Wild & Raw Superfood + Juice Bar redefines superfood
Cold-pressed juice is increasingly popular and available in Calgary, but Wild & Raw Superfood + Juice Bar stands out with its unique “intuitive” superfood blends.
“All of our drinks are crafted to be more than just tasty and aesthetically pleasing. They all have properties that are healing and nourishing. It’s like medicine,” explains co-founder Jenn Silver. She adds that some of her staff go off-menu and tailor customers’ drinks to match how they’re feeling or what they’re doing that night.
The ingredients used at Wild & Raw Superfood + Juice Bar are entirely organic, inspired by Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine. Cordyceps mushrooms are both an energy booster and an aphrodisiac and have high antioxidant levels. E3 Live is a blue-green algae that’s packed with vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. Jenn says Cordyceps is also good for supporting the adrenal glands after drinking a lot of caffeine.
Jenn’s current favourite menu item is the best selling Aunty Inflammatory smoothie, featuring banana, mango, cinnamon, turmeric, chia seeds, ginger, and their house-made hemp milk. “It’s my favourite breakfast smoothie. It’s really supportive to the body — it supports digestion, blood circulation and is blood sugar-balancing.”
Wild & Raw Superfood + Juice Bar has been open for just over two years now, and Jenn has taken the opportunity to collaborate with some inspiring entrepreneurs. “I think [collaborating] is the next level of competition in businesses,” she says.
In the new year, Wild & Raw Superfood + Juice Bar will be working with Orsha Magyar from NeuroTrition – a dietary consultancy that combines neuroscience with holistic nutrition. Orsha’s scientific advice will enhance the efficacy of the juice bar’s cleanse programs.
Jenn also hinted at an upcoming release of house-blend smoothie, tea and elixir mixes to the retail section of the store. She says she hopes to dip into that market one day and sell a Wild & Raw branded line in grocery stores.
“It’s been a long time coming,” she says.
- Check out the Wild & Raw menu online, or stop in for a tailor-made beverage.
- Learn more about the superfoods Wild & Raw uses.
- Follow Wild & Raw on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
- Vote for Wild & Raw Superfood + Juice Bar as your favourite local business in REAP’s 2016 Be Local Awards!