After a holiday of stuffing yourself with endless treats (and endless cocktails), it’s time for a detox. Like the majority of health-obsessed Vancouverites, we love our smoothie and juice bars. From vegan smoothies to smoothies for the professional athlete, check out our top picks in Vancouver.
106 W 1st St #101, North Vancouver
This feel-good, plant-based wellness cafe is as beautiful as it is nourishing. Menu items include acai bowls, buddha bowls, wraps, avocado toast and of course – smoothies! The adorable swing sets alone are worth the trip to the North Shore.
Order: Blue Dharma – Sprouted almond mylk, blueberries, chai spices, chia seed, banana, hemp protein + dates
7 Be Fresh
With locations throughout Vancouver, Be Fresh is the ideal spot when you’re in need of caffeine on-the-go, or a dose of greens. Pick up items like freshly packaged salads, protein-packed sandwiches, sides, and cookies! In a rush? Smoothies are always stocked and ready to grab!
Order: Almond Latte
3088 Main Street
In need of some serious hydration? All of the smoothies at Radicle Juice are 100%, freshly blended and 100% delicious. These aren’t your run off-the-mill combos and include ingredients like avocado, pitaya, lime and coconut nectar!
Order: Pool Boy – Blueberry, banana, tumeric, coconut oil + coconut H20
28 W 5th Ave
This neighbourhood storefront is the OG of cold-pressed juice and smoothies. Expect quality juice made with 100% organic ingredients that taste great.
Order: Blueberry Matcha – Blueberry, matcha tea powder, banana, cacao nibs, cinnamon, medjool dates + almond milk
1168 Hamilton St
The smoothies at Living Produce are so green – they’re practically alive. Smack dab in the middle of Yaletown, the smoothies here are made using freshly harvested greens grown from Living Produce’s very own urban cultivators and are free from additives and fillers. They’re also dairy-free, low-carb and low calorie.
Order: Peanut Butter Cup – Peashoots, broccoli, peanut butter, chocolate protein powder, almond milk + banana
1715 Davie St
This unassuming West End grocery store might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of “smoothies.” However, locals love to flock to Golden Choice Market for great deals on specialty and organic produce. Their smoothies are the icing on the cake and are all named after iconic Vancouver landmarks. Fitness avids can take advantage of the running promo and receive discounts on smoothies and juice!
Order: English Bay – Pineapple, banana, tumeric, ginger, golden beets, coconut milk + coconut water
Made with 100% natural ingredients and with tons of flavours high in protein, Body Energy club caters to the fitness and health-obsessed. One of the few health bars that blends up a Bulletproof smoothie!
Order: Acai Berry – Acai, banana, cocoa, dates + almond milk (Pro tip: add ‘Green Goddess’ for an extra boost)
433 Granville St
Enjoy dessert in a cup – without any of the guilt – at paleo hot-spot, Festal Cafe. Flavours like Nutty Coco Banana Bread, Apple Crumble, Strawberry Cheesecake, Tiramisu, and Key Lime Pie dominate the menu. For an additional $2 you can add grass-fed collagen protein or MCT oil. You can thank us later.
Order: Black Forrest Cake – Grass-fed collagen protein, raw cacao, dutch coco, cherries, raspberries, raw honey, stevia + coconut milk