Smoothie King Offers Limited-Time Holiday Dark Chocolate Smoothies Starting November 17, 2014

Made with Ghirardelli® Chocolate and All Under 300 Calories!

November 17, 2015 // // NEW ORLEANS – Smoothie King Franchises, Inc., the fast-growing smoothie franchise company with more than 700 stores worldwide, will be launching a new, limited-time menu offering on November 17, 2014. Dark Chocolate Smoothies, which will be available at all Smoothie King stores over the holiday season, are blended with Ghirardelli 100 percent cocoa and are all under 300 calories for a 20 oz..

“Smoothie King’s new Dark Chocolate Smoothies introduce decadent dieting just in time for the holidays,,” said Wan Kim, owner and CEO of Smoothie King. “In fact, these smoothies have zero trans fats, up to 15g of lean protein, and are rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium and iron. They are a healthy and delicious way to enjoy chocolate for those watching their waistline this holiday season.”

The three new Dark Chocolate Smoothies include:

  1. Dark Chocolate Strawberry
    Blended with Ghirardelli 100% cocoa, strawberries, Lean1® protein, Gladiator® protein, protein blend and vanilla, this smoothie satisfies the sweet tooth while delivering healthy nutrients to the body.
  2. Dark Chocolate Orange
    Blended with Ghirardelli 100% cocoa, orange juice,Lean1® protein, Gladiator® protein, protein blend, vanilla and turbinado, this smoothie is the perfect combination of two naturally satisfying, sweet flavors: chocolate and orange.
  3. Dark Chocolate Mint
    Blended with Ghirardelli 100% cocoa, natural peppermint flavor, bananas, Lean1® protein, Gladiator® protein, protein blend, vanilla and turbinado, this smoothie defines decadent dieting.

“100 percent cocoa is an abundant source of fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese, and is rich in antioxidants,” says Brooke Alpert, nationally-recognized nutritionist. “When paired with Smoothie King’s Gladiator and Lean1 protein, which aid in muscle retention and fat loss, these Dark Chocolate Smoothies provide fantastic nutrition while tasting delicious.”

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 or; engage on Facebook; follow on Twitter at

SOURCE Smoothie King Franchises Inc.

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