Juicing: There’s A Nourishing Refreshment With Your Name On It In Every Hamptons Hamlet

Remember when juice was a morning drink and smoothies were frozen treats? Now they’ve become liquid meals, a mainstay of nourishment on the East End. Below, some of the best places to sample fruit and vegetable drinks and shakes.
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By Beth Landman


New this season, the Amagansett juice shop is sourcing produce from local farms like Amber Waves and Balsam. “You can really taste the difference in the flavor profile,’’ says Sam Schoenheimer, a Squeezery partner. “The farms out here have been growing organic for a long time.” Smoothie add-ons include matcha, charcoal, creamy tofu and guarana. “We have a friend who travels to the Amazon, knows the tribes and gets guarana from them,” says Schoenheimer. “It’s a more natural way to stimulate energy than caffeine.” At night, organic wines will be on offer along with local spirits. “If you want, you can have your juice with a shot in it,’’ he says. thesqueezery.com


One of the secrets to the addictive creamy smoothies at this uber popular spot, which is opening a third outpost in Southampton this summer, is that they use fruit flash-frozen that morning rather than just adding ice. Among fans’ favorites: a signature blend of berries, tart yogurt, fresh pineapple, pineapple juice and acai; “Buddha’s Delight,” a vegan mix made with almond milk, organic unsweetened peanut butter, dairy-free Ghirardelli chocolate sauce, fresh banana and chopped peanuts, blended—with a dollop of dark chocolate sorbet; a vegan choice, “Matcha Milkshake,” containing matcha imported from Tokyo, as well as almond milk and coconut milk frozen yogurt; and the “Super Smoothie,” which has a base of organic vegan coconut frozen yogurt, along with cold-pressed coconut oil, fresh lemon juice, fresh pineapple and chia seeds. “It’s like a natural, alcohol-free, vegan piña colada,’’ explains owner Nancy Passaretti. buddhaberry.com


East Hampton’s ultimate healthy gathering spot is known for its fresh juices. The kale, cilantro, pineapple, cucumber and lime mix is not only yummy, it’s a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. The carrot, beet, parsley and cucumber drink supports brain health and helps lower blood pressure. Don’t miss the “Green Plus Super Food Smoothie,” a high-octane, probiotic-rich blend of greens, banana, almond milk and honey. Acai, raw super grains or anti-inflammatory hemp can be added to any drink. babettesrestaurant.com


These favorite cafes have partnered with fitness trainer Tracy Anderson and will be serving up her pre- and post-workout smoothies as well as her meal replacements, alongside the organic juice stations that are now part of every Golden Pear location. Try the “Southampton Sunrise” with carrot, orange and apple, the “Bridgehampton Beta Booster” a mix of carrot and kale, the “East Hampton Energy Elevator” a carrot, beet and apple combination, or the “Sag Harbor Summer Breeze” with orange, kale and apple. Add organic ginger to any of the above for an anti-inflammatory boost. goldenpearcafe.com


With three locations, in East Hampton, Bridgehampton and Southampton, this juice mecca has something to quench everyone’s thirst for nutritious drinks. If you have a taste for heat, try the immune-boosting Ginger Fireball with cayenne, vitamin C and oil of oregano, or go with one of the store’s newest, such as the 80-calorie Green Day, containing broccoli leaf, spinach and arugula. juicepress.com