Freshens mascot with Kerry Kennedy, UTSA vice president for
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Fruit smoothie bar opens in JPL food court

By Ashley Harris
Public Affairs Specialist

(Sept. 8, 2006)--The UTSA community can now whip up something smooth with the newest on-campus restaurant, Freshens. The fruit smoothie chain opened Aug. 21 in the John Peace Library Building food court on 1604 Campus. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday.

Freshens offers an array of low-fat, low-calorie smoothies. Low-calorie smoothies include the Strawberry Oasis with only 89 calories with strawberries and a blend of 10 juices. Tropical Oasis smoothies range from the Maui Mango and the Pina Collider, to the Orange Shooter and Pineapple Paradise.

The new food station also offers a variety of milk shakes, candy-blasted soft-serve frozen yogurt treats and soft-serve ice cream dished up in waffle and cake cones with a variety of toppings.

Tasty treats also include gourmet parfaits including the Triple Berry with layers of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries; the Brown Roof that tempts the taste buds with crushed Oreos and a hard-shell chocolate topping, as well as the Triple Ripple with layers of cookie dough, brownies, Oreos and chocolate syrup.

UTSA and Chartwells have worked together for more than two years to secure a UTSA franchise for the chain. Freshens has more than 1,500 locations in the United States and Canada.

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