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Day 12 – Tokyo Smoothie Adventure

August 12, 2009

Coming from Australia I was used to juice bars and smoothie cafes on every block. Sadly that is not the case in Tokyo. This fact lead to a lot of home made smoothies and I guess in a positive light less waste, less money spent at juice places and more creative adventures in my own kitchen. But when I found out, not too long ago, there was a smoothie cafe called Smooch not far from the fitness center that I teach at I was so excited. I popped in by myself for the first time and have been inviting people ever since. (I was there today actually with a bunch of friends.)

smooch smoothies ebisu tokyo

Concerned that maybe I was just too overexcited by the bright interior and the hula hoop like logo I decided to invite some of the Hoop Lovers along to sample some of the sweet combos on offer.

hooplovers at smooch

We each chose a smoothie from the extensive and interesting menu, there were seasonal specials, regular smoothies and also boosters to add. After grabbing our icy cold and colorful smoothies we crammed into the hot pink booth and did some serious taste testing. Here are the results…

cactus and red currant

Mihoe and her Cactus & Red Currant Smooch
Rating: 7/10
Comments: Good texture, crunchy with an interesting flavor.

passionfruit

Kana with her Passion Fruit Smooch
Rating: 6/10
Comments: Not what I expected. Not too sweet but it tastes fresh. Has a little banana, but not too strong. I wanted something sweeter.

caroline

Caroline with her Strawberry Apricot Smooch

Rating: 6.5/10
Comments: A little bland with bits of dried apricot to add sweetness.

pineapple ginger

Melissa with her Pineapple Ginger Smooch
Rating: 6/10
Comments: A good degree of sweetness. Could be more icy, tastes a little too milky.

raspberry fig

Makiko with her Raspberry Fig Smooch
Rating: 7/10
Comments: A strong raspberry flavor which was not surprising.

black sesame smoothie

Me with my Black Sesame Smooch
Rating: 6/10
Comments: It was delicious and sweet but I like fruity, icy smoothies. This smoothie is milky so I simply picked the wrong one.

I have been to Smooch many times since discovering it’s location last month. The staff are friendly, the icy smoothies are yummy and the walls are hot PINK! What more could a smoothie loving girl in Tokyo ask for?

Action of the day: Make a colorful, tropical, icy smoothie with all the sweet, delicious fruits that you love. Put a paper umbrella in the top, grab a long straw, find a quiet place, close your eyes as you slowly sip up all the goodness daydreaming that you are on a stunning tropical island with the cool breeze blowing on your skin and your favorite people all sipping smoothies around you. mmmm

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Question of the day: Do you have a smoothie or juice bar in your area? What are your favorite combinations?

Affirmation: I dance with freedom of spirit and love in my heart

Inspiration: There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good. ~Edwin Denby

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  1. September 22, 2009 3:33 am

    Hello Deanne,

    This is Smooch! We came across your website when we were searching for feedback on Smooch on the web. Thanks for your patronage and comments! You are obviously quite a smoothie pro yourself!

    We love the look of Hooplovers. Your positive lifestyle seems in sync with our Life is Good philosophy at Smooch. Perhaps we can do something fun together for the community.

    Please do let us know when you drop by our Ebisu shop next. Marcus (our Chief Smooch) would be delighted to meet you!

    Smooch!

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