One of my most favorite things about traveling is finding new restaurants to experience. I found myself spending some time in Sarasota, FL which sent me hunting for some fun foodie places to visit and I found Island Organics. Located in Venice, about 20 miles south of Sarasota, Island Organics specializes in smoothies and cold-pressed juice drinks. However, we were there for food as well and they did not disappoint.
Chad, my companion, ordered the Greek Wrap filled with hummus, romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, kalamata olives, red onions, feta cheese and a splash of oil and vinegar. It was fresh, crisp and hearty.
To round out his meal he ordered a Strawberry Banana Smoothie. Ice cold deliciousness in a cup.
I started my meal with a shot of wheatgrass juice– one of my most favorite healthy treats. Wheatgrass has more Vitamin A than carrots, more Vitamin C than an orange and the full spectrum of all the B vitamins. Wheatgrass cleanses the body of heavy metals and pollutants, is a complete source of protein and floods the body of anti-oxidants. Plus it is easy going down the hatch.
I continued my meal with the Tropical Acai Bowl. I had never had an acai bowl before and I don’t know why- it’s like an ice cream sundae in a bowl- only healthier. Coconut milk, acai, blended pineapple, mango and banana topped with granola, more bananas, shredded coconut and honey made this a delightful treat.
We left feeling healthy and happy, quite satisfied with our meal. We would absolutely return again- especially to try some of the other smoothie varieties like the Vanilla Peanut Butter Dessert Smoothie and the Berry Cardamom Green Smoothie. Or maybe the Fountain of Youth Speciality Smoothie. Who wouldn’t try that? 5 out of 5 sprouts.