Smoothie King—Guilt-Free Goodness (With Chocolate!)

I’ve had occasion to visit Smoothie King several times recently. Their smoothies are (mostly) delicious, quite filling and healthy. There’s no guilt involved when you enjoy a Smoothie King smoothie. (Compared to that suffered after a Frappucino or other such indulgence.)

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Deciding what to order can be a challenge, especially for first-time visitors. Their menu choices are extensive. But the smoothie-istas (folks behind the counter who blend the smoothies) are familiar with what they have to offer and can provide guidance if you tell them your desires.

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You can order based on flavor preferences or based on ingredients, such as protein. Or, with the Veggie and Vegan smoothies, items like kale or carrot. You can order your smoothie for a sweet treat, a thirst quencher or, especially with the Gladiator (which has 45 grams of protein), for meal replacement. Calorie content is clearly posted for all smoothies in all sizes.

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Starting Monday, November 17, Smoothie King introduces Dark Chocolate Smoothies made with Ghiradelli cocoa. All three flavors—Dark Chocolate Strawberry, Dark Chocolate Orange and Dark Chocolate Mint—contain less than 300 calories in the 20 ounce size.

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I’ve sampled the Strawberry and Orange versions and they are delicious! Try them!

My best advice regarding a visit to Smoothie King is to go for the 20-ounce size. (They also have 32-ounce and 40-ounce.) The 20-ouncers have been just the right size for me. I had a 32-ounce Gladiator and it was almost too much.

Also, take a moment to check out the large number of smoothie choices. The full menu at Smoothie King can be overwhelming. Realize that some flavors may not be as tasty as others—the folks behind the counter can help you here. In some cases, you may be willing to give up certain flavor ingredients to get other benefits.

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Smoothie King also has Wheat Grass Juice which they sell in a one-ounce shot size. And, yes, they grow their own (wheat grass).

Smoothie King has multiple St. Louis area locations. Click HERE to find a Smoothie King location near you.


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