When I see healthy places go up, my excitement level soars. When I see a healthy place right around the corner from my house? I start jumping up and down in excitement and am convinced that place will be my new BFF.
I normally don’t eat out much because 1) I am a budget girl who can be kind of a tightwad. 2) I don’t like to eat junk food all that often.
HOWEVER- I am a normal person who gets busy and forgets to plan ahead. A girl who will be fine one second and so ravenous the next that she is contemplating whether eating her own young in the car with her would be socially accepted- you know, given the circumstances of nearly starving to death.
I also have been making my own smoothies for years because it is easy peasy to throw everything in a blender and call it a day. Need extra protein? Throw in some powder. Need more greens? Throw in some spinach or kale. Possibilities are endless. So, I can be a little bit of a smoothie snob when I go somewhere that charges $7 a smoothie when I make the same thing at home for pennies.
However, I have been a Jamba Juice girl for years. Giving in to the high priced smoothies that are bigger than my head because I fell in love the idea of a healthy smoothie on the run, received by a drive through.
So I decided to give this place a try since it is LITERALLY right next to my house.
My oldest daughter and I walked in and were immediately greeted by energetic and cheerful employees. I wanted (needed- I am a super slow order-er to the dismay of my husband every time we go out) a minute to look over the menu to get a handle on what is served. While I was looking over the menu, the employees were extremely helpful in answering any questions I had and offering suggestions based on what I was in the mood for and my likes/dislikes.
I noticed that in addition to smoothies, they also offer a full menu with bowls, wraps, soups, salads, snacks and fresh juices. Grabbagreen caters to the clean eating lifestyle and promotes that their Eat Clean menu is preservative-free and GMO free.
The Grabbagreen Difference
Healthy Food, Fast!
Welcome to Grabbagreen, where nothing comes through our doors pre-cooked. Even better, organics make up a healthy portion of our Grabba Grain + Grabba Green signature bowls. Every menu item is made-to-order, each is prepared fresh, and all your proteins are cooked in-house and primarily on the spot – without compromising your time. ~ Grabbagreen
We decided to just order smoothies which only come in one size and sadly- they are not bigger than my head. I wanted something with kale (duh! I am the QUEEN of green smoothies) and carrot juice because I am missing my juicer so much. So I ordered the IMMUNIZATION STATION which consisted of Agave, Banana, Kale, Strawberry, Carrot Juice, and Immune Powder. My daughter ordered OXIDATION ELIMINATION which consisted of Acai, Agave, Banana, Blackberry, Blueberry, Spinach, Strawberry, and Green Tea. My smoothie was delicious and everything I expected. I tried my daughter’s as well and hers was equally delicious.
Something that piqued my curiosity as well is the Detox.
Grabbadetox†: is a healthful way to reboot your body. Ten juices and four elixirs make up this nutrient-dense cleanse which floods your system with the vitamins of over 20 pounds of fruits and vegetables. ~Grabbagreen
You choose how many days you would like to detox for and from there are given a custom designed detox menu.
The verdict and final opinion of Grabbagreen? The frugal girl inside me cringes at the thought of paying $7 for a small smoothie that I totally always make myself at home. I will concede that if I were to run to McDonald’s to buy myself something I would spend that much, and I do love having the option of buying something that I know I will enjoy, is healthy for me, and I won’t walk away feeling sick later. I definitely want to try some of the other items off the menu and plan on giving reviews of that as well! So, bottom line? I think from start to finish it is a great place. From cheerful employees to delicious and healthy food, it was an enjoyable experience.
***** I did not receive compensation of any kind for my review****