I own a shop that sells smoothies to everyone in the community. I started the business 5 years ago to a slow start, but now everyone comes to me for a cool drink, even in the winter. Summer is almost here, and I may need to get repairs to my HVAC in NYC because the air conditioner has been acting strange. The customers will come to me when they want to escape the heat, and I can’t have them sweating and their drinks melting while they are trying to cool down. The customers might look for somewhere else to cool off.
I have some new flavors that I want to try out on the customers this summer. Most people are used to the standard fruits in their smoothies, like strawberries, bananas, oranges, pineapples, and occasionally blueberries. While these fruits are great, there are a lot of other fruit combinations that can be made from the lesser used fruits. I have a tropical themed smoothie that combines pineapple with mango and papaya to make people they are sitting on an island somewhere. I’ve also come up with a pina colada that doesn’t have any alcohol, but still tastes quite as good as the real thing.
I’ve also been doing some experiment with berry mixes. Blackberries and blueberries have been making their way into the smoothies. An all berry mix made with those, in addition to strawberries and raspberries really hits the spot, and it’s healthy too. The berries have antioxidants that eliminate free radicals in the body. Free radicals are linked to cancer, so it’s best to have a regular dose of antioxidants in your diet. If the new smoothies become popular with the customers, I’ll offer them all year long. Maybe I’ll give the repair man a test smoothie when he fixes the air conditioner.