Smoothies are familiar to most people, but how smoothies came about and where this delicious drink is heading is something to learn.

What Is a Smoothie?

Smoothies were first introduced to the world in the 1930’s when the electric blender was invented. Smoothies are a thick cold beverage that starts with a base of water or milk, ice and whatever fruits and vegetables your heart desires. Smoothie ingredients can also include yogurt, protein powder, ice cream and much more. Since the 1930’s smoothies have evolved to cultural specialties around the world and are still a trendy drink today due to their simplicity and versatility.

Why You Should Add Smoothies to Your Menu

Smoothies are a great way to stay on track with fitness goals and food trends. Food trends are constantly changing but smoothies have shown they are here to stay. Whether you’re a company that focuses on healthy beverages, looking to add a dessert item or even whip up a new cocktail to add a fun beverage to a bar menu, smoothies are only as creative as the creator.

The Future of Smoothies

As food trends evolve, many foods can be forgotten, but the truth is smoothies constantly reinvent themselves and will continue to do so overtime. A great example of this is the newer smoothie bowl trend. Smoothie bowls take this popular beverage and turn it into a meal. This means possibilities are endless for businesses utilizing smoothies and adding something that has been around for almost 90 years is a safe bet to help business. Check out this simple, refreshing smoothie recipe below.

Green Tea Mango Smoothie

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Fill blender with ice and Torani Mango Real Fruit Smoothie Mix.
  2. Pour chilled brewed tea on top and blend until smooth and enjoy!