Category Archives: Juice & Smoothie Bar

$100 Question: What’s Your Favorite Smoothie Recipe?

Loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables, and often bolstered with nut butters, supplement powders and healthy oils, smoothies invite creativity and offer tremendous nutritional value. We want to hear about your favorite homemade smoothie recipes (creating your own at the Native Sun Juice Bar counts too)! Whether it’s a post-workout rejuvenation blend, a breakfast staple, or a special treat, we’d love to hear about it!

Describe your favorite homemade smoothie combination & you’ll be entered to win a $100 Native Sun Gift Card! To be eligible to win, you must first subscribe to the Native Sun blog by clicking here, then leave your answer to this month’s question in the comment section on our blog page. ONE winner will be picked at random on September 30th. Good luck!

Look for Carotene Dream and Grasshopper Smoothies On Sale for $4.99/12oz and $5.99/16oz until October 6th!



Center Yourself With Our Grasshopper Smoothie!

A wise man once said, “Man who catch fly with chopsticks accomplish anything.” – Mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid (John G. Avildsen 1984)

At Native Sun we say, “Man who catch Grasshopper Smoothie accomplish anything!” A refreshing blend of spinach, banana, peppermint, cacao nibs, soymilk, and agave nectar, the Grasshopper Smoothie remains a great way to enjoy your greens! Once a monthly special, overwhelming customer feedback now warrants granting the Grasshopper Smoothie a permanent place on our juice bar menu.

Just 5.99 for a 12oz or 6.99 for a 16oz

Ask for one today!

August Giveaway: FREE Smoothie Winners!

Congratulations to the 10 WINNERS of our August Giveaway picked by Native Sun Owner Aaron Gottlieb and Fresh Foods Supervisor Aundrea Shankland!

Aaron’s Picks

Barbara Stefansson: I start my morning off every week day with a smoothy before going to work. The Young Thai Coconut Smoothie is so energizing and taste so tropical! I sometimes buy 2. One for an afternoon snack around 3! Native Sun on San Jose has the best staff!! Tammy and Debra make the best smoothies and juices. Try there unbeetable juice too!!! Tammy thanks for your sense of humor. All the staff in the morning needs a pat on the shoulder for being so happy so early in the morning. Great job for putting a smile on a face that is not a morning person, lol.!!

Elizabeth Schulz: I get a native sun smoothie or juice just about every weekday morning! It’s a super healthy start to my day. I’ve lost 60lbs so far this year and I have native sun to thank. Thanks for all the smoothies, fresh veggies, fish and all sorts of healthy choices that make my diet so much easier and tastier! Plus the juice bar baristas are always so friendly, I could be in a really bad mood but those native sun wonderful employees and a healthy tasty drink make even my worst day so much more bearable. Thanks!

Lora A: Jacksonville… if you try just one you will soon be singing. The BEST part of waking up is a NATIVE SUN SMOOTHIE in your cup! Its a delicious, quick, HEALTHY meal to go! They are also fun to drink while reading the Folio in a cozy corner in the dining area at Native Sun. It feels great for me to know I can give my body a REAL treat that is also a healthy too!

Charice: I love Native Sun! And I really enjoy the smoothies because I know that the color in the smoothie, comes from a natural ingredient put in it not some dye made in a lab. They are refreshing and flat out yummy. No other store or chain comes close to what you get at Native Sun.

Nicole Howard: I love the smoothies because I don’t have to wonder what’s in it. It becomes a pain when I have to click a million links on a website to find the ingredients in what I’m eating/drinking. At Native Sun I have the freedom to order the smoothie of my choice and I don’t have to do the intensive research to see if it’s garbage disguised as something good. Of course, they also taste Yummy!!

