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How to make a smoothie

Smoothies are a good way to get your daily quota of fruit and vegetables. They can be a tasty and nutritious addition to your daily routine. This article is a guide on how to make a smoothie.

Equipment

There are many smoothie-makers on the market. Normally, the decision that you make with regard to a smoothie-maker will be based on the price. Nonetheless, it is always advisable to buy the best equipment that you can find. If you buy a cheap option, then it is not likely that you will be able to use it regularly. It is therefore advisable to invest in the best available product on the market. You may hence, enjoy the process of making a smoothie without having to work with substandard machinery.

Ingredients

One you have the right tools, then you need to source the right ingredients. Smoothies are dependent on fruit, vegetables and a fluid such as skimmed milk or water and ice. Fruits and vegetables The choice of what fruit and vegetables you put in your healthy smoothies is personal. However, your choice should be varied depending on the time of the day that you are having a smoothie. Mint, apple and cucumber blend well together. They make a smoothie which is both refreshing and uplifting, and perfect to start off the morning. As a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, berries work well. Blueberries and other healthy fruits are very compatible with low-fat yoghurt in this type of smoothie. Iron-rich spinach can be combined with strawberries, for an inventive combination of sharp and sweet flavours. It can also compensate for the range of nutrients that you may have missed out during your evening meal.

Combination

The secret of how to make smoothies is to experiment with different combinations. In doing this, you are not only working with flavours, but also with different textures. You are also enjoying the many nutritional benefits which can be derived from vegetables and fruits. Smoothies can be rich in antioxidants, which are helpful in the detoxification process. Trial and error is the best way to learn. If you want to get the most out of smoothies and if you want to use them to promote a better health agenda, then ensure that you take smoothies on a daily basis. This can help you to reach the goal of five portions of fruits and vegetables per day.

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