New Healthy Lunch Spot Opens in Pittston
Keeping food fresh and simple is Blend Natural’s top priority. This new juice and smoothie bar located in downtown Pittston is the perfect place to grab a smoothie, a cold-pressed juice or an oat bowl.
Owners Joleen Chiampi-Lazecki and Lauralei Carden share the same passion for clean eating. The two felt like there needed to be a place in NEPA that encompassed a healthy lifestyle. From this idea, they created Blend Natural, and despite only opening this summer, they have already become a Pittston favorite. Once we tried a few of their menu items, it was no surprise why!
Blend Natural believes in keeping things basic, but still delicious. All of their cold-pressed juices and smoothies are made without any fillers or ice, which leaves the fruit and veggies to speak for themselves. We tried the Energy Boost, a juice that includes red beet, apple, carrot, ginger and lime. These flavors blend together perfectly. We also tried the Goddess Juice with kale, apple, cucumber, ginger and lime. Lauralei and Joleen pride themselves in using the freshest produce to keep everything flavorful and healthy.
Along with the juice, we tasted the Energy Balls, which include peanut butter, oats, flax seed, honey, chocolate chips and coconut. They are the ultimate snack when you want to kick-start your afternoon.
Blend Natural also whips up incredible smoothies. We tried one called The Refresher with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, spinach and coconut water. Hence the name, this drink is super refreshing and naturally sweet.
All the smoothies on the menu can be made into smoothie bowls. We sampled The Classic Bowl, which included bananas, strawberries, honey and almond milk topped with coconut shavings, bananas, blueberries and granola. Not only did it taste amazing, but it looked just as beautiful.
Whether you need an afternoon pick-me-up or a light snack, Blend Natural can do it all. Every item will leave you feeling healthier and satisfied.
Blend Natural is located on the second floor at 22 East Street, Suite 11, in Pittston. They are also conveniently connected to The Salt Barre (perfect for a post-workout snack!). Stay in the loop with Blend Natural by following their Instagram and Facebook pages.