The Paw Print
Students who have yet to sip the delicious fruit and vegetable smoothies at Smoothy’s Juice Bar are missing out. Located on the corner of Highway 285 and 160, this family owned juice bar is a nutritious treasure to Alamosa. The menu spans from green smoothies filled with spinach, cucumber, kale, apple and ginger to fruity smoothies featuring pineapple, mango, orange, banana, and coconut. Smoothy’s is a great location for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with homemade sandwiches, wraps, salad, and delicious crepes.
Smoothy’s is open weekdays from seven to six at night and Sundays from eleven to five and is located close to campus; if students are in a hurry trying to get to class, they can call ahead or use the drive through to get a smoothie on the go. The laid back friendly atmosphere creates the perfect place to hang out with friends or study with the free wifi available. Students will enjoy the fact that you get your money’s worth for healthy options. A punch card is offered at the register; for every ten smoothies purchased you get one any size of your choice for free. Smoothy’s is a good choice for your wallet as well as your body.
Adams State Senior and Employee of Smoothy’s Tayler Warren explain why the juice bar is the perfect place for students, “It is healthy and students can get gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian options.” With more studies showing the negative side to gluten, many students are trying to eat gluten free. Smoothy’s is a great location to find gluten free snacks including crepes. Everything on the menu is customizable; if customers want a sweeter smoothie, honey or a banana can be added to the smoothie to satisfy a craving. Maura Obrien, a junior at Adams State, says her usual is a Strawberry Banana smoothie with protein added. Warren also encourages customers to try the Southwest Chicken Wrap for lunch, a delicious mixture of corn, chicken, avocado, tomato, cheese, and Chipotle Ranch. “Fast food doesn’t have to be unhealthy,” says Warren.
Smoothy’s specializes in quality, providing their customers with fresh food often from local famers and Valley Meat. Local, Donna Chappell owns the juice bar; her and her family work there as well as a few ASU students, including Warren and Josie Popelka. The Juice Bar was opened about a year and a half ago. It is quickly becoming a popular location for locals and students.
By paezr on September 25, 2014
Posted in Features