Monday,23 Sep 2013


Justin Henderson is responsible for most of the the text on this site. Justin is an established writer, having published six novels as well as many non-fictions and travel guides. When he’s not writing, he’s usually riding waves on a surfboard or a paddleboard in Sayulita or Punta de Mita.


Along with great seafood, Mexican food, Italian food, American food, and all kinds of other food, Sayulita these days is also graced with plentiful health food outlets. Among these health food spots are a number of smoothy stands and restaurants, which we are going to occasionally feature in the blog.

For starters, here is Smoothies Mi Buen, operated by a friendly bilingual hombre named Isaac. His colorful little smoothy stand is located right next to the main bridge that crosses the river into downtown Sayulita, on Calle Pelicanos on the south bank, just to the left as you come into town.

I first came across Smoothies Mi Buen online, in truth. Isaac is constantly posting stuff on our local Facebook page, Sayulita People, and much of what he posts is useful information about smoothies, including recipes and the healthy benefits of various ingredients he uses in his smoothies. This is good business, self-promotion and helpful advice in the same package.

We talked with Isaac and photographed Smoothies Mi Buen on a quiet weekday morning, but as you can see, even in these quiet days of low season September, Isaac keeps busy. This is not surprising: his juices and smoothies taste great and can work wonders on your body.

Drop in, tell him what you want, and Isaac will blend it up for you. Juices start at 20 pesos, smoothies around 40 pesos, the most elaborate ones up to 60 pesos. The servings are generous and the ingredients are fresh. A healthy smoothy is a great way to start the day, rehydrate, or fill yourself up with calories of the useful kind. Go have a drink of the healthful kind.