Traded out to lonely mall stands, the smoothie has been neglected for far too long. Maybe a beverage that fits into the girly, there is nothing wrong with anyone being able to enjoy a delicious and nutritious smoothie. I am an avid kitchen experimenter, here are some smoothies that I have enjoyed the most. One of the more versatile drink categories, you can load up a smoothie with everything but the kitchen sink. No matter whether you prefer fruits or vegetables, if you know how to use a straw, there is a smoothie with your name on it. If you are new to blending drinks in your own home, most household blenders have become affordable, once you have that, you are ready to rock.
Blueberry and Banana Energy Boost
Mix some blueberries, bananas, ice all together and let that machine run for about thirty seconds and you have heaven in a glass. Not just for taste, the mixture of healthy fruits will give you natural sugars, leaving you in a frenzy of energy and ready to take on what lies ahead of you. If you enjoy one fruit over the other, you can always adjust the ingredients to your liking.
Strawberry Orange Delight
If you like your beverages a bit thicker, you can easily add milk to the next smoothie of choice, without having a nasty aftertaste. Already welcomed by the world as a morning starter, you can’t go wrong with adding oranges to any smoothie you come across. Loaded with vitamin C, you can give the old immune system the care it requires, while having a drink that you will want seconds of! I toss in strawberries to add a flavor to the milk base, while cutting out the bitterness of the oranges.
This particular beverage was my own special creation. More of a dare than a treat, I came up with this because of how difficult it was for me to eat vegetables. I suppose that I never grew up because I can’t stand most vegetables, at an age that I’m too embarrassed to admit. Mixing spinach, celery, carrots, and apples for the sweetness, this smoothie is all about getting those leafy greens. Those with the tastebuds for it shouldn’t have to use any apples at all in this recipe, I just do to help with the vegetable taste.
Red Drink of Strength
Made from an old inside joke, while on vacation to Mexico, this drink will is great for another kick in the energy department. Load the blender up with the following: strawberries, apple slices, raspberries, and a tomato. I know it is gross but you need to get antioxidants and the tomato is full of them. Better yet, all of the sugars in this fruit blend will overpower the tanginess of a tomato.
When it comes time to choose a blender, you don’t have to have all of the bells and whistles. You can select a juicer, which is better for strictly making smoothies. I have chosen to get a blender in my home because I also enjoy making milkshakes as well. You can be as creative as you want with the smoothies of your choosing. A great way to sneak in the foods that we should all be eating, blending them into a drink just makes it much easier to get the vitamins and minerals that we can miss out on. No longer for the rich or health nuts, making smoothies in the home is a viable option.