Useful Smoothies Tips and Tricks You Should Consider While Preparing Smoothies
Facing difficulties while making good green smoothies using your current blender? Smoothies should be smooth, otherwise chunky or lumpy smoothie can spoil the pleasure. Here are some useful smoothies tips and trick that you can follow while preparing your smoothie:
- Choose a smoothie recipe first
The first smoothie tip is to choose your smoothie recipe first or you will end with confusions and terrible combinations. Choose as per your requirements whether you are on diet, or you want to lose weight or you are looking for protein enriched smoothie or you simply want it for your taste or you just want to replace your meal. You can ask your friends or check out our website for the recipes.
- Always add the liquid or water first
The second useful smoothie trick is to add your liquid first. Liquids like juice, coconut oil or water help in creating a vortex that blends the ingredients of smoothie and pulls fruits and leafy vegetables in the blades. Usually it depends on the type of blender or fruits you are using how much water you should use, but it is recommended to use 6-8 ounces of liquids for a smooth smoothie.
- Add base
Base is something that provides a creamy texture to your smoothie. It basically acts like a body of the smoothie. Bananas are great base and provide your smoothie with creaminess and sweet taste. Other fruits that work as good base are mango, peach, apple and peer. Other options include avocado, chia seed gel, yogurt and nut butters. Fruits that contain water like watermelon and pineapple won’t give you creamy texture. You can add ice to thicken the texture of your smoothie which is full of water laden fruits. It is the easiest and quickest way of doing so.
- Chop/shred your fruits and then add them to pitcher
Chop your fruits and shred your green leafy vegeis first before putting them in your blender pitcher. Usually powerful blenders are good at handling large pieces of fruit. But if your blender is not that powerful, then slice your fruits and then adding a little at a time will help.
- Optional Add ons
At this point, you can take your smoothie to a different level of nutrition and taste. You can add spices, salt or natural sweeteners, super foods, etc to your smoothie. As soon as you develop your skills, you yourself will know which one to add in order to make it super smoothie.
- Make use of pulse button
This is my favorite smoothie trick: Make use of the pulse button. The pulse features offers the ingredients in your blender a powerful nudge to get things going. It helps in blending larger pieces and crushing ice. It also boosts the speed and dislodges pieces of fruit that get stuck.
- Using different blending speeds
Trying different blending speeds will blend the fruits and veggies more easily. Start by blending on low speed and and then increase your speed after 20-30 seconds. If you still feel the need of pushing the ingredients around, then stop and then again start with low speed. Add extra liquid if you find it hard to blend green smoothie. Total blend time is about 30 – 60 seconds depending upon your ingredients.
After reading all these helpful smoothie tips and tricks, it’s now time to make an amazing smoothie. This poster features 8 healthy smoothie recipes. Enjoy: