Starting off the Day with Fresh Green Juice

Everyone knows breakfast is one of the best meals for you to fire up your metabolism and start off your day. So Cal has a plethora of fresh juice spots that offer healthy green smoothies to pair with a healthy egg dish.

Here are my favorite spots offering green juice, smoothies or shakes filled with healthy greens to pair with your egg dish or just drink straight:

1. The Spa at Terranea –DSC_0910

When visiting Terranea for the day or staying overnight, visit the Spa. They have a small cafe inside that makes an incredible green smoothie. It’s called the Skinny Veggie made with kale, spinach, cucumber, apple, water and agave nectar. It’s very cold, filling and refreshing. Last time I sipped one it was $12 for a large cup with a side car. Take it to-go and walk along the cliff pathways next to the Pacific Ocean to see pelicans flying overhead and visit the local sea lions close by on a nearby rock. 100 Terranea Wa, Rancho Palos Verdes (310) 265-2740.

2. Four Seasons Westlake Village –

The night I stayed at the Four Seasons for their special Chef’s Dinner with Executive Chef Jesse Hansen, I filled out the room DSC_0576service door menu and hung it outside before retiring to bed. In the morning I received a delightful egg white Frittata with avocado oil, kale, roasted tomato and Gruyere cheese with a sprig of mint. It arrived with a thick green smoothie that was one of the best I have ever sipped. What a terrific way to start the day before taking a dip in the pool or getting a massage. 2 Dole Dr. Westlake Village, (818) 575-3000.

3. The Springs in the Art’s District –e4b1db99b4cdc230aea628dd9809c865_400x400

This new vegan urban oasis is all about health, wellness, sustainability and community. Located in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, they make amazing green juice concoctions. Sip a North Star made with apple, celery, spinach, kale, romaine, parsley and lemon. The Evergreen is filled with cucumber, celery, romaine, spinach, kale, parsley and dandelion. Or try the Forager mixed with apple, fennel, cucumber, basil, cilantro, parsley, dill, lemon, lime. All are Delicious.  Sip one after a yoga class. (213) 223-6226 · 608 Mateo St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

IMG_54294. Republique –

When I met a new friend at Republique on La Brea for a light breakfast, we both ordered the fresh green shake. For $7 it was ok, but not spectacular. It was a little too airy.

I did like the mushroom toast with soft scrambled eggs, exotic mushrooms and house cured ham on a thin slice of toasted baguette. 624 South La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, (310)362-6115.

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