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.