Thinking about bright blue beverages mostly conjures images of Icees and Kool-Aid Jammers, but Urban Beets Cafe – Wauwatosa offers a "superfood tonic" called the Blue Unicorn that proves sapphire refreshments and tooth-rot are not synonymous.
The Blue Unicorn is made with fresh ginger, lemon juice, agave and blue green algae, one of nature's most nutrient-rich foods. The contrast of flavors should clash, and yet, they don't. The agave calms the zing of the ginger and the zesty lemon juice. It even has a touch of sweetness – a taste that might be enhanced by the vision of the brilliant blue hue.
The drink is made with the customer's choice of almond, oat or coconut milk and costs just over $5.
Urban Beets has a variety of juices, smoothies and superfood tonics at two locations: 1401 N. Martin Luther King Dr. and 3077 N. Mayfair Rd. in Wauwatosa. The only mistake one could possibly make with a Blue Unicorn would be to look it up in the Urban Dictionary. That just doesn't sound mythically potable in the least.
Urban Beets' drink menus change. Please inquire that the drink is available prior to a visit.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.