It was all the way back in the 1930s that Americans first enjoyed drinks made from raw fruits and vegetables. But it wasn’t until the mid 1980s that someone came up with the term “smoothie” to describe these delicious concoctions. Since then, smoothies have become much more sophisticated, often including a wide range of ingredients and even designed to deliver very specific health benefits.
Today, as people become savvier about eating healthy, smoothies are an increasingly popular choice. Smoothies are a tasty and super convenient way to boost daily intake of fruits, veggies, and fiber. They make a great meal replacement or a pick-me-up snack. And they’re super easy to manage whether you’re in a meeting or on the go.
The growing popularity of smoothies also seems to be driven, at least in part, by the way American eating habits have shifted due to the pandemic. According to a study by the International Food Information Council, approximately 20% of people surveyed report eating healthier as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic. That same report also found that the top five factors influencing food choices are—in order—taste, price, healthfulness, convenience, and environmental sustainability … coincidentally all attributes of a great smoothie.
Smoothie King — Bringing Smoothies to the Next Level
Smoothie King has been dedicated to living with purpose and passion since 1973, when founder Steve Kuhnau created his Smoothies with a Purpose by mixing various nutrients and proteins with real fruit for custom blends to improve health. In 1989, Smoothie King opened its first U.S. juice bar franchise in New Orleans, and the rest is history.
Since the beginning, Smoothie King has been on a mission to be an integral part of their guests’ health and fitness journeys. The words they live by say it all, “Own your purpose, find your Smoothie, and Rule the Day®.”
Today, there are more than 1,300 Smoothie King locations across the country. Now run by Wan Kim, previously a Smoothie King master franchisee, the company is on a mission to provide a healthier alternative for everyone. In 2017, they made the Clean Blends promise, a commitment to blend a more nutritious Smoothie from the bottom of the cup up. Their recipes include whole fruits and organic veggies along with proprietary nutritional enhancers to help with everything from building muscle to increasing energy to enhancing overall wellness.
As important as the list of ingredients that go into Smoothie King smoothies is the “No-No” list of things that will never go into their Smoothies. In addition, they do not use high-fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, hormones, GMO, gluten, NSF-banned substances, trans fats, or artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
The Smoothie King menu includes five categories of smoothies: Get Slim, Stay Slim, Be Well, Take A Break, and Kids blends. And the range of flavors is almost limitless and oh-so-tempting. A few fan favorites include the Angel FoodTM smoothie (which is made with strawberries*, bananas, nonfat milk, and Turbinado; and which also comes in a Angel Food Slim version), the Coffee High Protein Almond Mocha (which includes cold brew coffee, dates, non-fat milk, dairy whey blend, whey protein, almonds, and 100% cocoa), and the Daily Warrior® (bananas, blueberries, apple-blueberry juice blend, dates, peanut butter, almonds, stevia-based sweetener, and spinach).
Smoothies for the Office — The Perfect Meal Replacement or Afternoon Pick-Me-Up
Whether you’re looking for a unique breakfast option, quick-and-easy lunch meal replacement, or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up snack, smoothies are an incredibly versatile and popular choice. Smoothie King offers a wide array of flavors and ingredients including options that are made with Greek yogurt or infused with coffee. There is something for everyone, and the packaging couldn’t be more convenient.
Teams all across the country are falling in love with Smoothie King
Everyone LOVED the smoothies. Great option for a large bunch! Healthy and hearty.Cheryl in Largo, FL
What a great treat! Was a terrific crowd pleaser and the assortment was bountiful!Stephanie in Athens, GA
Office raved about the Smoothies, Thanks for making their day. Will definitely use again.JW in Milton, FL
People at the offices loved it. They were tired of “traditional” food options. They all said it was great for a change. Smoothies were delicious too and the people at the SK store were great! Awesome option!Anthony in Plano, TX
Ready to join the legions of fans who are already enjoying the delicious, healthy, refreshing Smoothie King smoothies? Check out everything they have to offer, and place your order today. Your team will not be disappointed.