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May 1, 2007 08:36 PM

Best smoothie place?

Is anyone bored of jamba juice?

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  1. I'm bored with smoothies in general, but I liked a green tea one I had at Smoothie King. Trying to remember what fruit I had in it, but can't.

    1. I had a great unexpected taste treat today that might qualify. I ordered a "honeydew melon juice" at the Indonesian cafe / grocery at the corner of National / Motor (where National curves) and it turned out to be a smooth frozen slushy glass of pure honeydew. Yum!

        1. Does it technically have to be healthy...with fruits? Can be it of shake or malt-like quality? :) If so, I'd consider trying MILK on Beverly, which has wonderful desserts including ice cream shakes and malts.

          Some healthy jamba juice like chains are juice it up and Robeks juice.

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          1. re: chica

            Actually, smoothies aren't really all that healthy. Lotsa calories and sugar...sometimes fat.

            1. re: Diana

              OMG. You are absolutely right! Smoothies are horrible for you. Unless it's made with unpasturized juice.

              The BEST smoothie you can get, aside from making it at home, is at The Beverly Hills Juice Club. It's like $7 a smoothie, though. There is a huge assortment of unpasturized juice and wheat grass and blue algae you can add to your smoothie. None of that processed chemical stuff here. I go almost every day. There's always a line. Try the vegetable stuff also.

              Beverly Hills Juice Club is located on Beverly Blvd. and Orlando.

              1. re: Frank_Santa_Monica

                I agree Frank... not too many places around that make innovative fruit smoothies and/or drinks - au natural!

              2. re: Diana

                And yes, there are healthy ones, as the posters here mention. It entirely depends on where you go, and what you order where you go.

            2. I sort of like the avocado smoothie at Mr. Baguette.

              Oh, how I yearn for the days of Orange Julius .... :-)

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              1. re: ipsedixit

                I thought Orange Julius was still around. The Northridge Mall still has one. :)

                1. re: katkoupai

                  Theres a DQ in Palm Desert that incorporates Orange Julius.

                  1. re: katkoupai

                    So does the Brea Mall... but the best smoothies might be from Brianna's in Anaheim, on the corner of Ball Road and State College Blvd.

                    1. re: Das Ubergeek

                      Right, mlgb and Das. :) Orange Julius is now a fusion with some other place that serves hot dogs, ice cream, cheap nachos (with the fake cheese), and the like. I think it is Dairy Queen, as mlgb suggests above. I still get an orange julius about once a year. Good stuff.

                        1. re: dkrocks

                          They use fresh fruit, not frozen, and yogurt, not smoothie base. And you get a cherry and a little umbrella with it.