Treat the kids and stay on your diet

It's smoothie sailing at Mandy's Cape Creamery
For those who like ice cream, Mandy's offers a sumptuous banana split.

Are the kids pestering you for ice cream? Does dad want a fried fisherman's platter? Are you watching your weight? Mandy's Cape Creamery has a few ideas on how diet conscious parents can treat the kids and still watch mom and dad's weight.

For the second year in a row, Mandy's offers ten flavors of all natural fruit smoothies. From strawberry, to apple, to banana, to pomegranate, to interesting blends, these frozen treats are made from 100% natural crushed fruit. That's all fruit and nothing but the fruit!

A typical 16 ounce smoothie includes up to four servings of fruit. Rich in Vitamin A, C and E, fruit smoothies also provide a healthy dose of antioxidants. They also taste very good!

This reporter tried the strawberry smoothie. Not only did it taste wonderful, the aroma of fresh strawberries emanating from the drink added to the vivid flavor.

As Americans have become more nutrition conscious, many of Cape Cod's independent dairy bars and restaurants have made it a point to carry nutritious alternatives. For example, Mandy's now offers a wide variety of salads, fat free soft serve, frozen yogurt and sugar free treats.

So it's summer on Cape Cod, the kids are hungry and you can still eat sensibly.

For those less diet-conscious (and for those of us who cheat on occasion), Mandy's makes a sumptuous banana split and a lobster roll that's to die for.

Mandy Cape Creamery is in its fifth year of operation at the former Friendly's location on Canal Road in Orleans, next to Cape Tradewinds. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on