I have recently been really enjoying making smoothies as a part of my lunch at school, or breakfast at home! Hence I thought i'd show you four smoothies I make and give some tips and tricks.
For my smoothies I use the magic bullet blender and just chuck everything in there and blend it all up. It works a dream.
I have only included the solids into the ingredients list because you can use whichever liquid floats your boat (no pun intended).
- Almond milk (or another vegan alternative)
- Water (my personal choice)
- Fruit juice
Of course you can swap out any of the ingredients for something else but this is just my guideline to give you an idea of what to use. I have also left measurements up to your personal taste but as a general rule, go for small handfuls of each ingredient and slowly build up.
- The tropical smoothie
This is my personal favourite smoothie because it is just so delicious and reminds me of holiday. I would recommend making this with water or coconut milk to give it a more tropical vibe.
You will need:
- The green smoothie
This one is definitely an acquired taste and I wouldn't recommend it as a first time smoothie for fun. I would recommend making this with water rather than milk.
You will need:
- You could also add: cucumber, other leaves, or kale
- The berry smoothie
This is a lovely and sweet yet slightly tart smoothie which is oh so scrummy.
I would recommend making this one with a type of milk rather than water.
You will need:
- You could also include: Blackberries or cherries
- The treat smoothie
This smoothie definitely doesn't count as a healthy smoothie and is honestly completely up to you what you put in it. However I will show you what I like to put in mine:
- Ice cream
- Syrup of your choice (I like maple)
- Chocolate chips
If you prefer sweeter smoothies you could use any of the following to give it that sweet edge:
- agave syrup
- maple syrup
- golden syrup
However, if you're going for a health kick, bare in mind that there is a lot of sugar in fructose (found in fruit) and maybe either nothing, a sugar free sweetener, or a natural sweetener would be best.
I would definitely recommend using some frozen fruit! This gives it a thicker and more slush like texture which is obviously naturally colder. I often use pre-made smoothie bags which can be bought from many supermarkets and put into freezers until the time of use. I would highly recommend these as you can preserve the fruit and it makes it a whole lot easier!
However if you do use these, I would advise you to leave the frozen fruit to thaw a little, with the liquid of choice, before blending it otherwise you might have a bit of a tricky job doing so.
Thank you so much for reading my blog post! Let me know if you are going to re-make one of these and tell me how it goes!
Happy smoothie making.
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