Have You Heard About the Ford Smoothie?

By: Lange & Fetter Motors   |   28 Feb 2022
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Sure, you’ve heard of the Ford F-150, the Ford Mustang, and the Ford Explorer. But the Ford Smoothie? Yep, and you heard it here first, Trenton!

The Ford Smoothie isn’t just some clever play on words, like the name of a cylinder-shaped Ford vehicle that you drive. It’s a real smoothie, drinkable and delicious, developed by the Ford Motor Company. Now, you’re probably asking, “So… what is the Ford Smoothie? And why would they make it?” We thought you’d never ask!

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Over the last decade, we’ve been building Ford trucks and SUVs with plant-based materials. That means you can drive a Ford, but you can also drink some of the stuff that goes into a Ford. 

 

To prove it, we took some of the delicious plant-based materials we use to build Ford vehicles, bottled them, and made it available to you as a healthy, delicious smoothie.”

 

The Ford Smoothie: Ingredients for Sustainability

Ford has a long history of values that are aligned with sustainable environmental practices. We use recycled and renewable materials throughout the manufacturing process to produce cars, trucks, and SUVs with a reduced ecological imprint. Included among our list of renewable materials are several plant-based ingredients that we use for a variety of purposes - and yes, they just happen to be nutritious ingredients that can be used to build a smoothie, too!

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Ingredient

Car Part

Smoothie

Coconut

Coconut fibres are used in our trunk mats.

The Ford Smoothie recipe uses coconut water for electrolytes and sweetness.

Soy

Every Ford vehicle built in North America uses soy foam in the seats.

Cooked, non-GMO soybeans are used in the recipe to add creaminess and protein.

Rice

Rice hulls are used in our vehicle electrical systems.

Cooked brown rice is added to the recipe for whole-grain energy.

Orange

Ford engineers are currently experimenting with orange peels for future use in Ford vehicles! Would it be called the “Mach-C?!”

Orange juice is a natural choice for any smoothie, as it is high in vitamins A and C and adds tangy acidity.

Agave

Agave fibre is another material Ford engineers are currently experimenting with for future vehicles.

Agave syrup is added to the recipe for subtle sweetness.

Algae

Ford is looking into harnessing the power of algae in the future.

For a major nutritional boost, the Ford Smoothie contains Blue Majik Algae.

Prickly Pear

We expect prickly pear to be used in future Ford vehicle production, and testing is already underway.

This delicious fruit adds just the right amount of sweetness, acid, and an extra hit of vitamins.

 

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You can learn more about Ford’s commitment to protecting the planet in their 2021 Sustainability and Financial Report.

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Lange & Fetter Motors: Working Towards a Better Future

A dedication to human and environmental justice is at the heart of our values here at Lange & Fetter Ford Motors. We are proud to offer real opportunities for fulfilling careers (seriously - our employee testimonials don’t lie), our ties to Grandview Pastures and their regenerative farming techniques, and to give back whenever, and however, we can to the Trenton community.

We’re also proud to stock Ford’s newest future-forward vehicles, including the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Ford F-150 Lightning, Ford Maverick, and many other popular Ford vehicles that are being built with eco-friendly electric and hybrid powertrain technology.

MEET THE FORD F-150 LIGHTNING

MEET THE FORD MAVERICK

 

A Toast to the Future

Come visit us here at Lange & Fetter Motors in Trenton, Ontario for a toast to innovation! What will we be serving up? Ford Smoothies, of course! And if you make a Ford Smoothie at home, please tag us in your photos on social media - we’d love to see this delicious drink in action.

 

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