With the holiday hectic-ness, there's more going around than just good cheer ... that's right, the flu is also in full swing and all stops should be pulled out when it comes to avoiding seasonal sickness.
One of the best ways to avoid getting sick is to boost your intake of vitamins and get plenty of rest, and while your sleep patterns are up to you, we can recommend quite a few places to up your vitamins without taking nasty pills.
Here are 15 mighty independent juice bars and smoothie spots that will get you feeling energized in no time.
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160 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 60654
Hi-Vibe is a great organic spot for a juice boost of a bite of raw food.
2931 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657
City Press Juice & Bottle is open every day of the week and produces delicious juice blends.
1880 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
JuiceRx believes that food should be your medicine.
815 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
Healthy and Simple is always fresh and flavored only using the ingredients in each juice.
1647 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614
Real Good Juice is just that: delicious, whole food juices and smoothies, all with fun names.
1115 N. Hermitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
If healthy is what you're looking for, Tropikava is the perfect option.
1644 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
Infiniteus sells crystal rocks that claim to have healing properties, as well as juices and smoothies to empower you for the day.
1223 W. 18th St., Chicago, IL 60608
Belli's is a grocer's meets juice bar, meets smoothie shop, so feel free to shop around while you sip.
648 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654
Graze believes you should be able to snack all day on healthy foods, such as seeds, acai and fresh fruit.
900 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Wellness Grub offers superfood organic food and drink options to get you feeling energized.
131 N. Clinton St., Chicago, IL 60661
Loop Juice blends and chops up vegan, gluten-free juices as well as full meals.
1324 W. 18th St., Chicago, IL 60608
The Juice House is the perfect spot to visit if you want to enjoy friendly staff and fresh fruits in glorious combinations.
2878 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
This place is a little on the pricey side, but that's because of the high quality of ingredients used.
3739 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
D Fruta has fruity frozen yogurts, ice creams and juices and smoothies.
2807 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
Beezee's menu is filled with fresh ingredients in wonderful blends, as well as a great crew ready to help you choose your meal.