Smoothie King's staff inundates cups with more than 90 different flavors of made-to-order smoothies, served alongside a menu of healthy and nutritious treats. Buzzing blenders liquefy fruits and optional enhancers, increasing the swimmability of the seven categories of smoothies, including the Trim Down's low-fat Angel Food concoction ($4.69–$7.99) and the Snack Right's Caribbean Way with papaya, bananas, strawberries, turbinado, and honey ($4.69–$7.99). Palates can funnel all-natural chocolate through straws submerged beneath the sweet surface of the Peanut Power Plus Chocolate ($4.99–$8.99). With the oft-dry palate properly watered, mouths can then chomp down on solid snacks, such as natural chips ($1.09–$1.79), jerky sticks ($2.09), and Cliff Bars ($1.39).
Outside of swimming laps in chocolate syrup, smoothies at Smoothie King are the tastiest way to improve your health. Smoothie King smoothies combine fresh fruit, natural juices, and special nutritional enhancers into more than 90 flavors (you can customize, add, and subtract the extras), all of which focus on achieving one of seven nutritional goals. Try an antioxidant-rich Pomegranate Punch with pomegranate, bananas, blueberries, apple juice, soy protein, and Turbinado sweetener to stay healthy. Weight-conscious en-smuthiasts can trim down and float away with the Celestial Cherry High, packed with bananas, black cherry, papaya, Turbinado, and honey, and unpacked with fat. You can also customize any smoothie by adding enhancers or “make it skinny” by cutting out the honey and Turbinado.
At YogurLicious, patrons mix up custom frozen-yogurt creations by walls painted minty green or white. A battalion of self-serve yogurt machines lines up along one wall, dispensing healthy flavors that include taro, cheesecake, green tea, and cappuccino. Some flavors— such as pumpkin or strawberry—are fat-free, and fruity sorbets avoid dairy altogether. Once they've assembled a custom cup, patrons can visit the toppings bar to splash it with caramel or decorate the creamy spires with Fruity Pebbles, peanut-butter cups, almonds, or tiny chunks of masonry.
At Orange Leaf, patrons create their own frozen treats at self-serve frozen-yogurt dispensers. A rotating selection of flavors—including green apple, snickerdoodle, peppermint, and peanut butter—pair with dozens of candy, cereal, and fruit toppings.
Robins Nest Bakery merges frosting and cake combinations into tempting, tiny, innovative packages. Although the six to eight daily cupcake flavors vary, options can include classic carrot and red velvet, alongside more creative concoctions such as nutter butter, a chocolate-cake base with peanut-butter buttercream frosting and peanut-butter embellishments. Lady Godiva cupcakes gallop through the long display case atop a chocolate-cupcake steed, sheathed in chocolate-raspberry buttercream frosting. Orange-mimosa cupcakes topped with whipped champagne frosting and bananas-foster rum cupcakes crowned with banana-rum buttercream, banana pieces, and cinnamon sprout from fruit trees raised by a liquor cabinet.