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05/01/2014

Bananas are one of the most widely cultivated fruits. They contain high levels of vitamin B6 that help with neuritis and anemia, as well as potassium. Potassium helps control heart rate, blood pressure, and counteracts sodium. Adding bananas to a smoothie produces a sweet, creamy texture.

04/29/2014

Did you know that while refrigeration became available for the home in 1915, it wasn't really until the 1930s that refrigerators became truly safe for home use? Increased access to refrigeration was one of many factors that contributed to the growing popularity of the smoothie.

04/24/2014

Not only are green smoothies filling, they are low in calories but make you feel like you're full because they contain lots of water and fiber. Your body doesn't have to work hard to digest the blended, liquefied vegetables and fruits, so there's no worry about suffering from indigestion.

04/22/2014

Although many smoothies are made of fruit, green smoothies are a great way for people to fit in the daily dose of vegetables. Not only do they provide a long-lasting energy source, they will keep your blood sugar balanced, are a great source of fiber, and are low in calories.

04/17/2014

Fruit- and vegetable-filled smoothies are an easy and delicious way to get nutrients into your system. Combined with exercise, stress management, a balanced diet and good lifestyle choices, smoothies can have a positive effect on your overall health and well-being.

04/15/2014

The first smoothie to be trademarked was the California Smoothie, in the mid 1970s. During this time there was a resurgence in macrobiotic diets, and smoothies were served in restaurants all along the west coast.

04/10/2014

One of the first smoothie-type drinks was a venture in the 1920s by Julius Freed and Bill Hamlin. The drink got the name "Orange Julius" because many people who waited in line for it would shout, "Give me an orange, Julius!" The name stuck to the drink, which is still extremely popular today.

04/08/2014

Juice bars and smoothies first exploded on the west coast in California in the 1960s and 1970s when people started becoming more aware of what they were eating and how it related to taking care of their bodies. The new tropical flavored smoothies were immediately popular.

04/03/2014

As if delicious taste wasn't enough, fruit smoothies deliver valuable antioxidants that boost your immune system. Smoothies containing superfoods such as broccoli, blueberries, strawberries, spinach and kale are especially effective in promoting your general health.

04/01/2014

The first smoothie was a pureed fruit drink that sold in health food stores in the 1930s on the west coast of the United States. It was based on recipes originally from Brazil. In the 1940s, banana smoothie and pineapple smoothie recipes were included in a cookbook by Waring Blendor.

03/27/2014

Because bananas mix well with other fruits, so they're a popular choice for smoothies. Not only do they keep you going, but bananas are an exceptional source of potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, and phosphorus. The US Food and Drug Administration even says bananas can reduce low blood pressure risks.

03/25/2014

Adding a small quantity of wheat germ to your smoothie can pay great dividends. Wheat germ is a dietary source of fiber, which slows down the absorption process, making food more satisfying so that you feel fuller for longer.

03/20/2014

Beets are a sweet and highly nutritious addition to smoothies. Full of antioxidants and B vitamins, beets have been found to lower cholesterol levels and protect against heart disease and stroke. Added to a smoothie, beets are sweet and colorful.

03/18/2014

Smoothies made with milk or yogurt are good sources of fiber, probiotics and live cultures. Probiotics and fiber can help keep the inner workings of your body in check while providing a great tasting boost of nutrients.

03/13/2014

Did you know that a balanced breakfast provides as much as one-third of your daily nutrients and improves physical and mental performance? Start your day off right with an antioxidant-packed green smoothie filled with spinach, kale, and broccoli.

03/11/2014

Aztecs and other Mesoamericans ate spirulina harvested from Lake Texacoco. Spirulina is a complete protein that contains all essential amino acids as well as vitamin B-12, making it a superior plant protein. It only takes a small amount added to your smoothie for a big protein punch.

03/06/2014

The pineapple is indigenous to South America. The plant was brought to the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, and cultivated by the Mayans and Aztecs. Columbus brought plants back with him to Europe. A tropical flavored smoothie would not be the same without a little pineapple.

03/04/2014

Dairy Farmers of Canada set a new world record for largest smoothie in July 2010 with 1,000 liters, or 264 US gallons. The All Canadian Blueberry Smoothie was made of 550 liters of milk, 150 liters of vanilla yogurts, 300 kg of frozen blueberries, and 35 liters of honey.

