Leslie Rohland thinks Beaufort County needs a nutrition wake-up call.
That’s why she’s opening a juice bar in Bluffton this spring.
The Juice Hive, in Bluffton Village at 14 Johnston Way, is expected to open in early March. Described by Rohland — who also owns The Cottage in Old Town Bluffton — as a juice bar and health emporium, The Juice Hive will sell cold-pressed juices, smoothies, to-go lunch items and snacks. A health-focused retail store will open at a later date.
Rohland said despite the seeming popularity of at-home juicing, many don’t keep up with it.
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“People don’t have the energy,” she said. “It costs a lot, it’s a mess to clean up. It’s a really hard thing to do.”
The Juice Hive will also feature coffee, tea and a variety of milks. Up to 40 different boosters will be available to add to food and drink offerings, Rohland said.
She also hopes to encourage customers to eat more uncooked, unprocessed foods.
“I want to show that you can eat raw and it will taste good,” Rohland said.
Salads with “sustainable protein,” wraps, soups and ancient grain bowls are being considered for the menu.
Eventually, Rohland plans to expand The Juice Hive to include a retailer featuring organic supplements, “cream of the crop” vitamins, organic beer and wine, local honey, coffee beans, soap, and cleaning products.