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 $8, you get $16 worth of smoothies and café fare at Tropical Smoothie Café’s two locations on North Magnolia and on McClay Boulevard.
Staff members at Tropical Smoothie Café whirl blenderfuls of healthy fruit into eclectic smoothies and transform fresh veggies into a full menu of salads and wraps. A mix of cranberries, strawberries, and bananas imbues a cranberry craze smoothie ($4.49) with sweet but tangy flavor and a mysterious desire to be paired with leftover turkey. Smoothie chefs pack Supercharged smoothies ($4.89) with healthy supplements such as soy-protein powder and antioxidant-rich green tea, and Simply Indulgent smoothies ($4.89) satisfy candy cravings with dessert-friendly ingredients including white or dark chocolate, coconut, and peanut butter. Patrons can also chase libations with lunch options such as the sesame-seed-sprinkled thai chicken salad ($6.99), whose romaine lettuce chefs adorn with wontons, thai peanut dressing, and heartfelt compliments about the crispness of its leaves.
Tropical Smoothie Café
At each Tropical Smoothie Café location, healthy choices abound with drinks consisting of fresh fruit and snacks loaded with veggies and premium meats and cheeses. The café’s colorful repertoire of smoothies runs the gamut from creamy, dessert-based indulgent creations to light and refreshing low-fat fruit options or frosty drinks boosted with supplements. Strawberries, bananas, and peaches mingle with exotic açaí and goji berries to form mouthwatering concoctions designed to deliver health-boosting antioxidants, essential nutrients and laser-vision-inducing vitamins. Drinks pair with ciabatta and griddled flatbread during breakfast and lunch, as well as with made-to-order salads and a host of wraps and sandwiches.