For VeganMoFo 2013, my focus is smoothies. September is still too hot for cooking in the District of Columbia. So I'll be embarking on no-cook, blending adventures instead, experimenting both at home and about town.
Above is a rose-colored smoothie from DC's Juice Joint Café, located at 1025 Vermont Ave NW. Juice Joint Café is a downtown, weekday lunch and breakfast spot which specializes in, you guessed it, excellent fresh juices. Juice Joint also offers some delicious juice-based smoothies. Their website touts the fact that the smoothies are made with 100% juice and whole fruit. So there are no added sweeteners or artificial crap.
This special seasonal smoothie was a blend of watermelon, strawberry, banana, and apple juice. I ordered the smallest size, a 16-ounce cup for $5.60. This filled-to-the-brim smoothie was so thick and nourishing that it could have been a meal in itself. It was cold, sweet, and refreshing.
If you find yourself in DC, thirsty for a smoothie or hungry for a healthy, colorful lunch, do check out Juice Joint Café. Note to tourists: it's not far from the White House and has outdoor seating. The café's FAQ page also promises that they'll be open on Saturdays soon!