Juice Bar Roundup for the Folsom and El Dorado Hills Region
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.
PURE LIFE JUICE COMPANY
604 Sutter Street, Suite 190, Folsom, 916-932-4100; 350 Palladio Parkway, Suite 1931, Folsom, 916-932-4619
This Folsom-based company sells raw, organic cold-pressed juices, smoothies, acai bowls, pitaya bowls, house-pressed nut milks, juice cleanses and plant-based coffee (Sutter Street only). They also offer free local delivery on any order of six juices or more to the Greater Sacramento area.
What to Order: Pure Life Greens (all your greens, sweetened with apple, lemon and added spirulina) is the most popular juice. Pineapple Chia blends pineapple, apple, orange, lemon, kale and chia seeds. To cleanse, try the Detox Lemonade, which combines Fuji apple, lemon and coconut shell activated charcoal.
Price: $9 for green and fruit juices; $7.50-$9 for smoothies
Ordering Tip: “If you don’t know what you want, ask our staff,” explains Senior Operations Manager Sorrel Hebert. “They are great at recommending items or making something special for you. You can always sample all of our amazing juices for free, too.”
PLACERVILLE FOOD CO-OP
535 Placerville Drive, Placerville, 530-621-3663
The juices here are made daily using certified organic produce. There's also kombucha on tap.
What to Order: Intensely Green, made with all-organic greens, is the best seller.
Price: $5.99 for 16 oz.
Ordering Tip: “Look for organic ingredients whenever possible, especially items with high pesticide residue such as apples, carrots, cucumbers, celery, kale and spinach,” says General Manager Regina Grosby.
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.
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.