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Postcards from the Bench

Sweet & Satisfying Smoothie Seasoning

August 2020 | Luz, Scientist II

Heroes of the breakfast menu, smoothies are a quick, easy way to get fruits and veggies in before the sun has even come up. I’m always on the lookout for new smoothie ideas on social media, and love blending and experimenting with different ingredient combinations at home, especially when superfoods are involved!

These early morning experiments are exactly what sparked the inspiration to create a “green smoothie seasoning” for a recent project that put the spotlight on the sweet power of seasonings! Deliciously flavored beverages, cereal, confection and visual impact can be accomplished with sweet seasonings that incorporate fruit powder and flavors for true to fruit and nuanced taste delivery. With health in mind, I focused on having ‘no added sugar’ by limiting the sugar content to that coming from the fruit powders and boosted the impact of their natural sweetness with our FlavorFull™ sweetness enhancer technology.

The resulting smoothie seasoning dry blend can be a complete, finished product by incorporating a high protein mix, granola and dry fruit that would complement an on-the-go smoothie bowl. The blended flavor delivers tropical notes like mango, banana and pineapple, with a refreshing, minty-spinach finish.

The sky’s the limit when it comes to the application of this seasoning and really opens the doors to deliver well-being with deliciously flavored products. It can be blended into yogurt, granola or cereal for an extra boost of flavor, or combined with milk or a plant based protein. I’m inspired by new flavor possibilities and love projects that let me infuse natural fruits and fabulous flavors into solutions for our customers.

To incorporate a sweet seasoning into your next wellness application, contact your McCormick account manager or contact us today.