With summer fast approaching and new season fruit and vegetables becoming accessible, many of us are thinking about ways to incorporate more fresh food into our diets.
A juice or smoothie is an easy way to pack in a lot of nutrition and is also a great choice on a hot day.
To make it easy for you to find a juice or smoothie on your next visit to Brighton, we have put together this handy list:
Discover a world of juices and smoothies at Pressed Juices in Brighton.
The store, located in Carpenter St, is as beautiful as its product range – the design is clean and minimal with a slightly rustic touch thanks to the wooden features and furnishings.
Their range of juices is extensive and includes a variety of green juices, citrus and fresh flavours from the zest range, and bold fruit flavours such as berries and orange in the Antiox and Berry Glow ranges.
Smoothies include flavours like banana salted caramel, spiced pear and blackberry, the smooth energy green smoothie and, one of our personal favourites, the red velvet.
Their selection of mylks offer a healthy milkshake alternative – go for the strawberry mylk, chocolate almond mylk or espresso almond mylk. Their plain almond mylk is also a top seller.
Pressed Juices is open Monday – Saturday: 7am – 6.30pm, Sunday: 8am – 5pm.
Down to Earth
Down to Earth opened in Church St in April 2015 and is focused on creating healthy food from local and ethically-sourced ingredients.
The cafe also offers products and meals that customers can take home – perfect for those who are time poor but want to maintain a healthy and balanced diet.
They sell fresh blended juices and smoothies in the following flavour combinations:
Orange whip – orange, lemon, carrot, chia seed, coconut water
Green machine – cucumber, celery, apple, spinach, mint, ginger, spirulina and coconut water
Bananarama – banana, yoghurt, pollen, flax meal, cinnamon, honey, milk
Berry white – strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, kale and coconut milk
Yogo – cocoa, dates, avocado, maca, almond milk.
Down to Earth is open Monday – Friday: 7am – 5pm, Saturday: 8am – 3pm.
As one of the area’s trendiest cafes, it’s no surprise that Brighton Schoolhouse has smoothies on their menu.
Their Super Smoothies are packed with nutrition and should keep you going all day. Choose from:
The nutrition bomb – vital greens, raw chocolate, linseed, almond, sunflower seed, coconut, psyllium husk, chia seeds, raw honey, soy, banana.
The grass is greener – coconut water, coconut flesh, coconut nectar, maca powder, spirulina, cranberry, apple, LSA, pure lime essential oil
Checkside banana – actual banana, chia seeds, yogurt, soy
Make your own juice with individual or a combination of fruits and vegetables including orange, apple, watermelon, carrot, lemon, ginger, pineapple, kale, passionfruit, mint.
Or go for one of their juice creations:
Starburst – apple, orange, pineapple, strawberry
I wear lycra – carrot, apple. kale, cucumber, ginger
Biddy in Bondi – watermelon, orange, passion
Brighton Schoolhouse is open Monday – Friday: 7am – 4pm, Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 4pm.
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Track Three Espresso
This tiny cafe, located in Railway Walk just opposite the train platforms, offers simple smoothies with a hint of nuts for flavour, good fats and protein.
Go for the banana, honey and almond meal; the mixed berry, honey and walnut meal; or the berry, avocado honey, apple and almond smoothie.
They also serve freshly squeezed juices such as the OCG (orange, carrot and ginger), the ALM (apple, lemon and mint) and the GLAB (ginger, lemon, apple and beetroot).
Track Three Espresso is open Monday – Wednesday: 7am – 4pm, Thursday – Saturday: 7am – 10pm, Sunday: 7am – 4pm.