Switch up your warm-weather treat routine! Slurpling down a smoothie from one of these smoothie shops will leave both kids and adults feeling totally refreshed. They're colorful, tasty and even nutrutious (depending on what you put in them, of course), and above all, grabbing one is a great excuse for a mini adventure as a family. Smoothies are also a perfect treat for kiddos who can't have milk—just make sure to ask about the ingredients before yours is whipped up.
Best smoothie shops in NYC
While many of the cold-pressed juices on Liquiteria's menu may not be your kid's cup of tea, its pretty, delicious smoothies and bowls will have your kids gobbling fruits and veggies like there's no tomorrow. Pick up a "Green" Monster (actually red, and packed with blueberries, strawberries, apple cider and bananas) or the Berry Powerful (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, vanilla almond milk and bananas) while you sip a Coffee and Cacao filled with ground fair-trade coffee, almond butter, chocolate almond milk and bananas). Smoothies $7–9
Without knowing about this sweet hidden gem, folks might walk right by it. This earthy cash-only joint offers everything from customized smoothies to iced coffee, bubble tea to frozen acai bowls. For the homemade treats, ingredients on offer are super fresh: The smoothies are customizable in terms of your fruit/ingredient picks, and customers can amp up the vitamin/protein levels with various add-ons. Smoothies $6
Not only is the food menu at this organic restaurant over-the-top tasty, Amla Cafe also serves organic cold-pressed juice (think veggie-filled goodness with sweet fruit flavors) and vegan smoothies in banana, mocha, peanut butter, vanilla, kale and "Create Your Masterpiece" customizable smoothies so you can walk away with exactly what you want! Yum. Smoothies $9–$9.75
Yum! Cool Fresh Juice's inexpensive, delicious smoothies make this spot a great place for treating the whole mini crew. While this shop also serves juices and acai bowls, the main attraction is definitely the fruit smoothies, which are huge by comparison to other spots (some smoothie joints get $10+ bucks for the same 16oz treat). Smoothies $5