Stepping into Hyde Park's Daily Juice is an experience for the mind, body, and soul. This groovy juice joint, complete with a meditation room and outdoor patio, prides itself on natural, organic superfoods that not only taste great but leave you feeling rejuvenated and restored. What seems like an infinite list of smoothie and juice choices can be daunting, but the knowledgeable staff will be happy to offer suggestions and answer questions.
There's no better way to recharge after an active afternoon on Lady Bird Lake than downing a smoothie or juice at Whole Foods Market on Lamar. Surround yourself with other hip and healthy Austinites, take in the heat on the outdoor patio, and maybe even pick a few things up for dinner. The juice is squeezed-to-order and tends to take a while to prepare, giving you time to shop while you wait to avoid ten minutes of toe-tapping.
What started as a bicycle soup delivery service, The Juicebox and Soup Peddler now specializes in all things liquid, offering some of the freshest and most inventive smoothie and juice combinations in town. The beverages are as delicious as they are charmingly-named, with choices like After-School Special, Red Dawn, Pulp Friction, and Busy Bee. Grab a smoothie on the go, or hang out at the picnic tables and soak in the South Austin vibe.
Central Market smoothies provide the perfect pick-me-up for early mornings and summer afternoons, conveniently located in one of Austin's favorite grocery stores. Swing by the smoothie counter (which triples as the coffee and gelato bar) and the friendly staff will be happy to suggest some popular combinations. The Strawberry Bahama is a refreshing blend of strawberry and mango, the Acai Berry Smoothie is full of antioxidants, and The King tastes like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, if you're into that sort of thing...
Juiceland (formerly The Daily Juice) is another local Austin favorite, now with three convenient locations! Whether you're up north or down south, get the Juicland treatment with smoothies and juices made from the fresh, organic and local ingredients. Try one of the many refreshing aguas frescas flavors, or take a shot of wheatgrass, gogi, or aloe vera. Juiceland also offers juice cleanses, like the Mountain Climber Cleanse and the Unicorn Blood Cleanse, that will kick-start you into a healthier lifestyle.
Jamba Juice may be a national chain, but it's great for quick, quality smoothies just as delicious as those blended in our favorite local spots. The location on The Drag on campus is the perfect stop on the way to class, and with Jamba Juices scattered around Austin, you probably don't have to go far to find one. Sometimes you just want a smoothie without the fuss, so order that Mango-a-go-go with pride and carry on.