Summertime is upon us! The kingdom of smoothies reigns over all of us, with its sweet juicy flavors and colorful blends. And you don’t necessarily have to be a gym-goer or health-preoccupied person to enjoy a smoothie. Of course, it has its health benefits, but a smoothie can be enjoyed simply for its sweet and refreshing taste.
What’s not to like? Fruits? Good! Vegetables? Good! Yes, through smoothies you will get to enjoy the so much hated vegetables of childhood. I mean, as long as you are creative and open-minded you can make the most fantastic smoothie ever. You just have to add the secret ingredient at the end: a sugar spoon of love.
What and how much do you add?
According to bbcgoodfood.com, the way to start a smoothie is with two mugfuls of a liquid base. You can choose from a wide variety of liquids, starting with pure water and going through milk, soy milk, yogurt, or coconut water. And here is where the fun begins – with a smoothie, you can get creative from the very beginning. Also, the same source advice us to blend the chosen liquid before adding the wanted fruit or vegetables, to create a smooth liquid.
The next step would be – obviously, adding the most important part of your delicious drink – the fruit or vegetable. When it comes to choosing your fruit, the majority recommends banana as a base, because it blends quite nicely. To it, you can add strawberries, for example, and there you will have one of the most popular and delicious smoothies on the planet. And because it’s summer and one of the main purposes of a smoothie is to cool your senses, do not forget to add a little ice.
If you are the kind of person who usually has a sweet tooth, summer is the perfect time for diets, as you can replace chocolate and candy with a healthy smoothie. And if you are not satisfied with a simple mixture of fruit, you can add some natural sweetener such as honey or maple syrup. There, I guarantee that this will make your day!
You know how they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Now you can make it the most delicious, too.
Half a cup of pineapple/orange juice
Half a cup of Greek yogurt
Do not forget to pour the liquid first and then add the fruit, so you get a better mixture. I advise you to use yogurt because it adds a little more smoothness to your smoothie and the fruits are obviously your choice. I know that some of you do not tolerate ginger, but trust me, in this combination, you’ll be lovin’ it!
Yogurt of choice
Milk (e.g. almond milk)
Yup, this is the one with all the greens. But because I love it and the taste is simply amazing, I call it the green treat. With all the added flavors, you won’t even notice the spinach is there. You will enjoy the juiciness and the great aroma of the blended yogurt-fruit-veggie.