Not getting enough fruit in your daily diet?
Try a homemade smoothie!
After weeks of trying to perfect the perfect blend of sweetness and thickness I think I’ve come up with a few tips that can help satisfy the nutrition pyramid and your taste buds.
Ingredient for 2- at least what I use:
Adjust the portions to suit you:)
juice – about 1 cup
yogurt – 1 fat free carton
coordinating frozen fruit: blue berries, pineapple, bananas, cherries, strawberries
sweetener – at least 2 teaspoons
honey – short squirt
1) Use less ice and more frozen fruit. I even buy fresh bananas and freeze them. Peel them first, but if you don’t you will only make that mistake once:)
2) Coordinate the yogurt flavor and juice with the fruit you’re using.
3) Add sweetener. Whether it’s sugar or sugar substitute – for those of us with a sweet-tooth it will make a big difference.
4) Add a bit of honey. Ever wonder what that unique flavor in the smoothies from a smoothie shop? I did. Then a neighbor suggested to add honey and Viola!!
5) Let the blender run. I used to just run my blender for only 20 or 30 seconds and wonder why there were chunks in my glass. Running the blender for a minute or more will make that smoothie really smooth.
6) And speaking of blending – What the blender as it mixes. If it’s mixing properly you should see the ingredients move – even if just a little on the outside – if you don’t turn the blender off, stir things up a bit and start it up. Once should do it – sometimes the blades freeze up or the fruit gets stuck.
These aren’t the only tips that will work, but they have made my smoothies much better.
Hope they do the same for yours:)