Most fruit fans prefer smoothies—which turn berries and fruits into irresistibly silky beverages—over their competitor, roughies, which transform fruits into hardened criminals. Go the smooth route with today's Groupon: for $5, you get a Paradise combo meal at Tropical Smoothie Café (a $9.99 value). This Groupon is valid at the Tempe, Chandler, Goodyear, and Mesa locations. The Paradise combo meal includes the following:
- Any 24-ounce smoothie
- A choice of a toasted wrap, a bistro sandwich, or a gourmet salad
- A side of chips, fruit, or a cookie
Tropical Smoothie Café whips up freshly blended fruit smoothies and wholesome café fare. Low-fat smoothies such as the Hawaiian Breeze transport landlocked taste buds to an exotic isle surrounded with a zesty blend of pineapple, orange, and nonfat yogurt. Supplement boosts populate supercharged smoothies such as the Lean Machine, which powers bodies with a mix of strawberries, banana, and weight-management and energizer supplements, plus three drams of raw horsepower.
Reigning over a kingdom of sandwiches, the King Caesar toasted wrap puts its trust in its council of fillings, composed of chicken, parmesan, tomatoes, romaine, caesar dressing, and a white tortilla. The italian bistro sandwich gathers Mediterranean meats such as spicy ham to join cohorts of provolone, banana peppers, and pesto on toasted ciabatta. Gourmet salads cater to health-focused palates with options such as the TSC signature salad, which lays chicken, almonds, pineapple, and blueberries atop a bed of romaine lettuce and field greens blanketed in a silky sheet of TSC signature dressing.