Kuka Juice, Healthy and Convenient

By | September 01, 2014
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Doing the right thing for our bodies is difficult. We get busy driving kids to activities, working full-time jobs, working second jobs, taking care of our households. Often, we eat on the go, grabbing whatever is most convenient, which typically means pre-packaged, processed foods filled with ingredients we can’t pronounce— whatever fits in one hand so we can hold the steering wheel or cell phone or type with the other. Making the right choices for our bodies is like an “inconvenient truth.”

Case in point: two years ago, I asked for a bicycle for Christmas, and my hubby delivered: a red, sturdy bike with a wide seat (better than those skinny ones meant for teenagers or perfectly toned physiques). I rode it twice. 

This Christmas, I got a juicer. I used it for a week, discovering quickly that 1) I needed recipes, otherwise my drinks tasted like the dirty bathwater of a 1800s cowboy, and 2) the juicer is harder to clean than scrubbing 50 year-old grout. Alas, the juicer sits on my kitchen counter, a constant reminder of my failed best intentions.

abigail mitchell, samantha shaw and caroline chandler
Abigail Mitchell, Samantha Shaw and Caroline Chandler

Then I discovered Kuka Juice, a local product dreamed up by Samantha Shaw and Abigail Mitchell, at the TD Saturday Market.

For $7, I get three to five pounds (no, that is not a typo) of disease-fighting, toxin-removing, immunity-boosting, nutrient-packed, cold-pressed juice in a good-to-go bottle. Shaw admits the women are “high-maintenance” when it comes to their ingredients. They strive to obtain the majority of their produce from local farmers. In fact, they scour the TD Market for ingredients for many of their week’s blends. In a variety of cleverly-named flavors (think “Kale Yeah” and “Green with Envy”), these juices actually taste good. And, while those other convenience foods trick your body into a sluggish haze, these juices fill you with energy and zing.

And, perhaps more importantly, they do all the cleanup!

*Kuka was inspired by the local, fresh juices Shaw and Mitchell encountered while backpacking through Ecuador and Colombia. To find out how to purchase Kuka Juice for home delivery, visit

Finally, doing the right thing is as easy as riding a bike.

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101 W Camperdown Way #102
Greenville, SC
864-905-1214 | 864-787-9746
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