12700 N.E. 124th St., #2, Kirkland 98034
HOURS OF HAPPINESS
Open daily, morning until evening; check website for location hours.
A new year needs a boost of energy to see all those fresh goals realized. Before you crinkle your nose at the thought of another kale-infused drink, consider a superfood that’s both tasty and colorful. Açaí (pronounced ah-SAH-ee) is a South American fruit popular in Brazil, rich in nutrients and fiber, and its whole organic pulp is a main ingredient in Kitanda’s smoothies. Similar in taste to blackberries with a note of dark chocolate, açaí adds a depth of flavor to your typical fruit smoothie. Kitanda’s café-style shop also makes açaí bowls topped with granola and fruit, but if you’re short on time, the smoothies are a quick way to fuel up. Try the Super Hero Smoothie, a mix of banana, soy milk, and dark greens with a shot of protein powder.
Locations in Kirkland, Redmond, and Seattle kitanda.com