Smoothies are really popular nowadays and there are so many ways to make a tasty one. My way is definitely not the best or superior. I just want to share with you how I do it and what I think makes it taste great. I love to add a lot of ingredients, to make it a real ‘meal’.
First of all, a lot of people don’t like to cut fruits or don’t have anything to use in a smoothie and don’t feel like shopping for it. I really love the idea of smoothie prepping. I buy some fruits when they’re cheap and freeze them to use for a smoothie. Some fruits, like berries, are usually cheaper to buy frozen (at least in my country). I always have frozen fruits and kale in my freezer to make an awesome smoothie from scratch! You can also prep a smoothie bag, so put a bit of every fruit in it, 1 bag = 1 smoothie. Easy as that! I usually also add a green to my smoothie, like kale or spinach. These really freeze well, buy them in bulk when they’re cheap and freeze them the same day for fresh greens in your smoothie.
I usually eat a smoothie as breakfast on Saturdays. This is why I add more than just fruits and liquids, because I want it to contain more nutrients to last me till lunch. It usually doesn’t fit in 1 glass, which is fine by me 🙂
I now use a very expensive high end blender with high wattage (a very nice birthday present lol!). Before this, I used a normal ‘cheap’ one, the type you can buy at normal appliance stores. It worked well for a year or so, but finally broke down, I think because I used too much frozen stuff which it really couldn’t handle that well. I really like this website, because it gives good advise about buying a blender. They conclude that if you want to crush ice/make smooth smoothies, go for a blender with 2hp/800 watt or higher.
For a typical smoothie, this is what I use:
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup of frozen berries/mango pieces
- 1 cup frozen kale
- 1 scoop of protein powder (preferably the one with peanutbutter flavor)
- 10 gr peanutpowder (natural type without added sugar/preservatives)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 10 gr flax seeds
- 10 gr chia seeds
- 10 gr goji berries
- 5 gr raw cacao nibs
- teaspoon of maca powder
Sometimes I have to add a bit of water to make it more liquid. Mixing it long enough usually makes it more fluffy. Sometimes it needs some help when you use a lot of frozen stuff. Preferably mix liquid with powders and seeds first, then gradually add the frozen stuff (switch off, add frozen stuff, put lid back on and switch on to prevent having to redo your kitchen). Enjoy!
How do you make your smoothies?