Tuesday, September 30, 2014

We're Open in San Mateo!

This September we are proud to announce the grand opening of our third location on San Mateo’s bustling 3rd Ave (212 East 3rd Ave, San Mateo). Our new location has the same great menu, offering a plethora of revitalizing smoothies, juices, kombucha juice and more. The space is cozy and is brightly painted in addition to a custom tropical themed mural by local San Francisco artist Thomasina DeMaio.


Monday, June 30, 2014

Health Benefits of the Acai Berry

The Acai berry has been used for its medicinal effects for hundreds of years in Brazil, and more recently has taken over the health food industry as one of the most popular berries to consume. But how is the açai berry used for health, what is its origin, and what is the best way to consume it?

Health Benefits of Açai
The açai berry has been used to treat cholesterol, erectile dysfunction, arthritis, and for detoxification. Although the jury is still out in regards to the medical community’s support, açai berries are still regularly consumed for their super food benefits. Additionally, fitness experts recommend consumption of this fruit on a regular basis in order to improve general health and to maintain a healthy weight. The following additional benefits are also possible with açai.
  • Excellent antioxidant rich vitamins and minerals.
  •  Contains several anti-aging, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory chemicals.
  • Rich and vitamin B complex which contributes to the breakdown of carbohydrates and certain fats.

The Origin of Açai
As mentioned earlier, the açai berry is harvested from a palm tree that is native to Brazil. South American tribes have been using açai to treat different ailments for hundreds of years. The popularity of the açai berry gained traction with Dr. Nicholas Perricone who discussed the tremendous health benefits from the berries on the Oprah Winfrey show.

Sidewalk Juice's New Acai Bowl

Smoothies and Acai Bowls
Due to the potency and texture of the açai berries many health experts recommend breaking it down into either smoothies or a açai bowls. Açai bowls became strictly popular in South America and then were imported into Hawaii. Now it seems that the mainland has taken to this new way of consuming açai berries. 

Smoothies can contain virtually everything that açai bowls do with the exception of granola. Either way you consume them, açai berries will give you energy and improve your overall health.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

24th Street Spotlight

Sidewalk Juice has been a long time Mission district staple. We opened our first location in 2006 bringing healthy options for our Mission neighbors. Since that time we've made a new home at our newest location at 24th Street and Folsom. We've embraced this amazing area of the Mission for it's unique qualities.  

We wanted to highlight some of our favorite sites and invite you to grab your favorite Sidewalk Juice smoothie or juice and experience these Mission district favorites.

1) Balmy Street Murals
There is no denying the culture that is expressed on the walls in the Mission district. The community's  art and mural tradition is prevalent. Visit Balmy Alley and see some of the murals that make this community a gem. Balmy Alley is just a few short blocks away from Sidewalk Juice on 24th and Balmy (between Treat and Harrison). 

 2) Luz De Luna 

This Mission district gift shop is adorned with an exterior mural, and filled with religious antiques, gifts, candles, cards and jewelry.  Owner Denise Gonzales moved her original store location on 25th Street a year and a half ago to join the lively 24th Street community. 3182 24th Street, San Francisco

3) Mission Sk8boards 
Need a new mode of transportation? Stop by Mission Skateboards, a skater owned and operated skateshop nestled in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District at 3045 24th Street (at Treat St.). Mission offers the latest decks (GIRL, Real, Anti-Hero, Blood Wizard and more), trucks (Ace, Indy, Thunder), wheels (Spitfire, Hubba, more), apparel (Lowcard, Mission), footwear (Nike 6.0, Dekline, etc.) and all the latest videos.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Sidewalk Juice Cleanse

We are big fans of juice cleanses. It's a great way to start a new year and refresh your body after the holidays.   The benefits of a juice cleanse has many great benefits including detox, weight loss and increase in energy. At Sidewalk Juice, we recommend a cleanse every now and then. 

If you decide to do a cleanse we recommend anywhere between 3-7 days. Here is our customized Sidewalk Juice cleanse menu: 

The Jake: 4x the kale, pineapple, lemon, ginger and celery. 

Green Energy: spinach, parsley, kale, celery, cucumber, apple, lemon, ginger. 

Purple Energy: beets, apple, celery, lemon, carrots, ginger.

The Chuy: double kale, double spinach, double parsley, ginger, pineapple and pear.

Monday, November 11, 2013

What is Kombucha?

What is Kombucha made out of?  It’s actually a pretty simple and natural drink.  Kombucha is made of black tea, sugar, and a fermenting element called a SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast).  Much like yogurt, this SCOBY or probiotics help aide digestion and can conceivably improve your immune system.  The sugar and caffeine from the tea are used up in the fermenting process so the final result contains very little caffeine and sugar.  However, the tiny bit of caffeine is great for a boost of energy.  This, combined with our regular fruits and vegetables, makes a great and healthy afternoon pick-me-up. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is known for the great costumes, trick or treating, and carving pumpkins.  There is so much fun and creativity not only for the kids, but for everyone!  After all the prepping and treat buying is done, what else is there to do?  How can you make this Halloween a healthy one?

For one thing, you can save the insides of your carved pumpkin for a variety of tasty and healthy treats.  Pumpkin seeds make a great snack and are loaded with magnesium and zinc which great for proper bone and tooth formation, energy production.  Additionally, pumpkin seeds help promote sleep, mood and sensory health as well as an insulin regulator.   

Another great use for your pumpkin is to save the insides for a tasty smoothie or use it for some holiday baked goods.  You can do this just simply by blending or chopping the pumpkin and adding it to your favorite recipes for a festive flare. 

Happy Halloween everyone!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Happy Anniversary! - 1 Year at Folsom and 24th

This month marks the one year anniversary of our 24th and Folsom location. Thank you to our loyal customers, fans, family and friends for your continuous support.  We love what we do!