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2 SEP 2015
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Yes, there is a new Guinness World Record for the largest smoothie and it has been set by none other than the hard-working staff and student body at Montreal’s McGill University.

Yesterday evening, a group of 100 volunteers—consisting of McGill students and staff members—gathered around a beautiful arrangement of fresh fruit, and began to peel, pit, chop and blend it all together. Why? To break the previous 2,300-litre smoothie world record that was set last year in Australia.

Over the past few years, McGill’s executive chef Oliver de Volpi has been participating in a range of on-campus activities in order to help promote the university’s annual food fair during Frosh week. One giant fruit salad and an extremely heavy (4,400 lbs.) brownie later, the university decided that this year a record-breaking smoothie seemed fitting. And record-breaking it was at 3,121.7 delicious litres!

A Recipe For Success

If you’re wondering what the world’s largest smoothie is made of, read on for the ingredients:

  • 170 watermelons
  • 400 large cantaloupes
  • 50 cases of bananas
  • 950 containers of yogurt
  • Tons of fresh berries
  • 450 kg of ice

It took approximately 15 to 20 blenders to obtain the cold, slushy texture that all smoothie-drinkers know and love. Of course, none of the smoothie was wasted as it was distributed to about 5,000 McGill students. In Addition, approximately 1,000 litres of it went the Old Brewery Mission.

 

Source: Montreal Gazette