By Rebekah Skochinski

It’s 2014. High fives! We made it. To help ease the transition from gluttony to goodness, we suggest sidling on up to the juice bar at Kelly’s Nutrition Centre. There are a slew of great things to choose from, but a new item on the menu that comes with a promise to leave us breathless is what caught our eye. Okay then. This drink is a wondrous combination of coconut milk, pineapple, mango, matcha (a finely powdered green tea teeming with antioxidants), whey protein, and ice. It has a creamy texture and the sweet mango perfectly balances the slight bitterness of the matcha. But most of all, it’s like striking gold (eureka!) when you find something that tastes as good as it is good for you. And that’s certainly enough to take our breath away.

Drinks are made while you wait at this open juice bar near the back of the store, which is located on Red River Road. Be mindful that the bar has slightly different hours, opening 15 minutes later and closing one hour earlier than the doors open.