The majority of ingredients at Roots Raw Juice Bar are organic. The exceptions are ginger, turmeric, citrus fruits, pineapple, bananas, avocado, and olives. The avocado oil, bananas, and pineapple are thick-skinned and on EWG’s Clean 15 list. As long as they are non-GMO, which everything is at Roots, they are considered to be quite clean. As for the non-produce ingredients, mostly everything is organic except for the tortillas used to make the wraps and tortilla chips, oregano, olives and cheeses. The nut milks are store-bought, but organic. Some of the ingredients in the yummy protein balls are not organic, ask for more specifics.
Roots Raw Juice Bar offers cold pressed juices, wheatgrass shots, house-made kombucha, wraps, salads, smoothies, açaí and pitaya bowls, as well as grab & go desserts. Interesting recipes on the menu board include the PB Yay Acai Bowl, the Beet Me Up Cold Pressed Juice and the Purple Power Smoothie.
What I Ordered
We ordered a Wheatgrass shot, the Berry Blast Açaí Bowl and the Tropical Blast smoothie. The açaí bowl was excellent; the açaí was a perfect texture and taste and one of the better acai bowls in the greater Orlando area. The smoothie was sweet, smooth and yum. During another visit, I ordered the Fresh Chik’s Salad which was quite fresh and delish. The dressing is made with an avocado oil base with prominent flavors of oregano. The yummy dressing complements the feta and black olives nicely while the chickpea portion was outstanding.
Roots Raw Juice Bar in Lake Mary is located in a cute area next to a park that plays host to the local Farmers’ Market every Saturday morning. The street has a small town feel with little shops and eateries. The small town feel inspires you to want to take a leisurely stroll. The Juice Bar itself is small and therefore indoor seating is not available. However, they do provide a nice outdoor covered area where you can relax and people watch while enjoying the yummy goods from Roots.
Definitely one of the best places in Lake Mary to grab a clean snack, treat or lunch. The taste and quality of the inviting creations at Roots Raw Bar is top notch. Check out their sister location in Sanford, also the best place in Sanford to enjoy a clean lunch or treat.