I Only Ate Plants For Five Days, Here’s How It Went
Y’all… I never thought I’d be the one telling you to do a juice cleanse, but then this happened. Just when I needed it most, the heavens opened up and shown down on Juice Junkies Fort Worth. A few weeks ago, I was talking with my friend Whitney Powell of Shop Small Fort Worth when she mentioned this incredible spot located off of West 7th. Not too long after that, I found myself looking to do a health cleanse, but I was totally intimidated by the idea of ingesting nothing but juice for days on end. But I’m telling you, I was convinced within MINUTES of walking through the door.
Now, with 1 cleanse down and many more to come, I cannot say enough good things about my new friends at Juice Junkies and the incredible resources they offer. Here’s everything you need to know about juicing, cleansing, and one of Fort Worth’s most precious hidden gems.
Juice Junkies Fort Worth is a Basically Small Business Goals-
Hillary Biediger, Fort Worth native and former dancer in the Fort Worth Ballet, is the proud owner of Fort Worth’s very first juicery. Before the days of juicing and cleansing were even a health trend, she turned her passion into a business, and opened up the shop with intentions of building a more health-conscious community.
Now, with a location in Keller and one in Fort Worth, it has become a local favorite for many in the Dallas/Fort Worth area: the acai-bowl addicts, the yogis and even us, the mere mortals. Her menu caters to dairy free, gluten free and vegan diets, and as it continues to evolve, Hillary remains a beacon of hope and health that shines brightly throughout our favorite little city.
Their Juice Cleanses are Food Friendly-
With three different cleanse levels available as well as a meal plan option, Juice Junkies offers an intriguing and customizable selection to choose from. As someone who was unsure of where to start, this was a huge selling point. Thanks to Hillary and the rest of her amazing staff, I didn’t have to settle for a one-size-fits all approach. They worked with me to find the option that would be best suited for me, and I seriously could not have done it better myself.
I ended up choosing the meal plan option, which combines a few toxin-reducing juices per day on top of several healthy, whole-foods based meals. Y’all! This totally changed my perspective on juicing and cleanses! I ate food for all five days of the cleanse, but I felt like a totally new person with all the toxins out of my body. The other options include beginner, intermediate and advanced cleanses, and If my experience is any indication, those will leave you feeling incredible too!
Their Menu is INSANELY Delicious-
Since I literally could not pick just one favorite, I’m giving you a list of the 7 things I loved the most. First of all, the organic power balls were amazing. I mean, they’re made with rolled oats, almond butter, tart cherries, dark chocolate chips, pomegranate and hemp seeds. Need I say more? They taste like an actual cookie and satisfied all of my sweet cravings with none of the guilt. I also couldn't get enough of the Kelp Seaweed Salad. If you’re thinking that that doesn't sound like people food, you’re right. But it should be! Fish know what they’re doin’ friends! The tangy peanut sauce perfectly offset the crunch of the cashews and sweetness of the carrots. So not my normal go-to food- but it is now!
The Good Day Sunshine. The name speaks for itself! I had it every morning and after that I couldn’t help but have a great day. So light and refreshing and the perfect perk-me-up! I’m still dreaming about the Dream On Night-time juice. Made with cherries and nuts, it has the perfect hearty sweetness to it- because why go to bed hungry? Again, this wasn't something I would have normally ordered, but now it’s definitely at the top of my grocery list. The other things I couldn't get enough of were the acai bowls (hello, beautiful coconut flakes), the veggie chili (perfect with a little slice of avo on top) and the green juice. Just writing about this is making my mouth water!
Their West 7th Location makes them just as convenient as they are delicious-
You don’t have to travel far to find them. In fact, you might not even need to get off the couch. With a location in Fort Worth and one in Keller, they deliver all across DFW! I chose to visit the store for my pickup, and it couldn’t have been any easier. Located on Foch Street right off of West 7th, they’re super close to Downtown and just across the street from Montgomery plaza! I went after I was finished running errands, and it only took me about two minutes to get there.
Because they are so conveniently located, their prices are super comparable to juice cleanses found online... can we just talk about how nice it is to avoid that delivery fee for a sec? Not only that, but they offer the option to pick up half your cleanse at the beginning and come back for the other half in the middle. That way everything is super fresh. Seriously y’all, where can you find better customer service than that?
I could go on, I mean, I’m still not over it. But the only way you’ll ever truly understand is if you try it out yourself! View the menu here, and explore the many delicious things you can add to your order. If you mention my name at checkout, you’ll receive a 15% discount. Now you have no excuses! Make sure to tell me about your cleanse experience when you do it!
Talk soon, fellow Juice junkies!