Smoothie Business Floats Above the Economy


Bloomberg reports on October 2nd that, “For the first time, the average amount of time it takes fired employees to find a new job exceeds the length of their standard unemployment benefits.” The report goes on to say the Labor Department results show: “The jobless rate rose to 9.8 percent in September, while payrolls fell by 263,000.”

On the other hand, the smoothie industry is still experiencing growth. At about the same time the Labor Department reflected the sad employment news, Erika Engle of the Star Bulletin reported that the Tropical Smoothie chain plans on opening “10 stores in Hawaii over the next four to five years, adding to the spread of the more than 275-unit chain across the U.S.”

The public demand for smoothies seems to defy the gravity of the economy. Not everyone has money for a new car or home, but some inexpensive entertainment with friends remains prominent.

Health and nutrition are keywords in the smoothie culture. But a recent article by Mark Newman of Temple News warns that, “Some smoothies pack more than just vitamins.” He reminds the readers that fruit smoothies are a great way to satisfy hunger pains and boost energy, but to be aware that many smoothie recipes include other things besides fruit. He states, “It’s OK to enjoy one of those monster-ccino drinks with whipped cream and syrup on top once in a while, but these calorie vampires shouldn’t be a regular routine.” His advice is to make sure that your smoothie actually contains adequate amounts of fruit, and the fresher the better.

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About Smoothie Essentials - ShelleRae

Welcome! I am ShelleRae and I am very excited you are here. I joined the Smoothie Essentials team about 5 years ago now. Always health conscious and into prevention versus medication it seemed natural when the opportunity came up to take on the creation of this blog and the MatchaGT blog as well. As mother to three and surrogate to many more I've practiced much of what I write on sometimes with great success and other times with a bit less. My friends and family are my test kitchen and my facts are most often from WebMD - they seem to have a fairly accurate and conservative approach. The Smoothie Essentials product is a line of boosts that add functionality to one's daily foods without adding flavor or colors. (except for MatchaGT and green blend) making it easy to "hide" them from the finicky eaters we all know and love. From stirring them into yogurts, smoothies, frappes and even juice drinks it all come out with the original flavor being center star.. My inspiration comes from others who also are striving to live a better life through lifestyle changes. More information is available at or by emailing

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