By Betty Richardson
“These are smoothies, not juices. We blend all the fresh vegetables, fruits, proteins and superfoods in a blender and bottle it, basically like a pre-digested salad that you can drink any time of day.” - Elizabeth Schieffelin on her new smoothie store Lizzy’s All Natural.
And oh boy, what a smoothie store it is. Lizzy’s is the real deal, using fresh veggies from Gusto’s (arguably the best/most reputable vegetable seller in the country), raw imported honey, bee pollen, maca protein, homemade almond and cashew milk and about a billion other herbs and superfoods, these smoothies are often as filling as they are good for you. They’re even packaged in (recycled) glass bottles to prevent the chemical leeching that comes from using plastic.
Set in a bright ground floor shop at Anken Life, Lizzy’s whole operation is totally transparent; customers are in full view of the kitchen and can see all the ingredients and preparation before their eyes, which also includes a UV light water filtration system and paraben-free cleaning materials. This awesome new opening is definitely worth a visit, but if you’re pressed for time, try ordering from kateandkimi.com.
// Shop S9A, Anken Life, 667 Changhua Lu by Anyuan Lu. 昌化路667号，近安远路. Open daily, Mon-Fri: 8am-10pm, Sat-Sun: 9.30am-5pm. （6115 3694， firstname.lastname@example.org）