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The Evolution of the Smoothie Industry

Jun 28, 2017


Smoothies have become an important part of a nutrition-focused lifestyle for many consumers. But, they have not always been so readily available.

Smoothies have gone through an extensive evolution to become the iconic blended beverage we have today. From the first refrigeration unit in 1915 making it possible to store fruits and vegetables for longer periods of time to the growth of “green” smoothies in the late 20th century, smoothies have gone through a variety of recipe changes and have achieved different purposes through the years.

Where Smoothie King Fits in the Smoothie Evolution

Today, the smoothie and juice bars like Smoothie King are part of a multi-billion dollar industry. After being in the smoothie industry for 44 years, Smoothie King has evolved their beverages into Smoothies With A Purpose®. 

Guests can choose from a range of options that are filled with real fruit and fruit juices, nuts or veggies enhanced with high-quality proteins, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

The guest has the capability to choose a smoothie that can assist them in meeting their nutrition and wellness goals. Smoothie King offers:

  • Fitness Blends
  • Slim Blends
  • Wellness Blends
  • Take a Break Blends

Smoothie King has taken a blended beverage and given it meaning. The smoothie has come a long way throughout history and, if the past is any indicator of the future, will only get better.

When franchisees join the Smoothie King brand, they’re not simply selling blended fruit and juices. They’re participating in the evolution of the smoothie market with products that are specifically designed to help guests achieve their nutrition and wellness goals.

If you are interested in learning more about smoothies, click the link to see an infographic showcasing the timeline of the smoothie and how it has evolved throughout the years.

The Evolution of the Smoothie Industry
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