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Blueberry Smoothie from Lollicup
Blueberry Smoothie from Lollicup

A smoothie is a blended, chilled, sweet beverage made from fresh fruit and fruit juices which is blended with crushed ice, frozen fruit, or frozen yogurt. They have a milkshake-like consistency which is thicker than slush drinks, but unlike milkshakes, they do not usually contain cow's milk or ice cream. Smoothies are marketed to health-conscious people, and some restaurants offer add-ins such as soy milk, whey powder, green tea, herbal supplements, or nutritional supplement mixes. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Lollicup is a Taiwanese American fast food chain specializing in boba tea, coffee, espresso, a large variety of fruit juices and slushes, and a variety of other Asian-style cold and hot teas. ... french fry frozen yogurt Frozen yogurt (also frozen yoghurt, Froyo[1] or frogurt) is a frozen dessert made from or containing yogurt or dairy analogues. ... A strawberry milkshake topped with whipped cream and strawberry syrup A milkshake is a sweet, cold beverage which is made from milk, ice cream, and sweet flavourings such as fruit syrup or chocolate sauce (in Canada and most regions of the United States, and the United Kingdom. ... Slush is mixture of water, flavoured sirup and blended ice. ... A can of Yeos soy milk, poured into a glass Soymilk (also called soya milk or soybean milk, and sometimes referred to as soy drink/beverage and even soy latte) is a beverage made from soybeans originating from China. ... Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Green tea (绿茶) is tea that has undergone minimal oxidation during processing. ...


Smoothies became available in the late 1960s when ice cream vendors and health food stores began selling them. By the 1990s and 2000s, smoothies became available at mainstream caf├ęs and coffee shops and in pre-bottled versions at supermarkets. Healthful eating is the act of following a balanced nutritional diet. ...

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History

Health food stores of the west coast of the United States began selling pureed fruit drinks in the 1950s. (Brown 2005, p.3) Stephen Kuhnau, the founder of Smoothie King, claims to have coined the term "smoothie" and created the original "smoothie" drink in the late 1960s.[1] He worked as a soda jerk in his teens, serving people milkshakes, but he could not drink milkshakes due to his dairy intolerance. He claims that he developed non-dairy blended fruit drinks, which he called "smoothies".[2][3] Today, Smoothie King is the second largest smoothie franchise in the US. The Sunshine Juice Bar in Laguna Beach California sold "Smoothies" in the late 1960s.[4] Smoothie King is a smoothie corporation. ... Soda jerk (or soda jerker) is the name for the person — typically a youth — who works the soda fountain in a drugstore. ... A strawberry milkshake topped with whipped cream and strawberry syrup A milkshake is a sweet, cold beverage which is made from milk, ice cream, and sweet flavourings such as fruit syrup or chocolate sauce (in Canada and most regions of the United States, and the United Kingdom. ... Lactose intolerance is the name given to the condition (found in the majority of humans) in which lactase, an enzyme needed for proper metabolization of lactose, is not produced in adulthood. ...


While Kuhnau claims to be the coiner and inventor of the term "smoothie" in the 1960s, the 1940s-era Waring "Blendor" cookbooks published recipes for a "banana smoothee" and a "pineapple smoothee." The name "smoothee" or "smoothie" was used by books, magazines, and newspapers for a product made in blenders. An electric blender. ...


Smoothies depend on bananas or frozen yogurt to give them their thick, creamy texture. The addition of yogurt gives the smoothie a more milkshake-like texture. Smoothies are found in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, typically using yogurt and honey as well as a range of fruit. Smoothies can also be mixed with soda pop and/or alcohol to make a cocktail. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... french fry frozen yogurt Frozen yogurt (also frozen yoghurt, Froyo[1] or frogurt) is a frozen dessert made from or containing yogurt or dairy analogues. ... External links Mediterranean cuisine guide and recipes Categories: Stub | Mediterranean cuisine ... The term Middle Eastern cuisine refers to the various cuisines of the Middle East. ... Yoghurt Yoghurt or yogurt, less commonly yoghourt or yogourt, is a dairy product produced by bacterial fermentation of milk. ... For other uses, see Honey (disambiguation). ... A soft drink is a drink that contains no alcohol. ... A traditional cocktail. ...


Smoothies appeal to a wide range of age groups because of their sweetness, fresh fruit flavor, and nutritional value. Most are high in dietary fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. Pre-bottled smoothies such as Odwalla, Naked Juice, and Bolthouse Farms are available in the fresh fruit and vegetable sections of supermarkets. They have a short shelf life and must be refrigerated. Because of their high price tag (usually $3-4 per 12oz bottle in 2007), their target market is health food enthusiasts. Dietary fibers are the indigestible portion of plant foods that move food through the digestive system, absorbing water and making defecation easier. ... Retinol (Vitamin A) For the record label, see Vitamin Records A vitamin is an organic compound required in tiny amounts for essential metabolic reactions in a living organism. ... Space-filling model of the antioxidant metabolite glutathione. ... The Odwalla Inc. ... Naked Juice is a brand of fruit drinks, marketed as all-natural and without added sugar or preservatives. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Healthful eating is the act of following a balanced nutritional diet. ...


There has been reports made in the UK that smoothies may, in fact, not be so good for you. As a standard cup size of smoothie may contain up to 8 spoons of sugar.


See also

A strawberry milkshake topped with whipped cream and strawberry syrup A milkshake is a sweet, cold beverage which is made from milk, ice cream, and sweet flavourings such as fruit syrup or chocolate sauce (in Canada and most regions of the United States, and the United Kingdom. ...

References

  • Brown, Ellen (2005). The Complete Idiot's Guide to Smoothies. ISBN 1-59257-318-5.

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