Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between a juice & a smoothie?

A juice is made in a juicer.

The juicer extracts the juice from fresh fruits and vegetables and removes insoluble fiber or pulp. The soluble fiber remains in the juice. Your digestive system doesn’t have to work as hard to break down and absorb nutrients. Juices are also lighter with a thinner consistency.

A smoothie is made in a blender.

Our smoothies are made using a base liquid (almond milk, freshly made juice, or coconut water), fruit, and often vegetables, pureed in a blender. We only use fruit that’s frozen, and no ice, in our smoothies! Insoluble Fiber remains in the smoothie. Smoothies are thicker, similar to a milk shake.

Which should I pick, a juice or a smoothie?

Both juices and smoothies can be healthy, nutritious options, each with different benefits.

The advantage to removing the insoluble fiber when juicing is the ease and rate of the absorption of nutrients, making digestion easier. When you come to Stacy’s you can watch every juice and smoothie being made! To make one 16-ounce juice it takes a large volume of fruits and vegetables! Imagine all of the nutrition!

Smoothies are also a healthy option. Because the insoluble fiber remains, it can help reduce hunger by making you feel full and slowing down the absorption rate of sugars and other carbohydrates. Some of the really thick, rich Smoothies and Power Smoothies make great meal replacements.

Why Stacy’s?

  • Unlike many of our competitors, we don’t use ice in our juices or smoothies.
  • Everything is fresh, even our tomatoes and beans, nothing from a can. We don’t own a can opener.
  • No artificial ingredients, preservatives, refined sugar or flours.
  • We use only glass, not plastic bottles for our cleanses. Glass helps retain product quality and freshness and adhere to environmentally friendly practices.
  • We bake our own bread, muffins and cookies with better for you ingredients like whole wheat flour and ground chia seeds.
  • We partner with trusted purveyors for our local and organic produce and retail products.
  • Why are your juices more expensive?

    Our juices are made to order. Unlike many of our competitors, we don’t water down our juices or smoothies. We use fresh and better for you ingredients, such as: dates, basil, mint, ginger and turmeric root, avocado, baby spinach, wheat grass and organic kale.

    Is there a lot of sugar in juice?

    Our juice is made fresh. This is vastly different than most bottled juices sold in the supermarket, which often contain added sugars and processing methods that kill nutrients. The only sugar in our juice is naturally occurring sugar that comes from the fruit. Fruit also has antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds as well as soluble fiber, which remain in your juice, helping regulate blood sugar and keep you feeling full. The amount of sugar in your juice will depend on the ratio of fruits to vegetables.

    What’s a Hybrid?

    A hybrid is unique to Stacy’s. Hybrids are a 2 step process. First we juice it, then we Blend it. For example; our Health Hybrid starts with freshly juiced Simply Green (kale, spinach, green apple, cucumber) which is then blended with frozen mango, banana and then we add matcha green tea powder.

    Do I need to drink my juice right away?

    Fresh juice should ideally be consumed within 24 hours. After the first day the nutrient levels, freshness and flavor profile start to decrease. It’s important to keep light, air and heat away from the juice. A glass bottle with the juice filled to the top to keep air out is the ideal method of storage. Discard juice after 72 hours in the refrigerator.

    Do you have any GF/DF/Vegan items?

    Yes.

    What is a juice cleanse?

    A cleanse is generally defined as consuming only fruit and vegetable juices for your daily nutrition while abstaining from food consumption for a specific amount of time. Most cleanse programs are predominately juices however may include some smoothies, vegetables and plant based meals.

    Is it safe for everyone to cleanse?

    No. It is not advised for anyone under 18, or anyone who is pregnant or nursing. Just like with any diet or exercise plan, those with serious medical conditions or on prescription medication should speak with their doctor before beginning a cleanse.

    How long are my cleanse juices good for?

    Juices are made fresh for your cleanse, so each day’s cleanse should be consumed within 24 hours of bringing it home. We use glass bottles, filled to the top, to retain nutrients and flavor. Discard juice after 72 hours in the refrigerator.

    Can I keep the cooler, ice pack and water bottle?

    The cooler, ice pack (which is also a hot pack) and water bottle are yours to keep. They’re great for bringing juices, smoothies and healthy meals or snacks with you on the go. The glass bottles should be returned to the juicebar in order to avoid being charged $1/bottle.

    Why do you use glass bottles for your cleanses?

    Glass is made from all-natural, sustainable raw materials, and can be recycled endlessly with no loss in quality or purity. Glass, unlike some plastic bottles, does not contain any harmful chemicals such as BPA, phthalate, PVC, or polycarbonate; nothing can leach into your juice or smoothie from a glass bottle.

    Is there protein in juice?

    The average American overestimates their protein requirement. Protein intake is lower during a traditional cleanse but adequate to support your body during the one, three or five day period of time, for most healthy individuals. Many vegetables, like kale and broccoli, contain higher levels of protein. If you are concerned about protein, try our Juice ‘N Food Power Up plan that includes additional protein.

    Will I get fiber during my cleanse?

    Fruit and vegetables contain two types of fiber. The juicing process extracts the insoluble fiber, leaving you with a liquid that contains just the soluble fiber. Soluble fiber has been shown to help lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar and hunger and may prevent certain types of cancers. Insoluble fiber is not absorbed by our bodies, it helps keep our bowel movements regular by providing bulk. Its presence can slow down nutrient absorption because it makes food move through the GI tract faster. Juices are so high in nutrients and our bodies are able to assimilate more of these nutrients because there is no insoluble fiber to prevent absorption. Both types of fiber are important in an overall healthy diet.

    Can I drink caffeine or alcohol?

    When we drink caffeine our system needs to work harder to metabolize and process these items. A cleanse gives our bodies a break from additional digestive work. One cup of green tea or black coffee per day is fine but try to do your best to wean off of caffeine a few days before you start your cleanse.

    Alcohol is metabolized in our livers which, along with the kidneys, are the sites in our bodies where our natural cleansing processes occur. Drinking in excess means your liver will have to work double duty, processing the alcohol and maintaining it’s normal processes. Avoiding alcohol during a cleanse allows you to support your liver, and lets it carry out it’s normal functions at full capacity.

    Can I chew gum while on a cleanse?

    Yes. Look for a gum flavored with stevia or a natural sweetener, but avoid gum with artificial sweeteners.