Sarah Bennett, a reporter for People Newspapers, is a jolly person to be around. It made me sad to know she’d been violently ill after doing a Roots Juice cleanse for a story. Her article about the experience came out in the May 17, 2013 issue of Park Cities People. – Carol Shih
“Sleepiness, Sickness Ensue”
The juice cleanse; it’s a trend that’s been sneaking into shopping centers and workout studios for a while now, attracting females of the 20-to-40 age range. It finally caught up with me. The curiosity was seeded in the fridge at the back of my Pilates classroom, when I first picked up a grapefruit-and-mint concoction.
When I told my mother what I was doing, there seemed to be some generational gap. “No solid food for three days? So it’s like a voluntary stomach flu?” she asked. Correct.
Roots Juices recommends cutting meat a day or two in advance to prepare your system. Did I heed this warning? Nope. For my “last meal,” I chose Bubba’s. I figure after this, I’ll be on some sort of avocado-hugging health kick (for maybe a day), so why not go out with a bang?17 Comments »
People are so juice crazy these days (have y’all read the NY Times article about it?), I thought you guys should know you’ve now got a new vegetable water source in town. From the bowels of Green Grocer’s Facebook page:
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“Mean Green” cold pressed juice is stocked and we are going to do our best to have them on our shelves on a continuous basis (unless they sell out). Ingredients: cucumber, apple, kale, celery, lemon, ginger.
Right now all of our green juices do have some fruit in them, but we are just getting started. Eventually we will roll one in that doesn’t have fruit. We make made to order juices in a centifugal juicer on the the weekends from 9- 2 and we can always exclude fruit in those if you would like.
ShopTalk’s Raya Ramsey reports that Number One, the part cafe/part clothing shop in Highland Park Village, has a completely changed its menu. This one includes tzatziki, hummus, baba ganoush, Blue Bottle coffee, and Bellocq Tea. It’s also going to be selling Vim+Vigor juices from now on. There will be no more of Dana Card’s La Vie juices that she dearly loved and sold. Early January, I wrote about Number One/Le Jus back when Card was still the Queen Bee of Dallas juicing. Now she’s nowhere to be found. I called Number One and asked if Card was there, and the woman on the other end of the line told me that she wasn’t. No explanation. Odd. A little birdy tells us Card will be focusing on full-time counseling. It’s too bad for Highland Park Village. The best thing about walking into Number One/Le Jus was the engaging Dana Card.
Yesterday, Raya and I met with the ladies of Vim + Vigor, a new juice company based in Dallas. Owners Annie Portman and Liz Black told us they’ve been overwhelmed with orders ever since they launched last week. We taste-tested the juices that they brought us to try, and Raya has written the play-by-play on ShopTalk. (She has more details here, too.) If you’ve tried Vim + Vigor already, tell us what you think. We’re curious. Where’s your favorite juice place? Is it Le Jus? Roots? The Gem?1 Comment »
Everyone and their mother is on a juice cleanse right now. The sales girls upstairs banded together to do one, the office manager just finished hers, and now the epidemic has spread to my own kin. My cousin’s husband came into town last night, and as I tried shoving two pieces of quiche into his backpack for his wife, he turned me down. “Dawn [my cousin] isn’t eating anything right now.” I stopped dead in my tracks. What? Is she sick? What?
“She’s only drinking juice.” Blast.
Juice cleanses might as well be called the Skinny Girl’s Diet To Get Even Skinnier. When Number One/Le Jus opened in Highland Park Village this past mid-November, a mixed-use retail space of organic cafe and boutique, it achieved instant notoriety for its fresh organic juices and cleanse program.
Every year on SideDish, we like to devote our energy to supporting small local food businesses here in DFW. For twelve days, we’ve been highlighting jams, jellies, pies, classes, wines, coffees, teas, and basically any food product made locally on Dallas (or close to it) soil. Today is Juice Cleanse Day. For more gift ideas, take a look through our last eleven days at the bottom of this post.
Back in October, ShopTalk editor Raya Ramsey did a 5-day cleanse with Roots Juices, the company that packages fruits and vegetables into neat containers for a healthy, nutritious experience. Well, she loved it. Raya is currently sitting right next to me and and raving about the almond milk, which she says is creamy and nutty tasting.
Roots has several kinds of kits: the Detox & Cleanse (very popular), Hangover Recovery, Cocktail Mixers, and The 6 Pack. Any of these would be perfect for that health-conscious friend or relative who’s always wanted to do a juice cleanse, but never knew how to go about doing it. And since Brent Rodgers, the man behind Roots Juices, is feeling very generous this holiday season and knows exactly what you need, he’s offering a free Hangover Recovery kit to one very lucky SideDish reader. Here’s how to win: The third person to tweet out a link to this post (please include @DSideDish) will earn this $30-value prize. Got that? So easy, right? Look, here’s all the stuff you could win:3 Comments »
If you haven’t visited ShopTalk today, you best head over there. Raya Ramsey, my desk buddy, went five days detoxing with Roots Juices and kept a journal about her experiences. She bares all in a hilarious post that she published this morning. It’s a pretty fantastic read, if you ask me.
My favorite line of hers has to be this one. It speaks to me, it really does: “At first, I hesitated, especially in light of all the recent freebie talk. Then I checked my rear in the mirror. It needed a detox, and I’m a broke editor.”
Former stock broker Brent Rodgers and his company Roots Juices are ideally poised to cash in on the mainstream craze that is known as vegetable juicing. After leaving finance, Rodgers went on a year-long sabbatical travelling the world from South America to Australia. He discovered that people all over the world had discoverecd juicing. “I discovered juicing early on in my journey while in Peru. It was when I was on the Syria-Israel border that I had a light-bulb moment. There was this long line, which I thought was to get across the border. But it was actually for fresh celery and carrot juice. It was then that I realized this was a way of life and not just a trend,” he says.
Now he has a juicing plant in the Walnut Hill area of Dallas from which he and his employees turn out 10 flavors of juices that are, by almost any metric, exotic. Here are the flavors: Continue reading "Roots Juices’ is Freshly Pressed, Delivers to Dallas"1 Comment »
This news comes from Paula Sepulvado and John Vandelicht, the two raw foodists opening Be Raw Food and Juice Bar. “We have much work to do in the coming weeks while we re-vamp the restaurant and menus,” Sepulvado says. ”Follow our rawvolution!” They expect to be open on July 10. Juice is the word.3 Comments »
DUO, the all-things-culinary store owned and operated by Shinsei owners Tracy Rathbun and Lynae Fearing, will soon feature a juice bar. The Gem, owned by Leslie Needleman and Mary Kathryn Bass, will open inside DUO on February 6. They will feature fresh squeezed juices, juice detox plans, and smoothies plus house made cashew milk. They will offer fresh sandwiches, soups, and various grab and go options.