Smoothie dates back to Hollywood in the 1940s where actors started to consume smashed fruit as a quick and energy-boosting meal between film takes. The finer the mix, the nicer it was!
Today, drinking smoothies has become a movement in its own right, and smoothies have become the fastest growing foodstuff in the USA and Great Britain. Smoothies are offered in fast food chains, cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels, also in aerobics halls and sports clubs. Over the last few years, smoothies served on crushed ice have replaced sparkling beverages as a bestseller in nearly all European nightclubs and Mediterranean beaches.
How do smoothies differ from juices?
While juice is generally pressed or steamed in order to extract liquid from the fruit or berry, the entire fruit or berry is simply crushed when making a smoothie and the puree-like liquid is poured into a glass or bottled. This ensures that the drinker gets all the substances contained in the fruit or berry, and nothing is lost!
You can also add milk, yoghurt, soymilk, vitamins and flavourings to smoothies, making what is known a smoothie drink.
The Brits joke: “If you want to eat fruit without getting your hands dirty or smearing your lipstick, drink a smoothie!”
Unlike carrots and cabbages, exotic fruits do not unfortunately grow in our climate, which is why Kadarbiku smoothies are made from 100% natural fruit and berry puree concentrates, plus local drinking water to restore the natural consistency of juice.