Santa Ana, CA (RestaurantNews.com) Nékter Juice Bar, the healthy lifestyle brand and pioneering leader of the 100% fresh and clean modern juice bar experience is at it again – powering up its menu just in time for the start of summer. Among the menu innovations are new fiber-rich Fusion Blends, an amped-up acai bowl category with a new protein-packed Protein Power Bowl and new functional toppings and boosts, Nékter’s first vegan ice cream, and two limited-time summer specials.
“At Nékter, we are always striving to offer the very best that nature has to offer,” said Steve Schulze, co-founder and CEO, Nékter Juice Bar. “We’ve powered up our menu with new flavors and functional ingredients to help keep our guests energized and feeling great during the busy summer season. Our team spent quite a bit of time researching the best ingredients for the best flavor and nutritional impact, and the results are fantastic!”
Pineapple Paradise Limited-Time Offerings: Pineapple lovers will now find the fabulous fruit across the entire menu and initially starring in two new limited-time offerings: Pineapple Mint Refresh Juice and Skinny Colada Smoothie. Teeming with both magnesium and Vitamin C, pineapple is a nutritional dynamo but also intensely hydrating and energizing. Sure to be summer’s most refreshing drink, the new Pineapple Mint Refresh is a tropical paradise perfect for hot summer days, featuring a blend of sweet pineapple, green apple, Fuji apple, lime and a touch of fresh mint. For those craving a quintessential taste of summer, the new Skinny Colada is a refreshing combination of ultra-hydrating coconut water and sweet pineapple blended with Nékter’s creamy housemade cashew milk and a dash of agave nectar. Both are available now at each of Nékter’s 110+ locations across the country until July 4th.
New Fusion Blends: Nékter has also added three Fusion Blends, an entirely new menu category that fuses a juice with a smoothie by blending entire fruits and vegetables for a higher-fiber and nutrient-dense beverage and ideal meal replacement. The Banana Boost Fusion Blend is ideal for beginners — made with banana, spinach, kale, apple, lemon, chia seeds, and coconut water. The Slender Greens Fusion Blend is packed with tropical flavors including spinach, kale, cucumber, pineapple, mango, chia seeds, and coconut water blended with ice. The Tropical Cooler Fusion Blend, which combines maximum nutrients and minimal calories, is a lush puree of spinach, kale, pineapple, banana, coconut butter, and coconut water.
First Vegan Skoop Ice Cream: This summer, Nékter also introduces its first vegan Skoop ice cream flavor. Coconut Vanilla is a creamy blend of coconut milk, Madagascar vanilla, agave nectar, and a pinch of sea salt – a healthy frozen indulgence without dairy, gluten or refined sugars at only 160 calories per serving.
Re-Energized Bowl Offerings: Known for its handcrafted acai bowls, Nékter further amps up its bowl options with a new Protein Power Bowl, a nutritional powerhouse boasting 45 grams of protein. The soon-to-be menu favorite starts with a blended base of strawberry, banana, cacao, coconut butter, vanilla hydrolyzed whey protein and housemade cashew milk, and is topped with peanut butter protein granola, fresh strawberry, blueberry, banana, chia seeds, hemp hearts, a scoop of peanut butter, and agave nectar. Nékter further powers up the category with several new fresh and flavorful Boosts and Toppings including pineapple, green apples, vanilla hydrolyzed whey protein, and peanut butter protein granola.
“Nékter Juice Bar is all about living fresh,” said Schulze. “It’s as close to picking your own produce right from the farm which essentially means more nutrients and flavors to help our guests feel great and thrive.”
About Nékter Juice Bar
Founded in 2010, Southern California-based Nékter Juice Bar is the category leader and pioneer of the modern juice bar experience with a 100 percent, freshly made, clean, nutrient-rich and delicious menu of juices, smoothies, acai bowls, and healthy snacks. With an unwavering commitment to ingredient transparency, authenticity and innovation, Nékter Juice Bar is rooted in the fundamental philosophy that “healthy” can taste great, be easily accessible, and be affordable too. Now with more than 110 restaurants in the United States, and 150 more in development, Nékter plans to grow to 425 company- and franchise-owned restaurants by 2020. Recent awards include: the 2018 “Best Buy in Franchising” Zor award from Franchise Times; the 2016 “Hot Concept” award and the 2017 “Next 20” Brand to Watch by Nation’s Restaurant News; #217 on Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®; and #334 on Inc. magazine’s 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Company List in 2016. Nékter continues to seek entrepreneurs who want to make a “healthy living” by bringing The Nékter Life to more communities around the United States and beyond. For more information, please visit www.nekterjuicebar.com or https://nekterjuicebar.com/franchise.