Summer is off to a sizzling start in the city with temperatures soaring and the sun sweltering.

Simply the best (and healthiest) way to cool off this season is with a Zest Juice Co. smoothie.

Zest has a wide variety of all-natural smoothies on their ever-expanding menu. Some of the most popular choices are:

·      PB & J Smoothie—banana, strawberry, peanut butter, maple syrup, flaxseed & cashew milk. The PB& J Smoothie provides a powerful protein boost with healthy add-ins like flaxseed, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.

·      Blue Almond Smoothie—blueberry, almond butter, coconut sugar, coconut butter, acai powder, plant based protein (chocolate, vanilla or green) & coconut milk. The Blue Almond Smoothie packs a protein punch with healthy coconut ingredients and the strong antioxidants in acai. Coconut is a rich source of potassium, manganese, folate, calcium and so much more!

·      Blue Lagoon Smoothie—(Zest's newest smoothie addition) banana, peaches, avocado, pineapple, coconut sugar, Blue Majik, coconut water, pinch of cayenne. The Blue Lagoon Smoothie was specifically designed to alleviate aches and pains and to reduce inflammation. Blue Majik is a strong antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties.

Tuesday, June 21st is National Smoothie Day and it's really the best time to stop into Zest for a cold, refreshing, all-natural smoothie. All of the smoothie ingredients are fresh and many of them are LOCAL to Ohio and the Midwest.

For a complete look at Zest's Smoothie menu, click on the Menu tab on the website and then scroll over to "Smoothies".