Let’s just get this part out of the way. I’m not really a fan of bananas. The only time I will eat them is if they are blended in a smoothie. However, I decided to try something new at Nekter Juice Bar last week. Please don’t sleep on this place. If you have been sleeping on it by chance, then it’s time to wake up! Nonetheless, I wanted to taste their Tropical Cooler smoothie drink. The ingredients are bananas (yuck), kale, pineapples, spinach, coconut butter and coconut water.
I do like kale, but it can definitely have a bitter taste. The contents of this smoothie still made me uncertain. I decided to try it anyway though. I was definitely glad I did. The kale cuts most of the banana taste, but the pineapples cut the bitterness of the kale. Surprisingly, none of the flavors in this smoothie are over powering. Everything coexists together nicely here. Plus, you can’t deny the great health benefits of all of these ingredients. I was actually feeling a little under the weather the day I tried the smoothie. I felt better quickly after drinking it.
The 16 oz smoothie has only 210 calories, while the 24 oz has 315 calories. I used the smoothie as a meal replacement, but it’s great in between meals as well. For those protein loaders, you can even chose from their selection of several different kinds to include in the drink. This is not their sweetest drink on the menu. However, if you are looking for something that is packed full of nutrients with good taste, this is it! Make sure you go try out Nekter Juice Bar, even if you don’t get this particular drink. Their ingredients are consistently fresh and always give you an extra boost of energy.