Michelle Lowe

About Michelle Lowe

Delivering the news in North MS and West AL. has been just one more "Day in the Life" since 2007. Anchor of WCBI News at 9 on MYMS, co-anchor WCBI News at 10. Email me with story ideas!

Video: Day in the Life, Juva Juice

STARKVILLE, Miss. – (WCBI) It is hard to argue that eating your fruits and vegetables are important to maintaining a healthy diet.

Are you getting all of the nutrition you can from those steamed veggies and store bought juices?  The answer is no.

Justin Mitchener is a 2005 Mississippi State graduate and has dedicated his career to health and wellness.

“I got into smoothies about nine years ago.”

Several trips later, Justin opened Juva Juice, located on Highway 12 in Starkville. It is the first venture that will eventually lead to the first vending machine to offer nutritious smoothies. He has come up with fruit and vegetable combinations that will not only meet your body’s needs, but are pleasing to even the pickiest taste buds.

A wide variety of protein powders, fresh fruits and organic flavoring blend together to make a power packed smoothie, but some of his other tasty treats are simply juice.

Using a professional grade juicer, Justin can quickly extract at least 4 ounces of juice from a single apple. While the machine does a majority of the straining, he runs it through a sieve before serving.

It is a pure approach to a healthy diet. For Justin Mitchener, helping people rejuvenate, restore and repair through nature’s resources is just one more day in the life.