Smoothie rivers have long flowed through deep underground caverns, keeping moles' metabolisms boosted and earthworms' energies up. Today's Groupon taps into natural smoothie lodes for fruity fuel. For $5, you get $12 worth of smoothies, salads, wraps, and more at Tasi Juice Bar, located in Mount Pleasant.
Tasi sails on seas of blended fruit with its selection of smoothies ($4.15–$4.75). Lou Ferrigno impersonators can opt for the Hulk, a fabric-ripping monster of soymilk, peanut butter, banana, and honey, while Californian coconut collectors can jumpstart their mornings with the peach-mango-strawberry kick of the Triple C. Those preferring more punch in their pureed potion can get a power smoothie ($4.55–$5.35) with a shot of whey protein or espresso, while mountain-lion tamers and hangover havers can juice up the bio-batteries with an energy smoothie ($5.89–$6.60). Tasi also offers customizable raw juices ($4.25–$5.19), coffee ($1.50, $1 if you bring your own cup), and wheatgrass shots ($2) for those looking to imbibe liquefied energy in an unsmoothed way.
For diners in search of a masticating-muscle workout, Tasi's menu surpasses simple smoothiedom. A full lunch menu is offered, with soups ($3.95 for a bowl) and salads ($5.95 each) as well as wraps ($4.95 each) that run the gourmet gamut from the Mediterranean chicken with hummus and feta to the Cali wrap with cream cheese, avocado, green pepper, cucumber, and sprouts on sundried tomato. Tasi also crafts breakfast sandwiches on English muffins ($1.50–$2.25), with available inner-fillings such as peanut butter and banana, triple cheese with egg, and strawberries and cream cheese. Combinations are available, including a wrap, soup, and 16-oz smoothie combo ($8.95), to cover the recommended daily intake of solid, liquid, and pulverized.