Smoothie to Cleanse Stomach & Lose Weight!

The history of what we nowadays refer to as the popular Smoothie beverage is quite interesting.  I had thought of it as a relatively new ‘beverage’; however, that is not so!  Let’s look at Wikipedia’s information to understand where the drink originated and its history to date:

  • Definition

“A smoothie (alternatively spelled smoothy, the name comes from the smooth property of the emulsion) is a blended and sometimes sweetened beverage made from fresh fruit (fruit smoothie), {fresh veggies & herbs (veggie or green smoothie)}, and in special cases can contain chocolate or peanut butter. In addition to fruit {& veggies}, many smoothies include crushed ice, frozen fruit, honey or contain syrup and ice ingredients. They have a milkshake-like consistency that is thicker than slush drinks. They can also contain milk, yogurt or ice cream. Smoothies are often 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.
Smoothies became widely available in the United States 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 cafés and coffee shops and in pre-bottled versions at supermarkets all over the world.”

Smoothie to Cleanse Stomach & Lose Weight!

  • History

Again according to Wikipedia: “Wellness food shops on the West Shore of the United States began offering pureed fruit drinks in the 1930s, based on recipes that come from in Brazil. The name “smoothee” or “smoothie” was made use of by books, magazines, and papers for a product made in a blender or food processor.

Dan Titus, the director of The Juice and Smoothie mix Organization, states in his book, Smoothies, The Original Healthy smoothie Book, that “smoothies came to be prominent in the center 1960s, when there was a resurgence in the United States in macrobiotic vegetarianism.”.

The initial hallmark for a fruit slush was in the mid-1970s with the name “Florida Smoothie mix”, which was marketed by the Florida Smoothie Business from Paramus, New Jacket. Smoothies from the 1960s and very early 1970s were “basically fruit, fruit juice, and also ice”; in many cases in the early 1970s, ice milk was also blended in to develop the “fruit shake”. These drinks were served at neighborhood health-food dining establishments and also at health-food establishments alongside tofu, fruits, carob, and also other health-oriented meals.

In the early 1970s, the co-founder of Smoothie mix King, Stephen Kuhnau, started offering mixed fruit beverages under the name “healthy smoothie”. Kuhnau admits that he “didn’t originate the word healthy smoothie”; instead, he states that the term dates back to the “fruit and also fruit juice based beverages made by the Hippies” in the late 1960s. Throughout this time, the very first specificed juice and healthy smoothie bars opened.

So we see that our modern Smoothie has quite an illustrious heritage.  Understanding its origin one can see how the detox, diet, cleanse, etc. types of smoothies came to be.”

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 Weight Loss the Easy Way

Preparing low calorie meals consistently over the months, while trying to lose weight has always been a stumbling block for me.  I’ve always wished that I could hire a chef to prepare meals, then I’m sure I could lose weight! Right?

Well, that’s not going to happen any time soon; however, I have found an alternative in my weight loss Smoothie approach.  Not only is it easy to prepare, it is quick and delicious and filling.  Now that’s an answer I can live with, what about you?