Juices aren’t my thing, so when I saw that a juicery was the next stop in line down the 101, I was less than thrilled. I love FOOD. In my opinion, drinking juice is a waste of calories that I would rather chew. But going to a juicery won’t be our last sketchy stop on the 101, because we still have Captain Keno’s coming up!
Fully Loaded is tiny, with only four chairs out front, so most of our group had to stand. There is a menu of uber healthy juices on the board and they are all sold in glass jars in the refrigerator. The ingredients are organic and the juices are cold pressed to retain as many nutrients as possible. I suppose this can warrant the $12 price per jar, but my hubby didn’t think so! I was told to order either the Yam Bam or Maca Maca by my Facebook friends, but I strayed from recommendations. After sampling a variety of them, I settled on, in my opinion, the healthiest one. If I’m doing this juice thing, then I’m all in and want maximum healthiness! And if that means forgoing taste, by golly, I am worth it! “RAWBRAH” straight up please!
I took a sip and wondered which neighbor provided the lawn clippings I was drinking. I took another sip and laughed that they thought by adding a bunch of cayenne to this green muck, it might hide the taste. “Wow, the flavor is nice and spicy! That’s all I taste. Yup, just spicy. Not one bit of the raw plants, flora and shrubbery here.” The rest of my group were total wusses and ordered sweet, fruity juices. My son ordered the “Avatar”.
His best description was it tasted just like lemonade with BLUE ALGAE in it. Who wants blue algae in their lemonade? Not him. After two sips, he was done. I wasn’t going to let his $12 juice go to waste so I mixed a bit of his algae with my bushes, and guess what? It was palatable! I made my hubby take a sip now that I doctored it up. He took one sip, handed it back to me, and met me at the car! Leslie ordered “Summer Fling” and my father in law ordered “Ginger Snap”. Both were fruity and very sweet, nothing that will grow hair on your chest like mine though.
Bottom Line: If you are into juicing, then Fully Loaded Micro Juicery is a high quality way to go. They sell subscriptions for people doing long term cleanses, and even offer delivery. You can find them at the store front or every Sunday at the Leucadia Farmer’s Market across the street. If you want to order a juice that tastes great but won’t break your bank, you know where a Jamba Juice is. If you want to drink something that will leave you feeling refreshed and healthy, I suggest ordering one of their greener juices like the “Rawbraw”, and mixing it with an Avatar so you can get it down. With three pounds of vegetables in each juice, I am pretty sure I don’t need to eat another vegetable of any sort until August!