Lifehouse Tonics and Elixirs - Hollywood
On Sunset Blvd in the heart of Hollywood, you’ll find a soothing, peaceful escape in Lifehouse Tonics + Elixers. With a wide menu of smoothies, juices, and tonics, these drinks offer more than a typical LA juice bar. They are plant based, raw, and full of adaptogens. Packed with probiotics that help balance your gut, Lifehouse drinks are a great way to show self love.
I love the Pineapple Ginger Tonic. It is made with coconut water kefir, pineapple, ginger, coconut meat, coconut water, poria, tremella, chaga, cordyceps, lion’s mane, maitake, coriolus, reishi, shiitake, phellinus, and lakanto. To be totally honest, I didn’t know what half those things were. But upon looking them up, I learned they are almost all fungi with medicinal properties.
One of the most popular drinks at Lifehouse is the Love Shack. This tonic is made with coconut water, coconut meat, strawberries, goji berries, bulgarian rose water, pearl, passion flower, brahmi, ashwagandha, and mucuna. Again, wasn’t sure what those last three were. But quickly learned they are healing herbs used around the globe. Moral of the story, don't be scared to try food you just haven't heard of. It could be super good for you and taste delicious.
For most drinks, you order at the counter and they are made fresh, but there is also a glass case filled with ready to go pressed juices, yogurts, and puddings. I personally love the Banana Cream Dream pudding. It is made with banana, dates, cashews, and walnuts among other ingredients with added health benefits. It is creamy and makes you feel like you’re eating a decadent dessert—but one that is good for you.
The shop itself is so serene. With exposed brick (my favorite!) and soft colors, you’ll find yourself feeling at ease immediately. Lifehouse also has an abundance of cute signage, and they have some small health items for sale. There is a seating area –a bench— if you want to dine in. But I think most people seem to be taking their drinks for the road.
Stop by after a workout or a long day, and you will find yourself feeling so rejuvenated. Also be sure to check out their Century City location--it is smaller, but it still has an abundance of great juice. Thank you Lifehouse for creating good vibes only.