Fruit Smoothies Dominate at D'lush — Photo courtesy of D'lush
Health and fitness rank at the top of every Angeleno's daily checklist! Smoothie joints are the happening go-to spot on a typical sunshine-filled Los Angeles day. Check out D'lush at Hollywood & Highland Center for fresh fruit smoothies like the Sassy B with strawberries and bananas, Raspberry Colada, or mango-licious Ray of Sunshine. Stop in for $1 all drinks during Happy Hour which starts at 7pm.
The Cuban Coffee Queen, Key West Florida — Photo courtesy of Flickr.com/jenlynnephoto
When wandering the sun-soaked Key West waterfront, you may notice that the water bottle you’ve been carrying has quickly depleted. To quench your thirst, swing by the Cuban Coffee Queen, a colorful little take-out shack that blends tropical fruits and fresh berries with non-fat yogurt, ginger, Emergen-C Electromix, and maca powder (an Andean root vegetable that supports the reproductive system and overall well-being). After a late night, try the “Hangover Helper,” a combination of pineapple, mixed berries, ginseng, orange juice, and Emergen-C; it gives a Bloody Mary a run for its money.
Liquiteria — Photo courtesy of kylemilleryoga.com
As New York City springs to life in the warm weather, the need for a cool, healthy drink becomes a daily essential. To keep your energy up and your body hydrated as you soak up the sights and sounds of the city, make a frothy, ice-cold smoothie your walking companion. Try a silky, papaya, banana, and peach smoothie at Liquiteria or head over to Chelsea Market and unwind at One Lucky Duck, where a Blue Sunset shake packed with pineapple, mango, banana, and coconut water promises to refreshing revitalization. Now it’s on to the High Line!
strawberries and mangos — Photo courtesy of mespechesmignons
With names like Passion, Harmony, Bliss, Glow and Zen, the smoothies that come from Montreal's Liquid Nutrition are sure to please. Our personal favorite is "Blush" . . . an antioxidant-loaded smoothie made from guava juice, strawberry and mango. Health-oriented Liquid Nutrition franchises also let you add in supplements for strength, well-being, or short-term lifestyle goals (think 'detox'). You'll find six locations across the city, but this smoothie company is on the move, with shops opening soon in Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver & Oakville CA.