Guide to Greenwich: Smoothies

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Our chilled smoothie from Juice Press would be a satisfying drink during a warm spring day. Morgan Johnson '17

Méli-Mélo

Jade Cohen '17
Jade Cohen ’17

We started our smoothie extravaganza at Méli-Mélo, a small, yet lively French crêperie nestled on the corner of Grigg Street and Greenwich Avenue. Méli-Mélo’s menu offers light fare including smoothies, salads, sandwiches, and crêpes. 
We ordered the Brains and Beauty smoothie
The Brains and Beauty smoothie at Méli-Mélo is a great quick snack for a busy student. Morgan Johnson '17
The Brains and Beauty smoothie at Méli-Mélo is a great quick snack for a busy student.
Morgan Johnson ’17

consisting of coconut water, blueberry, raspberries, and bananas. Not only was the smoothie refreshing and light, but its ingredients support memory and brain function, according to melimelogreenwich.com. The smoothie costs $7.50.
Our smoothie was a bright purple color which truly showed its inclusion of fresh ingredients. The variety of fruits blended well together to create a balanced drink. The banana was the strongest of the flavors, but each ingredient was distinguishable and would satisfy any fruit lover.
Our waiter was engaging and cheerful, rounding out an overall pleasant experience at the restaurant.
Juice Press
Our chilled smoothie from Juice Press would be a satisfying drink during a warm spring day. Morgan Johnson '17
Our chilled smoothie from Juice Press would be a satisfying drink during a warm spring day.
Morgan Johnson ’17

Located directly next to Méli-Mélo, Juice Press is a casual juice bar, with two steel counters and several refrigerators against the wall filled with fresh pressed juices and healthy food options. According to
Nadia Zuaiter '17
Nadia Zuaiter ’17

greenwichtime.com, the Juice Press opened on Greenwich Avenue in November 2014 to provide juice cleanses, smoothies, and a variety of organic, kosher, and vegan products. There were no tables or chairs inside, so we took our smoothie to go. 
At the Juice Press, we created our own smoothie, which included blueberries, raspberries, bananas, and coconut water. It cost $10.50.
We found this smoothie to be more thoroughly blended and thicker than the one from Méli-Mélo. Our smoothie was also colder and partially frozen. The raspberry was the most potent flavor, but the overall taste was relatively bland. 
Although we received assistance quickly upon arrival, the employee who took our order was sharp and not as friendly and enthusiastic as our server at Méli-Mélo.
Green and Tonic
Ocean Potion smoothie from Green and Tonic Jade Cohen '17
The Ocean Potion smoothie from Green and Tonic is a helpful energy boost after a long day at school.
Jade Cohen ’17

At the bottom of Greenwich Avenue is another haven for healthy consumers, Green and Tonic, which attracts customers with its vibrant interior and healthy food options.
Jade Cohen '17
Jade Cohen ’17

We ordered the Ocean Potion smoothie, which is comprised of blueberries, spirulina, ionic elements, almond “mylk,” and bananas. In addition to featuring a tasty blend of fruit, the smoothie boasted vitamins and ocean trace minerals. We purchased the 16 ounce smoothie for $6.95.
The employee who took our order was attentive and the smoothie was ready very quickly.
Winner
After sipping three tasty smoothies, we bestowed the winning prize upon the smoothie from Méli-Mélo. With its ideal consistency, balanced flavors, vibrant color, and health boosters, this smoothie is the perfect refreshing drink for the Convent of the Sacred Heart community to enjoy this spring.
– Jade Cohen, Opinions Editor, Nadia Zuaiter, Staff Writer, Morgan Johnson, Co-News Editor