How to make a smoothie
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Smoothies are a healthy, easy, and fun way to have a snack or a meal. With a few minutes of preparation and a few minutes of blending, you can enjoy a frozen fruit smoothie
or a veggie smoothie
that has almost an entire days worth of essential nutrients that your body needs. Smoothies do not require a lot of ingredients and they have an easy clean up time as well.
So, how to make a smoothie
? We are here to help...
First, get yourself a good quality smoothie mixer. We have good information about what type of smoothie maker or smoothie mixer fits your personality and lifestyle.
Second, get a recipe. We have alot of recipes indexed by category on our smoothie recipe
Thirdly, Shop! Who doesn't like to shop, especially when it comes to being creative with fruit and veggies in a healthy smoothie
. Make sure that you have several recipes handy in case your produce market doesn't have all of the fresh fruit that you may need or something is out of season. Mangos
, kiwifruit, peaches
, and pears work the best in smoothies. Fruits with alot of liquid such as watermelon and citrus
fruit work best in small quantities along side heartier fruits and vegetables. Don't forget the bananas!
Fourth, Prepare! This is my favorite step. If a recipe for tomorrow calls for frozen bananas or another fruit simply prep it, peel it, or whatever it needs and put it in a plastic baggy in your freezer. I always sample the fruit first...that's the fun part.
Next..Make the smoothie! I always start by adding any yogurt
first and then the fruit. This helps the yogurt to incorporate better. After the fruit goes the wet ingredients: juice, milk or soymilk, or even a little H2O if the recipe calls for it. Make sure that you add enough wet ingredients now or your blender could freeze up. The "puree" function is the best for smoothies. Then...ice...it always goes in last and always a little bit at a time to make sure that the mix actually mixes without getting frozen up on you. I slowly drop the ice in from the opening in the top of the lid and never put my fingers in while it's blending!
Lastly...Drink and enjoy.
Experiment with different recipes and feel free to send us your favorite recipe
for use on our site to share with others. We will even name it after you so that you get all of the bragging rights!
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