I love smoothies because they are nutritious and delicious. My husband and I drink this after we work out or jog. When we need a quick but healthy breakfast, we make one on the go as well.
Smoothies are usually made of pureed fruits and vegetables. We get all the right vitamins and minerals from these foods. For an added dose of nutrients, we add protein powder.
Table of Contents
- Health benefits from fruit and green smoothies (my favorites):
- How To Make A Smoothie Properly?
- 25 Proven Tips For Making A Perfect Smoothie
- Wrap up
Health benefits from fruit and green smoothies (my favorites):
A perfect smoothie should be:
To make the perfect smoothie, we need:
Yes, we should devote enough attention to the selection of tools.
Smoothie is food on the go and has to be done quickly, with the least possible hassle. For that, we need a very capable blender that will smoothly puree the fruits and vegetables.
A blender of lesser power and efficiency will result in smoothies that are not smooth. It will also take time and effort to prepare.
I want to be out of my home quickly during the mornings, so I need a kitchen partner to rush with me. Honestly, nothing is better than a top blender food processor combo.
How To Make A Smoothie Properly?
We aim to make a smoothie that is delicious, nutritious and prepared efficiently. Follow these simple steps to get your desired results:
1- Choose a recipe to follow
This pretty much depends on a few considerations:
2- Prepare the ingredients:
If you are using a powerful blender, you don’t have to cut.
If your blender is lesser 1,000 watts, you may have to cut your materials into smaller pieces to avoid too much chunk and to avoid overworking your blender.
3- Add the ingredients in this order:
This order applies to full-sized blenders with the blades at the bottom of the cups, as opposed to personal blenders.
Depending on the features of your blender, this can be done by pressing PULSE button for a few quick, short spins, or the BLEND button.
Do this step until solids are all pureed.
This step is essential to ensure the ingredients are liquefied and mixed.
Add the ice
The ice can be frozen water or frozen juice or milk. Depending on the quantity you are making, you can try adding half a cup for starters.
You can adjust based on your preference of coolness.
Pay particular attention to the ice that needs to be crushed. Also as to how smooth you want your smoothies to be:
25 Proven Tips For Making A Perfect Smoothie
We will categorize our tips according to:
- Preparation process
- Mistakes to avoid
II- Preparation process
When making smoothies, make sure to relax and have fun.
You can have the whole family help. Under your supervision, children can help open the fruits or cut them to bits using fingers or plastic utensils.
Have your pretty daughter open the banana and cut into smaller pieces using her fingers.
For more fun, you can have them taste the smoothie in between blending to check on taste and consistency.
Smoothies are colorful and fun and should get you in a happy mood!
III. Mistakes to avoid
Making smoothies is easy and can be done quickly.
However, for any reason we make mistakes. As a result, our drink loses its health benefits and flavors.
Here are 6 tips to overcome some tricky mistakes:
1- Smoothie that is NOT blended well
2- Smoothie that is too thin
Also, when you put in the liquid at the very base, don’t put too much, just enough to help the blades rotate. You can add more water mid-way to adjust taste and consistency.
3- Smoothie that is too sweet
If you have already mixed it too sweet, can balance by adding some lemon juice to your smoothie.
4- Smoothie with bitter or weird taste
5- Smoothie with too much ice
6- Boring smoothie
For example, banana is sweet so don’t combine with the acidic fruits with the sour taste, like pineapple and citrus.
It also helps if you follow tried and tested recipes, so you will know the basics of making smoothies.
When you got the basics down, you can start experimenting to suit your own taste.
At the start, we wanted to know how to make smoothies that are:
To achieve this, we need
With all these pro tips we gave you, I am sure that you have all you need to enjoy a tall and cool glass of smoothie!