Kickstart Your Day Smoothie
Ready for a running start to your day? Here’s a super healthy smoothie that you can make within minutes. Drink up, make inroads into your daily vitamins and essential minerals intake, and start off the day feeling better about yourself in general.
Of course, smoothies aren’t an American exclusive. In India, the mango lassi is a milkshake with crushed ice, yogurt, and sometimes sugar: and it’s generally known to be the world’s first smoothie, originating from 1,000 B.C. Fruit sharbats, a popular West and South Asian drink, often include yogurt and honey, and its history can be traced back to the 12th Century. Food stores began selling smoothies on the West Coast of the USA in the 1930s, thanks to the invention of the electric blender. Before that, people had to hand-toss milkshakes in stainless steel cups of milk, ice cream, and flavoured syrups. By the 1960s, smoothies were widely sold across the USA by ice cream stores and health food stores. The first few fruit smoothies in the USA were made with orange juice, strawberries and ice, aimed at refreshing beach goers.
“Green” smoothies are a more recent phenomenon that follows the health food trend. The veggies are usually selected for their essential minerals, fibre, and dietary fibre. For a closer look on what celery will bring to your drink, you can check out our celery page here. Happy drinking!