We had the good fortune of connecting with Raul Rodriguez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Raul, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
For my partner, a life-threatening cancer diagnosis of his child became a life-changing wake-up call. The family was experiencing a difficult and painful period in their lives. Today, the family is a family of a “child cancer survivor” and they are eternally grateful for God’s provision. They show gratitude by giving back to the communities we serve in. It was during the child’s medical treatment that the two business founders joined in their mission to better educate themselves and their families for healthier eating habits. They headed down a path of many questions – Why wait for illness to occur before we decide to change our eating habits? Wouldn’t life be better if we avoided illness by creating healthier eating habits and not wait until we are ill? These questions and many others followed these gentlemen for days, weeks, and months to follow – This education and healthy life practice became their mission. Their mission became our company’s mission of providing healthier eating alternatives. By eating healthier, we can avoid many health problems and live happier and more fulfilled lives. To achieve this, it’s necessary that healthy options would no longer be a luxury. That is where Movita comes in. Movita Juice Bar will serve only good stuff so that you can live longer, healthier, and happier lives… at an affordable price.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Not Frozen, Not Pasteurized. All of our make-to-order juices are from 100% fresh fruits and veggies. Frozen and pasteurizing temperatures kill all enzymes and all living organisms in fruits and veggies. Seal Freshness: We seal our juices and smoothies to 1) Avoid Oxidation and 2) Increase Customer Convenience Balance is Key: Our juices and smoothies are balanced for Nutritional Value and Taste. Visibility: We have nothing to hide. We don’t make anything “in the back,” all is in the customers’ visibility for confidence and freshness. No sugar added, we use organic agave nectar as the main sweetener

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Food: la casita mexicana in bell (authentic mexican food) Places: Los Angeles Landmarks, DT, Little Tokyo, Korea Town, Hollywood, Amusing Parks

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The American Cancer Society! They are inspiring and with the heart in the right place. Our mission, applies to help a cause that matters a lot to us; The cure, prevention and treatment of Cancer. We wish we could help every cause, but realistically we understand it is not practical or efficient.

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