Fresh & Healthy: Juices, Cleanses & Smoothies
By: Cara Boyer
January 13, 2016
Oftentimes when people think “healthy,” they consider resetting their metabolism with a juice cleanse. I give those folks major props, as I typically turn hangry by lunchtime after a solid breakfast on a normal day.
Whether you’re interested in partaking in a cleanse, a fresh juice or an occasional smoothie, there are plenty of juice bars and cafes in southeast Michigan that offer glasses packed with nutrients:
This Ferndale café offers a variety of bright and flavorful juices and smoothies. Raw juices include Beetox (apple, carrot, red beet, ginger and cayenne) and Hail to Kale (apple, cucumber, kale, orange, celery and lemon), while smoothies consist of Green Banana (banana, pineapple, spirulina, coconut milk and protein) and Tropical Vocation (pineapple, mango, banana, orange, lime and ginger).
This raw, cold pressed juice is made with 100 percent organic produce, packed full of nutrients. If you’re unfamiliar with the health benefits of the juicing process, read up on the Berkley and Northville juice bar’s official website.
Locally made juices include Liquid Garden (cucumber, kale, celery, lemon and ginger) and Let the Beet Drop (carrot, beet, apple and lemon). Drink your way to health with a shot of raw ginger, turmeric or E3 Live (blue green algae).
Found in Grosse Pointe Park, this juice bar’s products are made with locally grown and naturally harvested fruits and vegetables. Smoothies and juices are named after famous jungles from around the world! Try the Amazon – South America juice (orange, grapefruit, pineapple and acai powder) or Corcovado – Costa Rica smoothie (banana, vanilla almond milk and chia spice).
One, three and five day cleanses can be purchased with specific juices for each day.
Whether you’re choosing to detox or incorporate fruits and veggies into your diet, the above juice bars and cafes are the tastiest (and healthiest) options around!