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Smoothie King In Omaha + Giveaway

Smoothie King In Omaha + Giveaway

There are “smoothies” and then there are smoothies.

The difference?
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Ingredients.

Smoothies should have whole food, real ingredients, and no added sugar – the fruit’s enough, amiright?

Enter Smoothie King. It’s a new-to-Omaha franchise on a mission to cut the unnecessary added sugars and stick to whole food ingredients.

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I’ll admit, I’m a make-my-own kind of smoothie person. I’ve gotta be in control of the ingredients.

But Smoothie King may just persuade me to branch out.

The ingredient list is simple there. Their number smoothie, Angel Food, consists of bananas and strawberries. Done.

I joined fellow bloggers Erin at Her Heartland Soul, Erin at Home With The Boys, Lisa at The Walking Tourists, Liz at LPO Beauty and Lisa at Midwest Mammas in a taste testing recently.

 

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Hosted by Molly, who owns the franchise we visited, we learned about the company’s culture and some fun facts.

 

The taste test

 

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We tried eight flavors:

Angel Food (banana and strawberry) – Smoothie King’s No. 1 seller

Mangofest (orange, mango and pineapple)

Lemon Twist Strawberry (strawberry, lemon and papaya – made skinny)

Almond Mocha High Protein (coffee) – Think meal replacement for breakfast

Chocolate Gladiator with Peanut Butter and Banana (choose two fruits or peanut butter, and also either chocolate, strawberry or vanilla protein)

Berry Carrot Dream (carrots, orange, apple, strawberry and banana)

Pineapple Surf (pineapple, strawberry and kiwi)

The Hulk Vanilla (butter pecan ice cream and banana) – High caloric, which, of course, means it tastes divine

** Actually, ninth one was added after we tried the ones from above, but it had such a papaya flavor that I blocked it out of memory. Others really enjoyed it, but I’m a papaya-phobe.

Lemme tell ya, it's a tough job taste testing smoothies.

Lemme tell ya, it’s a tough job taste testing smoothies.

The verdict

Turns out, I’m a vanilla kind of girl so the big winner was The Hulk Vanilla.

The Hulk Vanilla was my favorite, which means I need to re-evaulate what a constitutes a fruit smoothie.

The Hulk Vanilla was my favorite, which means I need to re-evaulate what a constitutes a fruit smoothie.

Or maybe I’m just an ice cream girl.

Runner up goes to Mangofest.

For the real fruity stuff, Mangofest ranks up there as the tastiest, followed closely by Angel Food.

Angel Food is Smoothie Kings's No. 1 seller, consisting of strawberries and bananas.

Angel Food is Smoothie Kings’s No. 1 seller, consisting of strawberries and bananas.

 

What else to know

Small is not really small here! It’s 20 ounces of smoothie goodness.

The kid's portion is about the size I'd be able to drink.

The small, the cup second from the left, is pretty big by my standards.

You can order your kids a 12 oz kids cup, with kid-pleasing flavor combos like the Apple Kiwi Bunga. It can be our little secret that it has kale in it.

 

Bonus

1. Smoothie King has a drive-thru. Having slugged my fair share of baby carseats around in and out of places in Omaha, only to advance to wrangling two runners, I love a place that lets me stay in the car to get my business done.

They're all smiles at the Smoothie King (note the drive thru window behind her).

They’re all smiles at the Smoothie King (note the drive thru window behind her).

2. Smoothie King has a loyalty program that’ll get you a free smoothie and discounts year-round, and they also have an app you can download to your phone making it easy to accrue points for FREE smoothies. Check both out if you’re a smoothie addict.

 

If you go

Smoothie King

8900 W. Center Road (north east corner of the 90 and Center intersection)

 

Giveaway

 

Smoothie King giveaway

Editor’s note: This contest has ended. Congrats to Lesly!

Want to try out Smoothie King? One lucky winner is going to be randomly drawn to receive a $50 gift card to Smoothie King! All you have to do is comment. The more you comment, the more entries you get:

Entry 1: Leave a comment: Of the smoothies I mentioned above, which one would you try first?

Entry 2: Leave a comment if you follow @ohmyomaha on Twitter

Entry 3. Leave a comment if you follow @SmoothieKingOma on Twitter

 

Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 21. One winner’s name will be randomly selected via random.org on Monday morning. I will contact the winner via email, so please sure to use an email address you check regularly. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email before another name is drawn. Good luck, smoothie fans!

 

Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post, though all opinions expressed here are my own. The smoothie tasting for us five bloggers was complimentary of Smoothie King, as well. The giveaway prize is provided by Smoothie King.

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Suzanne

Sunday 21st of June 2015

I would try the Hulk Vanilla too!

Laura W.

Sunday 21st of June 2015

Angel food!!! I can't express how glad we are a good smoothie place in finally in Omaha! I have been saying this for years!!!

susan

Sunday 21st of June 2015

Angel food

Melissa

Sunday 21st of June 2015

Coming from Houston, we're glad smoothie king has made its way north. Angel Food is my fav!

nicole Ramos

Saturday 20th of June 2015

Mango fest!

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