As automation has continued to make its way into the food industry, Walmart has just introduced a new way of preparing smoothies. In a time where everything has turned contactless, a smoothie-making robot provides a safer alternative to traditional smoothie bars. Consumers can place their order via app or QR code, and the machine then selects the desired ingredients, blends it, and then pours it into a cup. The “Blendid” can make up to 45 drinks an hour and nine drinks at the same time, making it not only a safer but more efficient alternative to man-made smoothies. We can only assume that more institutions will plan to install machines like the “Blendid” in their stores and transition to a mainly automated experience.