Tropical Smoothie Cafe serving cacti
Tropical Smoothie Cafe has put cacti on the menu. The Citrus Cactus Smoothie, available for a limited time only, blends together cactus, orange, apple, mango, pineapple and freshly squeezed lime juice, and is available in participating Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations while supplies last, according to a company press release.
"We wanted to offer guests a unique, adventurous smoothie and expose them to a cool ingredient they may never have tried before," Mike Rotondo, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Cafe, said in the release. "Not only is the Citrus Cactus Smoothie a bold new menu item for us, but it tastes great."
The fresh cactus, which is found on only about 2 percent of all restaurant menus, is known for being an excellent source of antioxidants like vitamin A. Cactus is also a great source of potassium and magnesium, electrolytes important for maintaining hydration, according to the release.
Topics: Coffee / Specialty Beverages