We take a number of trips here at NeuFutur, and there are times where we are on the road and are not feeling snack foods. Perhaps we’ve been on the road for an hour or two and we wouldn’t quite be ready for a full meal at that point. Typically, we make a sub-par decision and eat badly. However, with the summer rapidly coming up, getting back into some semblance of shape seems like a good goal.
We happened upon a Smoothie King in Shreveport, Louisiana (during our trip to Ratchet City and thought we’d stop in for a bit of additional energy before making it down to the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets. There were a few people ahead of us, allowing us a precious few minutes to figure out precisely what we were feeling that day. Smoothie King’s menu is gargantuan in terms of the different titular drinks that they dish out, so this time was much appreciated.
We picked up a few drinks with our order, trying out the Slim-N-Trim Blueberry, which contained blueberries, blueberry juice, their lean1 and gladiator blends along with fiber and a stevia-based sweetner. At 260 calories for a 20 ounce smoothie, this was much more filling than a bag of chips, cookies, or a candy bar. With 11 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber, the drink was a much healthier alternative than anything that we could have found at a local convenience store or gas station.
We also purchased one of Smoothie King’s vegan drinks, their Mango Kale. The presence of bananas, mangoes, and almonds brought the calorie content up a bit – 330 for 20 ounces, but kept the protein high (11 grams) while packing in 6 grams of fiber. The presence of pineapple mango and apple juices into the mix made this go down extraordinarily easy, while the Sunwarrior protein (derived from plant sources) kept one full for hours, no matter the sort of activity they did.
We were a bit concerned before entering the store that our 2-year-old daughter would have trouble finding something that she would like. Smoothie King has crafted a line of drinks for the younger set, matching together taste with a nutrient-dense drink. The Strawberry Bluegurt Blitz cuts in strawberries and Oikos Greek Yogurt with blueberry juice, non-fat milk, electrolytes, vitamins and vanilla protein. 12 ounces of the SBB are 160 calories with 6 grams of protein and 29 grams of sugar.
While Smoothie King has a full list of all of the recipes they offer, plus further information about the add-ins that one can include in their smoothie, we’d heartily recommend visiting their website for a full run-down of everything the store offers. The chain is fantastic for those that like customizing their drinks, and the sheer number of combinations available to customers ensures that one will never get tired of SK’s offerings. The company’s Facebook and Twitter profiles are good for learning about new products, supplements, and limited time offers. There are enough in the way of stores that one will be able to stop by no matter where they are at in the United States.