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2012 - Issue 5 - September

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GUIDE imbibe get juiced FRUIT AND VEGGIE SMOOTHIES AT THESE HEALTH-CENTRIC CAFÉS ARE JUICES WORTH THE SQUEEZE. BY XICHELLE MONTES Canyon Ranch Grill F reshly squeezed juices and frothy smoothies packed with post-workout refueling ingredi- ents are specialties at the renowned Canyon Ranch Grill (and its more diminutive café counterpart near the rock- climbing wall). Whether you create your own fruit smoothie from peaches, raspberries, and pineapple, or go with one of their signature concoctions, like apple, carrot, and ginger, don't pass up add-ons of wheat germ, ground flax seed, and whey. The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, 702-414-3600; Daily Kitchen & Wellness Bar S ituated in the Gardens Plaza in Summerlin, this LEV Restaurant Group hot spot dishes up tasty treats made from locally sourced ingredients. After noshing on the bistro's famous edamame pot stickers, peruse the smoothie menu. Our recommen- dation: Harmony, a fusion of cucumber, kale, spinach, apple, and lemon juice. 3645 S. Town Center Dr., 702-685-7100; Elixir Organic Café A t Elixir Organic Café, an extensive array of organic and pesticide-free fruits and vegetables results in nearly endless combina- tions of juices and smoothies. Nutrient-dense ingredients like kale, spinach, carrots, beets, and ginger are particular house 140 VEGASMAGAZINE.COM favorites. There are also hormone- free dining options to augment your liquid concoctions, including burgers for all diets and a yummy vegan carrot cake. 9550 S. Eastern Ave., 702-565- 0335; Go Raw Café O nly the finest raw organic produce, nuts, and seeds make their way into your made-to-order smoothies, health drinks, and juices (in biodegradable takeout contain- ers for those on the go). Plus, add-ins such as spirulina, cacao nibs, coconut water, and bee pollen are available if you need a little boost. 2381 E. Windmill Lane, 702-450- 9007; 2910 Lake East Dr., 702-254-5382; Greens & Proteins Healthy Kitchen E ating your veggies isn't a chore at Greens & Proteins, which delivers a delicious punch of antioxidants, vitamins, fiber, and protein in its Vita-Mix-made treats. Smartly located across from the Las Vegas Athletic Club, the bright East Side eatery is always packed with post-workout health nuts. The Chocolate Avocado Peanut Butter Banana Shake is a tasty and protein-rich favorite. 8975 S. Eastern Ave., 702-541- 7800; Jamba Juice A n ight on the Strip can wreak havoc on the body, and a Wheatgrass Detox Shot may be just the trick for working through those Saddle up to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's Juice Bar. hangover woes. With 10 locations around Las Vegas (tourists are most likely to land at the counter in Fashion Show), Jamba Juice's healthy drinkable meals can be just what the doctor ordered. Various locations; Juice Bar W hether or not you have a reservation next door at the popular Reliquary Spa & Salon, make sure to stop at Juice Bar to hydrate and refuel. While you're getting pampered or just lounging about, satisfy your thirst with a protein-filled, vitamin-boosted drink (hello, blood orange and ruby red grapefruit) that won't strain your waist or ruin your beauty regimen. Don't be tempted by the alcoholic options—it is the Hard Rock after all. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 702-693-5000; Rachel's Kitchen T he two Summerlin locations, as well as one in the District, stay packed with the mommy set, who leisurely catch up over the healthy gourmet delights. With a menu that is inviting to both health zealots and the pickiest of eaters, Rachel's Kitchen has plenty of smoothie options for sipping on the bustling outdoor patios. We recommend Popeye's Secret, a combination of apples, spinach, carrots, celery, beets, and parsley. Various locations; V Grab a juice to go at Greens & Proteins. How big of a role does convenience play? If you were to buy the ingredients alone, you would have to buy up half the produce at the grocery store. Do people almost want to be tricked? In a perfect world, we would all just eat what we need. Our drinks take away the discomfort of eating your vegetables. Why is the juicing craze so popular right now? There is much information available now about diseases that can be avoided through a raw fruit and vegetable diet. GREEN MACHINE Greens & Proteins partner Frank Tucker gives us the juice on juicing. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIK KABIK (JUICE BAR)

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