Food

I Love Juice Bar

February 8, 2017

As people become more health conscious, juice bars are gaining momentum.  Many people have a common misconception about juice bars.  Despite their name, I Love Juice Bar offers a variety of menu items to order including juices, smoothies, and in-house made soups and sandwiches.

About I Love Juice Bar

Juice Bar started in Nashville and has spread to include several Dallas locations.  The Allen location opened at the beginning of the year, and they have already gained a lot of fans. Last weekend, Colton and I received an invitation to check them out and hear what they are all about.

John Zuffinetti, owner of Juice Bar, is passionate about empowering people to live healthy lives and have access to great food with quality, local ingredients.  He enjoys partnering with the community and beams when he talks about the place he and his wife Brittney has built.  I love to support local businesses, so the fact they get their ingredients locally is a huge win for me.  They have created a fun culture already in just a short amount of time.

The atmosphere

I Love Juice Bar is bright- both in decor and personality.  We were greeted with smiles and welcomes when we walked in.  It was evident that in the short amount of time, there are already regulars who find this place home.  One of the things I saw that set I Love Juice Bar in Allen apart from similar places I have been in is that it is kid-friendly.  They have a little table with books and activities for children.  You and a friend can grab a board game and disconnect from your phone as well.

The food and drinks

Colton and I were able to try several popular menu items during our visit.  We started with the grand slam power shot.  This shot series includes a shot of wheatgrass, ginger, lemon and pineapple. Each shot has amazing health benefits on their own, but as a group, is full of Vitamins, digestive support, provides energy and more.

The love hornet is a monster shot with ginger, beet, lemon and jalapeño.  I liked the kick of spice the jalapeño gives this one, not to mention it is very pretty.

If you have followed me on Instagram for a while, you know that I love acai bowls.  Juice Bar’s acai bowl has a dab of almond butter on them, and now I can’t eat them any other way. They pack it with superfoods to keep you feeling full all day.  If you try anything there, get this.

When you are on the go, there are plenty of juices and smoothies to choose from.  The green smoothie contains spinach, kale, pineapple, banana, lemon, coconut milk and apple juice.  They created a perfect sweet and sour balance with this one, so even your kids will enjoy it!

My favorite smoothie is the cacacacao.  Are you surprised? The avocado gives it a smooth texture, and it contains banana and cacao for a rich flavor.  Then, they top it with cacao nibs, hemp seeds and goji berries.

Overall

Whether you are an experienced juicer or a first timer, I Love Juice Bar is a great choice for you.  They offer a variety of juices, smoothies, shots, and food.  The people are friendly, helpful and can help even the most indecisive decide on what to order.  Since the ingredients are from local sources, it’s fresh and delicious!  I Love Juice Bar is a place to grab breakfast and grab a pre-made lunch to go.

Check out their retail selection or juice cleanse options too!  I still haven’t tried a juice cleanse, but I am inspired after talking with John about it.

Have you been to I Love Juice Bar?  What would you order? Leave me a comment below!

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Although I partnered with I Love Juice Bar Allen to bring you this post, all thoughts and opinions remain my own.  Thank you for supporting local places that support Love You More Too. 

 

66 Comments

  • Reply candy February 8, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Juice bars are wonderful and fun. Plus give you great ideas to make at home on the weekend.

    • Reply Jessica February 8, 2017 at 9:55 pm

      Yes! That is so true. I love making smoothie combos when I see what they put together.

  • Reply Lauren February 8, 2017 at 6:55 am

    I’ve never been to one before! Are they only in Texas? It looks amazing!

    • Reply Jessica February 8, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      There are juice bars all over the US. The “I Love Juice Bars” are primary in the south and east coast, but you can see if there is one near you on their site. 🙂

  • Reply Kirstin February 8, 2017 at 7:08 am

    This post inspired me to want to juice!!!

    • Reply Jessica February 8, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      Haha. They have some awesome combos!

  • Reply Harmony, Momma To Go February 8, 2017 at 7:47 am

    I wish we had something like this on Long Island! I love that you got to try I think that’s so important in a place like this I never know what to order!

