Jan 292013
Innocent smoothies

Being a smoothie recipe site we watch what the trends are in our little corner of the internet. In the past several months the term “Innocent Smoothies” began showing up as something that lots of smoothie lovers seemed to be interested in so, naturally, we took a look ourselves.

Innocent smoothies are a brand of smoothies that are produced in Great Britain by Innocent Drinks which is headquartered in London, England. Besides smoothies, the company also makes fruit juices, something called “veg pots” a sort of prepackaged lunch, and some other fruit products aimed at children.

Their website is whimsical and provides a great deal of information about their ingredients and nutrition without being too formal about it. We approve because smoothies are fun!

At this point it seems that their products are available only in the UK and Ireland.

We spent most of our time looking at their smoothie offerings. The website lists six different varieties: strawberries & bananas, mangoes & passion fruits, kiwis, apples, and limes, pineapples, bananas, and coconuts, blackberries, strawberries & boysenberries, and pomegranate, blueberry, and acai. Each flavor has an internal link to its own page on the site that lists all the ingredients as well as the nutritional information.

For example, “strawberries and bananas” lists the ingredients as:
• 4 ½ crushed strawberries
• ½ pressed apple
• ½ mashed bananas
• 1/3 squeezed orange
• 9 pressed red & white grapes
• A dash of lime juice.

We should also point out that the innocent smoothies are available in three different sizes; 250ml bottles (about 8 ounces), 750ml cartons and 1.25 liter cartons. The site lists the ingredients for all the different containers.
The ingredients listed above are for the 250ml bottle. For a 1.25 liter of “strawberries and bananas” the ingredient list is:
• 22 crushed strawberries
• 2 ½ pressed apples
• 3 mashed bananas
• 1/1/2 squeezed orange
• 46 pressed red & white grapes
• A dash of lime juice

Although Innocent Smoothies are not available on this side of the Atlantic, we have them on our list to try the next time we’re in London.

In the meantime you should check out their website at innocentdrinks.co.uk. for the recipes if nothing else.

Innocent Smoothies

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