Vancouver’s newest smoothie bar in now open in Kitsilano.

Shaking off the white-on-white aesthetic of the wave of smoothie shops that have flooded the city, Shift Shakes‘ location on West 1st Avenue is the complete opposite.

Decked out with black tile and a green living wall, Shift Shakes inaugural location was designed to evoke a modern, streamlined, and chic vibe. A perfect fit considering this initial location’s proximity to Lululemon’s global HQ and the ultra-cool Vancouver Running Co. across the street.

Shift Shakes specializes in nutritionist-engineered, non-dairy shakes that come in a variety of flavours and ingredient combos.

While some of the creations come loaded with protein and can work as a meal replacement, others are designed to work as nutrition-boosting snacks or even a healthier dessert alternative.

The menu is entirely plant-based with a focus on their house made nut mylk. All shakes can be customized to be “fit or fancy,” with fancy including a coconut-whip topping.

Current shakes include the uber-popular Nutty Coco (pictured above) which contains almond or peanut butter base, raw cacao, raw cacao nibs, dates, Shift Nut Mylk, plant-based protein, banana, and saffron.

In addition to the drinks, Shift Shakes offers grab-and-go items like chia puddings, vegan yogurt parfaits, and power pops.

Shift Shakes, 1835 West 1st Avenue, shiftshakes.com, instagram.com/shiftshakes

Last modified: June 24, 2019

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