There’s no disputing the popularity of Starbucks. And there’s certainly no end to the mind boggling array of fancy flavours and twists you can put in your coffee or tea.
To be honest, it all kinda baffles me. I go in there and order either a tall Americano — three quarters full (which for some strange reason always seems to confuse the average barrista) — or a grande extra large cappuccino.
But Ryan’s another story. I’m usually a little embarrassed to order his drinks actually. Little twists of this and dollops of that make me feel a bit uncomfortable about my masculinity. But anyhow…
My buddy Dave Ruel and his girlfriend Karine were staying at my place last weekend, and I gotta say that he won me over with his Cinnamon Chai Latte Smoothie. I’d still never order anything that sounded remotely like that in public. But in the comfort of my own home, I can admit that it was delicious. Actually, it was Metabolicious.
Why “metabolicious”? Because it was assembled using healthy ingredients that were chosen for their fat burning properties. It’s kinda like having your cake and eating it too — but without getting fat. (Never mind, that analogy totally didn’t work — you can see why Ryan’s the writer…)
At any rate, the point is that you have to try this smoothie recipe.
Oh, and we’ll be back with another smoothie video next week. But this time it’s for a recipe that I (yes, I) came up with. It was so darn good that Dave made a last minute edit to his new cookbook just so he could include it!!
Stay tuned for the Thermo-Ccino Smoothie recipe next week!