If you have frequented the Point Park or Marietta Marketplaces, you are sure to have run into my friend Juicy Jeff. He serves amazing, healthy food options, as well as delicious juices and smoothies. He always has a big smile and a warm greeting for everyone he meets, and I always look forward to trying anything on his menu. Recently I had the chance to sit down with him and learn a little but more about the Juicy Jeff franchise, and what he sees in his future.
Growing up in the Mid-Ohio Valley, food was always a part of Jeff Adams life. However, one day he realized that he was not living the best life he could live, and knew he had to make some changes. That is when he began making healthier food choices, juicing, and regularly exercising. He got his weight under control and had never felt better. It is this life changing transformation that prompted him to finish his degree in Health and Nutrition, and Juicy Jeff was born!
Not only does Jeff have his delicious food stands, but he is also an advocate for teaching healthy living in the valley. He holds workshops, and works with everyday people just like you and me on ways we lead healthier lives. He is truly making a difference and I saw that firsthand the day I did my interview as a cancer survivor that he has been working with came up and began to rave about the difference his tutelage has made in her life!
So what does the future hold for Juicy Jeff? He hopes to have permanent, store front facilities in both Marietta and Parkersburg, while also broaden his education work in the valley. He truly is much more that a juice and a smile, but make no mistake! He juices are out of this world, and was generous enough to share a couple of his recipes with us.
- 1 Banana (Frozen)
- ½ Mango (Frozen)
- 1 c. Kale (Juiced)
- 1 c. Almond Milk
- 5 Carrots
- ½ Cucumber
- 2 Apples
- ½ Lemon
Simply blend and serve!
I tried the orange sunrise during my visit and it was delicious! It was light, sweet, and had a delightful fresh finish. I never would have guess that there were 5 carrots in it. So the next time you find yourself hungry and wondering where to have lunch head on over to Juicy Jeff’s! It could be a life changing experience.