For as long as he can remember, I Love Juice Bar owner Mitch McLeish has lived a healthy lifestyle. From being on sports teams when he was young, to playing college basketball—Mitch was always up and moving.
This is still true today. Mitch exercises daily, whether he’s playing basketball at the YCMA, going to his Triple Crown Crossfit gym, or running around with the family. Except now, he incorporates his passion for nutrition into the mix.
Last year, Mitch made the switch to a plant-based diet, and he says his body has never felt better.
The combination of healthy eating habits and exercise became the base for Mitch’s first business, I Love Juice Bar. The menu is made for people who want to eat good and feel great, offering juices, fresh salads, smoothies, acai bowls and more. The food is mostly plant-based, gluten-free and organic, using fruits and vegetables from scratch.
“Health from food is a key contributor to an active lifestyle,” Mitch says. Without the nutrients and clean eating from food, he says your body will not have the energy it needs and deserves.
When researching potential locations for I Love Juice Bar, Mitch realized Anderson’s demographic and potential seemed fitting. There isn’t another Juice Bar within 20 minutes.
Opening his first business was an exciting, yet nervous concept, he says. But Mitch believes his passion for health and nutrition will help him get through any hard times and drive him to success. He also has a special someone who inspires him to stay active and healthy—his daughter, Myla.
I Love Juice Bar is located at 7504 Beechmont Avenue in Anderson. You can follow Mitch and his business on Facebook and Instagram for weekly deals and discounts: @juicebaranderson.