Trying to Pack More Vitamins and Nutrients into Your Diet? Pick Up a Delicious Juice or Smoothie at Farmer Girl’s

Born and raised in Cape Coral, Farmer Girl’s owner Maria Farmer openly admits she wasn’t always concerned about her eating habits.

“I was pretty bad. Breakfast was cigarettes, Red Bulls and Dunkin’ Donuts all the time,” she says. “It was a lot of fast food, beer and just not a healthy way to live.”

After several years of that lifestyle, Maria knew something needed to change.

“I felt awful all the time,” she says. “I just felt like I couldn’t continue to function living that way.”

Maria started reading up on healthy eating, and she decided to take a few small steps and try to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into her diet.

“To be honest, I wasn’t totally sold that it would make much of a difference, but choosing an apple over a processed, sugary snack actually made a huge difference in how I felt throughout the day,” Maria says. “My energy levels changed dramatically. I eventually decided I wanted to help other people understand the value of nutrition and eating healthy and organic. That’s how I ended up here.”

Maria started working at the store—then called Back to Nature—part-time about seven years ago. She moved up to management and ended up buying the place.

“Maria really, really loves this store and helping people,” says staff member Keely. “She’s also a great teacher, and I’ve learned so much just from working here.”

Farmer Girl’s organic drink bar offers up a wide array of healthy concoctions, from the Kava King to the Carrot Electro Lift and so many more! They have a flavor, taste and texture to satisfy almost any palate.

But Farmer Girl’s goes way beyond just fresh juices and smoothies. The store is a full-service health food store with aisles stocked with food items, vitamins, supplements and much, much more.  

“We really try to keep our prices affordable and stock the items our customers are looking for,” Maria says. “We really are a community-focused store. We love being in Cape Coral.”

Farmer Girl’s is open seven days a week.

Maria provided us with two of their popular smoothie recipes that you can try at home. Enjoy!

Hot Pink Smoothie

Ingredients

1/3 cup strawberries

Fill the rest of the cup with banana

1/4 cup raw cashews

Poker chip-sized sliver of beet

Almond milk

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Green Smoothie

Ingredients

1/3 cup mango

Fill the rest of the cup with banana

2 slices apple

Purified water

Kale leaves (2-3 stalks) for nutrients and a rich green color

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Farmer Girl’s Food & Vitamin
1217 SE 47th Terrace
Cape Coral, FL 33904
239.549.7667
FarmerGirlsVitamins.com