Hanceville Nutrition open for business

Posing for a photo at Hanceville Nutrition’s grand opening Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 are, left to right, Taylor Hester, Owner Brandi Johnson, Kancis Smith and Savannah Johnson. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune)

HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Just in time for those New Year’s resolutions, Hanceville Nutrition is open and ready to help you get off to a great start in 2021. The grand opening for the smoothie and juice bar was held Friday with the official ribbon cutting to take place Monday, Jan. 4 at 10 a.m.

Owner Brandi Johnson was busy Friday morning mixing up colorful drinks for the many customers who were excited about the juice bar’s arrival. Leading up to the opening, Johnson did “tea drops” around Hanceville to introduce herself and her products.

She explained, “I did it for those who maybe hadn’t tried the tea bombs so they could try them before they came in, and I loved the face-to-face interaction.”

Johnson, who lives in Moulton, said she discovered the perfect location to expand her business near the Wallace State Community College campus at 918 Main St. NE in Hanceville.

“Since I was 8, I’ve been geared around nutrition,” said Johnson, who has type 1 diabetes and hypothyroidism. She has also worked in the medical field for several years and said she is knowledgeable about what is good and not good for the body.

One of her favorite ingredients is aloe, she said. “I would drink that stuff straight. It is so good for digestive health. It filters you. Oh, it’s amazing and sometimes if I don’t need caffeine, I just do aloe-flavored water.”

Johnson said juice and smoothies are good alternatives for those trying to break the soda and fountain drink habit.

She added, “With the 21 vitamins and minerals combined, it makes my nails grow insanely fast and they don’t break off.”

In the store’s Moulton location, Johnson said, Pineapple Punch and Miami Vice are among the most popular drinks.

“That’s a good go-to to start with,” she said. “Most people do like it. The base on both of them are pineapple and orange. Then the Miami Vice has strawberry on top, and some people add the coconut to it. It also has no sugar and no carbs in it. If you like an in-between flavor, between tart and sweet, Tiki Island is really good! When I first started drinking the teas, I drank only Tiki Island for a straight year and sometimes I added a splash of coconut. It’s such a beachy drink.”

Hanceville Nutrition will be open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Johnson said she hopes to add a kids’ activity corner in the future and provide a comfortable space for students and others to meet and hang out with friends or study. Hanceville Nutrition has free Wi-Fi.

Find out more at www.facebook.com/HancevilleNutrition.

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Hanceville Nutrition (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune)