Yesterday I went to Erewhon to try their new smoothie of the month type thing. Last month was Hailey Bieber's skin smoothie which I reviewed and created a recipe so you can make it at home, and this month is Rebecca Leigh's Summer Mermaid smoothie. I also already created a recipe, so you don't have to miss out.
For starters, the smoothie was $18. I think I have come accustomed to paying a lot for smoothies, but this one was definitely a bit overpriced. However, I can understand where the pricing came from.
The smoothie is a blue base that is poured into a cup lined with pink coconut cream and then topped with more coconut cream, pitaya powder, and granola.
I do have to say the presentation was incredible. Out of all of their smoothies, this one is by far the prettiest and most Instagramable. So the drink already earns some points because of this.
Let's dive into the ingredients. I broke down the benefits of each ingredient in my recipe, so if you are interested in that, feel free to check it out. But for now, I'm just going to sum it up.
This smoothie is really great for your skin. The tocos and collagen build your skin from the bottom up, and it features coconut cream, a healthy fat that is great for your skin.
It also has a nice balance of protein, fat, and carbs, so it is a solid drink. Plus, it contains so many great vitamins and nutrients, which I love and require in my smoothie.
The price definitely comes from the ingredients, such as the sea moss, which you can read here if you want to learn more about.
Here is the big note: many of these ingredients are flavorless, meaning the main fruit will overpower the taste.
In this case, the pineapple is the main flavor of the smoothie. In fact, if you want to know exactly how this smoothie tastes, I think it tastes almost identical to the Pink Flamingo smoothie at Nekter Juice Bar.
Personally, I like my smoothies a bit thicker, but that is just a personal preference, and I wouldn't necessarily call this smoothie thin.
I also want to make another personal note. I like my smoothies with a more nutty, green, and vanilla taste, and I like when the fruit base is a berry. Those always taste the best to me.
However, this smoothie is not that. It features a tropical fruit with nothing to overpower that, and it also features coconut water ( I usually prefer nut milk).
So here's the thing.
Was this smoothie bad? No. I just think it was a little too simple tasting and not my first choice regarding my smoothie options. I think it would have been a bit nicer if it had one more added flavor to compliment or contrast the pineapple.
But if you love that tropical-tasting smoothie, then you will definitely love this one.
On that note, I would love for you to make it at home to see what you think about it. Or just use this smoothie as inspiration and customize it to your liking.
I would take the recipe and sub the pineapple for blueberries, use only oat milk instead of coconut water and oat milk, and use less liquid in general for a thicker smoothie.
But then again, I pretty much just named a totally different smoothie.
But I would recommend that you try it out and see. It might be your new favorite thing.