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A smoothie is a delicious blended drink made most often with fresh fruit mixed with milk, yogurt or ice cream.
It is sometimes sweetened and can also contain peanut butter, chocolate and pretty much anything else your creative mind can come up with.
You can make it to the liking of your taste buds.
It is important to never try to just stir or shake this drink into existence.
A good blender is an absolute necessity when you are learning how to make smoothies successfully.
Read further for more tips on how to make the best smoothies and a simple recipe to get you started.
How to Make Smoothies
Begin with adding 2 full cups of whatever base liquid you choose into your blender. You might want to stick with the usual milk, yogurt or ice cream.
Or if you are feeling creative, try soy or almond milk, fruit juice, coconut water, coconut milk, tea, coffee, sherbert, sparkling water or even just plain water. It all depends on what taste right to you.
You will then add around 3/4 cup of the fruit of your choice. Pick what you like best. Consider bananas, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, mango, peaches, plums, nectarines, grated apple, pear, melon, kiwis, avocados, pomegranates, oranges, watermelon or pineapple. Feel free to combine your favorites.
Tasty extras come next. Add ingredients such as honey, maple syrup, agave syrup, cocoa powder, cinnamon, grated nutmeg, vanilla, tofu, peanut butter, nut butter, raw spinach or various other leafy greens.
Add a few ice cubes and blend your ingredients on medium power until the fruit is well-blended. Then increase the blender speed up to the next highest setting and blend about 1 minute.
At this point, you may need to add more liquid or more fruit to get your smoothie to its desired consistency. Once you have it there, you can pour it into a glass and add a few more things on top if you want. Consider toasted chopped nuts, flaxseeds, whole oats or whatever suits you.
Now that you know how to make smoothies properly, here is a simple recipe to get you started.
- 8-frozen strawberries
- 1/2-cup plain yogurt
- 1/2-cup coconut, shredded and unsweetened
- Ice cubes
- 2-tablespoons rolled oats
- Ground cinnamon, to taste
- Place yogurt in blender.
- Add all other ingredients.
- Blend until smooth.
You now know how to make smoothies, so get yourself a good blender and begin making a variety of smoothies in the search for your favorites.
These can be fantastic as a meal replacement or an after school or after workout treat.
Depending on how you choose to make your smoothie, this can be a healthy drink or you may opt for something simply delicious.
Either way, you are sure to enjoy these wonderful drinks. If you are looking for more recipes you should take a look here.