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Where to Get The Best Smoothies in LA

Who doesn’t love a smoothie in LA? Here’s what we love about them: they’re a sweet and creamy meal alternative with tons of vitamins and minerals to keep the bod going. You can consider them a treat in themselves ( since most  taste as delicious as a milkshake), plus they’re excellent on the go meals. We’ve all been there where we’ve had to whip up a smoothie for breakfast to beat traffic on the 405.  But if you haven’t got the time to make one for yourself, LA is known for having some of the best smoothie shops around. We’ve rounded up the top 13 places to satisfy that smoothie crave (and no Jamba Juice isn’t a par of this list) and get the best smoothies in LA. 

1. SunLife Organics

Location: 8570 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood

Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday – Sunday)

We can’t talk about the best smoothies in LA without giving a major shoutout to one of our favorite places – SunLife Organics. We love the WeHo location, but they have many spots around the city.  They have tons of nutritional and great tasting smoothies, you’re sure to find one you’ll come back for. We love the The Yogi. It tastes like a green apple jolly rancher but it’s so much better for you. It has mango, blue majik, SunLife Apex Superfood powder, Sunlife ceremonial Matcha powder, SunLife Hydration & Beauty powder, lemon, spinach, pineapple juice and topped with mint. It’s giving a whole 360 of health goodness here.

2. Blue Elephant Cafe

Location: 2024 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Monday – Sunday)

The best Mixed Berry smoothie can be found at the Blue Elephant Cafe. It can wake you up feeling energized for a day at the beach or the office. Choose from four milk alternatives — soy, almond, coconut or oat — or opt for a water-based version. Plus all itts ingredients are organic, so you can feel good about what you’re sipping.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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3. UbaTuba Acai

Location: 18641 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles

Hours: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (Monday – Sunday)

UbaTuba Acai carries the best Pitaya smoothie. What is pitaya? It’s another word for dragon fruit but it tastes delicious. Natural, exotic fruit juices are the perfect way to add extra sweetness to beverages without the health complications of cane sugar or corn syrup, and this best smoothie in LA has just the right touch. Choose from juice or milk for your  base and add eight ounces of the pink stuff, along with other optional add-ins.

4. Moon Juice

Location: 2839 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles

Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday – Sunday)

Moon Juice is a staple here in LA and they carry the best smoothie – the Keto Blue Mint Chip. Sounds like a a shake for sure, but its health properties merit it a spot on this list of best smoothies in LA. With almond and coconut milk and creamy avocado, the texture alone transports you to heaven. The signature ingredient is Spirulina, a type of blue algae that has many nutritional benefits including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and protein. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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5. Erewhon

Location: 339 N Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills

Hours: 7 a.m.- 10 p.m. (Monday-Sunday)

We know they get a bad rap for their prices but Erewhon smoothies are worth the hype if you know which to get. We love the Tumeric Crush. If you’re feeling the onset of a cold, this is the one to get you on a path of wellness. We learned about this one from a recent episode of Keeping up with The Kardashians, Kourtney Kardashian-Barker was raving about it to mama Kris. But here’s why: it has a vibrant blend of organic carrot, orange, ginger, turmeric, mango, pineapple, camu camu, lemon ,and beet juices. It has refreshing texture and a subtle earthiness from the turmeric. It’s definitely one of the best smoothies in LA.

Pssst you also have to try Frankie and Djerf’s Banana Cream shake,  it’s available for a limited time (only until August 1st)! Plus a portion of these proceeds will go to the Best Friends Animal Society. How cool!

6. Feng Cha 

Location: 550 W. Garvey Avenue, Monterey Park

Hours: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., (Monday- Thursday) & 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Friday & Saturday)

Feng Cha is your home for fabulous tea, but its Purple Reign smoothie has a spot on this best smoothies in LA. It has yogurt packed with probiotics (a type of healthy bacteria that helps digestion), plus black grapes that provide anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant found in berries and other red and blue foods. 

7.  Boba Time

Location: 701 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles

Hours: 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Monday- Sunday)

The Thai Tea smoothie at Boba Time delivers the same antioxidant goodness you can find in their chai tea original brew, but in a delicious, creamy form. Tea forms the base, blended with ice and half-and-half for a pick meup that won’t leave you sweaty on hot, sunny, LA afternoons. This is one of our favorites to get here.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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8. Joe and the Juice

Location: 11906 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles

Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday – Sunday)

The Unicorn Tears smoothie at Joe and the Juice is as magical as the name sounds! This is one of the best smoothies in LA and  it has oodles of healthy ingredients to nurture your body. It features collagen and whey protein, banana and date puree, spirulina and almond butter for a well-rounded nutritional profile that keeps you running strong. It also tastes delicious and looks (like a playful kids drink). We love this smoothie!

9.  Batibionicos

Location: 9425 Telegraph Road, #101, Pico Rivera

Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Monday- Sunday)

When you can’t decide whether you want sweet or heat, turn to the Spicy Mango smoothie at Batibioncos. They specialize in ice cream and desserts, but this creation uses natural fruit juice. With chunks of real fruit and pepper, it’s sure to fill you up and leave you satisfied for relatively few calories. 

10. Organico

Location: 701 N. Western Avenue, Los Angeles

Hours: 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Monday – Sunday)

Who doesn’t love a green smoothie? But when you find a real good one, you keep coming back for it. The Green Machine smoothie at Organico is one of the best smoothie in LA. It’s full of kale…a superfood rich in nutrients like folate, lutein and zeaxanthin to fuel your body. Plus it has much more goodness like spinach, banana and pineapple. The beverage looks so healthy you’ll know you’re doing your body good. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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11.  Earthbar 

Location: 523 W. 6th Street, Ste. 517, Los Angeles

Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

The Power Shred smoothie at Earthbar is the the perfect pre-workout or post-workout smoothie. The power shred nourishes you with spinach, chia seeds, creatine, protein powder cinnamon, coconut and l-glutamine to help you build powerful biceps when you hit Muscle Beach. 

12. V Cafe 

Location: 8164 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles

Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday – Saturday)

For a smooth banana and chocolate smoothie – try the Nutty Monkey smoothie at V Cafe. It blends cacao powder, banana and peanut butter for a flavor that’s definitely reminiscent of a milkshake — but even better for you. For example, bananas are high in potassium for heart health and rich in fiber to nourish your gut. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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13.  PickMix Juice Bar 

Location: 539 N. Glenoaks Boulevard, #104, Burbank, CA 91502

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Monday- Friday), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Saturday)

 The Majoon smoothie at PickMix Juice Bar features pistachios and walnuts for plant-based protein goodness mixed with dates, bananas and coconut flakes. It’s a healthy tropical party in your mouth. 

Do you have more time to linger? Check out these best brunch spots on the Eastside when you have a few hours to spill the tea with your BFFs over fabulous LA eats.