According to NPD Group data from May 2013, blenders, juicers and food processors are the top-growing small kitchen appliance category, with blenders and juice extractors contributing to more than $1 billion in sales in 2013. The popularity in juicing and smoothies spills over onto the Web with terms like "smoothie recipes" earning an average of 110,000 Google searches a month. "Juicing and blending smoothies at home has taken off in recent years, and continues to grow in popularity among consumers across all age demographics," Roger Pepperl, Stemilt marketing director, said in a press release.

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