Smoothie is a thick drink, the main ingredients of which are blender crushed fruits, vegetables or berries. You may also add ice, juice, milk, yogurt, nuts, honey or even eggs.
Today, there are many varieties of smoothies, among which everyone can choose what will be appropriate for him or her depending on the objective: weight loss, healthy lifestyle, fast and tasty breakfast or lunch. As ingredients for smoothies, you can use your favorite fruits, berries, vegetables or those advised by the nutrition MD.
Fruity smoothies are top choice of healthy menu any season due to pleasant aroma, tender taste and high nutritional value. They contain many useful, life important substances, among which in large are antioxidants. People who take care of their health often drink smoothies in the morning.
Smoothies are considered as a perfect dessert, because they are lower in calories but let you indulge in something sweet and raise your spirits. For them use sweet fruits or add sugar, honey and chocolate.
How to Prepare
Smoothie is a drink with a fairly thick consistency. Preparing this cocktail by hand is not really an option. Therefore, to have a real smoothie use blender. The device will crush the fruits in a homogeneous mass. Then the cooking process will not take long. Perfect smoothies have texture like yogurt or milkshake. Badly prepared ones are like salad mixed with water.
Choose Your Fruit
Here some ideas for your everyday smoothie:
Classic Smoothie with Kiwi, Banana, Orange and Apple.
Ideal refreshing drink in any season, especially in winter in countries with the lack of fresh fruits in this season.
- Milk: 20 g.
- Bananas – 2
- Kiwi – 2,
- Apples – 2,
- Oranges – 2
- Sugar to taste
Peel, cut and crush bananas and add a little milk and sugar – it turns out to be delicious. This will be your first layer. Next, crush the slices the kiwi and lay out the second one. After this, repeat the action with orange and apple. You got it!
Green Avocado Smoothie
A great option for a light and easy lunch or dinner, perfect for vegetarians or vegans.
- avocado (ripe) – 1
- cucumber – 1
- garlic – 1 slice
- half a lemon
- celery – 3 petioles
Peel cucumber and avocado take out the stone. Peel the garlic. Put all the ingredients in a blender. Squeeze lemon. Crush until smooth, then add salt and spice.
Mango Smoothie with Oatmeal
It is a delicious, nutritious and healthy breakfast for the whole family, very easy to prepare.
- oatmeal – 2 tablespoons
- yoghurt – 150 ml
- mango – 1
Pour yogurt in out flakes and leave for half an hour. Wash Mango, peel, remove the stone. Put all the ingredients in a blender and crush. Bon appetit!