Creating Incredible Smoothie Drinks
As consumers take on a more holistic view of health and wellness, the trends in the beverage industry continue to reflect that. Functional and plant based products are expected to drive the industry this year and for good reason. Smoothies can provide buyers and their families with everything that they need to eat healthy while still enjoying a great, cool beverage at any time of the day. They are a convenient option for breakfast, lunch, and for a quick nutritional boost at any time throughout the day – and not only that, they can provide an individual with more than their recommended amount of fruits.
However, there are a lot of things to keep in mind when it comes to the creation of a smoothie beverage. First and foremost, the formulation of the product itself. Smoothies rely on various flavor combinations, including some strange ones, for their immense appeal. That said, creating something too strange can be a big problem for an expert in flavor creation.
Due to its superfoods status, blueberry is the leading berry item in terms of growth percentage. Among the more common components of beverages of all types are berry flavors, which can be easily recreated through the use of natural ingredients such as natural Ionone and natural Fermentone, both available from Advanced Biotech’s line of quality flavor ingredients. These berry flavors can be combined together or they can even be used to enhance other smoothie products.
General fruit flavors such as natural Ethyl Pelargonate, which can provide an apple flavor, may be used to add to the fruity flavor profile of a standard fruit smoothie. The possibilities are virtually endless when it comes to this type of flavor creation. According to the NDP Group, plant based product claims have grown 62% globally. This is being reflected in the increase of green smoothies packed with greens. Crisp cucumber, fresh spinach and fresh kale flavors can all be created through the use of Advanced Biotech’s natural ingredients. Any flavorist looking to do something different should explore the many routes toward creating delicious smoothies, whether that’s in the creation of powders and mixes or the creation of ready-made, prepackaged “smoothie” options in the juice aisle.