When it comes to healthy eating, we all have the best of intentions. But then deadline or soccer practice, or a school event happens and the next thing you know, you skip breakfast, lunch consists of a handful of chips, and dinner becomes takeout. Times like these call for GoBistro and Flow Juice Bar. The two recently opened spots (on Broadway and on Seventh Avenue, respectively) are ideal for both rescuing meal time and infusing your busy life with healthy eats.

“GoBistro is the convergence of convenience, healthy, and delicious,” co-owner Colleen Eager says. She and Mike Keuler (formally an Olympic ski jumper) both worked at Whole Foods so you can believe they take GoBistro’s “real food, real easy” slogan to heart.

Swing by the five-week-old storefront in the Metlo on Broadway and find two refrigerators stocked with nutrient-dense grab-and-go dishes. The breakfast burrito—Eager calls it the Fuel Cell—is jammed with scrambled eggs, chipotle-roasted sweet potato, black beans, corn and queso fresco. Warm it up, dip it in the house-made green chile, and you’re enjoying a meal packed with protein, dietary fiber, and vitamins A and C—and it’s crave-able good. Same goes for the roasted beet salad (with quinoa and citrus vinaigrette) and the steak lettuce wraps (one of the ever-changing specials). Even better, you can ask for GoBistro’s dishes to be delivered to your doorstep.

A few blocks away on Seventh Avenue between Grant and Sherman streets, sits the 10-day-old Flow Juice Bar. This is the second location for the Houston-based company and it fits right into the Colorado lifestyle. Fridges hold ready-made juices (don’t miss the Green Machine or the Easy Being Green) that contain eight to 12 servings of fruit and veggies apiece. You can also order juices and healthy food at the counter. The cranberry-chia bar and the kaleifornia salad are hits. The shop also offers one-day, three-day, and seven-day juice cleanses.

Bonus: From June 1 to June 15, Flow is raising funds for GrowHaus. Donate $1 and receive a free cranberry-chia bar, $3 and get a free salad, or $5 and sip a free juice.

GoBistro, 1111 Broadway, 720-536-5689

Flow Juice Bar, 208 E. Seventh Ave., 720-639-9690

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Amanda M. Faison
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Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.