Learn how to make easy fruit smoothies below.
Here we are into another new year and determined to keep our New Year’s resolutions. If you’re like me, you can’t help thinking of all the buzz about nutritious food and getting trim and fat. Maybe it’s the guilt of holiday indulgences that puts food-related resolutions at the forefront. Along with the guilt and determination, a little bit of a discouraged feeling may seep into your mind. Food is good!” Well, here’s some good news to spur you on to success. Try some of these imaginative easy fruit smoothies recipes, good for breakfast, lunch or even a midnight snack. Be the one who keeps your resolution for a healthier you! All you need is a blender.
Smoothie recipes allow you to adhere to your dietary restrictions if you have any. For example, if you’re lactose intolerant, you can substitute soy milk or use a 2% fat acidophilus milk. Soy milk is a powerhouse of nutrients and comes in several flavors as well as an unsweetened form.
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1. Start The Day Off Right.
Breakfast smoothie recipes start you off deliciously and nutritiously. We all know fruit and yogurt are healthy but can be a bit dull first thing in the morning, whereas the smoothie is an entirely different experience. With the looks of a milkshake and a sensational and refreshing fruit taste, you’ve got a breakfast worth drinking! It’s full of vitamins, fills you up, is quick to fix and is low in calories.
2. Add Fruit
Throw Your Favorite Fruits In It. Almost any fruit goes well in smoothie recipes, regardless of the time of day. Oranges, kiwi fruit, papayas, peaches, pears, pineapple, strawberries, raspberries, and banana are all excellent for the fruit component. You can mix several fruits in the same smoothie recipe. Favorite Fruit Out Season? If your favorite fruit is not in season, use a package of frozen fruit with its syrup. The syrup adds a few calories, but look at it this way. It’s a complete meal. You won’t be hungry until lunch. The nutritional value far outweighs the extra calorie count. If you want it healthy – make it green by adding kale, spinach and angular.
3. Choose A Liquid Base
Add 1-2 cups of liquid. The more the merry. Choose your favorite fruit/vegetable juice. You can add water, coconut water/milk, iced coffee, fruit juice and milk (rice, almond or soy).
4. Thicken Up
Thicken your smoothie to get the right consistency/creaminess, whilst making it more nutritious. You can add plain greek yogurt, flaxseed meal, chia seeds or oats.
5. Flavor It
Now for some special flavor additions. Boost flavors with sweeteners, spices, fruits, and herbs. Spices such as cinnamon add a layer of sweetness, without extra calories. A tablespoon or two of Torani( syrup in a flavor complimentary to your smoothie recipe ingredients can make a great smoothie magnificent. Toss in some shredded coconut or tahini paste for an exotic taste treat. A small scoop of quality ice cream never hurts.
6. Choose Your Fat
Healthy fats are important for any meal. Add almond butter, coconut or flaxseed oil, delicious avocado, cashews, pecans, etc.
7. Power Boost
Take your smoothie to the next level with highly nutritive superfoods. Sprouts, ground flaxseed, vitamin powder to name a few.