5 Smoothies You Need to Drink This January on Long Island

Photo courtesy of Nole Cafe

I know what you’re thinking: It’s finally Comfy Food Eaten on the Couch in Sweatpants Season! And yes, you’re right, but in between those comfy meals, let’s work on bringing everything back up to speed after December’s debauchery, shall we? I’m not proposing anything drastic here: just a smoothie or two to remind your body what nutrients feel like. If you, like me, are starved for something real, look no further than this curated list of some truly tasty Long Island smoothies.

The Pineapple Tropi-Kale Twist at Planet Smoothie

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This franchise has a home in Islandia, and this particular smoothie, which is chock-full of almond milk, leafy greens, passion fruit, and pineapple, is an example of how great food can taste delicious, too. Sip your holiday aches and pains away. This one’s a keeper.

The Pink Pitaya at Nole Café

Pitaya is all the rage in the wellness community (if you didn’t know, that’s the other name for the hot pink dragonfruit that contains a white, seeded interior). It’s not a super sweet fruit, but, for the purposes of this drink—which is naturally sweetened from bananas, apples, pineapples, and coconut milk—that’s just fine.

The Life Shake at Nice n Natural

Bee Pollen has many health benefits, including assisting with seasonal allergies. It’s also an immunity booster—and winter is the time to get that immunity up, stat. This smoothie is full of bee pollen, as well as papaya, apple, banana, and strawberry. Yum!

The Iron Man at Lulu’s Empowering Goods

In Lindenhurst, this drink truly will empower you. A blend of spinach, pineapple, avocado, banana, local raw honey, and homemade unsweetened almond milk, it’s an iron-boosting, creamy smoothie that you’ll fall in love with.

The Sunshine at Sarikopa Organic Coffee and Tea House

Who doesn’t need a little Vitamin D in the middle of January? Bring a little of this sunshine—orange, carrot, mango, ginger, honey, and Greek yogurt—into your life this winter.