Those who are conscious about what they eat and drink often recommend drinking smoothies to maintain good health and fitness. But just because you have decided that you will lead a healthy lifestyle does not mean making smoothies has to be an ordeal! You can have an incredible amount of fun making smoothies. Smoothies are a great way to maintain your levels of nutrition and keep a watch on your weight.
Smoothies retain the goodness of fruits and vegetables unlike juices that discard the pulp. This means you can indeed have a wide variety of fruits of vegetables and get their full benefits without waste. The first reason why smoothies can be good fun is there are no hard and fast rules! You can try blending different categories of fruits and vegetables and make interesting smoothies that will make your taste buds sing. Here are some interesting tips that will help you with your smoothie making efforts a real pleasure.
Chose your liquid wisely
First up, decide upon the liquid you will use. The liquid is the first that should go into your blender, as the liquid must surround the blade for your smoothie making process to be smooth and easy. The traditional choice for a smoothie has always been milk or fruit juices. Dairy milk or even soy milk can be used while making smoothies. You can also use a variety of fruit juices, but in that case beware of the added sugar content. If you are looking at breaking the mold and want to use some interesting liquids you could try things like almond milk or coconut milk. Fat free yogurt can also be a good choice if you want your smoothie to be creamy.
Go wild with ingredients and toppings
As we mentioned earlier, you can go wild with the choice of the fruits and veggies. The more colorful your choices, the better it is for your nutritional value. The more fruits and veggies you use the less liquid you will need to use. Also if you keep your fruits and vegetables frozen, you will not have to use too much of ice. As for the toppings or extras, you have a wide variety of choice as well. For a dessert style smoothie, the choice of a topping is usually ice cream. But if you are watching your weight, you can not obviously opt for this sinful dessert topping! But that does not mean your smoothie will not taste good.
You can use protein powders, which come in a variety of flavors that can really give your smoothie a wonderful taste. If you are not keen on such powders, you can use a lot of natural flavorings such as honey, cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla and nutmeg that will lend a wonderful taste to your smoothie.
Lastly, you will make sure you have a high power, easy to use blender that will liquidate your ingredients easily. Also ensure that you are not overloading your blender too much. Ideally, once you have your ingredients ready, your smoothie should be ready in less than a minute! Once you master these smoothie making tips, you will see that making smoothies is an incredible amount of fun.