How do I get the JUICE?
We fresh press juice twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays. We are also at the Kalamazoo Farmers Market on Saturdays all summer.
- Order anytime! We need some time to source and wash all the fresh produce, so orders are due by Noon on Sunday for Tuesday pick-up and by Noon on Wednesday for Friday pick-up.
- At Checkout, select a pickup day and your desired pick-up location
- Orders are dropped at pick-up spots by 3pm
- Downtown pickup at the shop is available between 12 noon – 2:00 p.m.
- We can deliver the juice to your car – text or call when you are outside the shop with some info about your vehicle so we can spot you.
How do I get my order from JuicyLeaf drop-off spots?
There are 3 pick-up spots around Kzoo: PFC grocery, Mindset PT & Gym, and Gull Lake Market
- We drop-off orders by 3pm on Tuesday and Friday *Note that Mindset is only Tuesdays*
- Your order will be waiting for you with a name tag inside the Juicy Leaf mini-fridge
- Honesty policy. Grab and go. No need to contact staff
- Please pickup your juice within 2 days
- Please check your pick-up location closing hours, they are each a little different
What is a Juice Feast?
When you treat yo’ cells to the abundance of plant life found in our juice! Combined with fasting, you can quickly tap into your body’s natural ability to heal and regenerate. The beauty of fasting with juice or what we like to call “juice feasting” is you fuel your cells with all the vitamins, minerals, nutrients, living enzymes & probiotics your body has been thirsty for. Nourishing yourself while resting your digestive system. This is the easiest and safest form of fasting. The best part is that all that plant goodness is absorbed quickly & effortlessly.
Yes, you can feel it, we call it a Juice Buzz. With consistency you will see it, too. We call that a Juice Glow
Before starting a juice feast it is best to eat a plant-based diet for a few days prior to ease the transition and allow for better results. When introducing solid food back into your diet, start slowly with your favorite juicy fruit.
Don’t forget to drink water while juice feasting.
How long does the juice stay fresh?
Our cold-pressed juices are optimal within three days of pressing. They must be consumed or frozen within 5 days of pressing. When you place an order, your juice will be made fresh on pick-up day. Be sure to always keep your juice COLD and sealed, don’t leave it sitting out or in an open container.
Shouldn’t raw juice be consumed immediately after juicing?
Raw juice made with a centrifugal juicer (most home juicers) should be consumed immediately because the process generates heat and oxidation which leads to rapid enzyme depletion, and sometimes a bruised taste.
Cold-pressed juice process involves a gentle grind and firm press that limits heat and oxidation, allowing the juice to maintain its freshness for three days after pressing when kept cold and in an air-tight container.
Can I freeze the juice?
Yes! Juice freezes well and then melts into a icee/slushie drink as you shake the bottle.
Before freezing, pour out an ounce (down to the shoulder of the bottle) to provide head-space for expansion so you don’t get leaks. Thawed juice is best consumed within a day.
What’s the difference between juice and a smoothie?
The main difference is fiber. Most of the plant fiber is removed in the juice pressing process. By taking the fiber out, you can pack more fruit & veggie nutrients into a juice than you can into a smoothie of the same size. The lack of fiber allows your body to rapidly absorb the nutrients while expending minimal digestive effort, and this may be a better option for those dealing with digestion issues. Smoothies are made by pulverizing fruit/veggies with water or other liquid in a blender. The fiber, which helps keep things moving through your digestive system, is maintained in the process.
What’s the difference between Juicy Leaf juice and cold-pressed juice at the supermarket?
Cold-pressed juice sold at retailers (not direct from the juice producer) is required to undergo High-Pressure Processing (or HPP) where pressure is used to extend the shelf life of the juice so it can sit on shelves for weeks and months. Also, most display coolers at stores have LED lighting that emits UV light which damages the juice (think sunlight that bleaches out colors). HPP is less destructive to nutrients than heat pasteurization, however, beneficial enzymes are compromised and many do not consider HPP juice “raw”. Our juice is truly raw & fresh.
Can Juicy Leaf bottles be reused?
We are able to sanitize and reuse the glass shot bottles! You may rinse and return them to our shop or our booth at the Kalamazoo Farmers Market. We cannot properly wash/sanitize the plastic bottles for reuse. They are made from #1 PETE plastic which is highly recyclable. We encourage you to find creative ways to reuse them. A few that we like are for sorting odds and ends, organizing small hardware like screws/nails/nuts & bolts, fill them with loose tea, seeds, or dried herbs, especially for sharing with friends. They also make great ice packs!