Hello once again Warriors! A couple of common questions I am asked is "How do you make your smoothies?" and "If you don't use ice, then what are you using for liquid?"So I thought I would sit down and take a few minutes to write out a bit of the process I use. Go over a few Do's and a few Don'ts as well as a bit of why's.
Let's first tackle what I use for liquid if I don't use ice and why I don't use ice. Personally, it waters down the smoothie. When I think of a smoothie I think of a thick, creamy, milkshake like texture. MMMMmmmm! Adding water, even frozen water is going to thin this out. Adding too much water, or ice can also hinder the fats from coconut, almonds, avocados, etc to bind with other nutrients from other fruits and supplements in the smoothie to aide in transportation in the blood stream and body. Generally you want to leave a little room at the top to ensure a thick, milkshake-like texture in your smoothie.
Next, handfuls of fruit is all you need. We think we need a ton of fruit and supplements to make a smoothie. One handful of fruit, each kind you like with some liquid of choice and you are in business!
When it comes to adding in supplements the saying is something about the kitchen sink.... anywho, I disagree. I put quite a few supplements in our smoothies daily. We often use:
Leave your smoothie a good thickness. If it's too runny, you really have juice not a smoothie. Smoothies are more of a good, thick milkshake-like texture. All fruits and supplements should be blended smoothly and without any chunks before removing from the blender. This takes a pretty solid two minutes usually, depending on your blender.
So next time you reach in the freezer for your fruit, think about how you want that smoothie to taste. Refreshing? Sweet? Dessert like? Tangy? Earthy? Then experiment with those ingredients!
Fill your blender with fruit, veggies, a liquid base you like, and supplements you like.
Fruits like cherries are very liquidy when they are blended, same with veggies like kale. Remember to leave a little room to compensate for liquid from the fruits and veggies.
A thick smoothie is a delicious smoothie! Remember if it's runny, you have juice! **side note, not all smoothie are bright and eye-catching colors. This is why food dyes were invented. Keep your food organic and natural.**
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