Skip Into Spring With
By The Foodies / email@example.com
Though the temperatures are still relatively low, spring is
just around the corner, and us Foodies had a hankering for
something summery. We decided to head to Tropical Smoothie
Café in Huntington Station to sip their sweet smoothies
in anticipation of warmer days to come.
Tropical Smoothie Café greeted us with a funky, warm,
colorful décor that promised us exactly what we expected
a tropical-themed eatery. Brightly colored sofa chairs,
plentiful plants and bamboo-lined walls spruced up the café,
located at 326 Walt Whitman Rd., just south of the Walt Whitman
Selecting a smoothie was our first dilemma. Tropical Smoothie
Café features a plethora of fruit and yogurt smoothies
to choose from, and each sounded more delicious than the next.
Options include Low-Fat Smoothies, Splendid Smoothies
all under 200 calories and Power Smoothies. On the
Power Smoothies menu one can choose a Health Nut blueberries,
mangos, banana, almonds and soy or whey protein, a Peanut
Paradise peanut butter, banana, notfat yogurt and whey
or soy protein, or a Fat Buster strawberries, oranges,
banana and fat metabolizer among others. On the Splendid
Smoothies menu, you can order tasty drinks such as a Citrus
Split orange and banana or a Cranberry Crush
cranberry, strawberries and banana.
We couldnt resist the Low-Fat Smoothie selections, however,
and ordered a Mango Magic mangos, pineapples and non-fat
yogurt and a Sunrise Sunset strawberries, pineapples,
mango and oranges. The Mango Magic is fruity and thick and
one can instantly taste the creamy yogurt mixed in. The Sunrise
Sunset is refreshing, stimulating and bursting with fruity
Tropical Smoothie Café also offers a wide variety of
wraps, bistro sandwiches and salads, and a soup of the day.
As part of the Paradise Combo, you can order a smoothie with
either a toasted wrap, bistro sandwich or gourmet salad for
$9.99. For our lunch, we chose the Jamaican Jerk Chicken toasted
wrap and the Wasabi Roast Beef bistro sandwich.
The Jamaican Jerk Chicken wrap comes with chicken breast strips,
Southwestern rice, corn, black beans, asparagus, onions, low-fat
mozzarella cheese and Jamaican jerk sauce, all packaged neatly
in a white tortilla. The delightfully juicy chunks of chicken
drip with flavor, and the wrap definitely has a kick to it
as the dressing is deliciously spicy.
Each wrap and sandwich comes with fresh fruit or chips. We
ordered the fruit, and had the choice of an orange or banana.
We went with the orange, and the bright, juicy slices were
an excellent companion to the spicy wrap.
Filled to the brim with lean roast beef, the Wasabi Roast
Beef sandwich is topped with pepper jack cheese and fresh
romaine lettuce leaves and dressed in a wasabi Caesar dressing.
The bistro sandwich comes on a toasted ciabatta roll and also
has a bit of a kick to it. Though not quite as spicy as the
Jamaican Jerk Chicken wrap, the Wasabi Roast Beef is bursting
in flavor and sprinkled our taste buds with an invigorating
As the weather continues to warm or hopefully does
so we will definitely be back to Tropical Smoothie
Café to sample their other fare and their extensive
smoothie menu. We might even stop by in the morning on our
way to the office one day Tropical Smoothie Café
serves breakfast wraps that sound enticing, including the
Western Wrap eggs, ham, red and green bell peppers,
diced tomatoes and pepper jack cheese in a warm tortilla
and the Early Bird chicken breast strips, eggs, pepper
jack cheese, diced tomatoes and Texas petal sauce wrapped
in a white tortilla.
Tropical Smoothie Café
326 Walt Whitman Rd.
Cuisine: Smoothies, wraps and salads
Tropical and casual
Price Range: Inexpensive
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 8 a.m. 10 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. 5 p.m.