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Drink Up!

Healthy & Unique Local Beverages

BY JODY ORR

Photo by Travis Bartlett

Summertime and the livin’s easy in Sun Valley. The days are long and full, and it’s easy to work up quite a thirst. To help quench yours, here’s a rundown of some of our favorite healthy and original local beverage options.

The Summer Zen

from Zenergy Health Club & Spa in Ketchum

Picture yourself poolside at Zenergy, with iconic Bald Mountain as the perfect alpine backdrop, sipping a blend of cucumber, watermelon, mint, lime juice, lime zest and ginger. It’s a refreshing, revitalizing and cleansing beverage that helps keep your body and mind fit before, during and after your workout.

Green Tea Smoothie, Zaney's River Street CoffeeThe Green Tea Smoothie

from Zaney’s River Street Coffee in Hailey

If you’re in need of a breakfast treat loaded with goodies, look no further! The Green Tea Smoothie at Zaney’s will start your day properly with its blend of mangoes, yogurt and green tea. Owner Sue Martin, who is adding an array of green drinks, says that her smoothies are loaded with antioxidants that fill you up in a good way.

The Power Smoothie

from Glow Live Food Café in Ketchum

For you Old School-types who like things with the word “power” in them, Glow’s Power Smoothie is for you! It has all the right stuff to live up to its name: maca, hemp seed milk, goji berries, kale, vita mineral green and, the ultimate antioxidant, blueberries.  They’re energizing, high in protein, fiber, minerals and enzymes, and truly yummy.

Bowl of Soul, Java Coffee & CafeBuild Your Own Smoothie

from Bravo Coffee Kiosk in Ketchum

Fruitarians should head to the Bravo Coffee Kiosk at Atkinsons’ for a made-to-order smoothie. Take your pick of milk options—soy, rice, almond, and non-fat or frozen yogurt—sprinkle in a little protein powder and create your favorite: strawberries, cranberries, blueberries, raspberries, bananas … you name it, they’ve got it.

The Cactus Cooler

from NourishMe in Ketchum

For a healthy taste of the Southwest, the Cactus Cooler is spot-on. Nopal cactus blended with organic lemonade and crushed ice will cure what ails you. According to owner Julie Johnson, the cactus plant has medicinal properties that soothe the stomach and reduce inflammation. And shoot, it tastes great, too!

 

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