It’s not just the smoothie.
The popularity of the diet soda has been a boon for smoothie makers, who are making a splash with their new products.
The Japanese health ministry said that the diet drinks have been on the rise since the year 2000, but they still account for less than 0.5 percent of sales.
The ministry also said they’re on the decline in China and South Korea.
In 2016, Japanese consumers were spending almost 20 billion yen (US$19.2 million) per year on soft drinks, which is roughly two to three times more than they spent on soft drink products in 2013.
That’s because soft drinks are made from water, sugar and flour, rather than a liquid, according to the ministry.
In the United States, soda and diet soda accounted for about a third of total sales, according a study by the consulting firm Beverage Digest in April.
The health ministry’s data showed that smoothies accounted for nearly one-third of the sales in 2016, but that soft drinks were still on the top of the list of the country’s top-selling beverages.
The Ministry of Health said that smoothie sales in Japan have grown by more than 25 percent since 2008, but there were still fewer than 3 million smoothies sold in 2016.
The ministry said smoothie consumption increased from about one billion yen in 2015 to more than 2 billion yen this year.
The smoothie business is booming in Japan, where the nation is on track to overtake China as the world’s second-largest soft drink market.