Green smoothies are a natural drink, very healthy and filled with nutrients. They are made with fruit, raw vegetables and liquid base milk, water, coconut milk, soy, almond or fresh juice. You can use other ingredients such as sweeteners and aromatizers (sugar, honey, maple syrup, mint leaves, etc.) to enhance taste and to increase vitality you can add superfoods. So, you will change a green smoothie into a super smoothie!
Making smoothie should be simple, all you need just a blender and the ingredients. But before we start our guide on how to make a smooth smoothie, I’ll show you a little how everything started. The story of smoothie begins in the tropical countries of the United States because it is common to take the beaten natural fruit.
From the ’60s, this tradition extends to the United States, where it became fashionable, especially in California. At that time, there was a boom in America for healthy food, all light and organic and natural drinks (healthy eating).
Today, the use has spread to all parts of the world because of the ease of preparation and the number of nutrients they bring to your body.
Preparing healthy smoothies at home
A green smoothie is prepared in an instant and is delicious! To prepare it, you just need to follow some simple rules:
First step: Add a floating base to your smoothie
The first step is to add a floating base to your smoothie. There are many options you can use: water, milk in all its variants (cow, vegetable, soy, almond, coconut …), yogurt (Greek, natural yogurt, flavors), juice (orange juice, apple, lemon juice) and also tea.
Almond milk, an ideal substitute for consumption. It contains no lactose but very few calories and is a drink full of minerals and vitamins. It can’t be missed in your kitchen!
First, pour 1 or 2 glasses of the beverage you choose into the mixer. In the beginning, I recommend pouring small amounts of liquid, because if you have something thick, you can always add a little more to the end (it’s a matter of trying to find the texture you like for your smoothie).
It is advisable to pour the liquid first, as it will cause the knives to carry less and prolong the life of the mixer.
Step two: add vegetables and fruits to your green smoothie
Here is the combination of food you can use endlessly, but it would be good to use two pieces of fruit and combine it with some vegetables. Among the most popular fruits and vegetables are strawberries, kiwi, apple, banana, pears, pineapple, watermelon, melon, mango, spinach, salad, celery, cucumber, avocado, carrots … As you can see, the options are great!
Every fruit and vegetable has its nutritional properties, so you can make energetic shakes, shake for weight loss, some form of the disease, athletes and even milkshakes to combat constipation. The possibilities are endless!
There are a lot of recipes that you can do and it can try to suit you best.
Third step: Aromatizers and sweeteners (optional in your smoothie)
Use flavoring agents and sweeteners to give your smoothies recipes flavor of taste.
Often because of the type of fruit or vegetables you use, you get a milkshake with a bitter taste or you don’t have the sweetness you like. Solution? Very easy. Try adding some of these ingredients: sugar, honey, maple syrup or agave, date, mint leaves, cinnamon etc.
Cinnamon is a very good choice because it contains almost no calories. If you like the sweet taste, you know it.
Step four: Superfoods (recommended)
Some vegetables stand out because they have a high nutritional value and are therefore called superfoods or “superfood”. They all have a great source of nutrients in common that are very beneficial to your organism.
You should know that there are many, but the most common: alfalfa spirits, turmeric, cocoa or powder nibs, maca, bee pollen, ginger, chia seeds, goji berries, ashwagandha, spirulina, acai berries etc.
Add extra energy to your favorite green shaker!