Six Delicious Smoothies for Summer
Fire Me Up, from The Bridge Café in Manchester.
Photo by Hillary Davis
Summer’s bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables offers endless possibilities for homemade healthy smoothies or ones we can pick up on the go. Packed with vitamins and frozen to refresh, these flavor-packed drinks will energize you better than a cool summer breeze.
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51 Hanover St.
Juice heads unite at The Juicery for serious raw, vegan, wheatgrass, detox liquid combinations. The popular Prana is made from strawberries, bananas, raw almond butter and dates.
Tip: They open early enough for you to stop by for a breakfast smoothie. For an ice cold treat try their fresh juice popsicles.
Blue Moon Evolution
8 Clifford St.
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Vitamin-packed splendor in a glass, made from raw kale, pineapple, banana, peach, agave and water
Tip: Awesome organic lunch and dinner menus and wellness cooking classes put this smoothie stop over the top.
Tropical Smoothie Café
160 Washington St.
Sumptuous on the tongue, this smoothie is packed with antioxidant-rich goji, peaches, orange, bananas and non-fat yogurt.
Tip: Has a drive-through window for pick up and goji.
The Works Bakery Café
120 Main St.
Thick enough to eat with a spoon, the Honey Bear is a whiz of banana, non-fat Stonyfield vanilla yogurt, honey and wheat germ.
Tip: Save room for one of their award-winning bagels.
28 Hanover Street
Soy milk, dates, bananas and honey play together nicely in this dairy-free smoothie.
Tip: Add-ins like Vitamin C or protein powder can power it up.
The Bridge Café
117 Elm St.
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Carrot, beet, orange, lemon, tomato, jalapeno and garlic adds spice to your morning routine.
Tip: They offer nine smoothies with amendments including forti-flax, supergreens and probiotic. Pure juices of celery, carrot and beet available too.