Whether you’re searching for an on-the-go breakfast fix or a post-workday, post-workout revitalizing boost, look no further than Juice Crafters in Pacific Palisades.
The So Cal family business offers smoothies, cold-pressed juices, bowls, wellness shots, herbal teas, infused waters and even CBD super beverages at affordable prices. Nutrient-dense, flavor-rich choices combine holistic ingredients like nuts, seeds, fruits, berries, vegetables, greens, herbs and other specialty ingredients to give you all of nature’s nourishment in convenient take-out portions.
Their local counter-serve space has a warm, rustic white tile and wood grain interior, neon signs, chalkboards, a friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable staff, ingredients and kitchen on display, and a vast range of healthy juice or food options perfect to begin your day or wind it down.
Juice Crafters promises fresh ingredients and they deliver on that promise.
The Açaí Protein Bowl, with a base of Amazon açaí, banana and vanilla protein, was generously heaped with strawberries, almonds, walnuts and almond butter. Sweet, filling and wholesome, it left nothing to be desired, with plenty leftover for snacking.
The tropically flavored Green Island smoothie, with moringa, banana, cold-pressed apple, parsley, mint, spinach and chia seeds, provided a refreshing, aromatic spritz of sinus-clearing mint and was thirst-quenching without being too thick or too watery.
The deep blue Muscle Builder smoothie, with blueberries, almond milk, banana, almond butter and plant-based protein, provided a meal of its own, enough to choose as a speedy breakfast with a berry burst.
Another favorite was the monsoon dark Crunchy Monkey smoothie, with cacao nibs, cacao powder, goji berries, walnuts, almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla, banana and dates, simultaneously a dessert and a dinner in a drink.
The best part about Juice Crafters is its straight up focus on health, with addable scoops of superfoods like bee pollen, coco
nut butter, royal jelly, prebiotic fiber, flax seeds and turmeric that can be dunked into any smoothie creation of your choice.
Another great aspect is, of course, their juice. This is different than the sugary, diluted juices sold by the mega corps at big box retailers.
Their secret is their 80-year-old method using a hydraulic juice press that applies 10 tons of pressure, capturing all the vitamins, trace minerals, enzymes and flavors lost in the typical juicing process, providing a sweet, nectar-like ambrosia that is minimally exposed to heat or air.
Starting with the freshest produce, with mouth-watering flavors of apple, lemon, ginger, parsley, kale, pineapple, cayenne, cucumber and mint, the juices must be tasted to be believed.
The small touches at Juice Crafters also matter. Despite being a chain, it has a very locally rooted vibe, and it even encourages its customers to suggest new flavors for drinks (along with your very own drink name).
They also list all the health benefits for all of the ingredients they use. Vision getting blurry? Goji berries and carrots improve eyesight. Low energy morning? Wheatgrass perks you up. Digestive troubles? Try some aloe vera.
You can pick and choose the juice combination of your dreams, and your friendly juicer will whip it up for you on the spot.
The Palisades location is a good place to bring a friend for a hydrating lift before a stroll on the town, or stop for a relaxing herbal black or green tea with alkaline water to welcome the sunset over the waves.
Their “wellness shots” like the Indian Tonic, with turmeric, coconut water, ginger and raw honey, or the Cure Me Now with ginger, lemon, cayenne, turmeric and oregano oil, offer immune system support with comforting flavors and come either presented in a shot glass (complete with drink umbrella) or in portable containers for those rushed mornings.
To cap off the day for the sleepless night owls or the desk-ache crowd, the CBD Super Beverages provide instant muscle and pain relief, relaxation and even have an anti-inflammatory effect to soothe your sore neck, back and feet.
The next time you’re in need of a quick, juicy rejuvenation at an affordable price, try Juice Crafters. Mix and match the ingredients of your choosing and walk out with the energy you need to tackle your day head-on—after all, what’ve you got to juice?