As the temperature drops and we transition from fall weather to winter, it’s important that we keep our immune systems healthy. In addition to the common cold and flu season, COVID-19 cases are rising, which means we should be incorporating more healthy, vitamin-rich foods into our diets.

Juices and smoothies are a great way to get the necessary nutrients and vitamins to keep your immune system healthy. Here are 5 Black-owned juice shops around the U.S. to head to this winter.

According to its website, Local Green’s mission is “to redefine healthy, affordable food for all by creating an ecosystem based on trust and accountability.”

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Definitely try the Kryptonite Smoothie for a delicious and nutrient-packed drink.

The mission of Turning Natural is to “bring better choices to communities that are underserved; making healthy foods affordable, cool, and ultimately taste like magic!”


The 50 Shades of Green smoothie is a great pic for a healthy immune system.

This neighborhood juice shop prides itself on providing healthy juices for its community. There are locations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Yonkers.


Serving juice, smoothies, and coffee, this Bay Area spot is great for grabbing a healthy treat.


The Ging and Juice is the perfect blend of pineapple, orange, ginger and lemon. 

Created by a Registered Nurse, the goal of this juice shop is “to offer healthy alternatives and enhance the health and wellness of the community by providing a place for fun and fresh options.”


You can create your own smoothie or try the Red Velvet smoothie for a healthy spin on a yummy dessert.