This must try juice bar is reasonably priced at around 7-8$ for a small and around 9-10$ for a large or Acai bowl. I've tried five different juices/smoothies and a wheatgrass shot, and 5/6 were all phenomenal; I give this "fast food" a 12/10 because I was so impressed with how I couldn't even tell I was drinking something so healthy because it was so tasty. The wheatgrass shot even had a hint of sweetness to it! This is a Charlotte native company that created smoothies to be meal replacements as they have multiple food groups in each smoothie/bowl and the prices are about the same as if you were to pay for a meal out AND you don't have to tip! They now reside in 13 different states with over 90 locations with 16 in North Carolina and six in South. We tried the:
THE MANGOS N' CREAM ONE (protein smoothie): "Mangoes have been called the king of all fruits, and we totally understand why! There has been research that has found compounds in mangoes can prevent certain types of cancers, while also giving an eye, skin, and brain boost! They are a very alkalizing fruit, which helps to maintain a healthy pH for your body. This special treat also gains antioxidant powers from honey, cinnamon, and turmeric. Pick hemp or whey protein and be on your merry way!"
INGREDIENTS: Almond Milk, Choose Hemp or Whey Protein, Cinnamon, Honey, Turmeric, Vanilla
MY THOUGHTS: It was tasty, but had too much almond milk and sweetness/heaviness for my liking. I wasn't able to even drink half of this one.
THE YOUTHFUL ONE (protein smoothie): "A favorite of anyone that tries it, this unique Blueberry-Coconut flavored smoothie is as beneficial as it is tasty. Blueberries are known for their huge antioxidant powers, which can really help to combat aging, ward off heart disease, and boost focus and memory. Paired with coconut oil that is full of healthy fats that can boost metabolism, reduce inflammation, and improve skin issues – this one will really make you glow!"
INGREDIENTS: "Almond Milk, Banana, Blueberries, Choose Hemp or Whey Protein, Coconut Oil, Dates, Vanilla with Whey"
MY THOUGHTS: This was delicious, as you could taste the freshness of the coconut. This is definitely a sweeter smoothie as it does have dates and a plethora of fruits!
THE INTENSE ONE (protein smoothie): "Just like it sounds, this one is awesome for the more ‘intense’ juicer/blender amongst us. This little gem comes out a dark green in color, attributed to amazing blue green algae superfood, spirulina. Spirulina could be one of the most beneficial things that you ever put into your body. It has heavy detoxing properties (like, as in being studied for it’s positive effects on HIV & cancer…), energy boosting properties, and can help reduce blood pressure among many other things. Just the benefits from that are numerous, but beyond that we add: Spinach, Avocado, Apple, Ginger, & Lemon… all organic produce that floods the body with antioxidants and disease fighting properties. Don’t be scared to work up to this amazing one… the benefits are through the roof and it tastes yummier than you would expect!"
INGREDIENTS: "Apple, Avocado, Coconut Water, Ginger, Kale, Lemon, Spinach, Spirulina with Hemp"
MY THOUGHTS: This was such a refreshing and health conscious smoothie packed with healthy fats and a mixture of fruits and vegetables, so it had a great balance between fruity and green.
THE SLUSHIE ONE (smoothie): "This kid-friendly favorite is sweet, refreshing and light. The lack of banana makes is more like a ‘slushie’ texture rather than smooth & creamy. Oranges and Coconut Water add a huge hydrating benefit, and the antioxidants from the strawberries combine with the oranges to flood the body with Vitamin C! Lastly, a drizzle of honey is added in… Honey has been called ‘liquid gold’ and with good reason… the flavonoids tout a cancer and heart disease preventing benefit and may even aid in quicker muscle recovery. A kid favorite, but nutrition fit for a grown-up too!"
INGREDIENTS: "Coconut Water, Honey, Orange, Strawberries"
MY THOUGHTS: This was definitely a fun drink more for a refreshing, sugar taste than energy or recovery. My niece got this one and referred to it as a "sweet tart smoothie" because it had such a tart taste. The strawberries definitely stole the show for this smoothie.
CASHEW MILK: "Unlike a centrifugal juicer, the cold-pressing technique generates no heat when it is extracting the juice, making sure that the enzymes and nutrients from the fruits and vegetables stay in tact. We also do not HPP, or high-pressure process, our juices. This is a form of pasteurization that also can alter the integrity of the juice. Cold pressing allows our juices to have a shelf life of a few days, and during this time the nutrient content and taste will remain as fresh as possible."
INGREDIENTS: "Organic cold brew coffee, organic cashews, organic vanilla, organic cinnamon, organic maple syrup, himalayan pink sea salt"
MY THOUGHTS: This pre-made coffee drink was nothing special; not to say it wasn't good, it just tasted like an iced coffee you could make at home. You could taste the coffee as well as the sweetness of the coconut milk.
Wheatgrass Shot: I grew up drinking wheatgrass shots through my daycare lady. It has been said that these shots increase energy, help aid in immunity and fight infections, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar and more. 2 ounces of fresh, organic wheatgrass is equivalent to 5# of organic vegetables that have nine vitamins and minerals that help with skin, eyesight, blood clotting, keeping our body running correctly and convert our food into fuel, bone strength and immunity and blood cell formation and oxygenation. Gluten-free.
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