How to make a smoothie, you ask?
Well, you have certainly come to the right place!
Not only will we help you with the ingredients, we will also guide you through the process, the knowledge and the science~
Let’s get started then, shall we?
A smoothie is a great way to ingest all your vitamins, minerals, good fats, omega-3, omega-6, protein, fibre & anti-oxidants, all in one go! A smoothie packed with nutrition and general goodie-goodness is a great way to spike up your early mornings!
How to make a smoothie?
A fresh, healthy & filling smoothie comprises of various components.
Let’s quickly walk through them before taking a deep dive into the world of tasty & healthy smoothies! The following components have also been hyperlinked to their respective sections below, for your reference :
- Fruits & Vegetables
- Healthy Additives(Optional)
Now that we have given you a preview of what comprises a healthy smoothie, let’s discuss the above mentioned components in detail :
1. Which fruits/vegetables should I put in my smoothie?
As per your flavour preferences, you can select any one or more of these fruits(raw or frozen)to add to your smoothie. A fruit not only adds vitamins, minerals, fiber, phytochemicals to the smoothie, but also thickens it up.
If you are a fitness enthusiast like us, then you can also add spinach or kale to your smoothie.
Both are linked to improved heart health, increased weight loss, and protection against diseases.
2. Which liquids should I put in my smoothie?
- Plant based milk – almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, cashew milk & coconut milk are all easily available in online stores. Select either of these options for a healthy wholesome smoothie drinking experience.
- Water – Aaah nothing good like H20 in our systems to keep us hydrated and going! Throw some of that in!
- Coconut water – Add a splash of coconut water to add some tropical freshness to your morning smoothie.
- Iced coffee – If you fancy some caffeine in the morning(well, who doesn’t?) then definitely add it while blending it all together.
3. How do I make a thick smoothie?
Although a fruit like a banana will definitely “thicken the plot”, you can also use almond butter, peanut butter or any form of nut butter to give your smoothie a creamier and richer texture.
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4. How do I make a protein packed smoothie?
Add a spoonful of any plant-based protein to your smoothie to give those broken muscles enough protein to rebuild! We totally recommend this for a healthy, protein-packed smoothie!
5. Which healthy additives should I put in my smoothie?
For that extra healthy ~oomph~, toss in some cacao, chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, acai, moringa, spirulina, walnuts, cashews, almonds(soaked in water overnight) to add more fibre, protein & vitamins to your morning drink.
If you are using a traditional mixer to make a smoothie, then blend only seeds and nuts together as the first step (without adding any other ingredients), so that they turn into a fine powder for the rest of the blending process.
6. How do I make a sweet smoothie without adding sugar?
Although the fruit adds enough of natural sugar to the blend, you can still add honey/maple syrup/agave nectar OR our personal favourite, jaggery as per your requirement.
Instead of adding artificial sweeteners, you can add jaggery to the mix. If consumed in small quantities, It detoxifies the body and helps increase the metabolism rate! So, why not detox before the weekend retox? That’s the real question.
7. Which additional flavours can I put in my smoothie?
To make a smoothie even more flavoursome, add cinnamon, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, nutmeg or cayenne to the mix. Play around with your favourite flavours!
8. Should I add ice to my smoothie?
The ice creates a smooth, thick, chilly texture, or froth, if used in small amounts.
You can add ice cubes and frozen fruit together to create the perfect consistency.
Toss in everything and give the blender a good spin! Keep checking the consistency of the smoothie, and blend to perfection!
You are now ready to enjoy a tall glass of home-made wonder! Cheers! 🙂
Which is the best blender to make a smoothie?
The secret behind every great smoothie is a great blender.
If you’re short on kitchen space or just want a machine to make single-serve smoothies, look no further than the Wonderchef Nutri-Blend 400 Watts Mixer Grinder with 2 Jars (Black)!
This blender is cheap, light, compact & most importantly, effective.
Where can I find healthy smoothie recipes?
With food science taking over the world, nutrition has become an important part of our lives.
We want to look good, feel good, eat good and sleep good. To help you accomplish all of these, we have curated the following links for you. Enjoy nutrition with a lot of good taste! 🙂
Why should I put seeds in my smoothie?
Let us get into the science of seeds, for a moment, shall we?
Seeds are high in essential fatty acids, omega-3, omega-6, fibre, vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. Need we say more? 🙂
Seeds can help reduce blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure. They blend easily into your smoothies, without changing the flavour or texture too much, which is great as there is no after taste.
Why should I put nuts in my smoothie?
Nuts are good sources of fat, fiber and protein. Most of the fat in nuts is monounsaturated fat, as well as omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fat.
Nuts also pack a number of vitamins and minerals, including magnesium and vitamin E.
Unsaturated fats help lower a person’s levels of LDL cholesterol, reduce inflammation, and build stronger cell membranes in the body.
Superficially speaking, nuts add depth, creaminess & lots of nuttiness to your smoothie!