High Pro Glow smoothie (front) and Purple Haze smoothie: Mark Davis

High Pro Glow smoothie (front) and Purple Haze smoothie: Mark Davis

When Tom and Lisa Hennings expanded their ballet-based exercise studio The Bar Method in Inwood Village, they also wanted to offer their clientele healthy eating options. Tom says that while traveling for work on the East and West coasts, he noticed that juice bars were popular with the health-conscious crowd, which inspired him to use the extra space to open his own shop, The Juice Bar. He enlisted the help of trained chef Heidi Lane to bring to Preston Hollow what they hope are the best-tasting juices. And they attract customers beyond the spandex-clad crowd. The Juice Bar uses centrifugal juicers to make smoothies and what’s called “creative juices,” and cold-press juicers to make bottled smoothies — both of which pack quite a nutritional wallop. For example, Lane says the best-selling juice, Skinny Greens, which consists of cucumber, green apple, kale, spinach, lemon, ginger and cayenne, has a number of health benefits such as the detoxification and cleansing of the digestive tract — both of which are fresh on people’s minds during Lent, or perhaps for those on the mend from a particularly festive Mardi Gras celebration. Either way, Lane says she hopes her juice recipes appeal to everybody — those searching for a serious five-day cleanse as well as those trying to sneak in fruits and vegetables without the chopping (or the extra calories from salad dressing or cooking oil). All of these perks have helped contribute to The Juice Bar’s success, which has grown so much that the Hennings are opening another location at Inwood and Forest this spring.

The Juice Bar
5560 W. Lovers, Suite 243

casual/ counter-service

Price range:
$7.50- $8.50

7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday

Did you know?
Up the nutritional ante of your juice for $1 with extras such as spinach, chia seeds or protein powder

| Three more spots for juice |

1 Be Raw Food & Juice
Those interested in sampling a “live food” entree can try the popular Rawsagna: slices of zucchini and heirloom tomato layered with basil-pistachio pesto and sun-dried tomato sauce, and topped with dairy-free, soy-free ricotta cheese.
6005 Berkshire

2 Southpaw’s Organic Café
Besides juices, here you can order a sandwich either lightweight or heavyweight, depending on how much meat — and calories — you plan on consuming. The hearty Covered Cantaloupe, topped with cottage cheese, dried cranberries, grapes and pecans, is a healthy choice, too.
6009 Berkshire

3 The Gem
For some serious detoxifying, sign up for this juice bar’s three-, four- or five-day cleanse. Or ease into a raw diet by sampling a smoothie with a splash of apple cider vinegar, paired with a kale salad.
6030 Luther

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