Kaleen Washington and her mother, Aileen Collins, opened Juicy Javas as a way to bring healthy food and beverages to their community.

The mother-daughter duo opened Juicy Javas Nov. 24 inside Music City Mall Lewisville. Since then, business has been steady, Washington said.

“We’re just getting our name out,” Washington said.

Washington started making juices for sale at a home base, but she and her mother decided to grow their business by opening a brick-and-mortar store.

Cold-pressed juices are a staple at the store. A crowd favorite is organic Kool-Aid, which contains watermelon, strawberries and mint with no added sugar, Washington said.

The goal for Washington is to bring healthy options at a cheaper price for her community, she said.

“We are both Black women. We understand the importance of eating healthy,” she said. “We wanted to make it available to our community.”

The importance hits home even more for Washington, personally. Her father died after he was sick with cancer, which was related to his lifestyle choices, Washington said.

Now, she wants to bring health to Lewisville residents.

“We want them to understand that just because you are eating healthy doesn't mean it needs to be nasty,” she said. "You get the pleasure without all the bad stuff that comes along with it.”

The store is open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday noon-6 p.m. Customers can call 469-685-2472. A website is not yet available for the location but they can be found on Instagram @juicyjavas_.