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  • Writer's pictureTamara Schneider

Shake Up Your Summer!

Juices, smoothies, shakes, whatever you want to call them, seem to be popping up all over the place this summer. These fresh and fruity drinks are taking over and I am absolutely here for it. I mean, what better way to enjoy a hot summer day, than by cooling off with a fresh, house made, and healthy drink. Lexington has everything you could desire when it comes to juice, whether you’re looking for a green detoxifying juice, a protein shake after a tough workout, or simply a classic smoothie. If the thought of kicking back on a summer day with one of these in your hand is making your mouth water, we’ve got the perfect places for you to try.

Photo courtesy of Stir Krazy

Stir Krazy is one of the first shake places I had ever been to and my expectations were absolutely exceeded. Located right off Virginia Ave., this local shake shop serves the most delicious nutritional shakes you’ve ever had. When you first walk in you are greeted with a welcoming atmosphere and outgoing staff. You can take a seat at the bar and enjoy a tea while you wait for your shake or simply pick one up to go. With shake flavors like Cookie Dough, Key Lime Pie, Chocolate and so much more you can enjoy the taste of your favorite sweet treat with all the pleasure and none of the guilt.

Shake It on Euclid is another great option for exceptional shakes that serve as a nutritional alternative to meals, and with over 75 flavors, all under 250 calories, you can’t really go wrong. To say the shop itself is adorable is an understatement. Walking in makes you feel like you’ve entered the perfect Instagrammable moment. The space is light, with a greenery wall complete with a neon sign, a pink bar, and just the perfect overall aesthetic to make your experience that more enjoyable. This is definitely a must go-to!

Another unique shake shop, unlike the rest, is Legacy Fit Lex on Windstar Way. This smoothie and juice bar offers unique protein shakes, coffees, teas and even crazy-flavored protein donuts. Flavors for their drinks vary from Lemon Berry Punch Tea all the way to Caramel Turtle Cheesecake Protein Shakes. What’s even crazier than the wild flavors is the idea of protein donuts. These sweet treats can be ordered in flavors like White Chocolate Oreo, Fruity Pebbles, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and more. Before you head on over to the store to snag one, check out their Facebook to see daily deals, offerings, and more!

Photo courtesy of Legacy Fit Lex

If protein shakes aren’t your thing, or maybe you’re looking for a more traditional juice, The Weekly Juicery is the place for you. This shop has two locations in Lex, one on Palomar Centre Drive, and one on Old Vine Street. I visited the location on Old Vine Street and the sweet looking shop isn’t hard to miss with its white exterior and bright purple door. These cold pressed juices are fresh, made with certified organic produce that is local, and absolutely delicious. The idea behind this business is to provide customers with easy access to fresh juices to strengthen overall health and improve lifestyle. I’d highly recommend checking this place out if you’re looking to try a cleanse or just want a daily pick me up. They have juices for everything from immune boosting to energizing, and if you’re not into juices they offer some delicious smoothies as well (my favorite is the Pink Door Special).

Photo courtesy of The Weekly Juicery

With the help of these four businesses, you will not go thirsty this summer. Stop in today and try one of the trendiest drinks on the scene here in Lexington. Cheers!


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