Midtown Global Market smoothie smackdown

3:21 PM, Jul 16, 2012   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- On Saturday, July 21, Midtown Global Market chefs will go head to head in the "Global Smoothie Smackdown," vying for the public's vote for "Best Smoothie."

This event is an official part of the 2012 Aquatennial, with proceeds benefiting the Aquatennial Ambassador Foundation.

Guests can sip their smoothies while swaying to the "sounds of the islands" by local musician Stoney Savanna. Prizes will also be awarded to the guests with the "most unique" Hawaiian shirt.

The event runs from noon to 2 p.m. and costs $5.

Manny Gonzalez from Manny's Tortas appeared on KARE 11 News @ 4 and offered this pina colada recipe.

Blend together:
2 cups of fresh pineapple
1 cup of coconut milk
1 cup of Pina Colada mix
2 cups of ice

Jamal Hashi from Safari Express also appeared on KARE 11 News @ 4 to offer a Mango Lassee Smoothie.

Blend together:
2 cups Mango Puree
1 cup yogurt
1 tsp of cardamom
2 cups of ice

The Midtown Global Market is located at 920 E. Lake Street in Minneapolis.

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