Ken Larsen's web site - Picture of me at Smoothie King     


After my 2015 bout with tonsil cancer ... which was treated successfully with radiation and chemotherapy ... I began the almost daily ritual of consuming a large smoothie at the Smoothie King at Hope Valley Commons in Durham at intersection of Routes 751 and 54. 


One of the members in my backgammon club told me about Smoothie King.  His daughter had been in a car accident and had to endure 5 weeks of having her jaw wired shut.  Her UNC health care team had recommended Smoothie King as a way of getting nutrition.  My oral radiation treatment left me with a side effect of coughing when I ate certain solid foods.  It's a lot more pleasant and efficient if I consume smoothies.  They taste great, and the Hope Valley Commons staff is always super pleasant. 


On March 14, 2017 a marketing person named Taylor snapped this picture of me and posted on the Smoothie King Facebook site.



Here are some recommendations that a nutrition-conscious friend recommended to me:


      Calories Protein Date that I last consumed
Slim Blends Greek Yogurt Peach Papaya 660 24g  
Fitness Blends The Activator Blueberry Strawberry 640 46g May 26, 2019
Fitness Blends The Activator Pineapple 620 46g May 27, 2019
Wellness Blends Vegan Pineapple Spinach 700 22g  
Wellness Blends The Premama 580 16g  
Wellness Blends Immune Builder Mixed Berry 640 4g
Wellness Blends Blueberry Heaven   520 4g  
Wellness Blends Veggie Blends Lemon Ginger Spinach 600 4g  
Wellness Blends Veggie Blends Apple Kiwi Kale 560 2g  
Wellness Blends Veggie Blends Carrot Kale Dream 540 10g  
Take a Break Blends Passion Passport   820 2g  
Take a Break Blends Yogurt D-Lite   870 26g This was my regular selection prior to my friend's recommendations.


Calories and protein are listed for a 40 ounce drink.


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