Best of the Bay 2013: BEST ALL-NATURAL SWEETIE

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Juice may be the perky cheerleader in a made-for-tweens drama, but smoothies are the quiet girl that the plot eventually turns on — you know, the one with deeper substance, a touch of shy sweetness, perhaps a few creamy curves. Maybe smoothies aren't hip to the cleansing trend, and maybe they don't come packaged in a collectible glass bottle, but nobody puts them in the corner. The ingredient list for Morning Brew Cafe's Happiness smoothie is deliciously minimal — avocado and whole milk — but your satisfaction will reach maximal heights. The silky combination of rich, ripe avo and thick dairy makes for a delicious sip and a full belly of healthy fat and vitamins. It's a real meal, great as breakfast or post-workout replenishment. If you're not a fan of the animal products, request almond milk and reap the additional protein benefits.

401 Sansome, SF. (415) 986-4206, www.morningbrew.com