Mariano’s Fruit & Veggie Smoothies A+ Rating


Drinking my vegetables has never really been my style, but these smoothies looked so creamy and delicious I had to try them. I’m so glad that I did. 

Mariano’s has found a way to mask the bland veggie taste with sweet fruits creating smoothies that have double the benefits. Less thick than most others, these double threat fruit and veggie smoothies are perfectly refreshing yet creamy. They may look intimidating (most are varying shades of green), but they taste amazing. My favorites are the Green Mango and Tropical Green Detox.

The Green Mango is the sweeter of the two with flavors like pineapple, mango and banana taking over your pallet. Not only is it full of flavor but also it is full of antioxidants, fiber, and Vitamins A, C, B2, B6 and K. There is also a dash of cayenne pepper in most of these smoothies, which is thought to boost your metabolism along with adding a little kick of flavor.

Kale is the shinning star in the Tropical Green Detox smoothie. Kale’s recent fame comes from its plethora of Vitamins and detoxifying abilities. Again this smoothie is full of antioxidants along with Calcium, Magnesium, Omega-3, and Vitamins A, C, E and K. Now don’t go into this one expecting sweetness; it definitely has a more leafy greens taste. But, a subtle hint of apple, pineapple and ginger make it all worthwhile. It also has that dash of cayenne pepper that will grow on you minute by minute. I’ve even started sprinkling it over my salads for a little metabolism boost (couldn’t hurt right?).

Overall Mariano’s smoothies get the stamp of approval from me. So treat yourself after that tiring trip around the store’s incredibly tasty selection. You have to love a sweet treat that leaves your body just as happy as your taste buds.

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