With so much of the city to see in such a short amount of time, we found ourselves on the go a fair amount. All the more reason to keep our energy levels up with a juice, adaptogenic elixir or hot tonic in hand! Whether we were strolling down Abbott Kinney on a shopping spree or in need of a pre-hike pep-up, these joints never failed to disappoint.
With a crazy array of home-made salads, snacks and treats to dribble on – you are certainly not short on choice. Our ALT/ favourite was the ‘Vitality’ filled with freshly sprouted homemade almond milk + pineapple, mango, banana, spinach, superfood greens, ginger, lemon, cilantro and turmeric. And this was one of the smoothies with the least ingredients!
Ok, we aren’t quite sure where to start here. Think lavender lemonades, CBD smoothies, E3 LIVE + aloe shots – reishi mushroom cappuccinos + so much MORE. You could let your mind run wild beyond anything you ever imagined, and they will have it. Their juice/smoothie/drinks to-go bar has every ingredient and rainbow coloured juice and smoothie dreams are made of, and their hot drinks station… well we don’t know quite where to begin. Here’s an example of one of their gynostemma tea based tonics to get your mind going and lips shivering..
Deer antler, Schisandra + Goji, He Shou Wu, Cistache, Cordyceps, Ant, Eucommia, Shilajit, Dandy Blend, Grass-Fed ghee, coconut oil, vanilla stevia and english toffee stevia. In fact, we’ll admit to holding up a line or two staring at drinks menus for hours on end- can you blame us when the choices are as endless as they are in LA?
Dotted all over LA, this hot spot is on everyone in LA’s bucket list. With fridges stocked full of plant based smoothies, shots, syringes and juices + a sprinkle of collagen, CBD oil and reishi for good measure, these action packed tonics are full of surprises and don’t leave much to the imagination.
We loved the Kreation Kafe on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. With an extensive brunch, lunch and all-things-in-between menu, this healthy haven was so much more than the juice bars LA is famous for. We had the protein packed omelette with turmeric spiced quinoa and kale with a beet almond milk latte. The stuff dreams are made of right?
An organic superfood cafe situated in pretty much every neighbourhood of LA’S ‘must hang spots’, Beaming is your premium free from all nasties ‘on the go’ place to go. With fridges stocked full of cultured juices to heal your tummy, shine your skin, and boost your vitality to freshly sprouted mylks and tonics to tame a hangover, you can happily work your way through the menu over the course of a few months.
So yeah, we will leave that with you. Two words – PRETTY EPIC.