BEAT THE HEAT WITH A SOOTHING SMOOTHIE

BY: Lia Picard

High temps are back, and if you’re like most people this time of year, you’re probably shying away from heavy meals. Smoothies to the rescue! They’re cool, packed with nutrients and an easy way to grab a bite on the go. Stop in for a sip at one of these area smoothie spots.

KALE ME CRAZY

You can’t beat Kale Me Crazy, with locations in Buckhead and Sandy Springs, when it comes to fresh smoothies. Standouts include the Pink Splash, made with beets, apples, strawberries, coconut yogurt, dates and lime, and the Tropical Tripping, consisting of orange, mango, pineapple, coconut yogurt and coconut milk. Best of all, you can order on the app and skip waiting in line to order. kalemecrazy.net

ROOTS JUICES

This juice and smoothie bar is a staple at the Shops Around Lenox, and it’s easy to see why. The Maca Spice is a bestseller and is sure to help you power through the day. Packed with spinach, honey, almond butter, almond milk, banana, flax, vanilla and maca, it’s a mean-green machine. rootspressedjuices.com

VEDA JUICE

Head to one of Veda Juice’s two area locations for its delicious concoctions. Besides sippable smoothies and juices, you’ll also find filling smoothie bowls. Try the Acai Power Bowl with bananas, strawberries, protein powder, almond butter, granola and honey. vedajuice.com