Try Nekter Juice Bar
For a Healthy Snack or Dining Option!
From the moment you step into Nekter Juice Bar in Bressi Ranch, you can feel the buzz of positive vibes that is so perfectly in sync with a place that serves nourishing superfoods.
We were welcomed with a friendly hello and spent a few minutes studying the wide array of menu options including cold-pressed juices, smoothies and açaí bowls.
We decided to try one menu item from each category, plus a 2-ounce shot of ginger and lemon with a dash of cayenne.
We started with the shot, and wow, it will wake you and your taste buds up! It was spicy and delicious with a lot of zing. A great way to feel a burst of natural energy.
Next we tried The Buzz, a juice made from carrot, orange, lemon and ginger. It was good and not too sweet.
For round three we switched gears to satisfy my sweet tooth. We ordered the Chocolate Dream with house-made vanilla cashew milk, cacao, carob dates, avocado and a little agave nectar.
This tasted like a healthy milkshake! Sweet but not overly sweet, and the little date chunks it in were really tasty. An excellent choice for when you are craving dessert but don’t want the calorie or sugar overload.
We ended the drinking spree with the PB açaí bowl which tasted like pb&j but better! Move over frozen yogurt! Nekter’s PB bowl might be my new favorite dessert.
The PB bowl is a blend of açaí, banana, strawberries, dates, peanut butter and cashew milk in a bowl topped with hempseed granola, strawberries, bananas and agave nectar. The portion is large and enough for a meal or to share with someone.
There are more than 50 Nekter locations in the U.S., and seven here in San Diego. The juice bar chain is well known for its juice cleanses, which can be ordered in store or online.
The Bressi Ranch location opened summer 2014 and is quite a popular spot. When we were there around 3 p.m., there was a steady line for ordering. It was great to see so many children there with their parents enjoying a healthy afternoon snack.
What you feed your body really does impact your well-being. Definitely try out Nekter and see how their blends of whole foods into cold-pressed juices, smoothies, bowls and shots will leave you feeling energized and revived.
By: Deanne Goodman