You’ve probably seen Southern Pressed Juicery’s Instagram posts simply because the pictures are colorful, crisp, clear and, make you crave a smoothie. SPJ is the type of place you can grab a quick smoothie or opt for one of their wraps. No matter what you order, you won’t be disappointed due to the fact that it’s all organic, freshly made, locally sourced, and all of their items are plant-based. The environment is the kind of place you can bring in your laptop and work or plan a girl’s (guilt-free) lunch.
When you arrive, you’ll find it’s a cool, casual, and laid-back atmosphere where the employees take the time to chat with you and offer help if it’s your first visit. I met one of my friends there and since it was our first visit, the girl behind the counter allowed us to try samples! We tried about three different juices and two smoothies. Honestly, when I glanced at the menu online, I couldn’t decide what I wanted because there were several items that sounded good. The last smoothie I sampled was the Mint Julep, which consisted of avocado, mint, peppermint cacao nibs, spinach, maple syrup, vanilla extract, almond mylk, and coconut mylk. It tasted like mint chocolate chip ice cream without the added chemicals and most of all it was dairy-free. If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth without giving in to cravings, you should opt for this smoothie. My friend ordered The ABJ which was made of almond mylk, blueberry, strawberry, banana, almond butter, dates and, was garnished with chopped almonds. She described hers as a little nutty with a hint of a berry taste. I also picked up a Cocolila for my husband. This mylk tasted like a healthier version of chocolate milk without the added sugar. There was a nutty aftertaste and was quite creamy. This beverage consisted of almond mylk, dates, cacao powder, maca, vanilla, and Himalayan pink salt.
Don’t let them fool you. Though they pride themselves on making delectable smoothies, that doesn’t mean their other menu items are lackluster. Some of their lattes include matcha, vanilla bean, and even golden mylk. Their energy bowls and parfaits fill you up without making you feel miserable. Want to cleanse? They offer 1, 3, and 5-day cleanse programs that reboot your immune system and recharge you inside and out. Did I mention you can even order online? If that’s not convenient, I don’t know what is.
I almost forgot to mention the sweets they offer! Everyone loves a good donut, but hates the guilt that comes with it. The donuts at Southern Pressed Juicery consist of gluten-free rolled oats, cashews, dates, Himalayan pink salt, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and a seasonal topping. Craving cheesecake? Order DAIRY-FREE vanilla cheesecake. In the mood for a meal? They do offer Pad Thai Zoodles, which is Pad Thai without the carbs. The assortment of foods are endless and you’ll definitely want to try Southern Pressed Juicery for yourself. Each of their menu items informs you of its health benefits. If you’re feeling congested, choose one of their detox options, which helps boost immunity, is anti-inflammatory and a decongestant. Feel like you’re about to catch the flu? Pick up one of their flu shots (for those of us who are scared of needles).
Whatever the case, they have something for everything! So, if you’re looking for healthy food options, pay a visit to Southern Pressed Juicery.
Source In the Know Upstate