Basic Smoothie

Posted 11/17/2017 | By HealthCorps

Basic Smoothie

A  basic smoothie (occasionally spelled smoothee or smoothy) is a thick beverage made from blended raw fruit or vegetables with other ingredients such as water, ice, or sweeteners. In addition to blended fruit/vegetables, smoothies may include other ingredients such as water, crushed ice, fruit juice, sweeteners (e.g. honey, sugar, syrup), dairy products (e.g. milk, yogurt, low fat or cottage cheese, whey powder), plant milk, nuts, nut butter, seeds, tea, chocolate, herbal supplements, or nutritional supplements.

A smoothie containing dairy products is similar to a vegetable milkshake, though the latter typically contains less fruit and often contains ice cream.

The health of a smoothie depends on its ingredients. Many smoothies include large servings of fruits and vegetables which are recommended in a healthful diet. However, too many sweet fruits can lead to too much sugar. Similarly, ingredients such as protein powders, sweeteners, or ice cream are often used in smoothie recipes, but are not necessarily healthful. Smoothies include dietary fiber (e.g. pulp, often also skin and seeds) and so are thicker than fruit juice, with a consistency similar to a milkshake. The fiber makes smoothies more healthful than fruit juice alone.

Who says healthy smoothies are difficult to make?

Try our basic smoothie, a great on-the-go breakfast!

This smoothies is full of the nutrients that your body and mind needs , making it an easy and ideal meal choice.

Fun Fact

Many types of smoothies are found in Indian, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cuisine. Fruit sharbats (a popular West and South Asian drink) typically include yogurt and honey.

Have some fun with our smoothie; try these alternate fruits and juices.

ALTERNATE FRUIT

  • 2 Kiwis
  • 1 apple
  • 1 orange
  • Chunk pineapple
  • Quarter cantaloupe or honeydew
  • 1 cup peaches
  • 1 mango
  • Half a papaya

ALTERNATE JUICES

  • Orange
  • Cranberry
  • Mixed Berry

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Basic Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 10 Strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup blackberries
  • 1–2 cups apple juice

Directions

Put everything in a blender and process till smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and drink up!

 

 

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