January or no, I like my good-for-you fare to taste amazing. That's where drinks like this Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie come in. It's creamy, just sweet enough, and smattered with cakey overtones of vanilla and almond. Smattered, I tell you.
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Serious Eats: Drinks covers cocktails and spirits, beer, and wine, but that doesn't mean we focus only on the hard stuff. This year, we sought out the best milkshakes in San Francisco, the best smoothies in LA, the best local milk in New York, and subjected ourselves to a series of blind taste tests to find out whether Mexican Coke is really better. Here are our top 10 most popular posts in soda, juice, smoothies, milk, and milkshakes this year, based on unique page visitors.
Jamba Juice launched a new smoothie line this week that features vegetables. Is it a dirty veggie-disguising trick or a delicious new way to drink your salads? We grabbed two of them to find out.
Fruit smoothies, chocolate smoothies, almond-based numbers, fig milkshakes, and a twist on the traditional Vietnamese ca phe su da. These drinks are perfect for life on the go, and many can suffice as a meal—or dessert, at the very least! Today we bring you our Top 5 Sweets Drinks of 2010.
All the way in the back of Lifethyme, a health food market in the West Village, is a juice and smoothie stand. The all-fruit and vegetable juices are ordinary, but Coconut Smoothies ($7.50) stands out from the rest. These smoothies are fruit-based, your pick from fruit choices including blueberries, strawberries, and apples. Next comes the awesome part: a whole coconut blended in with the smoothie.
I've always been skeptical of Liquiteria in the East Village, seemingly favored by only the most health-obsessed individuals. But I finally stopped in the other day after years of curiosity. It was the Grasshopper in the hands of a girl, fresh out of her morning yoga session, that caught my eye—a concoction of pear, apple, and pineapple juice, fresh-squeezed in front of my eyes, with not an ounce of added sweeter. And if that alone doesn't spell health to you, they also blend in a shot of wheatgrass and fresh mint leaves.
My smoothie consumption increases manifold during the summer. I have a mental list of all my favorite spots in town for these sweet drinks-as-meals, and one of these places is Moomah Cafe in Tribeca.
At Taim, the falafels are the city's best and the fries are just as good. As for the smoothies? Among the best in the city. Fresh fruit, little sugar, with the final drink more towards icy and refreshing than creamy and filling.