Green juices and smoothies filled with veggies and fruit are all the rage! The health benefits are endless. I make them at home regularly but popping into stores that make them for you is always a nice treat.
I’m always on the lookout for these types of stores when I’m traveling to keep myself on track as much as possible. It certainly can be a challenge to stick to your regular diet and exercise routine when you are away from home.
On a recent trip to San Jose, California, I had a few days on my own while my husband was working. After a full morning of checking out all the cute shops on Santana Row, I planned to go the juicery around the corner from our hotel. I had never been to Pressed Juicery and was excited to see what concoctions they had on the menu. Upon entering I noticed the soft serve machines behind the counter.
I quickly learned that in addition to their pressed juices they also offered a healthy frozen treat made with their healthy juices and almond milk. I am a HUGE fro-yo (frozen yogurt) fan so this was right up my alley! You bet I ordered up some of this vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soft-serve amazingness.
Freeze is a soft-serve frozen treat and the first of its kind by using only juices from fruits and vegetables, almonds and coconuts. This dessert is packed with the same nutrition found in their popular juice flavors. Well they call it dessert. I called it lunch but it could definitely be a dessert!
The location I visited had 4 flavors:
Greens: kale, spinach, romaine, cucumber, apple, lemon, dates, coconut meat
Fruits: apple, strawberry, dates, coconut meat
Chocolate: almonds, dates, cacao, sea salt
Vanilla: almonds, dates, vanilla bean, sea salt
They come in 3 sizes: 4 oz, 6 oz, and 8 oz ranging in price from $3 to $6.50 depending on size and whether or not you choose toppings.
I went with half Greens and half Chocolate topped with granola, chia seeds, shredded coconut, blueberries…..the first day! I could not leave town with stopping in again the next day for the same exact thing and discovered they also offered almond butter as a topping!
My husband snickered when I told him about my healthy “lunch”. I know it may look indulgent but it IS healthy!
Now what do I have to do to get one of these in my town? California and New York seem to be the lucky ones for now. Look them up the next time you visit and be sure to look for the locations with Pressed Juicery Freeze. You can thank me later!
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