Ever talk to a juicer? Not the apparatus (or, for that matter, the kind of athlete who's prone to relying on "special enhancements") but rather, a person who juices? Rest assured, if someone in your life juices, you know about it; people are positively evangelical about this stuff. Must be all the vitamins. Anyhow, local juicers have a new mecca -- Juiceateria, a bright little juice bar that opened August 8 in Royal Palm Place in downtown Boca Raton.
Clean Plate Charlie partook of a few gratis samples of the store's offerings during a media event last Thursday. The store's health director, Chelsea Silverman, was on-hand to discuss the benefits of consuming nutrient-packed juices and smoothies made with whole fruits and vegetables.
Silverman -- whose glowing complexion and fit stature are apt endorsements of the whole foods lifestyle -- has a background in health and nutrition, and attended raw/vegan chef school. She's responsible for developing the recipes for the store's selection of grab 'n' go items, like bright veggie salads and the "guiltless superfood parfait" made with avocado, cacao, and cashew "whipped cream." She also reviews the independently-owned store's recipes for juices and smoothies to make sure they're up to snuff, nutritionally speaking.