Booster Shots

Booster Shots: Get your daily dose of health with a yummy smoothie
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Sugar Mountain Café in Avery County serves quick bites, but the 40 plus smoothies on the menu offer just what’s needed to declare immunity and kick-start the new-year, new-you resolutions.

Co-owner Greg Levy opened the café last summer with his wife, Kelsey, and mother, Deena. Forget the frozen berries; using real fruits, fresh squeezed juices, and natural sweeteners such as agave nectar are key, he says. Here are Levy’s recipes for energizing smoothies. The Mountain Sunrise is fresh and light; Immune Booster packs a nutritional punch; and the signature Plus is frothy and filling.

Mountain Sunrise
1/4 cup papaya juice
2 oranges, juiced
1/2-inch slice of ginger
1¾ cups ice

Immune Booster
1/2 banana
1/4 cup papaya juice
Splash of low-fat milk
1 Tbs. spirulina
1 Vitamin C capsule
1¾ cups ice

Sugar Mountain Café Smoothie Plus   
1/2 banana
1/4 cup papaya juice
Splash of low-fat milk
1 Tbs. wheat germ
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 scoop whey protein
1 multivitamin capsule
1¾ cups ice

Sugar Mountain Café
2989 Tynecastle Hwy.
828) 898-9866
www.sugarmountaincafe.com