Aundrea’s Picks

Joan D: Why do I love Native Sun smoothies? They are fresh, delicious, and creative blends of the very best ingredients available. And, unlike other smoothie places, they don’t “water them down” with excessive ice. Native Sun will tweak the ingredients of their menu listings – a little more here and a little less there – to fit your personal tastes. Or, you can custom blend one (very willing to do if the ingredients are available). They offer a variety of unique smoothies such as the Blossomberry and Sweet Mango Lassi (both my personal favorites) that are unmatched in deliciousness. Whatever mood you’re in, Native Sun has a smoothie for you. I’m addicted! Uh oh, I’m craving another one…

Patti: Why a smoothie? Whether you are a vegan or are simply looking for a healthy drink, a smoothie is the way to go. Fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidents all in a form your body can readily assimilate. Why a smoothie? Taste, variety, freshness, natural ingredients. It simply makes sense.

Dan  : The produce section at Native Sun conveniently packaged in a cool cup. The perfect nutritious organic snack filled with berry goodness to keep my daughters cool in the summer. And I’ll just take one sip because its spilling out of the top. Well, maybe just one more its still too cold…

Isabel P: I can’t tell you in words how much I love your smoothies andhow much they benefited me and the health of my babies during my past pregnancy. I just delivered twins this past week and I spent pretty much all of my pregnancy eating at your cafe and drinking your smoothies at the juice bar. My twins were born healthy and beautiful and my pregnancy was considered my ob as one of the healthiest she seen. No preeclampsia, gestational diabetes or any other typical problem of mutlples ever affected me. Even the delivery was smooth and fast and I was healthy enough to delivered without a C-section. I owe you my health and that of my family. Your smoothies were one of the biggest cravings I had, and the most delicious ones I ever taste. Your new smoothies are so delicious as well and really help this mama accomplish her mission towards a healthy pregnancy!!! You guys rock!

Caron S: I often stop in the Baymeadows Native Sun post-work out or post-run (in training for full, and half, marathons) to grab a smoothie or fresh juice as my recovery drink of choice. I appreciate that there are no artificial colors or artificial ingredients, and that what I’m getting is created fresh and made-to-order, REAL, and most importantly, tastes great — what a winning combination! After running 10+ miles it’s crucial for me to refuel properly, ensuring that I’m feeding my body the real nutrients it needs for a proper recovery. Your smoothies are the answer in satisfying those needs, and the variety of smoothie (and juice) offerings are always plentiful. Thanks Native Sun!

Winners, please check your emails for details on how to claim your prize!

Summer Time = Smoothie Time!

In case you haven’t noticed – or couldn’t tell by the great taste – we don’t make smoothies like the “other guys”. At Native Sun, we use only fresh, all-natural and organic ingredients that offer the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants your body needs to have the best day. That’s because we believe juice and smoothies should improve your health, not be glorified milkshakes.

As you can see, there are no unidentifiable ingredients or unnecessary additives in our smoothies. Below we breakdown some of our customer favorites.

Blueberry Breakfast

Blueberries – Contain vitamin C, E and beta carotene. They have the potential to help lower cholesterol and improve insulin resistance and may protect against cancer.

Flax Meal – Packed full of B vitamins, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and phytochemicals.

Yogurt – Full of beneficial active cultures and gives your body valuable nutrients such as calcium, protein, and vitamin B2. These may help to ward off yeast infections, urinary tract infections and even osteoporosis.

Apples – A source of soluble and insoluble fiber and vitamin C.

Strawberry Banana

Strawberries – Contain high levels of vitamin C and antioxidants.

Bananas – The best source of potassium you can find, plus sugars and fiber make it a great source of energy.

Agave – A low glycemic, plant-derived sugar alternative said to have anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties.

Vanilla Soy Milk – Dairy alternative offering the same protein as cow’s milk but with little saturated fat and no cholesterol. Source of lecithin and isoflavones. Safe for people with lactose intolerance or milk allergy.

Pineapple Greenergy – NEW!

Pineapple –  Anti-inflammatory that helps digest proteins and aids in the development strong bones and connective tissue.

Orange Juice – Source of vitamins C and B6, potassium, thiamin, Phosphorus G and folic acid.

Yogurt – (See Blueberry Breakfast)

Greens – Low in fat, high in dietary fiber, and rich in folic acid, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and phytochemicals.

Click here to see our full Juice & Smoothie Bar Menu. New items coming soon!