Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Are you too Smoothy for a Smoothie?

The original meaning for the word smoothy or smoothie dates back to the early 1900's meaning a smooth-tongued person. The word smoothie evolved in the 1960's when there was a resurgence in the United States in macrobiotic vegetarianism. Health restaurants adorned the idea with popular fruit juice smoothie in their menus.

The word smoothie didn't really become generic until Smoothie King of Kenner, Louisiana made the word a household name. Although he didn't invent the word smoothie he refers it to the first time he heard the word back in the late 1960's to fruit and fruit juice based drinks made by the "Hippies".

My girlfriend always called me a smoothy but I never really knew what she meant by that. I always thought it meant I was yummy.

Become smoothy like me and try this smoothie recipe.


Strawberry Orange Smoothie
submitted by RecipeMatcher

Servings: 5

Ingredients:
1/4 Cup Ice
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Cup, Plain, Non-Fat Yogurt
1 1/4 Cups Juice - Orange
3 Cups Strawberries - Frozen

Cooking Directions:

1. Add all ingredients to blender (blender will be full). Mix on low speed for 10 seconds. Remove lid, stir with wooden spoon. Mix on medium speed for 15-20 seconds, remove lid and stir again. Mix on high speed for 15 to 20 seconds or until smooth. Pour into glasses. Serve immediately


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