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Tropical Smoothies


Tropical Fruit Frostea


Fruit smoothies

These smoothies are great at any time. I have my morning smoothie to start the day, for something a little extra I throw in kale or turnips. You can have it either way.


1 cup boiling water

1 Lipton® Iced Tea Brew Family Size Tea Bag or 3 Lipton® Cup Size Tea Bags

3 Tbsp. sugar

2 cups cut-up fresh pineapple OR 1 pint strawberries, hulled

1 banana, cut into chunks

3 cups ice cubes (about 18 to 24)


1.Pour boiling water over Lipton® Iced Tea Brew Family Size Tea Bag in medium bowl; cover and brew 5 minutes. Remove Tea Bag and squeeze; cool slightly.

2.Process tea, sugar, pineapple and banana in blender. Add ice cubes, one at a time, and process until frosty. Serve immediately. 4-5 servings


Mango, Banana, Strawberry Tropical Smoothie


1/2   mango, diced
1    banana, 
 handful ice cube, crushed
3/4 cup  plain yogurt
6 strawberries, 
3/4 cups  whole



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.

Nature's Defense

Nature's Defense

When choosing your smoothie ingredients,

don’t forget the Smoothie Essentials Blends.

Smoothie Essentials Blends 
are a wide range of functional supplements, 
delicately mixed by our herbalists 
for maximum health benefits.

Smoothie Essentials Blends contain no preservatives. We protect and preserve our Blends simply by packaging and sealing them in an airtight HDPE canister.

Add as much as you want to your smoothie. It would be very, very hard to overdose on our Blends. While there are a lot of herbs in our Blends, the safe limits of these herbs are high.

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Boost Your Immunity