Largest smoothie: McGill breaks Guinness World Records world record (VIDEO)
MONTREAL, Canada -- McGill University sets another World Record; this time, for the World's Largest Smoothie; the 3,121 litre drink was filled with fair trade bananas, Quebec grown raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, Macdonald Farm melons, Danone yogurt, and Minute Maid Juice; over 4 hours, students, staff, and volunteers helped chop, blend, and prepare the beverage, which sets the new world record for the Largest smoothie,
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: McGill University sets another World Record; this time, for the World's Largest Smoothie! The 3,121 litre drink was filled with fair trade bananas, Quebec grown raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, Macdonald Farm melons, Danone yogurt, and Minute Maid Juice. Over 4 hours, students, staff, and volunteers helped chop, blend, and prepare the record-breaking beverage. Photo: Owen Egan (enlarge photo)
The previous Guinness World Records' record for the largest smoothie contained 2,300 litres (607.6 US gal) and was prepared by Dry July (Australia) at Circular Quay in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on 30 June 2014.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest cup/glass of soft drink; it contains 6,000 litres of mango juice (211,170.39 UK fl oz; 202,884.14 US fl oz) and was created by Kadi Mall (Saudi Arabia), in Jazan, Saudi Arabia, on 8 May 2015. A crew of 100 volunteers made up of McGill University staff and students chopped and blended ingredients for four hours to obliterate the previous smoothie Guinness World Records world record of 2,300 litres, set a year ago in Australia, with a monster 3,121.7-litre drink.
Here is the list of ingredients (before peeling): 600 kilos of strawberries (locally grown)
100 kilos raspberries (locally grown)
100 kilos blueberries (locally grown)
400 kilos equitable bananas (Equifruit)
900 kilos watermelon (Mac Farm)
500 kilos cantaloupe (Mac Farm)
600 kilos of juice (Minute Maid, campus supplier) 400 kilos ice (Iceman)
700 kilos yogurt (Danone, campus supplier)
Most of the record smoothie was consumed on the spot by the massive crowd and another 600 litres of smoothie –approximately 1,800 glassfuls – was donated to the Old Brewery Mission, a local organization that supports Montreal's homeless people.