It’s hard for broccoli and spinach to compete with ice cream and cotton candy for the attention of mini munchers–especially in the summertime when tiny taste buds like to go on vacation. Enter fresh squeezed juice; LO’s get their fruits and veggies (without even knowing it!) and you get piece of mind knowing that they’re getting their greens. D.C. hears our plight–juice bars are popping up left and right. Here are a few of our faves.
Photo: Puree Artisan Juice Bar
Pureé Artisan Juice Bar
Pureé is the brainchild of self taught raw foodie, Amy Waldman. With the help of her Puristas, she has shared not only delicious juices with the DMV, but tasty nut based milks for the lactose intolerant.
Kid fave: Sweet Green Mylk is packed with leafy greens and a sweet almond milk, and topped with cinnamon! So good and so good for you!
4903 Elm St. (Bethesda, Md.)
This popular cold pressed juicery has been in DMV since 2014. Started by two former World Bank employees, they have since expanded to five locations across the area.
Kid fave: The Hulk (we’re all super hero’s, right?!), which is a protein-rich bevvy with a hint of sweet from fresh dates. Yummo!
For the busy mom or dad looking to get a boost after their workout, swing by Press located in downtown D.C. inside BodyPress Gym (pssst, they have free classes for residents). Press prides itself on picking the best fruits and veggies and freezing them at their peak.
Kid (and grown-up) fave: Beet Fatigue (love the play on words) helps boost energy without a caffeine crash. Plus, it’s just too delicious to pass up.
1630 14th St., NW (U Street)
GreenHeart Juice Shop
For more of a zen vibe try GreenHeart Juice Shop, which currently has a pop-up in DownDog Yoga in Georgetown. Started in 2013 by Alicia Swanstrom, this juice shop is focuses on wholistic health and wellness.
Kid fave: The Sassy Sunshine has just four ingredients and is so tasty that your little one won’t even know it’s good for them.
1229 34th St., NW (Georgetown)
Know of any other juice spots in the DMV? Let us know in the comments below!