Great Food (and Smoothies) Fast With a Tropical Twist
The first thing the people from Tropical Smoothie Café told us was that they wanted to make “better for you food with a tropical twist” and “a nod to health in every promotion.” Nice enough, unless of course, you’re a junk food lover like me.
That being said, they brought us out some small samples of a new green smoothie and an orange smoothie for us to try. Anything green or orange makes me nervous, a green or orange smoothie in particular. I’m a straight shooter, especially when it comes to food, and those smoothies were fantastic.
To me, the whole key to being vegetarian/vegan or just eating healthier is eating things that don’t taste healthy. When they told us the smoothie was made of spinach and kale, I was shocked; it didn’t taste healthy at all.
For lunch, we got to try some of their freshly made food. Normally when I go to a smoothie place, I get a smoothie and nothing else, just because the food is so horrible. Here, the food is freshly made to order. Jen had a chipotle chicken club flatbread that came with pepper jack, bacon, tomatoes, and an out-of-this world chipotle mayonnaise. Allison tried out their chicken and fish tacos that looked awesome and she said were really good.
I’m sure you’re wondering what I had. It’s called the Hummus Veggie wrap and it was created by a franchisee of the chain. It had hummus, pepper jack, southwestern rice with corn, black beans and asparagus, onions, romaine, and salsa in a toasted tortilla. The size was perfect, and I had a banana to go along with it, so it was definitely the ultimate healthy lunch.
For smoothies (huge 24 ouncers that can be added to sandwiches for $3), Jen had the Rockin’ Raspberry which was raspberries, strawberries, and banana. Allison had the Kiwi Quencher, which was made of kiwis, strawberries, and non-fat yogurt. It sure seems like they liked it since they drank them all (even though it took them a few hours because of the size).
I had the Triple Berry Oat, because a smoothie with oatmeal intrigued me. It had Strawberries, Blueberries, Cranberry, Multi-Vitamin, Ground Flax Seed, Whole Grain Oats, Whey Protein & Splenda. The oats actually gave it a nice and unobtrusive texture. Oh yeah, and they blend the whole fruits, which means the nutrients in the peels and seeds don’t get lost in the mix.
Basically, Tropical Smoothie Café is likely going to be my go-to for when I feel like eating healthy, delicious food with a smoothie for extra healthiness. Check out their website and see if there are any in your area, we highly recommend it!