Totally Not an Orange Julius

The history of the blender, the soda jerk, the smoothie, the mall food court -- and the art of writing a knock-off recipe

It's the last smoothie recipe of the month, and next month we'll turn to a different, essential breakfast beverage: coffee. But before we leave smoothies behind (with a nod to the tropical fruit smoothie, the strawberry glaze skin smoothie, and ya know, just your basic smoothie), a little bit of history — something I can't believe I've waited this long to talk about!