02/27/2014

Did you know that specific ingredients in smoothies have certain effects on your body? For example, if you want to prevent bloating and flatten your stomach, making a smoothie from papaya, sliced peaches, pear, fresh ginger, and mint leaves is rich in ingredients that support digestion.

02/25/2014

Interestingly, over the course of the 20th century, the term "smoothie" was used to describe a wide range of products before finally becoming firmly associated with the healthified fruit drink. This included everything from bicycles to girdles to ballpoint pens.

02/20/2014

Making your smoothie with dairy products like yogurt or kefir, cultured milk products, are excellent sources of calcium to strengthen your bones and clean out your digestive system with probiotics and live cultures. You even get a third of your daily calcium requirement with eight ounces.

02/18/2014

Originally from South Asia, mangos have become one of the most cultivated fruits in the tropics. They were imported by the American colonies in the 17th century and had to be pickled to keep from spoiling. Many people still consider mangos to be an exotic fruit, and smoothies are a great way to give them a try.

02/13/2014

Peaches have been cultivated in China since 2000 BCE. They have been written about in the earliest texts and were a favorite fruit of kings and emperors. It was the Spanish explorers who brought peach trees to the Americas. Peach's soft, sweet flesh make it a natural for smoothies.

02/11/2014

The smoothie really jumped in popularity in the United States in the 1960s, with the rise of the macrobiotic and health movement. At this time, health food stores began to sell fresh fruit drinks to accommodate people's macrobiotic diets.

02/06/2014

Beautiful, sweet, juicy strawberries were first cultivated in Brittany, France in the 1750s. Wild strawberries have been written about and painted since the Roman Empire, and many people believed they had healing qualities. A handful added to a smoothie is a little burst of summer.

02/04/2014

A coconut is the fruit of a coconut palm tree and in a single season, one tree can produce between 20 and 150 fruits. Coconut palms grow in tropical climates and are indispensable as a food source. An average sized coconut can provide most of the required minerals and vitamins needed on a daily basis.

01/23/2014

To make a smoothie that will help fight wrinkles and aging skin, add berries. The natural antioxidants in blueberries, cherries and strawberries control blood sugar. For inflammation, add vitamin E and C with avocado, wheat germ and flax-seed.

01/21/2014

Did you know that doctors recommend eating a pound of produce a day? One easy way to do this is by slipping more fruits and veggies into your smoothies. Studies show that people who have a high intake of fruits and vegetables weigh less and are protect against developing cancer and heart disease.

01/16/2014

A recent study by Harvard University found that flavonoids from blueberries can protect against Parkinson's disease. Study participants consuming one or more portions of berry fruits each week were around 25 percent less likely to develop Parkinson's disease compared to those who did not eat berry fruits.

01/14/2014

Smoothies were called "the new energy drinks" by Smoothie King co-founder Stephen Kahnau. He had a vision that smoothies could be used as a 'nutritional powerhouse' and set standards for smoothie shops and juice stores springing up around the United States.

01/09/2014

Another world record holder for world's largest smoothie was set by Booster Juice in London, Ontario, Canada, on July 22, 2006. The 681-liter mixture of strawberries, bananas, sorbet, ice, and fruit juice was short about 90 gallons from the record-holder who knocked them out of the Guinness spot.

01/07/2014

Adding carrots to your smoothie is a sweet way to get loads of antioxidants, carotenes, and vitamin A. Flavonoid compounds found in carrots may help the protect your skin and lungs, while beta carotene and vitamin A aid in vision.

01/02/2014

The positive health effects of a natural diet rich in flavonoids such as berries, tea, and apples include protection against a wide range of diseases such as heart disease, hypertension, some cancers, dementia, and neurologic diseases like Parkinson's.

12/31/2013

The best fruits for smoothies are oranges, strawberries, and bananas. Oranges are full of magnesium to help sustain normal blood pressure and are one of the most healthy fruits that exist. Strawberries are packed with vitamin B2, which is crucial in body growth for children; and bananas actually make people happier.

12/26/2013

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Healthy have found that flavonoids from blueberries and other fruits can dramatically lower the risk of diabetes. Blueberries in particular were found to have potent effects that significantly lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.

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