No better boost can be added to your day than a fresh-ingredient smoothie. Luckily, it’s easy to get that extra brain power in Iowa, thanks to the many smoothie places found across the state. Most of these spots also offer a full menu of other healthy options including juices and fresh fares. Whether you are looking for some superfood, a complete meal replacement or just something delicious that adds a little extra health to your well-being, you’ll be sure to find it at one of these 7 best smoothie places in Iowa.
With a long list of smoothie flavors, plus a variety of wheat grass concoctions and juices, The Juice Company of Des Moines is one of the best places to grab a healthy drink in the state. The smoothie menu at the Juice Company consists of over 50 flavors and nine “boosts” to including Fat Burner, Flu Fighter and Hangover Cure. Stop in today and find the exact boost you need in your day.
Focusing on the larger health initiative that smoothies and juices play in everyday life, Fresh Blends is committed to wellness for life. The smoothie menu at Fresh Blends is divided between categories including meal replacement, refuel and recover, and a veggie fusion. Fresh Blends also offers a variety of juices and juice cleanse programs, ensuring that alongside a great taste, there is a big health benefit from visiting Fresh Blends.
Located within the University of Iowa’s Campus Wellness and Recreation Center (CWRC) in Iowa City, the Power Cafe is a fresh smoothie bar open to U of I students and the public. Non-students need to have a membership to the CWRC to use the workout equipment and rock climbing wall, but anyone can walk in an order a smoothie to go. With many different flavors to choose from, a fan favorite is the PB Power smoothie full of protein, peanut butter, yogurt and banana.
Specializing in fresh juices inspired by fruit, vegetable and natural antioxidants, Lifestyle Juices packs a lot of flavor with each drink combination. The long list of smoothie and juice concoctions at Lifestyle Juices make its hard to pick which one sounds best, but thankfully, whichever direction you go at Lifestyle Juices will leave you feeling healthy and refreshed. Add in some extra wheatgrass for the ultimate healthy boost.
Bread Garden Market in Iowa City is best known as a specialty and health-centered grocery store at the heart of downtown Iowa City, and alongside their fresh salad-bar offerings, full coffee bar selections and stocked shelves of healthy food, they also make a mean smoothie. Using nothing but fresh ingredients found in the store, Bread Garden Market has 15 different healthy and satisfying smoothies to choose from, including Chocolate Banana, Fruit Cleanse and Green Almond.
Fresh Wheatgrass Girl Farm is based out of Carlisle, and that’s where all the ingredients come from too. You can find the long-list of fresh smoothies and options From Wheatgrass Girl at the Des Moines Farmers Market throughout the season, alongside plenty of fresh and home-recipe fares including Original Veggie Burgers and Raw Chocolate Chip Truffles. Fresh Wheatgrass Girl also delivers to your front door, or arranges pickups, ensuring you don’t have to wait for the Farmers Market to keep eating healthy.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a small smoothie chain store with two locations in Iowa. Whether you grab your smoothie fix in Ames or Ankeny, at Tropical Smoothie Cafe you have a long list of smoothie selections to choose from. Classic smoothies, seasonal smoothies, kid’s smoothies and superfood smoothies, it’s all there at Tropical Smoothie. While you are enjoying your drink, it’s easy to expand your meal with a panini, sandwich or other food item off the menu.