Smoothies provide refreshing breaks from rising seasonal temperatures and the ever-increasing fear that global warming directly correlates to an impending return of boy bands. Ease tension with the sippable simplicity of today's deal: for $5, you get $10 worth of all-natural and all-delicious smoothies or spoons (a hearty smoothie layered with granola) at Xoom. Use this Groupon at your choice of Xoom's Eastside, central, or downtown location.
Xoom’s smoothies come in more than 30 flavors, herded into blended genres such as "Berry Therapy," which includes the Bodacious Blueberries smoothie (with apple juice, mangos, and blueberries). Or shop in the "Protein Power" aisle, with the Peach Titan (soy milk, peach juice, peaches, and bananas). If you want your vitamins but don't feel like using a straw, try one of Xoom's three flavors of spoons, a thicker, granola-layered acai smoothie. The Velvet Amazon serves up a power-packed mix of guava juice, double acai, bananas, mangoes, and hemp granola. Smoothie and spoon prices range from $4.25 to $5.95.
Like great jazz or chimpanzee lingerie, what makes Xoom’s smoothies great is what’s not there—specifically, all those artificial preservatives and other chemicals that are mummifying our bodies for future alien archeologists to uncover. Dissect a Xoom smoothie and you’ll find no high-fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors. Xoom’s brain-freeze delivery vehicles also lack traditional snowy fatteners like ice cream, sherbert, sorbet, or fish sticks. Xoom strips each smoothie down to its organic essence: pure fruit, 100% fruit juice (with no added sugar), soy or cow juice, and some non-fat yogurt (frozen, fresh, or of non-cattle extraction). Xoom’s smoothicians also goose their creations’ natural healthfulness with a “xoomer” nutrient boost. Like Wolverine’s X-gene, this X-factor gives you an all-natural health advantage, reinforcing your super-immune system and whatever adamantium-laced cutlery you harbor on your person.
Xoom has received lots of press, including features in the New York Times blog and Tucson Weekly. It is also an editors' pick in Tuscon on 10Best. Eight Yelpers give the Tucson location an average rating of 4.5 stars:
- I am glad to report the Max Daddy was delicious--the granola stood out, giving the drink a delightfully earthy taste, along with the requisite fruit sweetness. – Jimmy Boegle, Tucson Weekly
- Probably the healthiest among similar places in town, Xoom is locally owned and uses no sweetened juices or sorbets, or other such ingredients, in any of their 40+ smoothies. – 10Best
You don’t win accolades and awards just for having the best smoothie flavors. The ingredients matter as well. That’s why the blender-operating staff at Xoom eschew the use of high-fructose corn syrup, added sugars, and ice cream in favor of natural, organic ingredients that satiate nutrient levels as well as taste buds. The smoothie menu focuses on 100% fruit juice, blended with organic milk, nutrient boosters, and energizing shots of espresso to ready your body for a fast-paced day of activity or telling the Kool-Aid Man you’re changing the locks on his favorite wall entrance to your house.