Until public-transit officials make our dream of commuting to work by rollycoaster a reality, we'll have to settle for the adrenaline rush of traditional pick-me-ups. Percolate perkiness with today's Groupon: for $2, you get $5 worth of natural juice, smoothies, coffee drinks, and more at Locolicious, located inside Studio Zumba in Vandalia. Locolicious is open to the public, so you don’t need to be a gym member or undergo its initiation paddlings to enjoy a fresh smoothie.
Concentrating on not-from-concentrate fresh juices, smoothies blended to order, protein shakes, and locally roasted Boston Stoker coffee, Locolicious blends crazy delicious drinks from a full-service thirst-quenching establishment. A liquid mouth-injection of 100% juice ($4) helps cut down on colds, strengthen bones, and improve one’s understanding of Inception, using the pure nectar of carrots, green apples, or fresh oranges. Locolicious can also combine juices into healthy medleys, forming nutritious harmonies such as Viva La Veggie’s ($4.50) mélange of celery, carrots, beets, parsley, and the opening chord from most ’80s training montages.
Locolicious serves beverages from both ends of the thermometer as well. The Banana Berry Bliss smoothie ($4.50) gets its joy from honey and vanilla yogurt, while the Pineapple Express ($4.50) sends you on a natural tropical high with piña colada juice and pineapple sherbet. All coffees, meanwhile, are roasted fresh for flavor and come in classic black (8 oz. for $1.55) or shaken, stirred, and blended with caramel or mocha ($3.75). Vegan, low-fat, high-protein, and soy-free options can also be found throughout Locolicious’s menu.