It’s untrue that people “only” drink smoothies for their health. They can also be a delicious and refreshing way to add valuable nutrients to their diet or as a tasty treat. Whether you’re looking to increase your veggie intake or want something sweet the healthy way, here are 5 ways to make smoothies taste amazing.
1. Use a blender instead of a manual shaker
There are so many ingredients that you can add to a smoothie, the variations of
smoothie recipes are endless. From fruits as the main ingredient to vegetables and leafy greens like spinach or kale, you can make a different smoothie every day of the week if you wanted to!
No matter what preference you have in terms of ingredients, there is one thing they all have in common: a blender! Whether you have an old-fashioned kitchen appliance or a high-end blender, there’s no doubt that smoothies taste better when blended.
2. Avoid ice cubes
Next, try to avoid adding ice cubes to your smoothie as it can water down the smoothie and affect the overall flavor and taste.
3. Use frozen fruit over fresh fruit
A great way to keep your smoothie cold and the consistency you love is to use frozen fruit. You can purchase bags of frozen fruit or you can freeze your own fresh fruit – the choice is yours! Frozen fruit will not only keep your smoothie cold, but it won’t dilute the flavor as ice cubes would.
4. Add sweeteners
Next up, think sweeteners. You can change the flavor of your smoothie just by with the spices you have in your pantry. Think ginger or cinnamon. They give you health benefits while “spicing” up your smoothie. Avoid artificial sweeteners that can taste the flavor of your smoothie, such as Stevia.
5. Make sure your base is well-blended first
Lastly, add ingredients in stages to your smoothie. You will want to make sure your base is well-blended before adding in more ingredients. This ensures that there aren’t any chunks and it’s blended to perfection.
It's Important To Remember
In the end, it is important to remember that taste is subjective. What tastes amazing to you may not be a favorite of someone else. Be adventurous in your smoothie recipes and don’t forget to keep track of what you add so that you can re-create your favorites!
By following these 5 tips, you’ll be on your way to making successful, flavorful
smoothies that you’ll want to share with friends and family!