Most people prefer the smoothie—which turns fruits into irresistibly silky beverages—over its competitor, the roughie, which transforms fruits into hardened criminals. Go the smooth route with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a punch card valid for five large smoothies at City Blends Smoothie Cafe (a $25 value).
Whirs from an industrial blender permeate City Blends Smoothie Cafe as staffers mix up healthful brews from fresh fruits, nutritional add-ins, and a sprinkle of Splenda. Designed by a team of fitness and nutritional experts, luscious flavors such as chocolate peanut butter, pineapple strawberry, and orange cream divide into four nutritional categories designed to be consumed before a workout, after a workout, or while painting a portrait of yourself working out. Juicy berries combine forces with protein powder to form a trio of low-sugar smoothies, each at around 200 calories per 24-ounce serving. Most smoothies contain 23 grams of protein or more, aiding in stamina and muscle recovery, and a selection of add-ins boosts energy, fat loss, or the ability to spot the stratagem in a magic trick.
City Blends Smoothie Cafe
City Blends’ baristas create 1 of 25 smoothies on the spot for each client, filling blenders with ingredients ranging from blueberries to oreos. Many drinks are designed to help slim bodies from the inside out, and help sippers reach their goals of burning extra calories, building muscle mass, or sweating pure apple juice. A selection of additives includes infusions of creatine, vitamins, or wellness boosters.