Basic  

Smoothie Basics

Frostline® Simply Smoothies base mix is the simple start to a perfect smoothie. With the addition of a few ingredients you likely already have on hand, you can offer guests high-quality, freshly made smoothies. Contact your Frostline® sales representative for suggestions on where to source ingredients for your smoothies, and check out our full list of smoothie recipes at Kent Precision Foods.

Basic Smoothie

COLLECT
½ cup cold water
1 packet or 2 scoops of Frostline® Simply Smoothies base mix
¾ cup frozen fruit
¾ cup ice

BLEND
Blend for about 30 seconds in a blender with good ice-crushing ability. Continue until consistency is smooth, thick and free of ice pieces.

SERVE
Pour into serving cup.
Yield: One 16 fl oz smoothie

It’s easy to enhance the basics by simply adding juice instead of water.

Pineapple Smoothie

COLLECT
½ cup pineapple juice
1 packet or 2 scoops of Frostline® Simply Smoothies base mix
¾ cup frozen pineapple
¾ cup ice

BLEND
Put juice in blender. Add Frostline® Simply Smoothies base mix. Add frozen pineapple. Add ice. Blend all together for about 30 seconds. Finished smoothie should be smooth and thick with no detectable pieces of ice.

SERVE
Pour into serving cup.
Yield: One 16 fl oz smoothie

Popular  

Most Popular Smoothies

The nation’s top smoothie flavors according to Mintel Menu Insights Q4 2011:

  1. Strawberry
  2. Strawberry & Banana
  3. Mango
  4. Chocolate
  5. Peach

Other Crowd Pleasers

Most fruits, and berries in particular, make great smoothies and are available throughout the year from your frozen foods supplier. Chocolate, coffee and teas are also popular and create delicious smoothie flavor platforms.

Banana Smoothie

COLLECT
½ cup cold water
1 packet or 2 scoops of Frostline® Simply Smoothies™ base mix
½ small banana
½ Tbsp honey
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1 cup ice

BLEND
Put water in blender. Add Frostline® Simply Smoothies base mix. Add banana, honey and vanilla. Add ice. Blend all together for about 30 seconds. Finished smoothie should be smooth and thick with no detectable pieces of ice.

SERVE
Pour into serving cup.
Yield: One 16 fl oz smoothie

On-Trend, Unique Ideas

Customers have become aware of and seek out many exotic flavors. Try trendy ingredients like acai, pomegranate and passion fruit. Creative combinations of peanut butter, coconut, vanilla and cinnamon are also simple additions that can give smoothies a unique twist.

Blend-Ins 

Smoothie Blend-Ins

Vegetable
When blended in with fruit or fruit juice, vegetables provide added nutrition without affecting flavor. Try spinach, carrots, broccoli and sweet potatoes.

Savory
Create a unique twist with nuts, peppers or herbs. For example, toasted pecans add richness, jalapenos give a kick and mint leaves create a fresh, cool sensation.

Supplement
Offer customers boosts of nutrients or energy. Simply replace the water with a power drink to add some pick-me up, or blend in protein, whey and fiber powders.

Kid-Friendly
For young guests, offer smoothies blended with peanut butter and jelly, Nutella®, cookies, brownies or candy pieces.

Branded
Blend in Girl Scout cookies, candy bars and popular beverages to create an instant favorite with the flavors customers already love.

Seasonal 

Seasonal Smoothies

Use items your supplier offers on a seasonal basis to keep your smoothie program timely, and offer special holiday smoothies to create limited-time excitement.

  • Spring and summer: Feature berries, melon, cucumber and citrus
  • Fourth of July: Promote a red, white and blue smoothie
  • Fall and winter: Highlight pumpkin, all-spice, nuts and cinnamon
  • Thanksgiving: Offer a pumpkin pie or pecan pie flavor
  • Christmas: Blend in candy canes or sugared plums

Summer BerryAde

COLLECT
¾ cup prepared lemonade
1 packet or 2 scoops of Frostline® Simply Smoothies base mix
¾ cup frozen strawberries
¾ cup ice

BLEND
Put lemonade in blender. Add Frostline® Simply Smoothies base mix. Add frozen strawberries and ice. Blend all together for about 30 seconds. Finished smoothie should be smooth and thick with no detectable pieces of ice.

SERVE
Pour into serving cup.
Yield: One 16 fl oz smoothie

Dessert  

Dessert Smoothies

Blend in small pieces of pie, unfrosted cake, cookies, brownies or frozen novelties. Merchandise these thick, rich smoothies as desserts or anytime sweet treats.

Blueberry Cobbler Smoothie

COLLECT
½ cup cold water
1 packet or 2 scoops of Frostline® Simply Smoothies™ base mix
¾ cup frozen blueberries
1 Tbsp maple syrup
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
¾ cup ice

BLEND
Put water in blender. Add Frostline® Simply Smoothies base mix. Add blueberries, maple syrup and cinnamon. Add ice. Blend all together for about 30 seconds. Finished smoothie should be smooth and thick with no detectable pieces of ice.

SERVE
Pour into serving cup.
Yield: One 16 fl oz smoothie

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

COLLECT
½ cup cold water
1 packet or 2 scoops of Frostline® Simply Smoothies base mix
½ cup frozen strawberries
¼ cup low-fat sour cream
2 Tbsp cream cheese
¾ cup ice

BLEND
Put water in blender. Add Frostline® Simply Smoothies base mix. Add frozen strawberries, sour cream and cream cheese. Add ice. Blend all together for about 30 seconds. Finished smoothie should be smooth and thick with no detectable pieces of ice.

SERVE
Pour into serving cup.
Yield: One 16 fl oz smoothie

 

Adult  

Adult Smoothies

For your adult guests, offer spirited smoothies spiked with Kahlua®, amaretto, vodka and rum. You can also create a twist on a classic cocktail like a tequila sunrise or cosmopolitan smoothie.