Sometimes getting your greens is as simple as grabbing a bottle of juice. Generally extracted from fresh fruits and vegetables with a hydraulic press and zero heat, most cold-pressed juices offer a significant amount of vitamins and minerals. Whether you’re looking for an energy boost, a nutritious addition to your diet or a full juice cleanse, these locally made cold-pressed juices are all great options.
Ruby Jean’s Juicery
Chris Goode became passionate about healthy living after watching the documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead and subsequently started Ruby Jean’s Juicery – named for his grandmother, who died from diseases attributed to her diet. At Ruby Jean’s in Kansas City, guests can snag bottles of fresh juice, such as Sweet Tart (apple, lemon and ginger) and Vine Street Greens (cucumber, apple, kale and lime), or craft their own from three veggies and two fruits. rubyjeansjuicery.com
Saint Louis Juice Press
In the early stages of the cold-pressed juice trend, Jessica Rask opened Saint Louis Juice Press to fill a gap in the local market. That was in 2012; today, the shop – now owned by Mary Whebbe – continues to delight residents with its handcrafted juices prepared daily with fresh fruits and vegetables. Whebbe also offers one-, three- and five-day juice cleanses. For each day of the cleanse, participants receive six 16-ounce bottles of various flavors of juice. For more information, visit stlouisjuice.com.
Hello Juice & Smoothie
Stop by Hello Juice & Smoothie in St. Louis to pick up a cold-pressed juice with a name. Try a Brenda (beets, pineapple, lemon, red apple and ginger) or a Doug (pear, zucchini, yellow squash, bell pepper, orange and cinnamon) on your next visit. Can’t get enough? Sign up at hellojuicestl.com for a weekly subscription to any of its juice by the half-dozen or by the growler – like an old-school milkman, someone from the company will even drop the growler on your doorstep if you can’t make it into the shop.
SOURCE Juicery founders Michelle Motley and Chrissy Stevens are on a mission to fuel busy lives with healthy food options. At their juice bar on Main Street in Edwardsville, Illinois, the green juice, especially, is packed with vitamins and minerals. Choose from three different blends – Sweet Green (spinach, cucumber, pineapple, pear and lime), Clean Green (spinach, kale, cucumber, celery, parsley and lemon) or Super Charge (kale, spirulina, green apple, turmeric and lime) – among other flavors. sourcejuicery.com
Unbakery & Juicery
Unbakery & Juicery in Kansas City uses fresh fruits and vegetables to make grab-and-go juices such as Citrus 02, a bright blend of grapefruit, aloe, apple and lemon. The 1960s A-frame building where the shop is housed was originally a bank – what was the teller’s window is now Unbakery & Juicery’s drive-thru. unbakeryandjuicerykc.com