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Monday, August 29, 2011

Little Shop of Juices (Smoothies and Raw Foods)

Before Hurricane Irene hit, I made a trip up to NYC.  For a while I’ve had my eye on Organic Avenue,  a boutique which provides high quality juice cleanse programs, smoothies and raw foods.  They’re similar to Blue Print Cleanse, which I tried back in the spring and have to say I was not a fan.  Organic Avenue have five locations throughout NYC and I sauntered into the Upper East Side store.

The place was packed for a Friday.  They have so many varieties of juices and tonics that it was hard to choose what to test out first – Watermelon Juice, Blueberry Spirulina Smoothie, Mint Chip LOVE* Smoothie, and Green LOVE* were a few of the others I was considering.  With lunch 45 minutes and 6 blocks away I opted for the Green Lemonade to keep things light and refreshing.

It was great! -- 16oz in a cute (but seriously heavy) glass jar.  It contained: purified alkaline water, Lemon, Lime, Ginger, Agave, Himalayan Salt, Cucumber, Celery, Spinach.  Very delicious!

If you’re looking to do a cleanse they do ship to Philly and the juice containers will be plastic, not the cute glass ones. But the food they will not ship. Bummer!  Until they come to Philly, I’ll be adding a juicer to my Christmas list. And if you're ever in New York I suggest popping in to check them out!


  1. If you look at their site and on youtube they give you some awesome recipes! I make them a lot, a fave is the Kale Dulse Salad! Your body will jump for joy!! :)

  2. I wish there was an OA in philly. The mint chip smoothie is heaven!