Slideshow: 10 Smoothies We Love in NYC

Almond Butter Lover at Moomah
Almond Butter Lover at Moomah
This almond butter-based smoothie with bananas, dates, and rice milk is creamy with a lingering nuttiness. What makes this extra-memorable is the generous pinch of sea salt—a lovely, unanticipated twist. ($5.95)

Moomah: 161 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013 (map); 212-226-0345; moomah.com

Papaya Paradise at Liquiteria
Papaya Paradise at Liquiteria
The silky and just-thick-enough smoothie ($6.45) makes us wonder why we don't see papaya smoothies more often. Shredded coconut adds subtle texture and flavor to the papaya, banana, and peach mixture. Sweetened with a organic raw honey and apple cider, that lingering hint of vanilla comes from a base of vanilla soy milk.

Liquiteria: 170 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003 (map); 212-358-0300; liquiteria.com

Raspberry Cloud at 40 Carrots
Raspberry Cloud at 40 Carrots
At both Manhattan locations of 40 Carrots, Bloomingdale's incorporates their famous tangy frozen yogurt in a variety of smoothies. This one adds on raspberries, skim milk, and honey. What you get is quite thick and creamy, part dessert, part health drink. ($5)

40 Carrots: 1000 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10022 (map); 212-705-3085; bloomingdales.com

Smoothies at Taim
Smoothies at Taim
At Taim, expect to find smoothies made with fresh fruit and not much sugar. The result is a drink that's more icy and refreshing than creamy and filling—perfect for a hot day. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I'm equally torn between the Date-Lime-Banana smoothie, and the Tamarind-Apple-Cane Sugar version pictured here ($4.50 each).

Taim: 222 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10014 (map); 212-691-6101; taimfalafel.com

Mango Lassi at Hampton Chutney Co.
Mango Lassi at Hampton Chutney Co.
Creamy and silky-smooth, fruit-focused, and just sweet enough. There's a subtle tang from whole plain yogurt. In the late summer, they also make a Strawberry Lassi. One of the few places in the city where you can drop in for a lassi to-go. ($4.50)

Hampton Chutney Co: 68 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012 (map); 212-226-9996; hamptonchutney.com

Avocolada at One Lucky Duck
Avocolada at One Lucky Duck
Don't write off One Lucky Duck as a place for health-nuts. Here a puree of ripe avocado meets pineapple, lime juice, and vanilla, with fresh coconut water to thin it out. ($9)

One Lucky Duck: 125 1/2 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003 (map); 212-477-7151; oneluckyduck.com

Mango Madness at Thompson Cafe
Mango Madness at Thompson Cafe
This unassuming Soho spot flies under the rada, but this smoothie with pureed mangoes, plenty of ginger, honey and orange juice is delicious. We like their kiwi smoothie, too.

Thompson Cafe: 68 Thompson Street New York, NY 10012 (map); 212-334-0177

Simple Smoothie at The Juice Press
Simple Smoothie at The Juice Press
This frothy, spicy blend starts with both the water and meat of a young coconut, then adds ginger, bananas, vanilla, and a potent portion of cinnamon. ($8)

The Juice Press: 70 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003 (map); 212-777-0034; thejuicepressonline.com