There’s nothing better than a delicious and guilt free smoothie that’s put together with some of your favorite fruits and vegetables. These are those great drinks that you love to buy any time of year but especially during the summer. These wonderful smoothies taste great and give your body everything it craves and needs.
But, have you ever gone home and tried to make your own homemade smoothies and for some reason they just don’t taste like the ones the pros make? Doesn’t make much sense does it? No matter how hard you have tried they either taste too green, they’re too icy or something just doesn’t seem right. Don’t give up because that doesn’t have to be. If you try following some of these tricks, tips, secrets, whatever you want to call them, you should be making great tasting and healthy homemade smoothies in no time at all.
When you use the freshest possible fruits and veggies for your homemade smoothies, your smoothies are always going to taste better than using older fruits and veggies. There is a huge taste difference. By using the freshest ingredients is also going to maximize the nutrient rich potential that your homemade smoothies have in them.
The best rule of thumb to follow when it comes to buying produce is to use the fruit within the first three days of buying it and within the first five days of buying your veggies. This is when they’ll be at their peak in freshness and will help make better tasting homemade smoothies.
Sad to say, the regular inexpensive blender doesn’t cut it these days, if you want your homemade smoothies tasting like a pro made it. In order to get that same type of smoothie you really might want to consider investing in a very high performance blender with multiple speeds. This is going to guarantee that you will create a very well-blended drink and it also lets you use much hardier and more great tasting ingredients like almond butter and/or granola.
Probably one of the best choices for making professional style homemade smoothies would be the Vitamix or something very similar to it in quality.
If you are looking for an exotic taste for your homemade smoothies then you’re going to have to be willing to experiment with different fruits and different flavors you may not be accustomed to. Sure, this is going to take time along with a lot of trial and error, however, once you discover amazing and interesting combinations that taste great, you’ll be happy that you were brave enough to take that step and experiment with different combinations of fruits and veggies.
The best way to get the right proportions for your homemade smoothies I always suggest that you pour whatever liquid you are using as your base just up to the tip of the blender blades, then fill the middle of the base with whatever fruits, veggies and supplements you’re using and then top all of that off with some ice.
We all know that dark leafy greens are really good for us. However, for some, drinking something with a lot of greens in it is like drinking some muddy concoction. Who wants that for their homemade smoothies? Not many. But, you can disguise them with all your other ingredients by just adding a cup of whatever leafy green you want and you’ll be amazed at how all the other ingredients you add in will mask the identity of the leafy greens and you still get all the nutrients you need and a great tasting smoothie.
When making homemade smoothies you need to realize that not all greens are equal. This means if you learn to mix certain greens together you can end up with interesting flavors and even get an extra energy boost from them.
Know which greens go best with what. For example, if you use kale, it’s much better mixed with your favorite fruits because it has a sweeter taste than say, spinach and it will compliment the fruits much better. Other greens will help give your smoothie a much creamier texture like bele, a common leafy green found on the Pacific Islands.
Superfoods are important to your homemade smoothies because of all of their health benefits. Things like goji berries will provide high boosts of anti-oxidants and the chia seed protects the heart. Chocolate or raw cocao are great and full of anti-oxidants and have cancer fighting abilities. Let’s not forget blueberries and all berries for that matter. All of which contain their fair share of anti-oxidants that all help to fight those free radicals that help to cause cancer.
When you choose your superfoods it’s important that you like how they taste. Don’t use them in your homemade smoothies just because they’re good for you. This isn’t going to do your homemade smoothies or you any favors. If you don’t like how the end product ends up tasting, you’re not going to want to drink it.
The more it resembles and tastes like a milkshake the more likely that you’ll want to continue to make healthy homemade smoothies. So, it’s important that you try to achieve that. Adding things like peanut butter or almond butter, some coconut milk and granola can all add to that. A good example of a healthy yet milkshake smoothie is one that blended with almond milk, apple juice, raw cacao, almond butter, bananas, apples and honey all mixed well makes a delicious dessert style drink that not many could turn away from.
Mirror, mirror on the wall,
who is the fairest of them all?
That line comes from one of the first stories I ever heard as a young girl. Today, it remains one