Slip Into Summer with Yogurt Smoothies

by Jared Umsted, Regional Sales Manager @ Kerry Group

As summer quickly approaches, many consumers are committing to eating healthier and exercising! Beverage category trends say that 58% of consumers plan to consume more yogurt drinks at foodservice establishments in the next 2 years. As drinks made with yogurt have become more popular, so has the focus on the health benefits of prebiotics and probiotics. People talk about them often, but how are they beneficial? states the following:

Prebiotics and Probiotics:
-Prebiotics and probiotics can restore the balance of bacteria in your digestive tract. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that can be found in various foods. When you eat probiotics, you will add these healthy bacteria to your intestinal tract. Common strains include Lactobacillis and Bifidobacterium families of bacteria.
-Prebiotics are non-digestible foods that make their way through our digestive system and help good bacteria grow and flourish. Prebiotics keep beneficial bacteria healthy.

Prebiotics in the Diet:
Prebiotics that feed the beneficial bacteria in your gut mostly come from carbohydrate fibers called oligosaccharides. You don't digest them, so the oligosaccharides remain in the digestive tract and stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria. Sources of oligosaccharides include fruits, legumes, and whole grains. Fructo-oligosaccharides may be taken as a supplement or added to foods. Yogurt made with bifidobacteria contain oligosaccharides.

Probiotics in the Diet:
Probiotic bacteria like lactobacilli are naturally found in fermented foods like sauerkraut and yogurt. Some foods will have added probiotics as healthy nutritional ingredients, which will be evident on the label.

What a great opportunity to take advantage of this hot trend, not to mention the millions of dollars that restaurant chains and food companies are spending on advertising for yogurt products. Now you can offer your customers a healthier option for their smoothie craving!

Jet Non-Fat Yogurt Smoothies contain prebiotics, non-fat yogurt & real fruit. Not to mention, have a significantly lower amount of sugar than most smoothie products in the market!

Plus they have:

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Here are some of the ways Jet Non-Fat Yogurt Smoothies are prepared

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