Nourished By Nature was born from a desire and a passion for spreading awareness of the importance of what we use to fuel, nourish, and heal our body.
The owner, Cassandra Quarantello, started her journey to health over ten years ago. As a child, she developed a fragile and compromised immune system causing her to be hospitalized several times. Soon followed, major stomach issues, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, and becoming lactose intolerant.
It wasn’t until years later that Cassandra started to connect her health to what food she was eating and the products she was using.
While attending Rutgers University, she started to become aware of the benefits of eating a plant-based diet. With her compassion for animals and the immediate feeling of change in her health with this new lifestyle, she decided to become a vegetarian. “As crazy as it may sound, I was born to be a vegetarian. I began to incorporate juicing into my daily routine, and the change was positively drastic. I felt amazing. My immune system was getting stronger, and in about a year, my stomach issues were completely gone, and I rarely got sick .”
Cassandra has expanded her knowledge for her own personal benefits, and now she wants to share it with the world.
After parting ways with her position within the corporate world, she was unsure of the path she wanted to take in life. One afternoon while discussing options over a juice with her mother, her mother encouraged her to open her own cold-pressed juice company. “ My parents are both entrepreneurs, so working for myself, never scared me. All I needed was the encouragement, and I hit the ground running.”
Nourished by Nature launched in November 2014 and has since continued to grow and expand in products and locations and be actively involved in the local community.
“Juicing changed my life; it brings me such joy when I can share my passion with others and see it positively affect theirs as well. In no way do I claim that juicing can cure anyone; I am not a doctor; I just know what worked for me. Your health IS your wealth. You only have one body; why wouldn’t you want to take care of it.”
We are excited to announce we will be relocating to a larger and more advanced facility in Belmar in early 2017! Stay tuned for more information.