Healthy Fruit Smoothies for Spring

Moving into spring, your customers are looking for a beverage that is refreshing and health conscious (bathing suit season is coming up), so the time is right to put smoothies back on the menu!

Adding frozen drinks to your menu could increase sales $1000 a year in a single store! Stockton Graham DaVInci Jet SmoothiesAnd you only need to sell two frozen drinks a day for six months to exceed that mark. That’s because the profit margin on frozen drinks is high, and they literally sell themselves without any additional marketing or advertising. (Although Stockton Graham & Co. offers a wide variety of POS materials including counter cards and signage to our customers.)

To further help you increase sales, MONIN is offering $3 off any case of Fruit Smoothie Mix you buy. There is no limit to how much you can redeem! Click here for the rebate form.

There’s also a rebate on Dr. Smoothie’s 100% Crushed Fruit flavors including the new 100% Crushed Fruit flavors: Beetroot & Berries and Tropical Sunshine. Get up to $120 back on all Dr. Smoothie 100% Crushed Fruit and Organics through June 2015.

Or, if your business needs a blender upgrade, receive FREE cases of pour and blend smoothie with the purchase of any blender package.

You can choose smoothies from Big Train, Torani, Monin and DaVinci Gourmet (formally Jet)! If you prefer Dr. Smoothie 100% Crushed Fruit, Classic Smoothie or Cafe Essentials, you can get three FREE cases with a blender purchase over $500 and two FREE cases with a blender purchase under $500. Read all the details on our blender specials.

Jet Smoothies are now sold under the DaVinci name
To start out this smoothie season Jet smoothies have been re-branded to DaVinci Gourmet! With all the classic flavors you have come to love, these smoothies will have no formula changes and no packaging changes. Under the DaVinci brand they offer 3 types of smoothie options:

  1. Natural Smoothies – No artificial flavors or colors, this smoothie is the natural choice for a great tasting, better for you beverage!
  2. Fruit Smoothies – The original pour over and blend smoothie, expect extra fruit flavor in this delicious blended drink!
  3. Non Fat Yogurt Smoothies – An alternative better-for-you smoothie option, this option offers all natural fruit puree & healthy yogurt for twice the health benefits!

Looking for the Green Tea that Jet used to offer in their smoothies? Big Train now offers a Big Train Fruit Tea Blast Smoothie with all the benefits of Green Tea, so Stockton Graham & Co. still has you covered!

Interested in learning more about this new smoothie option? Want to discuss which pour over smoothie best fits your customers’ needs? Call 800 835 5943 and talk to your Customer Care Associate about healthier beverage options today!

Now You Can Make Yogurt Smoothies In Your Shop

ENJOY THE HEALTHY BENEFITS OF PRE-BIOTICS, PRO-BIOTICS AND FIBER TODAY!

Create yogurt smoothies, fruit parfaits and more without the expense of a frozen yogurt machine. Yogurt Lovers’s Choice is used primarily as a non-fat vanilla blend in for smoothies, as a shake base to add fruit, juice or syrups into and more.

Yogurt Lover’s Choice is a non-fat delicious milky, yogurty vanilla beverage with a hint of “vanilla soft serve-like” ending and it is packed with healthy pre-biotics and pro-biotics. Simple to use and easy to store, this delicious powder blends right into your fruit smoothie and gives a yogurt type creamy texture.

This all natural blend contains pre-biotics and pro-biotics that deliver 2 billion live cultures per serving. What are pre and pro-biotics? Simply put, pro-biotics are healthy beneficial microorganisms for your digestive system and a pre-biotic is the lunch box the pro-biotic needs to survive in your digestive tract.

YOGURT LOVER’S CHOICE CONTAINS SIX STRAINS OF PRO-BIOTICS:
• Lactobacillus acidophilus
• Lactobacillus bulgaricus
• Lactobacillus salivarius
• Lactobacillus casei
• Lactococcus lactis
• Streptococcus thermophilus

BENEFITS:
• One 8 oz finished beverage contains over 2 billion CFUs of pro-biotics
• Good source of fiber
• Contains both pre and pro-biotics
• Fat free
• All natural
• Improves nutrient bioavailability
• Helps regulate lymphocytes and antibodies to aid immunity maintenance
• Mix with your favorite Dr. Smoothie Concentrate – 16 flavors available!
• No expensive frozen yogurt machine needed
• Nice creamy texture

If you serve fruit in your shop, download FREE point of sale material from Dr. Smoothie HERE. If you don’t serve fruit, free point of sale material is available for download HERE. Stay tuned for recipes using Yogurt Lover’s Choice on the Stockton Graham & Co. blog next week!

 

Getting creative with your smoothie puree

Recently I was placed in charge of bringing a healthy snack to my daughter’s fourth grade class. I wanted to bring something special since we are moving and my daughter is changing schools. This is her going-away party. I thought that instead of bringing a sugar-packed soda or boring apple juice, I could make a healthy yogurt and fruit based smoothie.   So I purchased a bottle of Dr. Smoothie 100%  Crushed Fruit Strawberry Banana puree.

To make the smoothie, I mixed 1 46oz bottle of Dr. Smoothie + 1 46oz bottle of water + 1 46oz bottle consisting of a 32oz container of vanilla flavored light yogurt mixed with water to fill. No blender needed, which is good since my kitchen is currently in boxes! For less than $0.55 per serving, I was able to make a gallon of vitamin, mineral and protein packed goodness for her class, and I didn’t even dirty a dish.

If you have a cooler for retail beverages in your cafe, have you ever considered selling your Dr. Smoothie fruit purees by the bottle? One 46oz bottle will make a gallon of smoothie once mixed. It’s an economical and environmentally friendly beverage choice since you are reducing packaging; and it’s yummy too!

Dr. Smoothie 100% Crushed whole fruit smoothie purees are 100% natural, fat-free and shelf stable. One 16oz glass provides over 3 servings of fruit to boost your body’s immunity this flu season. Dr. Smoothie even has a line of dietary supplements and whole food botanicals that you can add in for customized nutritional needs.

As part of Stockton Graham’s Everyday Value & Savings program, buy any 6 cases of Dr. Smoothie and receive $3 off per case.

Laura Heyda
Stockton Graham & Co.