Instead of a smoothie, you get greek yogurt with bananas, berries, granola, and honey for 390 calories.
Caption: Don't count on a smoothie's protein to replace a meal.
Even if a smoothie
provides fiber and protein, you don't need to be drinking the caloric equivalent of two fast food deluxe cheeseburgers (nearly 1,000 calories) in a small drink.
is a blended and sometimes sweetened beverage made from fresh fruit (fruit smoothie), vegetables and in special cases can contain chocolate or peanut butter.
To prepare a smoothie
, consumers simply add water and blend the product.
In Mintel's exclusive consumer research, more than half of respondents in the 18- to 34-year-old range said that they'd had a smoothie
in the past month.
For those who have been living under a rock for the past few years a smoothie is, put simply, a healthy, non-alcoholic drink made from blended fruit and milk or juice.
However in a society where children learn that they need to cram five portions of fruit and veg into their daily diet before they learn to add two and two, a smoothie is much, much more than a drink.
Without a smoothie
option, de la Torre said she likely would have bought a packet of Skittles or Starburst candies.
Also becoming increasingly popular is combining the benefits of tea into a smoothie that is both nutritious and delicious.
And Mont Blanc has come up with unique Chocolate Chai and White Chocolate Chai smoothie mixes, again incorporating tea into a smoothie drink in a delicious, decadent way.
Not awful, but quite runny for a smoothie
. You can taste the bananas a little bit, but not the other fruit.
Often displayed alongside fruits and vegetables in the produce section, these products provide the nutrition and taste of a smoothie
in a convenient, grab-and-go format.
A half-sandwich and soup or salad combo with a smoothie
for a set price is perfect for the customer on the go.
If you've ever made a smoothie
at home, odds are you threw some fresh fruit into a blender with milk, yogurt, buttermilk, or fruit juice.