A juice bar focuses on providing customers with fresh juice that is free additives. Such establishments do not sell alcohol, only healthful beverages and various healthful concoctions filled with an abundance of vitamins. Juice bars can be freestanding or attached to restaurants and fitness centers.
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Fruit and Vegetable Juices
The No. 1 item at a juice bar is the juice drink itself. These types of juices typically start with a common base, such as apple, orange or pineapple juice. Then, the juice bar baristas mix the base ingredients with different combinations of fruits and vegetables, including regular fruits such as strawberries, blueberries and bananas; tropical fruits such as mango and papaya; and vegetables such as beets, celery, carrots, spinach and kale. Often juice bars offer additions to drinks, for example, spirulina and wheat grass juice.
Juice bars may also offer smoothies. Typically, a juice bar barista can make a smoothie by blending a juice drink with a thick dairy product or dairy substitute, such as yogurt or almond milk. Smoothies as an offering encourage more people to come into a store because the drinks are a more substantial and filling alternative to a juice drink.
A juice shot is typically a 2 oz. to 4 oz. drink filled with ingredients that have many vitamins and minerals. Juice shot options may include wheat grass shots, barley grass shots and blue-green algae shots.
Tea and Coffee
Tea and coffee are often readily available at juice bars. Coffee may be available in a small or wide variety of bean types and flavors, while the tea selection typically comprises decaffeinated herb teas such as chamomile and caffeinated varieties such as green tea, black tea, white tea and red tea.