As summer approaches, we dream of refreshing treats that will help us beat the heat! Unfortunately, many of the treats we crave are laden with sugar – to counteract, we rounded up a few of our favourite places that make light and refreshing drinks perfect for keeping cool, nourishing your body, and of course, curbing your sweet tooth.
Originating in Canada, Booster Juice is committed to providing customers with food they can feel good about. Featuring ingredients such as ginger and lemon, Booster Juice has some delicious flavor combinations sure to help you cleanse and de-bloat, all while satisfying your sweets craving.
Where? Lower Level across Dynamite
Made with fresh apples, lemons, ginger, pineapples
(Tip: Ask for a few ice cubes in your fresh pressed juice to make it even more refreshing!)
Not only is Jugo Juice socially conscious by using cups made out of recycled materials, but they offer up to six servings of premium fresh fruit and vegetables with any order. In a number of their fresh-pressed juices, Jugo Juice features kale, a superfood that has more calcium per calorie than milk!
Where? Upper level beside Champs Sports
Made with fresh lemon, spinach, ginger, apple, celery, and kale
(Tip: If you’re not ready to dive into a juicing option full of vegetables, add in fruits such as pineapple and orange to mask the taste of greens.)
Ten Ren’s Tea
With their teas grown and harvested on their privately owned tea gardens in Taiwan, Ten Ren’s Bubble tea ensures superior quality for the main ingredient in their products. Using traditional artisanal techniques, Ten Ren’s Tea is the place to go for both authentic and refreshing bubble tea.
Where? Upper level beside Flight Centre
Green Tea Red Bean Slush
Made with red bean paste and Hokkaido milk tea with tapioca
(Tip: Substitute condensed milk for a milk alternative such as, almond milk, for a healthier version of your favourite bubble tea!)
Real Fruit Bubble Tea
Rooted in the GTA, Real Fruit Bubble Tea prides themselves on providing customers with drinks that are healthier and more nutritious to consumers. Their drinks are processed on site, and crafted with fresh fruit and natural ingredients.
Where? Lower level Taste MRKT beside Cultures
Fresh mango blended with ice and water. You can choose to add tapioca pearls or small mango chucks, reminiscent of traditional bubble tea
(Tip: Ask for half a serving of tapioca pears to reduce sugar, or opt for small mango chucks, which are just as delicious)
Another Toronto native, Yogen Fruz provides customers with nutritious and certainly delicious frozen desserts. Their unique blending system combines their nutritious yogurt with fresh fruit, producing a low-fat, high fibre, and antioxidant rich frozen treat.
Where? Upper level Taste MRKT
Tropical Green Smoothie
Low-fat frozen yogurt blended with kale, banana, pineapple, and coconut milk
(Tip: Opt for non-dairy or low-fat frozen yogurt for a healthier smoothie!)
For even more delicious finds, visit our Dining Guides!