Blame it On The Juice: Clean Juice Serves Up Healthy Options
Sugar, spice and everything nice may have made for an enjoyable holiday, but it also may have made those holidays sweaters a little tighter than remembered.
As the calendar flips to a new year and workout plans are created, Clean Juice in Cranberry Township has a solution for kickstarting a new routine: fresh, organic produce.
Fifteen pounds, to be exact.
That’s how much produce goes into one daily cleanse, and franchise owner Ann Marie Laird believes it’s the best way to kick holiday habits to the curb.
“It’s a great time to give it a try,” she said, adding a cleanse provides rest for major organs, gives an energy boost, reduces bloating and inflammation and increases hydration.
The Cranberry location is Laird’s second Clean Juice location, with the first opening in Wexford in December 2018. She said that store attracted many customers from the Cranberry area, many of whom asked when she would be bringing a store further north.
In fact, Cranberry had always been high on Laird’s list. Though the COVID-19 pandemic delayed plans for the Cranberry location and another in McMurray, she said the new stores have been well received. Laird said attention placed on healthy habits during the pandemic have helped their mission of serving quality, healthy juices and other fare.
Plus, the location doesn’t hurt.
The store, which opened in November, is situated at 2085 MacKenzie Way, Suite A300 in Cranberry Springs – a football field away from the UPMC Lemieux Center Sports Complex. Clean Juice has signed on as the official provider of organic, cold-press juices for the facility, which is home to the Pittsburgh Penguins. It is also the preferred caterer for the community rink and visiting teams.
“We’re so happy to align ourselves with like-minded businesses,” Laird said.
The MSA Thruway, which will connect Cranberry Springs to Cranberry Woods, will also have a beneficial impact, Laird said. With pedestrian lanes and sidewalks promoting fitness, employees from businesses along the Route 228 corridor will have easy access to Clean Juice.
It will also improve access for on-the-go families and those with busy lifestyles, offering a healthy option instead of fast food.
But what about those who may bristle at the thought of drinking fresh-pressed juice?
Laird said the juices are not just healthy, but delicious and guilt free. And, if that doesn’t tickle one’s taste buds, Clean Juice has a full menu of smoothies, salads, wraps, soups and bowls – all of which can be ordered for catering as well.
For more information or to order pick-up or delivery, visit cleanjuice.com/locations/cranberry/