You read all the articles on smoothies and how good they are for you. You researched and decided what blender is the best for your needs. The blender is home, out of its box and sitting on the kitchen counter staring at you. Now what? Well, now you need to know how to make a smoothie.
Step one on how to make a smoothie. First pick a smoothie recipe you think looks good for what you need it for. Do you want to lose weight? Are you trying to put more fruit and vegetables in your diet? Ways to get recipes are looking online for smoothie recipes, getting them in a magazine or asking some of your family and friends what their favorites are.
Step two on how to make a smoothie is add liquid. You need 1-2 cups of whatever liquid you are going to use. Remember, the more liquid you use, the thinner your smoothie will be. Some liquids used in how to make a smoothie can be dairy milk, soy milk, almond and coconut milk or yogurt. If you use fruit juice, be careful because the juice can add unwanted calories.
Step three in how to make a smoothie is you add your base. This is what provides the smooth texture in a smoothie. You can use mango, peach, pears, apples and bananas. The more frozen fruit you use, the less liquid you’ll have to add.
Step four on how to make a smoothie is adding vegetables. Depending on what recipe you’re using depends on the vegetables. If you’re brave, you can experiment and add or subtract vegetables and fruit to see what taste good to you. If you’re making a green smoothie, you may have to cut the greens you are using depending on how powerful your blender is.
Step five on how to make your smoothie is add-ons. This can be fun. As you get better at making smoothies, you’ll be more tempted to add more ingredients into the smoothie. Some suggestions are spices, peanut butter, protein powder, flax seeds, chia seeds, goji berries or even vanilla; the possibilities are endless.
Step six in how to make your smoothie is turning on the blender. The best way is to start out is at pulse speed not warp speed. You want to blend for a total of about 30-60 seconds depending on what ingredients you’re using. Your ingredients should be fully circulated. The liquid at the top of the mixture should be going in as circle and back down to the bottom, sort of like a whirlpool.
Practice makes perfect, so don’t be upset if it takes a few times to get it right. With the right ingredients and some extra practice whirls, you’ll be making smoothies in no time.