSESSED with juicing and was so excited to find a new juicing gem in town, Juice Bar in Brentwood!  I think juicing is one of the best things anyone can do to improve their health and I love finding new combinations and flavors to enjoy.  Today we're spotlighting Brentwood's newest success and telling you a bit about the owners and the great things that are in store for you.   

I learned about The Juice Bar through a friend and I immediately headed over there to check it out. Located in Brentwood just off Franklin Road  and Old Hickory, it's very easy to find and has ample parking. It's the perfect place to just run in and get something to go or sit and relax for a while. The menu is wonderful: juices, smoothies, fresh-made salads (I’ll get to those yummy little things in a minute!), homemade springs rolls (amazing!), coffee and tea. Family owned and operated by John and Vui Hunt, this is the ideal health spot I’ve been waiting for!

Juice Bar Owners - ACTIVENOW

Let's talk about the juice. You have several options with these.  First, if you’re in a hurry, you can grab a ready-to-go juice right out of the cooler and be on your way.  Options include their top sellers such as “We Got the Beet”, “Sweet Greens”, and “Orange You Glad”.  You can choose from one of their signature juices listed on the menu or you can go your own route and select your own mix of fruits and vegetables for your very own flavor combination. I have tried the “Ginger Greens”, which was delicious and super refreshing, and the “We Got the Beet”, which was sweet and wonderful.  

If you're in the mood for something a bit more substantial, they have several smoothies to choose from or you can create your own.  For the smoothie route, I created a custom concoction choosing blueberries, almond milk and spirulina…wow!  Yummo!  

Now, let’s talk about the salads.  Vui, a vegetarian chef, makes these fresh each morning.  The base remains the same using kale, spinach and quinoa but she adds variety by changing the “toppings” each day.  Some days you'll find black beans, dried cranberries, cilantro and cherry tomatoes while the next you’ll find sprouts, seeds, dried cranberries and almonds.  No matter the combination these salads are simply wonderful! I have found myself driving clear across town just to get one.  They’re that good! The secret is the dressing.  It’s a fresh, homemade lemon dressing that makes these salads irresistible.  I’m drooling just thinking about them!

Juice Bar Salads - ACTIVENOW

Juice Bar Salad - ACTIVENOW

I visit as often as I can and I have never been disappointed.  They've only been open for a few short months and it has already become a raging success.  I have enjoyed getting to know John and Vui and love watching them in action.  They make it a point to get to know each an every customer that walks through the door...and there are A LOT of them!  And, it's sincere.  I'm not exxegerating when I say they are two of the absolute nicest, most amazing people I have ever met.  

So if you haven't already, you definitely need to make sure you go and visit John and Vui at the Juice Bar and let us know your favorite recipe!  For more info, you can also check out their website or their Facebook page

 

 

 

Posted Thursday, July 25, 2013 by Christa Gonzales in Spotlight, Places