(credit: The Juicing Tree)
There are so many reasons to drink healthy smoothies: you consume your daily allowance of fruits and vegetables, they are quick and easy to make, they detoxify your system, and so much more, however, some smoothie stores serve up concoctions that are about as healthy as a chocolate milkshake. Luckily, Denver is home to dozens of locales serving up nutritious, delicious smoothies. If you’re in the mood for a quick, filling and healthy meal, stop by one of these top smoothie spots.
1050 17th St.
Denver, CO 80265
With 23 smoothies on their menu, Juice Kitchen in Independence Plaza downtown mixes up alimental concoctions made with fresh-squeezed juices. Also, Juice Kitchen serves a special drink called Super C which combines orange juice, mango juice, honey, bananas as well as vitality and wellness boosts. A portion of their menu is dedicated to X-treme Smoothies which use various energy drinks in the mix. Other than healthy smoothies, Juice Kitchen also serves up fresh juice, wheatgrass shots, homemade soups, and wraps.
303 W. 11th Ave.
Denver, CO 80204
For more seven years, Parsley has blended up healthy, organic food and smoothies in the Golden Triangle neighborhood. A few blocks away from the Denver Art Museum and Denver Public Library’s Central Library branch, patrons can choose from nine different fruit smoothies and eight vegetable juices. A hippie retreat in the heart of an urban center, Parsley’s smoothies are of the highest quality and and deliver many vital nutrients.
The Juicing Tree
1504 Ivanhoe St.
Denver, CO 80220
With locations in Park Hill and LoHi, The Juicing Tree serves dozens of cold-pressed juices, nut milks, shots/boosters, and smart snacks. Seasonal juice options at The Juicing Tree include The Molly (apple, strawberry, lemon, and mint) and Apple Pear Lemon. The Juicing Tree also has one, three, and five day juice cleanses available for purchase. While prices at The Juicing Tree are a bit on the high-end, it’s worth it considering the high quality of ingredients used in their cold-pressed juices.
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Pressed Juice Daily
Denver, CO 80203
This juice bar is opening its sixth Denver-area location in Highlands Ranch later this year. For those in the Highlands, DTC, Broomfield, Five Points, and central Denver, Pressed Juice Daily offers a dozen fresh cold-pressed juice concoctions along with raw nut milks and smart shots. Pressed Juice Daily also has a juice cleanse program that includes a subscription service that delivers fresh juices to your door. All of their juices are 100% raw and organic.
Raw Roots Juice Bar and Cafe
200 Quebec St., Unit 117
Denver, CO 80230
Using only fresh, organic produce, Raw Roots Juice Bar and Cafe not only serves up numerous smoothie varieties, patrons can also purchase customized detoxes and cleanses here. The raw juices made at this location are used in all of their smoothies. Also, Raw Roots offers a children’s menu with nutritional drinks for the little ones. An added bonus, Raw Roots also makes seasonal smoothies to get customers in the celebratory spirit.
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A Denver native, Alli Andress has been a writer for over a decade. Over the course of her career, Andress has written about topics ranging from indie music, animals, health issues and the best of the Mile High City. Her work can be found on Examiner.com