Maria Pacheco and Robert Valdez started Root of Life Juicery at the Huntington Park Farmers Market to serve a community that offers way more health clinics and fast food than nutrition. The partners now run a strip mall brick-and-mortar with a reclaimed wood bar, a painting of Frida Kahlo, and a fridge framed by a tree mural. Juices spotlight produce from farmers market friends like Azteca Farm, Fernandez Farms and Trinidad Farm.
The popular Turmeric Tonic is a moderately sweet juice that combines orange, ginger, lemon, carrot, pineapple, apple cider vinegar and turmeric, a superfood that’s "antioxidant, cardiovascular health, anti-depressant, and probiotic."
Aphrodite features beets, celery, carrot, orange, apple cider vinegar, apple, lemon and ginger root, a "digestive aid, great source of fiber, aids weight loss, and supports immune system health." Paint it Black pairs mint, lemon, chia seeds, blue agave, alkaline water, and activated charcoal, a "powerful natural detoxifier, toxin removal, relieves indigestion, and alleviates gas and bloating."
ROL also rotates seasonal juices like the Summer Sandi (watermelon, lemon basil, ginger, lemon).