Located in Waimea town on Kauai sits a healthy spot called G’s Juicebar. Known for their smoothies, fresh juices, and of course acai bowls; it’s a one stop shop for some clean yummy fuel. We got to chat with G’s Juicebar Owner, Garren Millare about his island cafe and hear a little more about his thoughts on acai and living a ‘life in rhythm’. Read on below!
9681 Kaumualii Hwy
1. What is G’s Juicebar all about?
G’s Juicebar is proud to be a healthy option to the westside of Kauai. The inspiration of starting G’s Juicebar came from me being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease back in 2008 while serving in the Air Force. I learned from having Crohn’s that eating a healthy balanced diet consisting of more fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds made a difference in my health both physically and mentally. After getting out of the Air Force I returned home to Kauai and started G’s Juicebar in Waimea town.
2. What is your first memory of trying acai?
My first memory of Acai was first learning about it from the owner of Aloha Aina Juice Bar in Poipu. I tried making a bowl of my own with my vitamix blender and I instantly became a fan of acai.
3. What are your most popular acai bowls?
Our two most popular bowls are our Kauai Bowl and our Butter Boy. The Kauai Bowl is inspired by adding of a splash of mango juice in the blend topped with strawberries, granola, banana, coconut shavings, and a drizzle of honey. The Butter Boy gets a heaping spoon of natural peanut butter in the blend. It is topped with chopped almonds, banana, granola, hemp seeds, bee pollen, and drizzle of honey.
4. We love being based on Kauai and feel there’s such a good sense of community for people that are hungry to lead healthy lives. What do love most about contributing to the wellness of your community through your menu?
We are proud that the Waimea High School and middle school is within walking distance from the juicebar. It allows the youth to grab something healthy before or after school. A lot of the athletes from the high school also come before or after practice. G’s Juicebar is also about sharing information about health. People get to read and learn about the healthy benefits of various fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts that are posted up on our walls. It’s a perfect way to learn something new while waiting for your order.
5. We have a saying, “Keep your #lifeinrhythm”. What does this mean to you?
To me it means balancing your life in all aspects; mentally, physically, and spiritually. It can be easy to get caught up in the fast pace of life nowadays. With technology all around us it is easy to get consumed and get out of rhythm. Spending time on the things you love like family, friends, beach, exercise, meditation is all great ways to keep life in rhythm. I want to say thank you Tambor Acai for sharing such a great product.