On Friday's, We like to encourage you to "buy Local" in our weekly small business profile.
Tonight, We're looking at the juicing trend in Chattanooga.
New shops are popping up on the North Shore and Main Street.
We're even getting a juicing truck.
But not all juicers are alike.
Let's take a look at the cold hydraulic press they use at Southern Sqweeze in North Chattanooga.
Southern Sqweeze is directly behind Tremont and right next to Farmer's Daughter. I was talking to my brother and he...we were tossing names back and forth and I wanted it to be something southern related or to really encompass Chattanooga. And so we're thinking River City Squeeze or Mountain city squeeze and then I don't know..Southern Squeeze....just hit home.
Juicing is something that've always done as a part of my lifestyle for quite some time . I've always taught yoga ...It goes hand in hand with quality of life. Our primary focus and our specialty is hand-crafted juices so that's usually what people will always come in for ...And sometimes people will often come in for our raw..or to do a cleanse as well.
A cleanse is a one to 3 to 5 to even longer period of time that somebody would do juices and try to cleanse their body whether that be for a cleaning or to initiate weight loss or to just start an over healthy movement toward a healthier life-style.
We offer a few raw food items ...Or more of those offer raw nut milk and nut milk to be different variations. We also offer essential oil shot. Think of bark or root ..And so that's extracted into an oil and it's a food grade oil ...and we literally just put it in a shot glass and you just shoot it...because it can be very potent..they are very strong.
We use a hydraulic cold press for our juicer and what it is is a two step process which uses a grinder, to grind the vegetables to grind the fruit and second part is that it uses the hydraulic press ...about 2500 hundreds pounds of pressure...the vegetable is dry pulp.
Cold presses have actually been around for some time....actually one of the first juicers that was invented. It is a longer process.
I would say they are two great beverages to start with would be the sweet greens or pineapple wheat grass.
One...they are delicious, two they still offer quite a punch ..and more palpable if you're not used to a heavier green side .
We treat everything from the inside out ..it will really change your whole entire life.
From your outlook, the way you feel, the way you act...more energy, more vitality ...better immune system, better sleep.
Skin, hair, nails ..less stress ...part of whole movement toward better nutrition and healthy living."
Southern Sqweeze posts daily specials on Facebook... Instagram and their website... SouthernSqweeze.com
Just remember they spell Sqweeze with a W.. Not a U.