Smoothies are simultaneously refreshing and filling, soothing but invigorating. And we know that now, you’re probably craving one. There are a considerable number of cool, trendy, and delicious smoothie joints across Utah. Here’s a roundup of a few of the very best.
Started by a former collegiate runner and her parents, Ivie Juice Bar is one of the hippest spots in Utah Valley, and also one of the fittest. Here, you can rest assured that what you’re consuming is of utmost nutritional value. The best part? It’s also incredibly tasty. Famous for their “smoothie bowls,” you can also enjoy more traditional smoothies at Ivie Juice Bar. Whatever you choose, make sure you top your smoothie with granola, honey, fresh fruit, and coconut flakes. Find locations in Orem, Provo, and South Jordan.
Roxberry Juice Co. is similar to Jamba Juice, except that the options feel endless. With locations across the state, you can enjoy a “Caribbean Cooler,” “Lemon Squeeze,” “LOL Lime,” or “Iron Strong,” smoothie in Sandy, Spanish Fork, Lehi, Riverton, Orem, Highland, Farmington, Tooele, American Fork, Murray, and Salt Lake City. If you want something sweet or if you want something healthy, you’ll be able to find it at Roxberry Juice Co.
The winner of multiple best of state awards, the Orange Peel Bubble Tea & Smoothies has two locations in St. George, one in Sandy, and one in Springville. Similar to Roxberry Juice Co., you can find both sugary and healthy smoothies at this place. The Orange Peel’s breakfast smoothies incorporate healthy fats like peanut butter, and if you’re really wanting to try something new, the Orange Peel allows you to “infuse” your smoothies with pee pollen, raw coconut, extra fruit, and wheat germ, among other enticing ingredients.
Smoothies don’t have to incorporate dairy. At Keva Juice, you can find the best of both worlds (dairy/no dairy). The “Liquid Olympian,” for example, features orange juice, honey, banana, strawberries, peaches, and your choice of specialty protein powder. This place’s smoothies are as allergy friendly as they are delicious.
Brass Smoothies is the perfect way to energize your day without having to drink coffee. Located in downtown Salt Lake City, the hip smoothie place blends into its equally hip surroundings. Here, a “Milkshake” consists of cocoa, almond butter, vanilla, almond milk, banana, dates, and spinach. Most Brass smoothies have similar ingredients. If you feel like a super healthy smoothie won’t hold you over for long enough, consider trying some of Brass Smoothies’ specialty oatmeal.
Nékter Juice Bar doesn’t want “healthy” to be expensive. Its affordable smoothies are nutrient-rich and refreshing. Take the “Berry Banana Burst” as an example. A blend of strawberries, bananas, blueberries, house-made cashew milk, and a little agave nectar, this smoothie is a delicious way to ensure optimal produce consumption. “Popeye’s Açaí” adds some more superfoods to the mix with açaí, banana, spinach, house-made cashew milk, and agave.
Emerald City Smoothie is not unique to Utah, but it doesn’t have nearly as many locations across the country as other smoothie chains. The first Emerald City Smoothie opened in 1996 in Washington and has since spread to other Western states. Emerald City Smoothie’s menu is focused around “wellness goals.” Do you want to nourish your body? Bulk up? Lose weight? This place will help you pick out the right smoothie for your goals.
Bowl of Heaven is primarily known for its açaí bowls, but it is also a great option for smoothies. Its smoothies pack flavor. The “Berry Blast” smoothie, for example, blends organic açaí, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, 100 percent apple juice, peanut butter, and a special ingredient known as “Popeye Blast.”
Since its grand opening a few years ago, Aubergine & Company has become a trusted spot for healthy eaters. With both Mediterranean and Brazilian vibes, the restaurant also sells smoothies in the morning. Its “Pina Cogree” is a mix of pure coconut cream, pineapple, banana, baby spinach, dates or agave, with shredded coconut on top. Its “Proteinlicious” smoothie, on the other hand, incorporates healthy, filling fats like avocado and almond butter. Find locations in Orem, Lehi, and Salt Lake City.
Fruta Crush is unlike any other destination in Utah Valley. It is dedicated to what it calls “Mexican snacks.” This ranges from quintessential, savory Mexican street foods to delicious desserts and drinks. Fruta Crush’s simple fruit smoothies are also worth trying. Flavors include strawberry, mango, pineapple, watermelon, banana, and melon.