Monday, March 1, 2010

Where to Drink: Smoothies @ Simply Wholesome

Simply put, I go to Simply Wholesome for the smoothies.

I don't go for the Jamaican patties. Or for the vegetarian burgers. Or even for the adjacent health store teeming with wondrous products to keep my mind, body and spirit healthy and fit. While the selection of Caribbean cuisine and affordable health products is quite impressive, I honestly stop by this lively cafe for its smoothies.

Affectionately known as Thirst Quenchers, these smoothies are like little pieces of heaven poured into a big, frothy cup. They're bursting with sweet fruits, exotic juices, delectable ice creams and sherbets, and a modest scoop of protein powder. Unlike so many other places whose bland, watered-down smoothies have been murdered by too much ice, Simply Wholesome keeps the ice levels to a minimal and the vibrant flavors maxed out. The result? A refreshing beverage that puts all other smoothies to shame.

Whenever it's a warm weekend afternoon with clear skies and a faint ocean breeze, an instinctual yearning awakens within me. It's a yearning that means it's time to head on over to Simply Wholesome. I'll order my favorite - Kwesi's Special - and grab a seat on the outdoor patio to watch the traffic ease down Slauson Ave., as the faint sound of reggae languidly drifts in and out of the cafe. It's the perfect way to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Try it!

Pictured Below: The Simply Heaven Thirst Quencher. I also recommend the Peach Pazazz, the Apple Strawberry Slush & the Berry Surprise.

TIP: When ordering a smoothie, opt for the Large, not the Small size. It's the best deal, as for only $1 more, you get almost twice the amount of drink.

The outdoor patio: A peaceful retreat, and the perfect place to enjoy a Thirst Quencher!

Simply Wholesome
4508 W. Slauson Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(323) 294-2144


  1. Thanks! I've never heard of this place before. I think I'll try it, especially now that the weather's warming up.

  2. I've been here once, but never for the smoothies. I'll definitely have to try one soon! Loving the blog, Amber :)