Smoothie & Juice Bar Fuels Customers with Farm-to-Bottle Drinks and Raw Superfood Snacks
Celebrity bodyguard-turned-entrepreneur Chris Kingen recently announced the expansion of his farm-to-bottle juice bar concept, Wellness Grub, with the opening of two new Miami locations, at the Equinox Fitness Clubs in South Beach (520 Collins Avenue) and Four Seasons Hotel Miami (1435 Brickell Avenue.) Since April 2017, Kingen has opened three other South Florida locations at Brickell Heights, Aventura Mall and the Shops at Merrick Park.
Open to the public, Wellness Grub serves grab-n-go, cold-pressed juices, smoothies, shots, and tonics, made with 100% organic, locally-sourced produce from Brothers Organic Farmers Market, as well as raw superfood bites to fuel and replenish the body and mind. Smoothies and juices can also be made-to-order at select locations. Many menu items are Kingen’s original blends, created while on the road working exhausting hours as a bodyguard for high-profile celebrities including music producer Dr. Dre, songstress Lisa Marie Presley, in addition to international diplomats.
There are dozens of juices and smoothies to select from at Wellness Grub. Two of Kingen’s signature drinks – the Green Protein Ultra smoothie and Vital Greens juice – are rich in Vitamin A, iron and magnesium. Several favorites include the Citrus Glo, which features grapefruit, orange, and lemon, while the beet-red Tru Blood juice is full of antioxidants to support the kidneys and liver.
The bright, colorful shots and tonics are packed with concentrated doses of healing herbs, such as ginger, turmeric, cilantro, blue-green algae, and ginseng. Food items include Mung Bean Pesto Pasta, Goji Berry Bites, Orange Vanilla Chia Pudding, Hummus, Kale Salad, and more. Additionally, Wellness Grub offers three juice cleanse programs suited for individual needs.
For optimal quality and an eco-friendly approach, products are packaged in glass bottles. A self-made entrepreneur, Kingen first learned about diet and exercise from his former client, Dr. Dre. Kingen is a longtime Equinox member so it only made sense that his farm-to-bottle products have a home at the premier fitness center. Today, Wellness Grub is in a total of eight locations – five in Miami and three in Chicago. Kingen has plans to further expand the brand in South Florida.