There’s a good likelihood that you made a New Years resolution, or maybe a few. If your resolution was the classic resolution of eating healthier, college can often be a tricky place to make that stick, what with all of the unlimited dining hall food, alcohol and late night munchies at your disposal. If you’re like me, you may have strayed from that healthy eating resolution during the past few months. Hey, it happens. Spring Quarter is stressful!
So when you are ready to get back on track, Denver has got you covered with an abundance of healthy restaurants at various price points. My favorite of which is Nekter, a small organic juice bar with acai bowls, smoothies and juices that are completely heavenly and guilt-free. Added bonus: Everything is under $10!
Nekter is located off of South University Boulevard in the same shopping center as Trader Joe’s. Its atmosphere is sleek, modern, and boho with green and brown accents and fruit displayed in baskets behind the counter. It’s not unusual to be standing next to someone who just got out of yoga class or finished a run. I like to feel as if I am healthier just standing next to these people. However, it’s really the whole atmosphere of Nekter that makes you feel as though you have just walked into a trendy juice bar in California, not complete without its resident yogis and guys with dreads.
Here are some reasons why you should incorporate Nekter into your healthy eating regimen:
1. You know what’s going into your food
Nekter strives to use only fresh, natural, and raw ingredients in its food. All juices, smoothies, and acai bowls are made in-store and fresh to order. When looking at the menu items, you will find a full description of all ingredients and the calorie count for everything as well. At Nekter, the saying, “Put good in, get good out,” holds true as you can have peace of mind in terms of what you are putting in your body.
2. It just tastes good
Not only is the stuff at Nekter good for you, it also tastes darn good too. Think of a heavenly sweet medley of fruity flavors swirled together in a drink or even an acai bowl, and that is the experience you are sure to have when you taste anything at Nekter. From juices and protein drinks to smoothies and boxed water, there is a lot of variety of products to choose from which cater to different peoples’ taste preferences. Nekter even offers ready-to-go protein-packed snacks.
3. Nekter understands new health trends
Ever heard of charcoal lemonade? If not, it pretty much looks like how it sounds; a black colored liquid with a sweet lemonade taste. People are picking up this new health trend like crazy claiming the activated charcoal can cleanse toxins from your body. If that’s true, I don’t know. However, if you’re into that, then Nekter is the place to go. Nekter also offers a complete line of juices for anyone looking to restart their digestive system with a juice cleanse, a popular health craze. Note: Juice cleanses can be dangerous if not done properly, but Nekter provides users guidance about the best, healthiest, and safest way to complete a juice cleanse.
4. It is Instagram worthy
Studies have shown that people who post more pictures of healthy food versus unhealthy food are more likely to continue to eat healthy. That sounds easy enough, right? Instagram a colorful photo of that delicious acai bowl you just devoured and you’re sure to get your fair share of likes.
So whether you need a boost after a workout or just want a sweet treat, Nekter will be your new favorite Denver health spot.