My new food obsession is smoothies, as you could probably tell from the title of this post. What I love about smoothies is there are so many health benefits and so many different recipe options its not just the same one over and over again. There are endless different combinations and kinds that you can make which makes them more fun to have. The only bad thing about smoothies is getting the hang of making them. Getting the right ratio of fruit, liquid, ice, and other ingredients for flavour or health can be really tricky. The list of possible ingredients and combinations are endless. The one thing to do is take time and experiment to see which kinds work out and which ones don’t.
Although as I am impatient, I like to take shortcuts and see if I can find easier ways to do things. There are many tips out there of the formula for the perfect smoothie, some good and some not so much. So I complied a list of the top suggestions to hopefully help make it easier to make a good smoothie for your needs
The recipe that I usually use is 1 cup of a liquid and 1 cup of fruits or vegetables. This is perfect for a morning smoothie when you don’t need allllllll that much protein and you want that good healthy taste to keep you on track for the rest of the day. This typically makes a smoothie that is a good consistency. It is solid but still easily moveable so you can easily drink it out of a bottle.
There are many different liquids that you can use for your smoothie. Green tea is perfect for the morning because it will boost metabolism and it has caffeine to give you a morning boost. What I do is I buy the gallon jug of Lipton iced green tea and put a cup of that in my smoothie. If you don’t want to buy iced tea you can make the hot green tea the night before and chill it in the fridge overnight so it will be ready for you in the morning.
The options for fruit in the smoothie is endless. There are so many options that you can use and mostly for the fruit the combinations are just to your specific taste. I would recommend to only use frozen fruits though because it acts and both fruit and ice to give in the smoothie texture rather than just a liquid. If you do choose to use non frozen fruits than I would add some ice to the mixture to make it less liquidy.
The combinations for smoothies are endless this is just my favourite type to make, although there are many more different kinds. Protein power, cinnamon, and chai seeds can be added to any recipe to boost metabolism and flavour. Hope you enjoy your smoothies and happy cooking!