Making The Perfect Smoothie

So what is a smoothie?

A smoothie is basically a blended fruit drink. The best-tasting smoothies are made from fruit that is fresh or frozen, and not canned.

All smoothies begin with a liquid base. This can be orange juice, milk or another liquid.

You can make a frostier drink by freezing fresh fruit before making a smoothie.

Smoothies are best when they're fresh out of the blender, but they can be frozen the night before, as well - just remove the smoothie from the freezer about an hour before drinking.

You can replace a meal with a smoothies or shake by adding a scoop of high-quality protein powder and a tbsp. of high-quality olive or flax oil.

Now you know what a smoothie is it's now time to learn how to make that perfect smoothie

  1. Put the fruit in the blender first. Make sure that the items are smaller than a golf ball so they will blend completely. Add the liquid ingredients next.
  2. Fasten the lid and press the start button. Use high speed for about 20-30 seconds.
  3. Stop the blender and check to see if the ingredients are well blended. Sometimes the frozen fruit will jam under the blade. If there is jammed fruit, use a spatula to unjam the fruit, and blend again.
  4. Once the mixture is evenly blended, slowly add two ice cubes through the opening of the blender lid. Keep adding one or two ice cubes at a time until the blender sounds smooth instead of gravelly. If your blender is not strong enough to blend ice cubes, omit the ice and substitute just enough ice cold water so that the shake will have a milkshake consistency.
  5. If the shake/smoothie is too thin, add more fruit or ice. If it's too thick, add more liquid.

Here is a smoothie recipe that I suggest trying:

Fruity Smoothie

1 banana cut in chunks, frozen
1 peach, peeled, frozen
4 strawberries, frozen
1/4 cup blueberries, frozen
1 1/2 cups orange juice
6 ice cubes
Dash of nutmeg (optional)

In a blender, process fruit with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until thoroughly mixed and serve. Add more orange juice for a thinner consistency.

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