    • Reply Jessica February 8, 2017 at 9:00 am

      Yes! There were so many great menu items. I can’t wait to go back and try more.

  • Reply Latasha | Arts and Budgets February 8, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Wow! This juice bar looks so refreshing and the drinks looks AMAZING! — Great photos!
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Jessica February 8, 2017 at 9:03 am

      They are delicious. Thank you so much. 🙂

  • Reply Kelsey February 8, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Jessica,

    All of this looks AMAZING! The next time I am in the area I will have to stop by!

    Xo,

    Kelsey
    http://kelseyatfirstglance.com

    • Reply Jessica February 8, 2017 at 10:08 pm

      Girl! It is SO GOOD. I am a huge fan now. haha. 🙂

  • Reply Sarah Jean Althouse February 8, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I wish someone would bring a juice bar to DC! I’d be there all the time!

    • Reply Jessica February 8, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      Gah!! They are so good. I am spoiled because Dallas has a few.

  • Reply Tine February 8, 2017 at 9:55 am

    I love juice bars! They don’t have an awful lot of variety here though and definitely nothing as nice as the I love Juice Bar, you’re very lucky to have this place near you ^^

    • Reply Jessica February 9, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      Thanks, girl! Aren’t they great? We have so many great places by us. I don’t take it for granted. 🙂

  • Reply Charlotte February 8, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Last week when I was sick, I practically lived in juice bars–so many amazing health benefits and I absolutely love that you get a flight of shots at this place! I used to do Wheatgrass often and never got sick–it heals!

    • Reply Jessica February 9, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      I am going to have to be better about doing the shots more often. There are too many health benefits to ignore.

  • Reply Paola February 8, 2017 at 10:25 am

    They look amazing, are they in Houston or only Dallas? Would love to try them!

    • Reply Jessica February 9, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      Right now, just Dallas area. They are in several states, but just making their way to Texas.

  • Reply Lee Anne February 8, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Oh my gosh, yum! Plus this space looks so serene and beautiful. I have to check it out sometime.

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

    • Reply Jessica February 9, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      It really is! It is worth checking out, but expect to become addicted. haha.

  • Reply Natalie February 8, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    This looks so good! I love juice places like this and really wish there was one in my area. I might just have to take a trip to Texas and try this one out 😉

    • Reply Jessica February 9, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Come on down girl!! It’s a fun state with lots of great places!

  • Reply Melanie February 8, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Yum!! I have just recently discovered how lovely and beneficial juicing can be! I am planning to do a juice cleanse soon and this place looks delicious! I would love to give the juice flight a try; such a neat idea and the first I’ve seen!! If we ever make it to Texas I will give Juice Bar a try!

    • Reply Jessica February 9, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      You will have to! It’s so fun! I am considering doing a juice cleanse too. 🙂

  • Reply Jolina February 8, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    This place looks awesome! We’re trying to eat (and drink!) healthier this year so juice bars are right up in our alley. Are they a franchise? We don’t have one where we are though we have several similar stores. Hope they’re just as great!

    • Reply Jessica February 9, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      They are! Check out the site and see if there is one close to you. 🙂

  • Reply Alexis February 8, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    I so wish my small town had a juice bar or at least healthier alternatives. #smalltownprobs

    • Reply Jessica February 9, 2017 at 8:54 pm

      There are benefits to small towns, but I would miss places like this.

  • Reply Quaintrelle Georgiana February 8, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    I love juices. We have a similar company in my country and they actually learned me to drink more juices. I bought a juicer a year ago to have more fresh juice when I want to (and in the end – save some money too :D).

    http://quaintrelle-georgiana.blogspot.com

    • Reply Jessica February 9, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      I still haven’t bought a juicer yet, but I think it is a good investment. There are so many things you can do with that!

  • Reply Chelsea February 8, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I LOVE places like this! The flight of shots looks amazing!

    • Reply Jessica February 9, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      Me too!! It was so good!

