real fruit smoothies in Ann Arbor/SE Michigan?
Lately smoothies have gotten negative publicity--marketed as healthy, they're usually high-calorie drinks with a little processed fruit pulp and a lot of sugar. That certainly seems to be the deal in Ann Arbor--the only two places I can think of where someone actually took pieces of fruit and put them in the blender were the old Whole Foods and JoJo's on Fourth Avenue. Both are gone. Am I missing one? Is there a place in AA or anywhere else in SE Michigan (preferably Detroit, western Wayne, or western Oakland) that doesn't rely on processed fruit ingredients?
How about Rendez-vous cafe on South U? I know they do fresh juices with a juicer so it seems like their smoothies would incorporate them too. Or any of the other middle eastern places for that matter would be worth a look.
I just looked it up and they do indeed. Check out their menu at www.2goclub.com and you'll see the raw juices and smoothies made with them. I bet they'd be able to customize blends from any of their choices like La Shish does.