Going natural with ‘Fruits & Roots’ Healthy, organic alternatives offered in friendly environment

With a variety of healthy beverages, bowls and snacks, ‘Fruits & Roots’ is exceptionally tasty. The only downfall is the steap prices for their items.
Rating: A
Photo Credit: Maggie Shepard

5020 Blue Diamond Rd.
Las Vegas NV 89118
Monday – Saturday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Pressed juices and nut milks are the new fad. Within my area of the city, I have seen a dozen new shops which put their spin on classic combos or create their own. Somehow, I always end up giving into these expensive juiceries. This time, it was Fruits & Roots.

They are advertised as an organic juicery and wellness kitchen. When my group and I walked in, I could definitely tell of their health message. The air smelled of crisp, healthy fruits and vegetables. There is a bar of fresh salad ingredients and smoothie bowl toppings on display.

None of the people in my party had been here before, but the employees were super friendly and offered to help us find the right beverage or snack for us. We were able to sample an endless amount of juices, ‘nut mylks’ and espresso blends. I personally was interested in a super fruit bowl and immediately an employee offered to help me find what I would like best.

After sampling several juices, we ended up ordering the 24 Carrot ($9.00), Cashew Cafe ($10.50) and an iced coffee ($7.50).  I was expecting the carrot drink to be naturally sour, but I was pleasantly surprised of the balance between tart and sweet. The Cashew Cafe infuses their nut mylk base with their locally sourced espresso. Out of all the drinks I taste tested, this one was my favorite and I would go back for it.

The super fruit bowls we ordered were Pure Bowl ($9.50) and Protein Bowl ($10.50). The employee recommended the Protein Bowl with whey rather than vegan protein. I was glad she notified me of the strange texture for the vegan protein because I was considering this option. The toppings included strawberries, bananas, almond granola, coconut shavings and pumpkin seeds.

The Pure Bowl was an anonymous favorite within my group. It was similar to the protein bowl, except there is no protein. Despite the simplicity of the bowl, the Pure bowl was just the right amount of sweet and tangy. The house-made granola was what really made the bowls special. They add a layer of crunchy granola underneath the acai so you have some after the top layer.

My group had a positive experience at Fruits & Roots. The only downfall was the high prices, but these were expected due to similar prices at other juice shops. The store is organized, clean and the staff is very friendly. I would go back as well as recommend the juicery and wellness kitchen to anyone who enjoys trying healthy drinks and snacks.

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