We’re always looking for different ways to enjoy the benefits of fruits and vegetables. And for those of us who enjoy the goodness of fresh ingredients, making smoothies can be an easy, fun way to explore natural flavors.
Cucumbers add a refreshing, cooling twist to your smoothies. Great for hot days or cool evenings.
Fruits like apples bring their natural sweetness to the table and add to the texture of a smoothie.
Flavors like celery add a touch of earthiness that can give a smoothie a unique, interesting twist.
Fruits and vegetables are great in smoothies on their own, but dairy products like yogurt can enhance flavor and texture.
Don’t shy away from strong flavors like mint. They’re great for taste or garnish.
When you’re dealing with real, natural ingredients, natural sweeteners like honey are great.
The fun begins when you start getting creative with the blends. We tried apple, cucumber, celery, mint and yogurt.
Pineapple, pawpaw, carrot, yogurt and ginger sounded interesting enough to try.
Watermelon, banana, lime and yogurt was another cool combination to explore.
The truth is, there is nothing to it. The process is very simple. Whip out your trusty blender and add some ice.
Chop all your ingredients and just pour them in.
Pour in ingredients like honey and yogurt last.
With ingredients like lime, extract the juice rather than adding the whole fruit.
When everything is in, just blend. Pulse the blender to get it going.
It’s not going to be long before everything is blended into creamy loveliness.
Pour into a nice glass, no ice necessary, and garnish with an ingredient of your choice.
Granola is a nice addition, either as a topping or as a base.
Or just serve it in its delicious natural simplicity. All in all, one of the smoothest ways to get your fruit and veg fix is to dive into the delicious world of smoothies.