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Apr 17, 2008 08:22 AM

A Real Fruit Smoothie

I don't know about any other smoothie lovers out there but i'm struggling to find a REAL smoothie, ya know the kind made with real fruit, not a smoothie mix thats poured out of a carton with a ton of processed stuff in it. Just fruit, ice, and some fresh juice. I've even taken to calling some places before wasting my time going there and they mostly all use a smoothie mix. I live in Downingtown PA (chester co) and have zero luck out this way. I work in NE Philly (off the Blvd). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. In the city is fine, but out my way in the burbs would be even better. thanks!!

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  1. I hear you. I've had a lot of smoothies that were either a mix, or else a lot of fruit w/some sort of weird mix added.
    Infusion cafe in Mt. Airy has smoothies that are just fruit and juice. They're on the spendy side, though - and nowhere near downingtown. Best of luck.

    1. I had a yummy fruit smoothie from a stand in the Reading Terminal 2 years ago but unsure of the name. Soy Cafe in Northern Liberties are known for their smoothies and I think they use homemade soy milk.

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      1. re: phillyjules

        phillyjules, you just listed my two favorites!!

        carrot + banana + strawberry at the RTM stand with the wheat grass (across from the tea place)
        kickin kiwi at soy cafe - a meal in itself. oats, kiwi, soymilk, honey.

        as far as i know (and can see) both are totally natural and absolutely delicious!

      2. I have seen some of the fruit salad trucks do this. They usually add sugar and evaporated milk (which is something like 300 calories a tablespoon) but will leave them out if you request. Thank you.

        1. I had a smoothie from 30th street station two weeks ago that was horrible. They used fresh fruit but the papaya was not ripe at all, they added some soy substance to it as the liquid - so bad i couldn't drink it.

          There used to be an Amazon Cafe in 30th st station - not there now. I recall their smoothies being all natural made with frozen fruit and juices. They had add in's if you wanted.

          On final note, Station Cafe and Juice Bar in Wayne PA uses frozen fruit but have yet to try their smoothie. Well see!

          Appreciate the suggestions thus far - i hope to check out these places.

          1. There's a couple of places in Reading Terminal that do smoothies... there's the vegetarian/vegan snack place but I didn't love their's. However, the one place that only does smoothies and juices is a stand on the inner (meaning not the periphery) of the terminal and has a huge dry erase board of options and wheatgrass all over the place. Really good and all fresh fruits!

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            1. re: padovana

              I think we may be thinking about the same spot -- is it the stall with middle-eastern desserts and food? They have a smoothie menu with about 15 different flavor combinations, and the smoothies consist of juice, fruit, and ice. No weird sugary mixes. I always order #12 -- strawberry, guava, and peaches. Mmmmm....

              1. re: spyturtle008

                That's Kamal's Middle Eastern and they have great smoothies (as well as all the other goodies they have!)