Top Five Friday: Best Juice Bars

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I love getting a refreshing fresh juice made to order at a juice bar. Some juice bars offer cold pressed juices that are already premade and refrigerated for you to grab and go such as Pressed Juicery or Kreation. However, I love seeing the juice made right after I order it with my specific ingredients.

Below are my top five favorite juice bars that create custom juice orders or have a menu of recommended fresh options.

Juice Ordering Tip: Ask to have water or a cucumber be run through the juicing machine before your drink is made. Therefore, if someone just ordered something with carrots, ginger or beets that flavor will not be included in your drink.

1. Nekter Juice Bar

Locations: Multiple locations in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego
(All across the US with 84 locations)

Experience: Nekter is a chain providing handcrafted smoothies, organic juices, bowls, wellness shots, non dairy ice cream and juice cleanses

Highlights: Ample and inviting seating areas to relax and hangout while enjoying your drink or treat. The Skoops non-dairy frozen treats are made daily with cashew milk and clean plant based ingredients without dairy, soy, refined sugars artificial flavors or preservatives. A great summer treat on a hot day!

Loyalty App: “Skip the line and earn juice rewards with the Nekter Loyalty app.” For each visit present the app at checkout. You can redeem 1 free menu item for every 10 visits that you check in for. You can also skip the line when you place a mobile order in the app. For more information on how to signup clear here.

New members: Get a Free 16oz Juice or Smoothie when you download the Nekter Rewards app and sign up. Use my invite code Entert3179.  Download and signup on the app or desktop.

Nekter Juice Bar
Nekter Juices
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Nekter Juice and Smoothie
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2. Robeks

Locations: Multiple Locations in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego
(All across the US: 82 locations)

Experience: Robeks Fresh Juice and Smoothies is a chain that presents a menu of 29 signature smoothies in such categories as Classic, Superfood, Acai, Performance, Low-Calorie, and Wellness. Also on the menu are five fresh juices, five bowls, and three wellness shots, along with eight enrichments and 10 supplements that can be added to any item ordered. The goal is to present items that don’t sacrifice taste in pursuing healthier alternatives. Seating available inside

Rewards Program: Robeks offers a rewards program “With each dollar you spend, you’ll accumulate 1 point per dollar. 12 points equals $1 off your next purchase, either in store or online” Read more information about it here and how to order online.

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Robeks Evergreen Juice
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Robeks Juices
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3. Simply O Organic Juice Bar

Location: 11110 Los Alamitos Blvd #102, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Hours: Monday-Friday 6am-7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7am-5pm

Parking: On Street and in parking lot in back

Experience: Simply O is Located in the heart of Los Alamitos. Their philosophy is to make you healthier and happier. They serve juices, smoothies and Acai bowls made to order form fresh locally grown organic produce. Create your own by choosing from any of the organic fruits or vegetables to create your own juice blend. The bowls are not only exceptionally fresh but the final product is artistically presented and are beautiful!

Highlights: Attached POP – Pacific Organic Pops serving organic fresh fruit bars made in-house. All pops are sweetened with organic cane sugar, organic honey or organic apple. You can try samples before buying. The fruit pops such as watermelon, strawberry, hydrate or citrus cure are gluten and dairy free. Also try the gluten and dairy free cookie pop.

Simply Organic O Juice Bar Interior
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Simply O Organic Juice Bar Juice Ingredients
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Simply Organic O Juice Bar Green Juice and Pink Pitaya Bowl
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4. Juicy Ladies

Locations: Pacific Palisades and Woodland Hills
Pacific Palisades: 17361 Sunset Blvd. Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Woodland Hills: 22423 Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Hours: Mon-Fri 7am to 6pm // Sat-Sun 8am to 6pm (8:30am to 6pm for Woodland Hills)

Experience: Juicy Ladies is  a full organic juice bar and cafe offering nutritious foods and drinks. You have the option to create your own juice choosing two or three ingredients. You can also order juices in their recommended combinations on the menu as a hydration juice, go with the flow juice, green juice, liveration, love juice, lymphatic juice. Master cleanses are available.

Each location offers counter order service with a comfortable styled seating area to meet friends.  Parking can be tricky and be crowded but the delicious juice and food is worth it!

Other Treats: Juicy Ladies offers a  variety of smoothies and addons such as B vitamins, chia seeds, maca powder etc. There is a breakfast, lunch and dinner included on their food menu. I appreciate how at the top of the menu it is stated that all breakfast items, sandwich and wraps can be made gluten free.

Top 5 Friday Best Juices: Juicy Ladies Interior
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Top 5 Friday Best Juices Juicy Ladies Juices
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Top 5 Friday Best Juice Bars: Juicy Ladies Juice and Food
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5. Jan's Health Bar

Locations: Several in the Orange County Area
Laguna Beach: 610 N Coast Highway Laguna Beach, CA 92651 // Hours: 8am – 5pm
Huntington Beach: 501 Main Street Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // Hours: 8am – 6pm
Costa Mesa: 250 E 17th Street Costa Mesa, CA 92627 // Hours: 8am – 6pm
Corona Del Mar: 3021 East Coast Hwy Corona Del Mar, CA 92625 // Hours: 8am – 6pm

One of my favorite Jan’s Health Bar locations is in Costa Mesa. It is super close to Greenleaf’s Gourmet Chopshop on 17th St that has their own healthy items. Parking in the Jan’s Health Bar shopping center can get crowded.

Experience: Order 12oz, 16oz or 24oz fresh juice combinations. For instance, “the Go Green!” has a nice combination of kale, cucumber, spinach, parsley, celery, apple, ginger and lemon. Ginger or wheat grass shots are available. You can customize a drink order by asking to add or subtract ingredients.

Other Offers: Enjoy their smoothies or amaze bowls including different acai combinations with toppings. Other menu offerings include sandwiches, soups and salads. Please note that the menu is not labeled with allergens. Please ask in person about gluten free options.

Top 5 Friday Best Juice Bar Jan's Health Bar Exterior
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Top Five Friday: Best Juice Bars, Jan's Health Bar Interior
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When you can’t go to the  five best green juice places pickup a bottled cold-pressed green juice.

Top 5 Friday: Best Green Juice, Evolution Bottled Green Juice

These pre-made juice blends are refrigerated and require some good shaking of the bottle before drinking. One brand that can be found in many locations is Evolution Fresh. You can find this brand at Starbucks or click on this where to buy link to find a store near you.

You can also make your own green juice at home and buy your own organic ingredients! Below is a simple recipe. Combine the below ingredients in a juicer and serve, refrigerate or freeze immediately. Recipe from 101cookbooks.

  • 2 to 3 kale leaves, to taste
  • large handful of spinach
  • 1 head romaine
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 small bunch of parsley, trimmed
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled, deseeded
  • 1/2 lime, peeled, deseeded
  • 1 1- inch cube of peeled ginger
  • 2 small cucumbers, peeled

Have a great weekend and enjoy a fresh juice!

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