With January behind us, most of our New Year’s Resolutions are beginning to waver; if you—like many of us at Mizner Residential Realty—have found yourself starting to lose steam in getting healthier, there are a lot of great places in Delray Beach to give yourself a boost. Whether you’re looking for a way to change up your workouts or a nutritious drink to keep your energy up, there are tons of options; but of course, some options are better than others, even in the competitive Delray Beach atmosphere.
One of our favorite health trends at Mizner Residential Realty is juicing; there’s nothing like a cold-pressed juice to give you a rush of vitamins and minerals: just the thing to give you a quick pick-me-up for the midday slump, or to rehydrate after a workout. We have a few go-to places for our juice fix, but two places stand out above all the rest in the area, providing great juices at a great price, with endless customization.
The first place on our minds is JuiceBuzz, situated in the downtown Delray Beach area on Northeast 5th Avenue, just off of Atlantic Avenue near Federal Highway. JuiceBuzz is Delray Beach’s first dedicated juice and smoothie bar, featuring cold-pressed juices, smoothies, and nutritious shots. Whatever your taste, you’re bound to find something you can enjoy from the menu of carefully-crafted juice blends like “Mother,” which boasts beets, carrot, orange, pineapple, lemon, and ginger, or “Harmony,” with celery, cucumber, kale, pineapple, and mint. For something a little more substantial, try one of the smoothies: one of our favorites, “Buddha” includes coconut milk, banana, cacao, honey, Raw Green Superfoods, and spirulina; “Intuition” features oat milk, kale, banana, almond butter, cinnamon, and honey.
Owner Jacqueline Pfeffer is committed to offering great juices to optimize nutrition and taste at the same time. The certified yoga instructor believes that “healthy nutrition and healthy exercising yield healthier human beings,” a proposition that’s hard to argue with. In addition to individual juices, smoothies and shots, JuiceBuzz offers “Reboots,” programs to help detox with the help of the shop’s products, with three different plans: one with just juices, one with juices and raw soup, and a third with juices, raw soups, and raw lunch. Whatever your fitness goals, JuiceBuzz in Delray Beach is a great place to get your juice on.
Another great option in the area is Swami Juice, located in Boca Raton. With inventive blends like the “LifeSavor”—featuring pineapple, cucumber and mint—and “The Bush Doctor”, which includes green apple, cucumber, chard, parsley, and lime, Swami Juice is definitely worth checking out after a workout. At $10 a glass they definitely provide value for their products; and even better, when you return 10 glasses, you get one free. Swami Juice also offers information on detoxes and on the benefits of juicing a variety of fruits and vegetables, great information to have.
Of course, juicing alone—while a great health move—isn’t enough. Most of us are interested in overall health, and that includes getting more exercise. One of our new favorites at Mizner Residential Realty is Yoga South, located in Boca Raton. Before you head to Swami Juice, take a class with James Kigar on Tuesday or Thursday—he provides a great workout with sound yoga principles in the state-of-the-art studio. Whether you’re a total newcomer to yoga or an experienced longtime devotee, there is a class at Yoga South that’s right for you: Level one classes offer a gentle introduction with an emphasis on breathing, posture, and body alignment, while Yin classes—suitable for all levels—provide a deeper, more in-depth session to enhance mindfulness.
There is a wide array of health and fitness classes to choose from in the Boca Raton and Delray Beach area; here at Mizner Residential Realty, we love to change things up regularly—so sometimes our routines take us to a great spin workout at Pur Cycle or a Pineapple Grove gym session at Pur Life. But wherever it is that we get our bodies moving and our hearts pumping, we love to get serious about our post-workout recovery almost more than we love the workout itself. You have a lot of options to choose from when it comes to post-workout snacks and drinks; both Delray Beach and Boca Raton have something for everyone. But we’re loving the great options at both JuiceBuzz and Swami Juice, which have so much thought behind them and so much nutrition right there in a convenient glass.
Keep the effort going on your hopes to get healthier in 2016 with one of the great local businesses in the area, and get some of the best-tasting, healthiest juice you can find in the state to follow your fantastic workouts—or use it as the treat you promise yourself for getting through a particularly tough session on the yoga mat, at the gym, or on the spin bike. We love these local businesses because they believe in their products and so do we; check out their websites and get a taste of something great that’s also good for the body and the soul.
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Jeremy Olsher is the Broker and Principal of Mizner Residential Realty. He has been a full-time licensed, realtor in Delray beach, Florida for eleven years. Since February 2005, Jeremy has worked through the challenges, changing market conditions, and ups and downs of the South Florida real estate market.
- Jeremy Olsher, Broker - Mizner Residential Realty