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Smoothie King® Offers NEW Vegan Smoothies Powered by Sunwarrior®

SMOOTHIE KING FRANCHISES, INC. LOGOSmoothie King Franchises, Inc., the leading smoothie franchise company with 700 stores worldwide, has introduced two new Vegan Smoothies Powered by Sunwarrior.  The new menu items are blended with 100 percent pure Sunwarrior raw plant-based protein and other nutritious ingredients like superfoods acai and kale and antioxidant-rich mango.

“Statistics show a growing interest in plant-based diets among all consumers, both vegan and non-vegan,” said Wan Kim, owner and CEO of Smoothie King.  “By introducing these new menu options, we are catering to guests who seek plant-based protein in their diets.  Our goal is to provide them with quick, easy and tasty ways to get the nutrition they crave on-the-go.”

“It used to be that vegan protein was only of interest to hardcore vegans and vegetarians,” said Jerry Burt, National Sales Manager of Sunwarrior.” Now we see a wider group of people – fitness enthusiasts, health conscious parents, teens and baby boomers – who are incorporating plant-based meals into their daily lives. Replacing just one meal per day with a plant-based option can have long lasting health benefits. The fact that these smoothies taste great makes it even better.”

Two Vegan Smoothies Naturally Powered by Sunwarrior have been added to the Smoothie King menu for this initial rollout:

  • Mango Kale Smoothie:  A flavorful blend of Sunwarrior Warrior Blend raw plant-based protein, mango juice blend, banana, kale, apple juice and almond, this antioxidant-rich smoothie is vegan wholesomeness at its finest.
  • Dark Chocolate Banana Smoothie:  100 percent cocoa, bananas, acai and Sunwarrior Warrior Blend raw plant-based protein fill the cup to make this smoothie both delicious and nutritious.

Smoothie King’s New Vegan Smoothies Powered by Sunwarrior are all under 350 calories (20 oz. serving), have no saturated fats, aid in healthy digestion, are lactose-free, gluten-free, and are rich in Vitamin A and C.   They provide up to 11g of muscle-building, fat-burning plant-based protein and are rich in antioxidants, minerals, enzymes and phytonutrients.  They can be consumed as both a healthy snack or meal replacement.  To find out more about Vegan Smoothies or see the full menu of offerings from Smoothie King, visitSmoothieKing.com.

About Smoothie King Franchises Inc.
Smoothie King Franchises, Inc. is a privately held, New Orleans-area-based franchise company with more than 700 units worldwide.  By creating each smoothie with a purpose, Smoothie King makes it simple and pleasurable for guests to achieve their individual health goals.  The franchise also offers a number of healthy retail products, including sports beverages, energy bars, vitamin supplements and more.

Smoothie King was founded in 1973 by Steve Kuhnau, whose mission was to help others achieve better health in a tasty way.  In 1989, Smoothie King became the first franchised smoothie bar/health food store in the U.S. and currently operates in 33 states, the Caymans,Singapore and the Republic of Korea.   In 2014, Smoothie King was ranked No. 1 by Entrepreneur magazine in the juice bar category for the 20th year and No. 86 overall on the 2014 Franchise 500 list. In 2014, Smoothie King partnered with the New Orleans Pelicans to launch the Smoothie King Center, a multi-purpose indoor arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. Visit www.smoothieking.com orwww.smoothiekingfranchise.com; engage on Facebook www.facebook.com/SmoothieKing; follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/smoothieking.

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