  • Reply Rebecca Hicks February 8, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Oooh that place looks awesome! I LOVE going to juice bars, and next time I’m in the area, I’ll have to check it out. That acai bowl looks especially delicious.

    • Reply Jessica February 9, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      You will love it, Rebecca! That acai bowl is the best I have had.

  • Reply Camille Marsh February 8, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Okay that juice flight you had is my dream!! I’m not kidding, I wrote about juice flights recently. I’ve been obsessed with juicing for almost a year now and it literally has changed my life. For a while, I was drinking a green juice every single day. They’re the best! thank you for sharing1

    • Reply Jessica February 9, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      Of course! I more a smoothie and acai bowl girl, but the juices and shots here were fantastic!

  • Reply Melissa Blake February 8, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Oh, those look delicious!!! And healthy, too!

    • Reply Jessica February 9, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      It’s both of those things!! Thank you, Melissa!

  • Reply dixya @food, pleasure, and health February 8, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    i wish we had one in fort worth too, there is one but very limited.

    • Reply Jessica February 9, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      I am surprised there isn’t more! You’ll just have to make a trip to Dallas soon. 😉

  • Reply Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms February 8, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Yum! This all looks delicious. I love juice, yet I haven’t gone to a juice bar yet! I can’t wait to try one.

    • Reply Jessica February 9, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      You will love it! It’s so good.

  • Reply Doran @ HauteBeautyGuide February 8, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    They need to open one of these where I live! I would be there every day.

    • Reply Jessica February 9, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      I know! It’s as good as it looks.

  • Reply Gennifer Rose February 8, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    The best thing in the morning is a big gulp of green juice! Pressed Juicery is my favorite 🙂

    Gennifer Rose | http://www.GenniferRose.com

    • Reply Jessica February 9, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      I haven’t heard of Pressed Juicery. Green juice is so good for you!

  • Reply Mary Jane February 8, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    This place looks delicious! That grand slam power shot tray sounds amazing 🙂

    • Reply Jessica February 9, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      It was so good!

  • Reply Rachel Ritlop February 9, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Ok EVERYTHING looks so amazing!! I want to go! haha

    • Reply Jessica February 9, 2017 at 9:20 pm

      Come on to Dallas and try it out. 😉 It’s worth the trip! haha

  • Reply Mary February 9, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Everything looks so good! Hopefully, they will come out west soon. I’ll be sure to check them out when I visit Nashville soon.

    • Reply Jessica February 9, 2017 at 9:21 pm

      Yes! You will love it! I am sure the original is super cool.

  • Reply haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine February 10, 2017 at 10:23 am

    woooow this looks INCREDIBLE!! Can not wait to try the cacacacao. YUM

    • Reply Jessica February 12, 2017 at 7:23 pm

      It’s soooooo good. I want another.

  • Reply Karen Lao February 10, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Everything looks amazing! Thanks for blogging about this! I need to try it SOON!

    • Reply Jessica February 12, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      Of course! It’s delicious! You’ll love it. 🙂

  • Reply Lauren @ Power Cleans and Pinot Noir February 10, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    These look amazing! Plano is not far from Allen, so I’ll have to check them out. Anything with Cacao=yummmmmm. Thanks for sharing about this place!

    • Reply Jessica February 12, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Not far at all! 😉 Of course, I hope y’all love it!

  • Reply Mai Lyn February 10, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Im super pumped for the Dallas location to open. Cant wait to try everything. That monster shot is calling my name!

    • Reply Jessica February 12, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Girl! You will love it!

  • Reply Stacy gordon February 11, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    I love pressed juices and acai bowls! That smoothie looks amazing and I don’t even like avocado.

    • Reply Jessica February 12, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      Thanks, girl! It was really good. You can’t even taste the avocado…just there for texture.

  • Reply Brittany Giles February 12, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    I haven’t tried this place but I love juice!

  • Reply Leisa February 12, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    I need that juice with the jalapeno kick to it! I need to hit I Love Juice Bar up for some new smoothie and juice ideas, they all look delicious.

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