Smoothies are the perfect quick and easy healthy breakfast idea when you need a quick brekky or breakfast on-the-go. They can be pulled together in a matter of minutes and are the perfect vessel to pack a whole lot of fruit and veggies in.
Especially at this time of year smoothies are wonderful to enjoy in the hot weather. Plus the abundance of fruits and veg in season are great flavours for smoothies. Such as berries, mango, avocados plus many more.
Tips for a better smoothie
Liquids: be sure to add your liquids first. When keeping the liquids on the bottom allows the blender to create a vortex easily pulling down the greens, fruit and veggies that are layered above.
Powers and sweeteners: add any powers immediately after liquid. Because if they are added to the blender last they might not completely dissolve.
Greens: next to add is leafy greens. Remember to remove any stems.
Soft ingredients: from here on, ingredients will be added to the blender based on firmness, starting with soft ingredients. Like yoghurts and nut butters.
Fresh fruit, nuts and seeds: to help the the fruit blend better, consider cutting them into chunks.
Frozen and hard ingredients: finally, top off the blender with hard ingredients, like frozen fruit and ice. The weight of the heavier items help to push the other ingredients toward the base.
Smoothie recipes to try
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