Although it’s technically October, it doesn’t exactly feel like fall. With the temperatures rivaling those of mid-July, we can’t quite indulge in seasonal foods the way we want to. 

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a refreshing fall snack that cooled us off, but still had that autumnal taste we’re craving? Spoiler: there is. 

Read on to learn more about Nekter Juice Bar’s Pumpkin Almond Bowl, our first-ever local “Bowl of the Week.”

​The Bowl: The Pumpkin Almond Power Bowl  

​This vegan power bowl is nutty, smooth and perfectly balanced. You can expect all the flavors of fall, with all the refreshment of a smoothie bowl. Made with blended pumpkin, banana, almond butter, spices and cashew milk, the base is creamy and comforting. Nekter tops this bowl with pumpkin granola, roasted pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes and sliced, fresh strawberries to add crunch, sweetness and a little extra seasonal flavor. This bowl is only available until November 4, though -- so get it while it’s still here!

​The Bar: Nekter Juice Bar  

Nekter Juice Bar opened its South End and Cornelius locations last November, and both have had a stellar first year! 

Originating in California, its interior definitely brings those West Coast vibes. The space is detailed in wood and metal finishes with a touch of their signature turquoise color. 

Walk in the front door to immediately find cold pressed juices, snacks, and perfectly curated juice cleanses packed and ready to take home. And that’s just the grab-and-go section! At the counter, Nekter offers dozens of power bowls, smoothies and juice options to choose from, all of which can be mixed and matched for dietary preferences. And the (almost literal) cherry on top: they have a serious contender for the best vegan ice cream in the game. 

From juices to desserts, this juice bar has it all. Within the next two years, neighborhoods including Plaza Midwood should be on the lookout for new locations!

Nekter Juice Bar: A Part of the Community  

Nekter has dedicated themselves to helping the community live healthy and balanced lifestyles. That means more than juicing. The team behind Nekter Juice Bar has created a fundraising organization that will allow anyone within the community host a fundraiser at either of their locations. 20% of the profits from that day will go toward the charity of the host’s choice.

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