Smoothies make a great quick snack or even a meal replacement. You can make them a delicious treat or a healthy staple in your diet. There are many different flavors to choose from and ways to make them. Whether you are on the go and need a quick bite to eat or you enjoy sipping a smoothie in the morning for breakfast while you are getting ready, smoothies are perfect for any time of the day.
So, how do you make a good smoothie?
Find A Good Blender
One of the first steps is to find a good blender. Two popular options are the Vitamix and the Ninja. Some people prefer to go with Vitamix rather than ninja because it’s easier to clean. Which is better for you will depend on precisely what you are looking for in a blender and the price point you want to spend. Make a list of your needs in a mixer such as size, price point, and speeds. You can then make a list of blenders out there and purchase one that best matches your wish list.
The next step is to settle on quality ingredients. There are many choices depending on what your fitness goals are and what type of food you are in the mood for.
First, you want to have some sort of liquid to act as a base and thin out your drink. This is what makes it a smoothie. Unsweetened almond milk is an excellent choice. Although you can use whichever type of milk you like, unsweetened and unflavored will be the best for your health with the least amount of sugar.
If you go to a smoothie shop, they will typically add sugar to it. You don’t need to add sugar to make it taste great. Fruit ingredients, such as banana or strawberries can give your smoothie the boost it needs.
If you freeze any foods, they can easily be used in a smoothie. You can put them in and then skip the ice cubes. If you have fruit that you notice is about to go bad, throw them in the freezer instead, and they will stay fresh for your smoothie later.
If you have a sweet tooth, but you want to stay on track with your health goals, try adding ingredients that will help curb your cravings. Items like chocolate and peanut butter typically will help. You can even add chocolate protein powder instead of adding chocolate.
If you want a delicious snack, smoothies can be great treats too. You can even add ice cream. Make them as unique as you like.
Blend And Enjoy
Once you have all your ingredients and a good blender, all you have to do is blend—and enjoy.
As you can see, smoothies are great for a snack, a meal, or a desert. You can add so many kinds of foods to them.