Just a week ago, I ordered my standard Green Lemonade juice from Whole Foods (one of the few options we have in Atlanta for truly all-natural, raw juice) and said, “I love this, but I wish it was colder. They should do smoothies.”
Okay. I’m either a psychic or a blind idiot, but I had never seen signage for Whole Foods smoothies until last night. And I beelined over there like Lindsay Lohan to an open bar with complimentary facial filler. I checked out the menu and (probably too eagerly) ordered a Minty Green.
They use all fresh ingredients like the juices and add ice for chill and smoothie consistency. (As we all know, many seemingly “healthy” smoothie places use syrups *gag* and frozen fruit). You can add wheatgrass and other shots and boosts in there, too. Hello, hangover helper! And I’m going to need more info on the “Internal Flame” shot. I’ve always just used that term to describe my feelings for Channing Tatum.
If you want to cut sugar, stay away from the smoothies with the dates or say you don’t want ’em. Pineapple and banana are higher in sugar, too (but still good for you!); apples and berries are lowest.
*Through May 20, you’ll get $1 off your smoothie at Whole Foods in the Southeast.