Widely loved in the high-intensity time-starved market of our metropolitan city, smoothies have become a much lauded meal replacement for busy Torontonians. As Jugo Juice and Booster Juice erect competitive businesses next to one another, there are a growing number of independent shops that specialize in the smoothie arts as well. Aficionados of sippable super foods will certainly want to have their say in this list of the best smoothie spots in Toronto.
Feel Good Guru
At Feel Good Guru, the Queen West outpost for extremely health-conscious culinary creations, they’ve got an entire liquid farmacy for their customers. They’re banking on the continued consumption of super tasty, seriously healthy smoothies, and so far it’s working out pretty well for them. If you’re in a rush, call ahead and grab your matcha latte on the fly.
deKEFIR posts up on the PATH, so for all of you who dwell underground during the winter months this could be the perfect spot to snatch up a vitamin D fix. All of their smoothies are made with kefir, a smooth, tart, and somewhat fizzy fermented yogurt drink that is high in protein, B vitamins, calcium, and is also suited to those with lactose intolerances due to its probiotic properties.
Located in the Entertainment District, it might take a bit of convincing from the counter staff at Superfood Eateries to get you to sample their admittedly unappetizing Hardcore smoothie – this nutrient packed green smoothie is for “advanced users only.” They do of course offer a number of tasty and healthful smoothie options as well. If you’re looking to test your limits look into their liquid cleanse which will set you up with 6 smoothies a day for as long as you can handle.
You can draw on a choice of over 10 types of fully organic smoothies at this Junction hub for your herbavoric indulgences. Available with dairy, rice, soy or almond milk, The Beet does well to meld flavour and flair into their smoothies using natural sweeteners like agave nectar and maple syrup.
The Big Carrot
The Big Carrot still stands as the city’s first and longest running organic juice bar, and their smoothies are another noteworthy draw to the East End’s most wholesome grocery store. With the option to add superfoods, protein boosts, immune elixirs, detoxifiers, energizers and greens to any of their drinks, they blend customization and delectation into every beverage.