What are smoothies?
Let us begin by explaining what a smoothie actually is. A smoothie is a healthy beverage produced out of fruits and/ or vegetables which has a smooth consistency. Smoothies have been for a long time on the market, actually from the 60s, and have been first introduced in the United States in health food stores. Because they are a very healthy but also very tasty alternative to the raw fruit and vegetable consumption, the smoothies have gained ground by the 90s and can be found nowadays in any supermarket or coffee shop. Besides fruit and vegetable, these beverages may also include honey, milk and crushed ice.
What are the advantages of smoothie consumption?
Smoothies are a very easy method of introducing in children’s or even adults’ diet of raw fruit and vegetable easier than their actual consumption in the original form. We all know that we are supposed to eat fresh vegetables and fruit because they contain lots of vitamins and antioxidants, but sometimes we will not do that because we have no time to eat or simply because there are some of them that we do not like, even if we know that their consumption has lots of benefits. But some of the valuable vitamin sources can be “disguised” among other more tasty ones, and thus their intake will not be a problem.
The main advantage of smoothie consumption is the fact that they are vary easy to produce even compared to a plain salad. And you can basically play with lots of ingredients: if you feel like cooling you can add crushed ice, if you feel like you need something sweet you can add honey. There is no limit to the ingredients that can be used: raw or frozen fruit and vegetables, milk or even spices like cinnamon.
There are thousands of combinations that can be done when it comes to smoothie creation, and you should not be afraid to try any combination that you might find appealing. Here are some recipes that you will find very easy to reproduce and delicious to taste.
Jump to recipeA fresh cocktail of fruit and vegetable, the ginger limo smoothie will be able to cool you even in the hottest summer evenings due to the rich content in lime and ginger, which have an incredibly interesting taste. The combination of the ingredients in this smoothie is very tasty but also very healthy, […]
Jump to recipeJust like their overwhelming majority, this smoothie will also be bright green colored. And just like all the other smoothies, being green does not mean having a bad taste. On the opposite, all smoothies are equally taste because the spinach, broccoli or other green leaves that you introduce among the ingredients have a […]
Jump to recipeYou will find this recipe almost identical with the alcoholic beverage commonly known as “Mojito”, a very appreciated cooling refreshment for the hot summer nights. But you can also enjoy the refreshing mint and lime taste without adding sugar or alcohol to it, any time of the day. This completely natural beverage will […]
Jump to recipeEating fresh fruit and vegetable for breakfast will result in you having much more energy than you would have if you only consume regular food. The easiest way to profit from all the benefits of such a breakfast is transforming the raw material into a smoothie, which is very easy to prepare and […]
Jump to recipeGreen Smoothie with Mango and Cilantro The result will be a nourishing and tasty addition to your regular breakfast. The cilantro leaves, which taste a like citrus, provide lots of antioxidants and are believed to help in matters of insomnia and anxiety by the Oriental and Indian traditional medicine practitioners. This is a […]