If you are searching for a quick way to make a healthy meal, you should consider making a fruit & vegetables smoothie. A smoothie will be the ideal replacement for a meal when you are on the go or want a healthy snack. For these and other reasons smoothies are quite popular nowadays in the US and Europe, but they are also part of Indian, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cuisine.
A smoothie is a drink that is usually filled up with many different fruits (and/or vegetables) combined into a very smooth liquid, more like milkshakes but full of nourishment. You can also include protein powders or any other healthy supplements in order to make your smoothie much more nutritious.
You will need a simple blender which is very affordable to get started. After that, go to the food store and purchase all the necessary ingredients such as a combination of fruits to make the ideal smoothie. Banana is a popular choice, as well as several other forms of fresh or even frozen fruit, such as mangos, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or other types of fruit you want. Some smoothie manufacturers sell packs of chopped frozen fruits that people and restaurants buy for their convenience, as they can take them from the freezer at any moment to prepare a nice, cool, healthy smoothie in a minute.
You can put some non-fat or low-fat yogurt on top of the fruit. Yogurt really adds nutrition and will be good for making smoothies with a rich and creamy texture. Alternatively, or additionally, you might like to add some fruit juice, so feel free to add a variety of ingredients to your cart. Include also protein supplements or powder as desired.
Once you have mixed in all the ingredients you like, the fun will start. It’s time to experiment with different fruit combinations until you find the ones that really satisfy your taste. You can also look for healthy smoothie recipes on the internet for inspiration. Basically, just add the ingredients to your blender and go on your way.
Your kids will also love smoothies, so this will be a good way to get them to eat fruits and start to enjoy healthy eating options. You can put smoothies in their fancy cups and let them make a celebration from it. Keep in mind that smoothies don’t have any kind of artificial sweeteners as the sweetness will come from the natural sugar in the fruits, but it will be just as delicious as desserts or ice cream.