Childhood friends and juicing advocates Alissa Reynolds and Jaimee Schick are introducing their unique flavors and healthy living attitude to the Roswell community with their new business RAW Juice Boutique.
Reynolds and Schick said they both began juicing for the health benefits and regularly juice for their own families. Both often traveled downtown to get juices and smoothies and saw a need for healthy and quick drink options in the north Fulton area.
RAW Juice Boutique will offer a variety of cold pressed juices and smoothies, where the process of cold pressing allows fruits and vegetables to be cut and juiced slow without heat so the drinks will last longer and retain more nutrients and enzymes. The juice from fruits and vegetables also absorbs into one’s body and system quicker than if you were eating it as food Schick said.
Reynolds said that the business partners chose flavors based on what they and their families look for in juices including carrots, beets and sweet greens. Customers will also be able to sample flavors before settling on a drink choice.
“We will have [juices] that will taste good to anybody,” said Schick. “Some people aren’t going to gravitate towards spinach, kale, romaine or celery; not everybody wants to drink that.”
Reynolds and Schick will be in the store juicing fresh every morning and bottling juices so busy customers can grab their favorite flavor and go. The business partners also stated that it is important to them that all of their items are fresh and never frozen and that they keep their produce local and organic as much as possible.
Smoothies will be made on the spot and will take a bit more time, Reynolds added.
The smoothie menu will list various options, including business favorites and include a list of health benefits. Smoothies can also be customized, and in contrast to juices, contain the full fruit or vegetable and will have ice and have a thick consistency.
Since both women also have children, the business will offer a selection of juices and smoothies geared towards kids. The business will sell nut milks such as almond or cashew milk that will be made in-house.
The menu will also include shots, like wheat grass, which are comparable to elixirs and will most likely not taste good, but will serve a purpose such as combating colds or nausea or providing an energy boost.
Reynolds and Schick said they are also excited to offer detox and cleansing packages. Customers can come in for a consultation to learn how detoxing works and what effects it has on the body, receive recommendations and taste juices to use for their cleanse.
“Cleansing is getting rid of toxins and unwanted stuff in your system,” Reynolds said. “You have a ton of energy and feel 100 percent better, it’s a great way to get back on track and have a different mindset of feeling healthy and having natural energy.”
The business partners said they will focus on detox packages for beginners, recommending one or three day cleanses, but also offer assistance with quarterly, seasonal and seven day cleanses as well.
Reynolds and Schick said living healthy is about finding a balance and the pair are eager to share their juices and the benefits of juicing with the community.
“For us it’s not about never eating cupcakes, or never eating pizza or not going out on a Friday night and having a burger or a beer,” Schick said. “For us it’s about balance, you need those nutrients and you’re going to get them through the juice and that’s the easiest and the quickest way to get them.”
The business partners added that they love being a part of the Roswell community and small business community and want their store to become a casual, relaxed spot for customers to hang out.
In the future Reynolds and Schick hope to offer grab and go snacks such as protein bars and vegetable wraps. They will also be taking part in Roswell Farmers Markets and attend the remaining Alive after Five functions.
Reynolds and Schick said they hope to open in August.
RAW Juice Boutique is at 408 S Atlanta St. For hours or more information visit www.rawjuiceboutique.com or www.facebook.com/RAWJuiceBoutique.
Staff / Katherine Frye.From left, Allie O'Brien and Adrienne Senter, event organizers from the Hapeville Economic Department, stand at Jess Lucas Park where various artists will perform at upcoming concerts.
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