Puerto Rico: Fruit Smoothies at La Frutera Flores

by jenjenk on February 24, 2013

If you find yourself on your way to Fajardo, Puerto Rico from the San Juan airport, you have to stop by this fruit stand that serves the most incredible and refreshing fruit smoothies, using the fruits that they sell in the stand. While the stand itself looked cramped, crowded and a bit eclectic stuffed with candy, snacks and toys, the fruit was fresh and looked so sweet.

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There was even a mystery item that I couldn’t figure out. Any guesses?

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Anything?  Ok, they’re avocados. I don’t think I’ve ever seen avocados this long before.  I didn’t have a knife or I would’ve bought this so I could check it out.

I moved along to the counter to place my order for a mango smoothie since I had fondled a few that smelled so sweet, I knew it had to be good.  The husband and wife team split the job between blending fruit smoothies and selling tostones [deep fried plantains] and pastries to their local clientele.  My hosts who brought me here both separately had commented that this was one of their favorite places to stop off for fruit smoothies, but since it was only open Monday – Friday until 5:30pm, it wasn’t a convenient spot to get to.

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It is out of the way, so unless you are headed to Fajardo, there are plenty of other places that you can visit for a delicious and fresh smoothie!

La Frutera Flores
PR-3
Luquillo, Puerto Rico 00773
M-F, 7:30am – 5:30pm
 
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jill March 4, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Tropical fruit shakes are the best!
(So weird about those avocaodos, they look like green chinese eggplants)
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jenjenk March 11, 2013 at 8:39 pm

that’s what I thought it was!!!!

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Andy March 12, 2013 at 6:04 am

Hey Jen, looks like you got to have some delicious treats while in PR! It always blows my mind how good fresh fruit is when you’re in the places it grows :)

I thought those avocados would be some sort of melon. Imagine your surprise if you bought one thinking that!
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Adrian October 7, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Jenn,

I’m glad you enjoyed your visit to La Frutera Flores. The business is run by my grandparents. They have no idea how to use a computer, so I’m writing this on their behalf. “If there is anything we can do to improve your experience, please let us know. It is always good to know what people think about our business.”

Regards,

Adrian

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jenjenk October 8, 2013 at 8:26 am

i *loved* it!!! i can’t wait to go back! :)

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