Healthy Summer Salad Juice and Smoothie Recipe Tips from Nutritionist Laura Pensiero RD - Food & Beverage Magazine

Healthy Summer Salad Juice and Smoothie Recipe Tips from Nutritionist Laura Pensiero RD

beach_boundJust Salad’s In-house Nutritionist Laura Pensiero RD breaks down what health benefits are gained from juicing and smoothies for those getting ready to diet, juice cleanse or replace a meal with a smoothie etc.

Tips include:

  • How not to Overdo it too quickly (certain small steps go a long way)
  • Easing into a healthy greens and protein based meal plan
  • Combining the right veggies and proteins with daily activities like a cycling day, trip to beach, vacation, or day (like me) working in front of the computer.
  • What to eat when prepping for summer activities like swimming etc. and more

Just Salad’s Summer Menu:

Beach Bound

  • 200 Cal
  • Romaine-Red cabbage Mix, Grilled Shrimp, Red Onions, Corn, Cucumbers
  • Suggested Dressing: Lemon Basil Vinaigrette 116 Cal

Just Smoothie BarAlmond Berry Blast

  • 230 Cal –Vegetarian
  • Romaine, Blueberry & strawberry Mix, Toasted Sliced Almonds, Crumbled Feta
  • Suggested Dressing Lemon Vinaigrette 150 Cal

Jalapeño Popper

  • 240 Cal – Vegetarian
  • Romaine, Jalapeños, Kettle popcorn, Pepper jack cheese, radishes, fresh orange
  • Suggested dressing: Buttermilk Ranch 150 Cal

Texas BBQ Fiesta

  • 410 Cal
  • Romaine-Red Cabbage Mix, BBQ Rubbed chicken, Black Beans & Corn mix, Green peppers, Tortilla Strips, Pepper Jack cheese
  • Suggested Dressing: Buttermilk Ranch 150 Cal


Vitamin C kick

  • 296 Cal Coconut milk, fresh orange, mango, pineapple

Detox Cleanse

  • 69 Cal Fresh Kale, Lemon, Apple, pineapple

Peanut butter Chai Warrior

  • 278 Cal Almond milk, banana , peanut butter, Health Warrior Chia Seeds, Agave Nectar

Strawberry Banana

  • 238 Cal Almond milk, strawberries, banana, Greek yogurt, agave nectar

Berry Wild

  • 229 Cal Blueberries, strawberries, banana, greek yogurt, agave nectar

Chocolate banana Split

  • 421 Cal Coconut Milk, Banana, dates, Cacoa Powder

Just Salad app1Tropic Spinach Thunder

  • 319 Cal Fresh Spinach, coconut milk, banana, pineapple


Orange Kale Power Juice

  • 121 Cal Fresh kale, fresh orange, banana

About Laura Pensiero
Laura Pensiero is an Executive Chef and nutritionist who uses her expertise to create the menus at Just Salad. As a cookbook author, dietician, health educator, nutrition and culinary expert, Laura lends her culinary expertise and passion for health and nutrition across a diverse range of food and health industries. A nationally recognized ‘eat local’ industry spokesperson, Laura coauthored “The Strang Cancer Prevention Center Cookbook, and most recently, “Hudson Valley Mediterranean: The Gigi Good Food Cookbook,” which was named one of Food and Wine’s Top 10 Cookbooks for 2009. Through her flagship organization, Gigi Hudson Valley, she owns the award-winning restaurant Gigi Trattoria, located upstate in Rhinebeck, New York.

Just Salad AppAbout Just Salad
Since launching in 2006, the casual eatery committed to serving healthy food in a fast, fun and socially responsible way, has opened 12 locations throughout New York and in Hong Kong. Just Salad’s expansion into international markets has accelerated as the brand has signed a franchise agreement to expand throughout the United Arab Emirates. While the UAE has been a hot target for traditional fast food restaurants and comfort food-friendly America chains, health has deteriorated throughout the region as a result. Now Just Salad is leading a new wave of healthy eateries with their first location opening in the Jumeirah Lake Towers area of Dubai in Dubai 2014, and a total of five locations opening over the next three years. For more information please visit

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