While many kids in your neighbourhood may be setting up their annual lemonade stand this summer, you can stand above your competition with a fruit smoothie stand. Erecting a fruit smoothie stand in your front yard is an easy way to make a little extra cash for your summer festivities. Offer an abundance of options that will allow your customers to custom order a refreshing beverage. Celebrity chef and "Food Network" star Rachael Ray recommends using low-fat yoghurt to add a little creaminess to your smoothies.
Erect a folding table in your front yard to initiate the construction process. Place a piece of poster board flat on the table. Create a colourful sign for your smoothie stand using various markers.
Laminate your smoothie stand sign at a local office supplies store. Duct tape your handmade sign onto the front of the folding table. Place an electric blender on one side of the table.
Connect the blender to an extension cord that runs to an electrical socket in your house. Place a row of bowls across the front of the table. Fill the bowls with fresh produce, including oranges, bananas, strawberries, blueberries and kiwis.
Place a large cooler under the table of your smoothie stand. Dump a 2.27kg. bag of ice into the cooler. Lower a carton of low-fat yoghurt and a carton of low-fat vanilla ice cream into the cooler.
Allow potential customers to handpick their favourite fruits. Drop a few pieces of each fruit into the blender with a handful of ice. Ask customers if they prefer a scoop of yoghurt or ice cream.
Mix the contents in the blender for about 2 minutes. Pour the fresh fruit smoothie into a plastic cup. Serve with a slice of fresh fruit garnish on the rim of the cup.
Things you need
- Folding table
- Poster board
- Laminating machine
- Duct tape
- Electric blender
- Extension cord
- Low-fat yoghurt
- Low-fat vanilla ice cream
- Plastic cups