Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Make A Smoothie Your Perfect Meal
Are you looking for a way to make a quick and healthy meal? Look no further than a smoothie. A smoothie is perfect to replace a meal, as a healthy snack or as a quick meal for on the go. A smoothie is a drink filled with a variety of fruits blended into a smooth liquid. It is like a milkshake full of nutrition. You can add protein powders or other healthy supplements to make a smoothie even more nutritious. Not sure how to make the perfect smoothie? Read on. It is really quite easy. You will need a blender, so make sure to buy one at a local store. There are a variety of blenders, but a simple and inexpensive one should do the trick for starters. Next, head to the grocery store to stock up on all the ingredients you will need to make the perfect smoothie. You will want a combination of a few fruits. Most smoothie lovers use a banana and then a couple of other kinds of fresh or frozen fruit. You can use peaches, mangos, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or any other kind of fruit you prefer. Be sure to pick up some low-fat or non-fat yogurt as well. Yogurt adds nutrition and is good for creating the creamy texture in smoothies. You may want to add some fresh fruit juice to a smoothie, so add your favorite variety to the cart as well. Pick up protein powder or supplements as desired. When you have collected all of the ingredients you need, the fun can begin. It is time to make your smoothie. If you are someone that needs to follow a recipe, you can find recipes for perfect smoothies online, in newer cookbooks, or even on the back of the yogurt container. And if you do not need to use a recipe just experiment and have fun. Try different combinations of fruits and play around with different amounts of each fruit until you find something that pleases your tastebuds. Simply put all of the ingredients into your blender and blend away. For a more icy texture, try adding a few icecubes to the smoothie. When you have the smoothie blended just right, simply pour it into a glass and enjoy with a spoon or a straw. It is that easy. Even kids will love smoothies. It is a great way to get your kids to eat their fruits and begin to enjoy making healthy eating choices. Put their smoothies in fancy cups and allow them to make a party out of it. Smoothies will not have any artificial sweeteners, but the natural sugars in fruit make the smoothies seem as good as ice cream or desserts. So the next time you need a quick and healthy meal in a hurry, look no further than your blender. Throw in a unique combination of fruit, juices, yogurt, and healthy supplements and enjoy a smoothie, the perfect meal.