Last week, I suffered through my first New York City heat wave. Having been a south shore Long Island lady for most of my life, nothing could have prepared me for the humidity that hangs in the air between sky scrapers.
Needless to say, I missed the cooling breeze that came from living by the shore. Having space between myself and the person next to me when commuting — hell, I missed commuting in a car and being able to blast the AC at 100 percent while driving to work.
The subway is not kind to commuters during a heat wave. And I had forgotten what it was like to sweat standing still – it is not pleasant.
But there was salvation only a couple of blocks away. And thy name is Red Mango.
Let’s put aside the fact that I was happy to just step into AC, their menu boasted 22 brand new, super biotic summer smoothies. All natural frozen yogurt and free fruit ingredients – it was near impossible to decide what to order.
No really, it was impossible. I let three people jump ahead of me in line while I debated between Body Balance and All Fruit Harmony. Or should I get a Twisted Fruit?
“One large Super PB cup,” I found myself saying to the friendly Red Mango man behind the counter. Long gone were my thoughts of calorie counting when I saw the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate (520 calories to be exact. Healthy calories specifically, but I refrained from ordering two).
My friend, Alison, was a little more realistic with her order … but I know she faltered when I said PB. Yes, delicious PB. Still, she indulged on one of their boosts. Whether it was Metabolic Fit 360, Tropical Hibicus or Green Tea, I do not know. I was already at the end of the counter, waiting for peanut butter.
Sweet, delicious PB.
*Post sponsored by Red Mango.