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Healthy Summer Dining at Tropical Smoothie Cafe

We dined as a guest of the venue

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Summertime makes us want to play outside and spend less time in the kitchen, which leads us to look for healthier choices when eating out. On a recent evening, we were a guest at Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s new location in Mission Viejo to try a few items from their menu of wraps, bowls and flatbreads. We loved their slogan of “Eat Better, Feel Better” when we arrived.

Caribbean Jerk Chicken Bowl at Tropical Smoothie

We were in the mood to share a couple of things. The Caribbean Jerk Chicken Bowl grabbed our attention right away; with seasoned black beans, pineapple salsa, romaine, cheddar, jerk sauce and cilantro lime rice. Mmmm, a palette pleasing bowl of flavors; sweet, spicy, tangy and savory all at the same time and the jerk sauce is definitely a favorite of ours! This could be a regular summer staple and we see why it’s one of the top items at Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

El Verde Toasted Chicken Wrap at Tropical Smoothie

Since you can mix and match the different fillings in either a wrap or bowl; we decided on an El Verde Chicken Wrap to compare the two. The wrap was generously filled with chicken, savory black beans, romaine, roasted plantains, pico de gallo, queso fresco, cilantro lime rice and dressed with a salsa verde. Yum!! Both entree’s were so different in flavor and each delicious in their own way!

You’re sure to find something everyone likes with choices in either a bowl or toasted wrap from; Island Buffalo Blue featuring that all time favorite of Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce or a Hummus Veggie, with hummus, tabbouleh and a jalapeno mint sauce. Perhaps you’re in the mood for a Toasted Flatbread with a Chipotle Club, Cali Club or Hawaiian Swiss Melt just to name a few.

Tropical Smoothies

Tropical Smoothie is certainly known for their smoothie’s. We enjoyed the refreshing Sunrise Sunset Smoothie of sweet strawberries, pineapple, mango and orange juice. If you’re looking for the healthy version, the Island Green with spinach, kale, mango, pineapple and banana is sure to quench your appetite and thirst. All time favorite, Chia Banana Boost with Peanut Butter, tasted like dessert and oh, so good!! Chia Banana Boost is full of roasted banana, coconut, almonds, dates, cinnamon, whole grain oats, chia seeds and your choice of peanut butter or strawberries. All the things we find quite delicious and yes, we’ve been back for another since our visit.

You’ll find a special kids menu with a Lil Rio Bowl or Wrap and a Cheese Quesadilla, keeping things simple or spicy depending on your children’s tastes.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe will give you healthy choices for the whole family, we hope you find your favorite smoothies and wraps as well! Find your closest location online at

Darice is a very active mother of a gorgeous daughter. Darice, enjoys a career in sales, surrounded by many friends and family; always taking on another opportunity for growing and networking. A people person who embraces trying new things, helping others, a social butterfly and enjoys cheering on her niece and nephew at soccer and/or volleyball games.

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