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A refreshing, colourful drink for those hot days in summer. Smoothies are great to start off your morning, outdoors entertaining or just simply to quench thirst after a sweaty workout. They're healthy and easy to make, just follow a basic formula then switch it up to suit your tastes or what's in your fridge.
Here are the four basic building blocks for a perfect smoothie.
You should start off with between 1-2 cups of liquid. A cup of liquid will loosen all the solid ingredients once they’ve blended down and help make the smoothie nice and silky. Depending on your dietary and taste preferences, there are many different types of liquids you can you use: water, milks such as soy or almond, fruit juices, tea, coffee and yogurt.
Fruits and Vegetables
The next step is to get creative with flavours from fruits and vegetables. Frozen fruits make a thick and frosty smoothie, so keep your freezer stocked with berries such as blueberries and blackberries. Bananas help to thicken the smoothie and provide a neutral taste that goes well with most everything, while fruits like kiwi and pineapple add a pleasing acidity.
But don't limit yourself to simply berries and other fruits. Veggies like spinach, parsley, kale, fresh sprouts and other herbs can either serve as the main ingredient or work in combinations with fruits. Don't be afraid to experiment with your favourite fruits and vegetables. You will soon realize which ones contribute to the taste and texture of the smoothie in ways that you like.
Give your smoothie an extra boost, a scoop of protein powder, cocoa powder, matcha green tea, peanut butter, oats, chia seed or flax seed will give your smoothie more nutrients rich and flavour.
If your smoothie has more fresh fruits than frozen fruits, adding a few extra ice cubes can give the smoothie a thick and frosty texture.
There're so many ways to make a great smoothie and we would love to hear on how you do yours.