Summer is just around the corner. Can you feel it? Soon, we’ll be soaking in the heat, floating down the Channel, swimming at the beach and lounging on a patio.
These warmer days call for cold, fresh drinks. While may be in the heart of the South Okanagan, surrounded by amazing wine and craft beer, some days call for a refreshing juice or smoothie.
We’ve rounded up some local favourites, listed alphabetically. Which is your go-to?
Angry Vegan Juice Bar & Vegan Food
Sometimes all you need is a shot of goodness to jumpstart your day. For just $2, you can buy a juice shot that has just the right mix of lemon and ginger to awaken the senses. Angry Vegan also offer a variety of juices, smoothies and other specialty drinks.
Booster Juice has two locations to choose from, with one located at Cherry Lane Shopping Centre and the other in Riverside Village. You’ll find smoothies, juices and specialty shots. Did you know that Booster Juice was founded in Alberta?
Locals rave about the smoothies (pictured) at this Nature's Fair location. Their cold-pressed juices are also made in-house, with 100% organic, raw juices packing a powerful antioxidant punch. Apparently they contain at least 2 lb of fruits or veggies in every bottle.
You don’t have to be a gym member to get your hands on their energizing smoothies. Need a pick-me-up? Try one of their plant-based superfood smoothies or one of their monthly specials. OranjFitness also make fresh pressed juices, made to order (pictured).
PURE Gym & Juicery
PURE Gym & Juicery, located downtown at the Penticton Lakeside Resort, offers a range of whole-food smoothies, pressed juices, juice cleanses, plus booster shots + elixirs. Their smoothie and juice recipes are curated by their in-house holistic nutritionist.
Wayne & Freda
Wayne & Freda has four trademark smoothies to choose from. Try the Okanagan Morning for a blend of fruit (banana, strawberry and blackberries) mixed with almonds, coconut water and almond milk, with just a hint of sweetness. Need to get your greens in? Try the Kickstarter (pictured), with spinach, banana, mango, lime vegan protein and coconut milk.
Although not fresh juices, Blenz Coffee offers a wide selection of ‘chillo’ drink options (blended berry or coffee drink) plus protein shakes.
Also, although again not a juice, the new Tickleberry's downtown does some amazing milkshakes...
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