It almost seems as though fitness, working out and eating healthy, is trendy in the day and age of 2017. But I must say, its the best damn trend I’ve ever witnessed. It used to be trendy to go to neon paint raves, so I’d say that healthy living get a gold star in the trends category. So it comes as no surprise that with this surge of fitness addiction comes healthy eating in restaurants, juicing and smoothies being a very popular avenue to travel. Walk or run, if you will.
Benefit Juice Bar and Cafe, located on historic Benefit St in Providence, has a healthy (wink, nudge) selection of fresh made juices and smoothies. We went with the Green Powerhouse to accompany our lunch, a blend of kale, banana, pineapple, and chia seeds. Why are smoothies and juices so great? For the sole reason of being able to ingest a serving of healthy greens in a refreshing beverage. It’s like when you hide your dogs medicine in peanut butter, you get what’s good for you while enjoying a treat.
To accompany our very health-conscious beverage, we chowed down on a chicken banh mi sandwich; shredded spicy chicken salad, fresh slices of cucumber, sliced carrots and finished with cilantro. Spice meets cool and crisp in between a fresh baguette.
We also went to town on a light and refreshing watermelon and feta salad. This fruit and cheese combo is a summer time winner! Drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette this salad is light and juicy. And a little side note, what I love to do at Benefit Juice Bar is turn any of their sandwiches into a salad. So if you’re not feeling carbs, just replace it with greens!
In addition to their selection of sandwiches, salads, juices and smoothies, Benefit also serves coffee and baked goods. So if you find yourself suffering from the sweltering heat of summer and could use a cool down refresher, swing by Benefit Juice Bar and Cafe and quench that thirst, and quench it good.
Little Fit Doll joined us for lunch here at Benefit Juice Bar & Cafe. She is a fitness professional and knows her way around a booty work out the way a New York City cab driver knows the streets of Manhattan. So if you're interested in building-a-booty, check out her instagram @Littlefitdoll_ and watch her vlog posts!
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