Start the new year off right - by consuming more fruits and vegetables to power a busy but healthy lifestyle.
Santa Monica has many refreshing juice bar options to quickly nourish the mind, body and spirit. Here are some top choices that favor “cold-pressed” juice - denoting a juice extraction method that optimizes the preservation of nutrients.
Get your juice on and drink well on-the-go!
This popular Santa Monica-based, cold-pressed juice chain just opened a new Main Street outpost.
Pressed Juicery offers locally-sourced juice by the bottle, along with cleanse and sampler packages, and monthly subscriptions. Select from a large green juice line, along with juices featuring root vegetables, citrus fruits and more. Other beverage options include signature drinks and teas.
Online ordering is available for local delivery and nationwide shipping of packages and subscriptions.
2409 Main St., www.pressedjuicery.com
Look for Kreation Kafe‘s attached juice bar on Montana Avenue. For its extensive drink line, this Santa Monica certified green business sources organic produce from the Santa Monica Farmers Market.
Cold-pressed juices by the bottle include favorites like “deSTRESS” with apple, coconut and strawberry; and “green 1, 2 and 3” - each with blends of cucumber, kale and other elements. Other offerings include seasonal and custom juices, alkaline water-based drinks, tonics and smoothies.
There are cleanse package specials for the new year; one includes owner Marjan’s post-holiday detox juice – a blend featuring pineapple, aloe, a mix of greens and more.
1023 Montana Ave., 310-458-4880, www.kreationjuice.com
Next to Trader Joe’s sits this cozy cold-pressed juice and vegan food café - one of two area locations. The juices here are organic and locally-sourced.
Among the juice options are “C1 and 2”, which include mixes of beet, apple and other ingredients. Also on the menu: nut milk, a cleanse package, smoothies and more.
Rejuice has a refillable glass juice bottle exchange program - which provides a nice discount on one's next juice.
Delivery is available.
3238 Pico Blvd., 310-399-0001, www.rejuice-california.com
This cheerful shop on Main Street offers a large menu of freshly-made juices with organic ingredients – and both cold-pressed and conventionally extracted options.
Choose seasonal items like the “autumn blessing” with carrot, apple, pear and cinnamon; or create-your-own juice with a combination of fruits, vegetables and herbs. The shop also sells superfood and wellness shots, smoothies, cleanses, and market items to-go.
Delivery will soon be available.
2727 Main St., 310-399-9914, www.squeezeonmain.com