Getting in the daily fruits and veggies can be tricky when life gets busy. Denver understands this and there are a number places to get fresh pressed juice or blend together fruits, vegetables, and protein for a delicious smoothie on-the-go. Below are some of the top spots around Denver to get these drinks that are high in nutrients and will make your body feel peppy so you can go climb those mountains!
8 LOCAL JUICE AND SMOOTHIE SPOTS IN DENVER
1# WHOLE NECTAR SMOOTHIE BAR
At the Whole Nectar Smoothie Bar all smoothies come with Whole Nectar Organic Non-GMO Soy protein powder (unless requested) and they blend it into yummy flavors like Matcha Green Tea or Ginger Kae Colada (A mix of kale, ginger, peaches, Organic Whole Nectar Protein Powder, pineapple juice and coconut water). They also offer smoothie bowls which are thicker smoothies topped with fruits, seeds and nuts for a meal or try the Chia Pudding with two fresh toppings for dessert or snack.
Enjoy the juice and sip the smoothies at 1125 17th St suite b, Denver, CO 80202
Parsley serves salads, soups, and interesting twists on sandwiches like Turkey Fig (roasted turkey, fresh brie, organic lettuce, Croatian fig preserve). This mostly organic spot has fresh juice and smoothies on the menu. The juices range from simple (carrot and lemon) to a medley of seven fruits and vegetables in Kates Kiss. The smoothies are creative and yummy like the Chai Tea Banana.
Psst…if you don’t get a chance to visit this stop today than no worries! They are open 11-5, seven days a week.
Enjoy the juice and sip the smoothies at 303 W 11th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
3# BERRIEGOOD CO.
The Berriegood Co. focuses on the superfruit açaí, a berry originating in the Amazon and a rising star in the healthy food circles for years. While they have the classic smoothie of banana, strawberries and milk; be brave and try adding something unusual like Dragon Dragon Fruit and bee pollen. All smoothies can swap banana for avocado or toss in anything from flax seed to Nutella. They also do bowls with fruits, nuts and topped with granola for a nutritious breakfast. For a quick hit of energy during the day try the Turmeric Tonic Shot (Turmeric, Fresh Ginger, Meyer Lemon Juice, & Dash of Honey) In a hurry to get your smoothie? You can order ahead online.
Enjoy the juice and sip the smoothies at 681 E Louisiana Ave #102, Denver, CO 80210
4# PRESSED JUICE DAILY
Pressed Juice Daily is an option for people who want to do a quick shot of juice or a full on juice cleanse. They have a menu of Cold Pressed Juices that have all the regular fruits and vegetables, but can also include interesting additions like Aloe Water, pear, and mint. You can get some Smart Shots with B12, Wild Blue-Green Alge, maca, or oil of oregano for and added kick.
They have subscription options for those who want to cleanse for a day (or three) like the Juice Daily Cleanse which includes five bottles of juice, and one of almond milk, or try Slim Cleanse for those who want to take a break from chewing to reestablish a good relationship to food through juice (1 Spicy Lemonade, 3 Greens, 1 Roots, 1 Aloe H2O, 2 Slim Smart Shots). These cleanses can be delivered to your home or office for convince. This business is environmentally conscious and all of the left over food pulp is used for fertilizer in local gardens.
5# THE JUICING TREE
The Juicing Tree is quite proud of the cold press juicing process that extracts the juice and a high amount of the nutrients in the fruits and vegetables. While they provide subscription juice deliveries, you can taste it fresh at two locations for a quick pick-me-up or as a taste of something you would like to drink every day of the week. They offer juice shots that can help out the immune system (immunity shot- ginger, honey, lemon, cinnamon) as wells as a variety of nut milks like Mindful Milk (sprouted raw almond, Medjool Date, Madagascar vanilla, Himalayan pink sea salt, r.o. water).
6# PROSPER OATS
Prosper Oats serves up classic juices like orange, carrot, or apple and then have unique creations like Fire at Sea with pineapple, banana, coconut water, carrot, ginger, turmeric. They load up the smoothies like Sailor’s Sun with pumpkin, banana, mango, coconut milk, spice, or try the bulked up Bodybuilder with peanut butter, banana, rolled oats, almond milk, cocoa power, cinnamon.
The breakfast bowls can be a build-your-own extravaganza with sweet fruit and nuts or savory with egg or bacon. The coffee is from Coda Coffee (Denver) and one of the menu options is the delightful Salt Deep (espresso, steamed milk, and rich salty caramel with whipped cream and a dusting of pink himalayan sea salt). The tea comes from Two Leaves and a Bud Tea (out of Basalt CO) and Third Street Chai (Boulder CO). You can sweeten the tea, smoothies and bowls with honey from Honeyville CO (Durango) and march of the produce comes from Rocco’s Produce (Denver).
Enjoy the juice and sip the smoothies at 2550 15th St, Denver, CO 80211
7# VITAL ROOT
Vital Root is a vegetarian restaurant, but their juice selection might have you heading over there for a healthy Happy Hour. Try a smoothie with the curious name Safe Word Cacao (hemp protein, sunflower butter, coconut milk, Medicinal Mushroom Complex & MCT Coconut Oil) or the juice Beat Bop (beet, ginger, apple & celery). During Happy Hour (3-6 pm Tuesday through Sunday) they have $4 Juice of the Day.
Enjoy the juice and sip the smoothies at 3915 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
8# PROTIEN BAR AND KITCHEN
Protein Bar & Kitchen serves high quality food and smoothies. This upscale health chain started in Chicago, but Denver locals seem to like for a quick bite, as it has three locations. The food is packed with protein; every entree and smoothie has at least 15g protein, with the option to add more! Their smoothies include the new Beauty Brew with collagen, protein, espresso whey protein and almond milk, or try the cleasing Hi 5 Kale with spinach, cilantro and pineapple blended into a refreshing drink.