New to the Fuel Bar: Lumi Juice!
By: Jason Royce
Introducing Lumi Juice!
There are a lot of juice options on the market these days and we know it can be a little overwhelming for consumers. We were a bit overwhelmed ourselves when it came to selecting a juice line to offer at our Fuel Bars! But after considering and tasting juices from several vendors, we selected Lumi Juice and we want to take a minute to tell you all about it.
Lumi juices are created using a cold-pressing process with hundreds of pounds of fresh, certified organic produce and ingredients. After the produce is washed, prepped and ground using a slow-moving blade, a hydraulic press is introduced that extracts all the nutrients from the fruits and vegetables while preserving all the good stuff like vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients and flavor. Once bottled, another process applies extreme water pressure to inactivate harmful bacteria and microorganisms. This process, known as High Pressure Processing (HPP), never involves heat pasteurization or chemicals which destroys all those important vitamins and minerals and allows for a fresh squeezed taste every time in every bottle of Lumi. HPP also inactivates harmful organisms like Listeria, Salmonella and E. Coli. Yuck!
Did you know most commercially processed juices sold in supermarkets are pasteurized and the vitamin and mineral composition in those juices are decreased by over 65%? Oh, and about those household juicers? Most use a centrifugal method of extraction which grinds and squeezes out the juice with a high-speed blade. This is a faster process but because of the heat generated, it can compromise the nutritional content and juice flavor. Blending juices at home is certainly a great way to introduce essential nutrients into your body, but with Lumi’s cold-pressed juices you’re drinking a consistently higher quality juice which allows an instant infusion of those critical- and yummy- vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytonutrients into your bloodstream boosting your energy and immune system.
Lumi uses only quality, organic ingredients in their juices: Apples, beets, carrots, celery, collard greens, cucumbers, grapefruit, kale, lemons, limes, mango, mint, oranges, parsley, pineapples, and spinach. Phew! Two pounds of fruits and vegetables are squeezed into every single 16 ounce bottle. And what about sugar and other additives you might ask? The only sugar found in Lumi juice is naturally occurring sugar (9-19g depending on the juice) and the only additive found in each bottle is love. For real! Lumi is so serious about the process and attention put into their products, their company slogan is “Love U Mean It!”
Whether your already a juice drinker or curious about the benefits of cold-pressed juices, pick up a bottle of Lumi from the Fuel Bar. We know that some juices can be an acquired taste and it might “take time,” especially for those new to juice, but we’re confident that once you give it a go and experience the benefits you’ll love Lumi!
So, have you had your #fruits and #veggies today? #LoveUMeanIt