Natureba!

 Living in Redondo Beach and driving down Artesia on a daily basis should be enough NOT to miss the lime green exterior of Natureba but somehow I’ve managed; call it a gift. I’m glad a friend of mine brought it to my attention because I’ve been missing out! This place is divine in the taste buds department not to mention alive with color.  It’s claimed to be the best of Brazil. Now, I’ve never been ro Brazil ( it’s now on my bucket list), but if it’s as fresh as this place, then sign me up!

They have something on their juice and smoothie menu for everyone. If you’re looking for some protein try their Funky Monkey smoothie with peanut butter, bananas, soy milk and vanilla protein. Need more veggies? Try their Sweet Greens smoothie with strawberry, spinach and banana. Their juices are just out of this world good with a huge variety that includes Acai berry, only one of the healthiest berries out there for you. I ended up going with the Sweet Greens smoothie and was not disappointed.

Their menu also includes Acai bowls, Brazilian pastries, salads and sandwiches. I went with The Mango Chicken Salad. It comes in a half or whole size and it’s refreshingly delicious. It’s a wheat pita stuffed with chicken breast, spinach, fresh cheese, mango, and almonds with a citrus vinaigrette dressing.  Seriously, a party in my mouth with all the different flavors of sweet and savory combined with the textures of soft and crunchy.

For about 10 bucks you’ve got a healthy meal and a drink. Not bad if you’re still sticking to that New Years’ resolution for a healthier diet and life style. Healthy and on the go! Say no more, I’m convinced! Go HERE for their full menu to see what I’m talking about. It’s quite impressive.

The only down side to this place would be their lack of speedy service. Although it’s that “mom and pops” ran place and service is always friendly, they’re slower than paint drying on a wall. So go with a friend and catch up on some gossip because you’re going to be there for a while. My first visit with my friend was quick. My second visit with my husband, not so much. I wish I could say they were just slammed busy but they weren’t. But it’s ok. I was only in a hurry and late to my appointment to pick up our car rental. At least I was well fed so my mood was in a good place. Check them out none the less. This place has a very delicious healthy menu with a side of festive so you won’t be disappointed.

ENJOY! 

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