Top five smoothie spots in Miami and Broward

Local smoothie spots are all over South Florida, but what sets the best ones apart are the ingredients used to make these tasty drinks. 

Smoothies can be prepared with hundreds of different combinations, which could be why they have become so popular. Some small local shops beat the price and ingredients used in brand-named smoothie chain spots. Locals offer ingredients such as dragon fruit, maca powder, soursop, hemp and lychee. 

The demand for healthier options such as smoothies has increased due to COVID-19. These drinks can be used as liquid-meals to stop weight gain. Many of the following smoothie spots offer takeout or dine-in options with social distancing guidelines. 

Yaya smoothie (Shaun’ta Ransom/SMFN)

Smoothie Plus
360 N. Park Road 
(954) 965-4567

This family-owned smoothie shop has been in Hollywood for over 10 years and has become a staple in the community. The Yaya smoothie has an earthy, semi-sweet taste. This drink includes cucumbers, kale, spinach, pineapple, and the choice of honey or light brown sugar. This cup is 20 ounces and costs $5.99. They can add in any other nutritional powders, and fruits or vegetables for a small extra charge. Smoothie Plus also has weight-loss smoothies with low carbs and high protein. There are over 20 fruit smoothie options, kids’ smoothies with two fruits included, energy smoothies and vitamin-packed smoothies to help boost the immune system. The 20-ounce cups start at $5.29, the 32-ounce cups start at $7.39 and the 44-ounce cups start at $9.89.

Juice Mafia
5705 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd.
West Park 
(954) 589-1579
Treelion brings the islands to South Florida with their menu. The price for smoothies here is $5 and there is a choice of strawberries, mangoes, bananas and blueberries. Mixing them all together and adding in some soursop or coconut water is another tasty option. The strawberry and blueberry smoothie with coconut water is refreshing. Treelion continues to grow as they have added another location in Miami Gardens.   

Strawberry, Pineapple and Banana smoothie from Blenders (Shaun’ta Ransom/SMFN)
  1. Blenders
    600-2 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd.
    Hallandale Beach
    (954) 812-5233
    Blenders is a hidden gem in a small, busy plaza on West Hallandale Beach Boulevard that has natural smoothies with no sugar or additives. The #30 smoothie has strawberries, pineapples and bananas inside and tastes refreshing. This shop does not use sugar additives. Blenders offers a variety of options such as super green and fruit smoothies. The 16-ounce cups start at $4.49 while the 20-ounce cups begin at $6.49. The 32-ouncers start at $8.49. This cozy smoothie shop offers an inviting atmosphere and natural smoothies with great prices.
  2. Fresh smoothies made by Raw Addiction (Courtesy of Nicole Grannum/Raw Addiction)

    Raw Addiction
    8200 Wiles Road
    Coral Springs
    (954) 362-7122
    Raw Addiction is a local smoothie shop with four locations across South Florida. The dragon berry smoothie is topped with chia seeds and includes pineapple, mango, soy milk, agave, pitaya, and chia seeds as garnish. It costs $8.50 and has a bright magnets color. Raw Addiction offers a variety of fruit smoothies at $7 but range in price based on the type of smoothie that is purchased.8200 Wiles Road

Shaun’ta Ransom is a senior at Florida International University. She is a South Florida native that enjoys meeting and talking to new people. She is especially interested in art, marketing and social media.