Top 10 Great Smoothies Near Me
Tired of Googling ‘smoothies near me?’ Well, we got you covered.
What most don’t know about smoothies is that it’s more than a sweet treat, but rather it’s rich in an array of essential vitamins, minerals, and probiotics, so if you’ve got a hankering for a smoothie, that’s completely understandable. Your body is in need of the potassium, antioxidants, and fiber that are often found in these cool shakes, particularly those dosed with strawberries, bananas, and spinach. However, if you’re trying to ignore this urge, know that you’re doing more harm than good.
You know that saying by Snickers, “you’re not you when you’re hungry.” Well, despite it being a comical marketing tactic for the chocolate bar brand, it does capture the effects of hunger precisely. When we’re hungry, we aren’t ourselves. We’re frustrated, famished, and quite frankly over everything. Not satisfying these cravings can further these negative feelings and leave you feeling annoyed, or, rather, ‘hangry.’ This is all to say, don’t ignore these critical hunger signals, especially for smoothies.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to quench this need for this sweet and fruity, liquid delight, check out our list of top smoothie places near you.
One of the oldest and nearest and dearest smoothie cafes is Smoothie King. Most of us have grown up seeing at least one Smoothie King commercial and visiting a franchise or two during childhood. The franchise provides customers with a variety of smoothies, from smoothies as sweet and sugary as a milkshake to wholesome, low-calorie beverages with a host of vitamins for individuals trying to live a healthier lifestyle.
Jamba (previously known as ‘Jamba Juice’)
Units: 800+ Worldwide
While not as known as Smoothie King, we have to give credit to Jamba for not only being a smoothie cafe that supports healthy eating, but also a brand that attracts kids and adolescents to its shops. One of the largest populations affected by obesity is children, with more than 3 million being affected a year, so having a franchise that provides tasty, wholesome foods and drinks to this population is definitely praiseworthy and worthy of recognition.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
You can’t get much better than cheesy-chicken flatbreads (imagine the cheese pull!) and well-seasoned wraps. Tropical Smoothie Cafe has made a name for itself beyond being a regular-regular smoothie cafe, rather it’s a cafe where you can discover a variety of healthy food options without breaking your budget.
All of its smoothie options are less than $5, while you can expect to spend less than $10 for flatbreads, wraps, sandwiches, and tacos.
Okay, while Sonic is not known for its healthy meals, we do have to give credit to this drive-in-themed fast-food franchise for providing customers with somewhat healthy options. Sonic’s menu includes:
And if you’re trying to find a smoothie bar in a pinch, it helps that Sonic’s franchises are predominant in most of the country, with it having locations in 44 out of the 50 states.
Nekter Juice Bar
New on the block is Nekter Juice Bar. If you’re anything like me (a 20 something-year-old that’s well-versed in semi-healthy food options), then this place kind of rings a bell? While not as well-known as many other franchises on this list, Nekter Juice Bar is definitely a heavy hitter when it comes to making refreshing, vitamin-enriched beverages.
This juice bar has found a place in the niche juice space with its variety of cleanses, from Nekter’s ‘Classic Detox Cleanse’ to Celery’, ”Tumeric’, and ‘Camu Camu’ cleanses.
With a name like Maui Wowi, this smoothie bar definitely sets itself apart from the rest. Maui Wowi prides itself on selling gourmet Hawaiian coffees and premium, all-natural fruit smoothies. And this place doesn’t seem to be all talk either, as of right now (5/9/22), this franchise has a 4.5/5 rating.
Looks like Hawaii has more to offer than friendly islanders and a magical, tropical paradise, but great food as well.
Planet Smoothie is truly out of this world with its unbelievably, good smoothies. This franchise makes smoothie making an art with its countless, creative elixirs including Pineapple-Tropi Kale Twist, Amazon Kick, Dragon Fruit Lemonade Blast, and so much more. Not only that, but the store also categorizes its menu through its variety of health options:
- Meal Replacement
Planet Smoothie will have you coming back, not just for its smoothies but also for all the new names it has in store.
Units: 34,000 + Worldwide
Starbucks may be your go-to cafe for all things caffeinated, but it also has a great selection of fruity drinks. At this Seattle-born shop are over 9 smoothie selections, with an option for a protein add-on, as well as dairy-free alternatives.
So for your next Starbucks coffee binge, switch things up a bit and try their smoothies for only $4.25.
Trader Joe’s…Trader Joe’s…. never has grocery shopping been more affordable and more wholesome. At this grocery store is some of the most cost-friendly selection of commonly bought foodstuffs. Including in this selection are a wide variety of 100% juice smoothies, with absolutely none of the confusing, jargon-heavy ingredient lists often food on most grocery store bottled smoothie products.
Last but certainly not least is your home, of course. One of the most frequently overlooked places to find a smoothie is right in your kitchen. Rather than buying an over-priced blend of fruits and veggies, why not walk a couple of feet, open your fridge, and make a drink catered to your particular taste.
If you’re wary of making your own food, don’t worry, we got you covered with a few recipes to get you started on making the homemade smoothie of your dreams: