January is an excellent time to take stock of old habits and make changes accordingly. Many of us vow to exercise more and clean up our diets. Your local juice bar is a good place to start and we’ve rounded up five spots for you to check out.
Craft Juice Bar
For a build-your-own juice experience, Craft Juice Bar delivers the goods. Want a pineapple, ginger, cucumber and celery mix – no problem. You can also build a bowl or smoothie from a menu of fresh ingredients. 23450 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix, 623-215-3277, craftjuicebar.com
Using 100 percent fresh organic produce, Juby True pumps out cold-pressed juices, smoothies, and juice cleanses at its two Scottsdale locations. The cleanses are designed for three levels: The Newbie, a one, two or three-day cleanse that includes a salad for dinner; The Apprentice, a one, two or three-day liquid cleanse with nutrient-dense greens; and The Sage, for those who are ready to say “farewell to the fork” for one to three days. Cleanses run from $56 to $167. Juby True also stocks gluten-free and vegan snacks. truefoodkitchen.com
Tucked away on Stetson Drive in Scottsdale, Juice Core has smoothies, avocado toast, coffee, immunity shots, salads, sweets, power protein bites, raw vegan cheesecakes and overnight oats to go along with an impressive lineup of cold-pressed juices. This tidy shop also puts out four juice cleanses – all 15 percent off during January. 602-524-4030, juicecore.com
Known for its wide variety of cold-pressed juices and “high vibe” food, Kaleidoscope also offers smoothies and coffee drinks. There are juice cleanses aplenty here: Original for beginners; Advanced for the seasoned pro; and Build Your Own for those who opt to customize. Cleanses range from $55 to $64.95 at Kaleidoscope’s five locations in Old Town Scottsdale, Optima Sonoran Village, Gainey Village, North Phoenix and Gilbert. kaleidoscope.love
At Paradise Juice, you’ll find made-to-order juice blends, bowls and super food smoothies with 20 grams of protein. This family-owned shop also serves avocado toast and other healthy options for breakfast and salads and sandwiches for lunch or early dinner, including a dynamite pesto chicken panini. 10805 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, 480-922-5337, paradisejuice.com