A Little Something to Sip On
Smoothies are a delicious drink that is often enjoyed in the summer all over the world. Mediterranean and Eastern cultures have served pureed fruit drinks that are similar to modern day smoothies for hundreds of years. Americans started to enjoy smoothies in the 20th century, after the invention of the refrigerator and blender.
The popularity of smoothies escalated with the growth of the macrobiotic and health food movement of the 60’s. ‘Hippies’ of the 60’s are credited for referring to pureed fruit drinks as smoothies. Interestingly, before these drinks were called smoothies, the term smoothie was used for women’s bras, girdles, and ball point pens.
Similar to how the definition of the term smoothie has changed over the years, so have the smoothies that are enjoyed. Smoothie recipes have evolved as they are no longer limited to fruit that are in season. Here are a few smoothies that you may enjoy while you relax on the beach and read Her Culture articles! Just toss these ingredients into a blender (add ice for a thicker consistency).
Kale and Spinach
Mango Lassi – India
Almond milk/coconut water
Berries (strawberry, blueberries)
Mango and Avocado Smoothie – Mexico
Unsweetened coconut milk
Mango Smoothie – Thailand
Galangal (Thai Ginger)
Pear and Banana Smoothie – Thailand
These are just a few smoothies that are enjoyed in countries across the globe. That may be one of the many advantages of this drink: they are flexible and quick to make. If you enjoy the smoothies, then please tag Her Culture on Instagram Also, feel free to share smoothies you enjoy.