In these hot summer months, a cold smoothie can be delightfully refreshing. Not to mention the potential health benefits that they can provide. Smoothies are a great vehicle for consuming adequate amounts of nutrients, water, and fiber depending on the ingredients used. They make getting those much-needed fruits and veggies in our systems actually enjoyable, and who wouldn’t want that? Read on to learn about some of the many beloved Metro Detroit smoothie spots.
As the name suggests, fresh is their forte. Born from a shared passion for health and wellness, the Fresh Rootz team is on a mission to make a lasting impact on the health of the community. Aside from smoothies with flavors such as Pineapple Mojito and Mango Madness, you can also pick up some raw juice, an energy drink, hot tea, a snack, or a smoothie bowl. And you don’t just have to grab and go. They have areas in their facility for studying or connecting with like-minded individuals. Definitely a vibe you’d likely want to experience. To learn more, follow Fresh Rootz on Instagram @freshrootzdet.
At Motor City Smoothie Co, you can be sure that each smoothie is crafted with your best interest in mind. Here, they remain committed to serving smoothies made with 100% natural and organic ingredients and never any additives or artificial sweeteners. On the menu, you’ll find several ‘Motorcity’ themed drinks, including the Motorcity Fleetwood, made with strawberries, mango, and banana, and the Motorcity temptation, made with kiwi, mango, strawberries, and non-fat yogurt. You have the option of an orange juice base, soy, almond, or 2% milk base. They also have sandwiches, like their popular ‘Kilpatrick’ and soups and salads. For more information, follow Motor City Smoothie Co on Instagram @motorcitysmoothie.co and on Facebook @motorcitysmoothieco.
Located in Farmington, SIPP strives to deliver food and drinks made with nothing other than fresh, natural, and honest ingredients. In addition to their dairy-free smoothies, you can also find cold-pressed juices, wellness shots, salads, wraps, acai, and smoothie bowls. Vegan or not, the menu at this restaurant has something for everyone. Whether you opt for the “You go, Glen COCO!’ smoothie or the classic cobb salad, you can expect to be met with ingredients you can feel good about. Go get your SIPP on, as they like to say. To learn more, follow SIPP on Instagram @sippbar and on Facebook @sippbar.
All fruits and vegetables at Kwench come from local sources. The owners aim to contribute to the story of Detroit’s rebirth, by providing options that are beneficial and easy on the palate. All of the smoothies are made without sugar or other additives and can be accompanied by any of the several other menu items. Try their freshly squeezed juice, the acai or pitaya bowl, or the turmeric, ginger, and lemon shots, which can be blended into a smoothie, or taken alone. If a juice cleanse is what you have in mind, Kwench has you covered with their 5-day cleanse package that includes 5 juices and a smoothie. Choose juices or smoothies off the menu or build your own, and don’t be shy. Any questions you have about the menu items will be happily answered. To learn more, follow Kwench Juice Cafe on Instagram @kwenchdetroit and on Facebook @kwenchjuicedetroit.When it comes to smoothies, you should be cognizant of the contents.
It’s become a common occurrence for them to be made with excessive amounts of sugar. Even though it’s mentioned that the previously listed facilities serve smoothies without sugar, that is not always the case at other places. Unless your goal is to satisfy your sweet tooth, try to steer clear of smoothies with not-so-healthful ingredients.