The possibilities of at home smoothie-making and juicing are endless, with recipe books at your disposal and the internet at your fingertips. Here are a few fun themes to help kick-start your search for an ideal blend, featuring juice and smoothie recipes from some of NYC’s local juice bars. Take these juicing recipes as they are, modify them to suit your personal wants and needs, or get inspired and whip up a sensational ‘original’ that is totally you. Whatever path you choose, juice on, friends. Juice on boldly.
Sweet Tooth Satisfiers
Organic Avenue’s Peaches & Cream with Almond Mylk, banana, peaches, baobab, mango, apple dulce and cinnamon or Liquiteria’s Coffee and Cacao with fair-trade coffee, raw cacao, almond butter, bananas, chocolate almond milk, chocolate whey protein and raw coconut sugar
Oddly Named Thirst Quenchers
The “Spanking,” from One Lucky Duck, featuring fresh coconut, blueberry, banana, cashew milk, cinnamon, vanilla or the “Catch a Fire,” from Melvin’s Juicebox with apple, beets, lemon, ginger, and cayenne pepper.
Go Green or Go Home
Juice Generation’s Supa’ Dupa’ Green blend with apple, celery, collard greens, cucumber, kale, lemon, parsley and spinach or Liquiteria’s Big Green mix with kale, spinach, avocado, strawberry, almond butter, vanilla almond milk and chocolate protein powder.
Organic Avenue’s Serenity juice with apple, cucumber, fennel, spinach and lemon or the Elixir’s Brain Juice with carrot, orange, and ginko.
Juice Generation’s Tropical Lust with apple, ginger, pineapple and watermelon or Liquiteria’s Deep Blue Açaí with acai, blueberries, mango, vanilla almond milk, orange juice, ginger, vitamin C and raw coconut sugar.
PB & J Out of the Lunchbox
A Peanut Butter Split from Juice Generation with peanut butter, banana, frozen coconut milk and nut milk or Melvin’s Juicebox PB & J drink packed with blueberry or strawberry, banana, granola, organic peanut butter and rice, soy or almond milk.
Not Your Typical Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Organic Avenue’s Pink Dragon Fruit with Coconut Mylk, pink dragon fruit, banana, mango, strawberry and apple dulce or Melvin’s Juicebox’s Garden of Vegan with kale, beets, collard greens, cabbage, red pepper, tomato, lemon, ginger, and cayenne pepper.