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. Choose between the following locations: Fenton and Flint.
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 pineapple, orange, and nonfat yogurt imbues a Hawaiian breeze with 24 ounces of sweet and tangy flavor ($4.59), and the Stress Defender Supercharged smoothie ($4.99) fights off tension with orange, nonfat yogurt, Stress Defense supplements, and a poem about waterfalls. Smoothie chefs pack other Supercharged smoothies with healthy supplements such as soy-protein powder and antioxidant-rich green tea and satisfy health cravings with the antioxidant-rich ingredients in Super Fruit smoothies ($4.99). Patrons can also chase libations with more than 20 savory sandwiches served up in toasted wraps ($6.49), grilled flatbreads ($4.29), or bistro-style breads ($6.99).
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.