It’s the New Year, and health suddenly top of the agenda! Let’s face it, we’ve all felt the frustration of trying to get our kids to eat more “good stuff.” Enter the smoothie, the perfect tasty vehicle for hiding nutritious fruit and veg. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of first rate smoothie and fresh juice spots in Vancouver.
Top spots for fresh smoothies and juices
The Good Stuff is a year old company that delivers ready-to-blend superfoods smoothies, made with local and organic ingredients, right to your door! How it works: grab your superfood smoothie out of the freezer, add 500mL of liquid, blend and enjoy. Everyone in my family loves their Madagascar smoothie. Your kids will never taste the carrots and spinach under the strawberry daiquiri flavour.
This local juice shop not only sells organic, cold-pressed juices, smoothies, and nut mylks, but they recently bought a farm of their very own. Come this spring, they will be growing their own organic produce to supply their three shops and delivery program. They also develop and delivery cleanse programs.
254 E 1st Ave & 3130 Highland Blvd, North Vancouver, and 3570 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
The Juice Truck is Vancouver’s first and original Cold-Pressed Juice Company. You can visit their store or check out their trucks at the corner of Water and Abbott Street in Gastown and on Robson at Burrard. Try the Tropical Green Smoothie; your kids won’t even realize they’re eating spinach, thanks to the delicious blend including pineapple and strawberry.
6 locations around town!
Before the brick-walled, chalkboard menu Pinterest-perfect juice shops started popping up, there were the original health food juice shops. Remember when the idea of a wheatgrass shot was a bit crazy? Back then. Sejuiced has been quietly making juices and smoothies for years and years out in Kitsilano. They have a nicely curated selection of vegetarian and vegan food too, including quinoa bowls and great breakfast options like a tofu scramble burrito.
1958 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
Amy Beeman has been working in morning radio for almost 20 years, first in her hometown of Prince George and now for 94.5 Virgin Radio with Jonny, Holly & Nira. Her interests include running half marathons, dancing in her kitchen, napping, blogging at According to Amy, and going on adventures with her twins, Lucy and Sam, and her son Stanley. Amy loves seeing the world through their eyes.