What is a smoothie?
Smoothie is pronounced “Smooth-ee” and is a blended, sweet beverage made from real fruits. In addition, many smoothies include crushed ice, authentic yogurt, and nutritional boosts. They have a ‘smooth’ milkshake-like consistency which is thicker than a slush. Smoothies are well received by health-conscious people.
What makes a smoothie good for you?
With today’s diets lacking the nutritional benefits found in nature’s fresh fruits, and with most adults consuming fewer than the recommended five servings per day, Smoothie Factory sought whole fruits with their rich nutritional value as the primary ingredient.
Drinking your fruits can help you to meet your daily requirements and get all of the beneficial nutrients, making it the perfect foundation for Smoothie Factory smoothies.
Now, thanks in part to Smoothie Factory, Mother Nature’s whole fruits can be enjoyed in over 30 different combinations.
When evaluating nutritional content, it is always a good idea to ask, WHAT IS IN IT FOR ME? Here are a few of the beneficial nutrients found in Smoothie Factory smoothies.
Antioxidants are substances (i.e vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients) known for their ability to counteract the oxidation process in the body. By helping to prevent chemical damage to your cells, antioxidants play an important role in maintaining your good health.
Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein. They can be linked together in a number of sequences to form a variety of proteins with unique functions in the body. Protein is vital to the formation of body tissue and cells.
Complex Carbohydrates play a number of important roles in the body, including the storage of energy and structural components, as well as helping support proper immune system function.
Dietary Fiber comes in two forms – soluble and insoluble; both forms have long been established as a significant boost to digestive system health.
Healthy fats (monosaturated, polyunsaturated, and plant sterols) in the right amount are important for the role they play for maintaining a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. In addition to being a source of energy, fats are necessary for proper body function and help support the health of your hair, skin, and nervous system.
Phytonutrients are naturally occurring plant nutrients found in vegetable and fruit. Especially desirable for their beneficial contribution to overall health, phytonurtients may help promote healthy immune system function.
Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamins and Minerals are essential for your proper growth and development, and are required for certain metabolic reaction in the body.
Balance is better than relying on the contribution of a single ingredient. While it may be difficult to get too much of one good fruit, it would be unwise to ignore the variety of health benefits that nature’s other fruits have to offer when combined. Our quest to combine beneficial fruits began with 102 smoothie combinations and concluded with 31.
In our core menu mix, Smoothie Factory comprises a unique blend of beneficial fruits from around the world with formulas and nutritional boosts. Together, their synergistic union reaches far beyond what any single fruit could accomplish.