These fruity finds will keep you feeling fresh

Whether you’re on the go, need a healthy afternoon pick-me-up or just love a refreshing juice, here are five great places to try fruity concoctions

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Nectar Juice Bar

Nestled inside Bodytree Studio, this juice bar is the go-to if you’re looking to quench your thirst with a drink that is rich in antioxidants and essential nutrients. Perfect for a post-workout boost or just a cool cup of freshness, there are some unique blends on offer. Regular menu items include mixed juices like the Immunity Builder, made with carrot, apple, lime and ginger, and our favourite smoothie, Nuts and Bolts, made with banana, milk, almonds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, honey and peanut butter.

While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up one of the freshly made snacks like the powerbites, homemade chocolate hazlenut spread or paleo granola. Bodytree Studio, Hazza Bin Zayed Street, opposite Adnoc petrol station. Sun-Wed 8.30am-8pm, Thu and Sat 8.30am-7pm. Contact: 02 444 1119, lifeisnectar.com

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The Raw Place

Looking to detox or give your immune system a boost? Then check out The Raw Place where everything on the menu is just that. All ingredients are organic and juices are made using the cold press process, which extracts the maximum amount of juice from each piece of fruit or veg, and you won’t find any preservatives or hidden processed ingredients here.

The menu includes fresh juice concoctions like the Green Gold with pineapple, pear, mint, lemon and ginger, as well as signature specialities including the Chocolate Mylk with almonds, dates, cacao, Himalayan sea salt and water. Various locations including World Trade Center Mall, Khalifa Street. Sat-Thu 7am-11pm, Fri 8am-11pm. Contact:
02 633 4677, therawplace.com

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NAB Juice

Stop by for a quick thirst-quenching smoothie or juice blend at this cosy spot inside The Souk at the World Trade Center, which focuses on pure and natural ingredients.

The menu comprises a variety of healthy smoothies to satisfy a range of tastes, all beautifully presented in mason jars. You can also try the speciality, a selection of sugar cane juices with flavours like orange and ginger. Khalifa Street, Al Markaziyah. Sat-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-11pm. Contact: 02 622 1833, facebook.com/pg/nbajuices

Healthy Juicery

With an array of choices from weight loss smoothies, body cleansing smoothies and liquid meals, this juice shop provides a variety of nutritious options. If you’re looking to start a detox or want a healthy meal replacement, Healthy Juicery
has you covered.

Striving to show that healthy items can be tasty too, the store’s menu includes protein milkshakes, healthy shots like ginger and wheatgrass, plain juices and more. Boutik Mall, Al Reem Island. Sat-Thu 8am-11pm, Fri 9am-11pm. Contact: 02 622 7997, facebook.com/pg/healthyjuiceryuae

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Seasons UAE

Serving vegan and gluten-free goods, this roaming juice shop provides nutrient-rich options and healthy bites from its special truck, which moves around to various locations to educate the community about healthy living.

With an extensive menu including juices to suit a range of tastes, as well as healthy boosters and shots, these blends will give your body the kick-start it needs to get going. Juices include a Mango Rita with coconut water, lime, mango, orange, pineapple
and spinach, plus health shots like the Flu Kick with agave syrup, cayenne pepper, garlic, ginger, lemon and orange. Sun-Thu 8am-11pm, Fri-Sat 3pm-10pm. To find out where the juice truck is stationed, visit: seasonsuae.com

WORDS Mariem Yassiri

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