Types of Smoothies

The hot and sizzling temperatures of summer are present. And, when conditions are like this, the body calls for cool and refreshing beverages. Many malls and eateries offer smoothies in order to quench the thirst.  However, they can be a little pricey foryour pocket books. Moreover,  these smoothies are loaded with extra calories due to the amount of sugar. In additional, not everyone of these drinks are made with fresh fruits and other wholesome ingredients.

The fact is, it is not difficult to make your own concoction at home. At least you will be cognizant of the ingredients within.  A quick visit to your neighbourhood produce market will reap you an array of fresh fruits which are packed with beneficial vitamins and minerals that the body requires. In addition, you can purchase frozen fruits in your freezer section at the store. These frozen fruits are also packed with the same nutrients. There are many types of smoothies that you can make in your food blender at home. You don’t need fancy equipment to extract and create the flavorful and refreshing taste you desire. Some types of smoothies you can make in your food blender at home are:

Papaya and mango

You can bring in the tropics in your home by blending papaya and mango. Already these two fruits are of a rich, bright and creamy texture. It is best to chop them in chunks beforehand and place them in the freezer in order to gain that extra cool and icy taste. Pour a splash of low fat milk along with a dollop of Greek yogurt. Add the papaya and mango and blend. Serve over cracked ice.

Strawberries and banana

These two combinations are also great together. And, they will provide the necessary natural sugar to the smoothie. Once again, chop fruits in advance and place them in the freezer. Pour almond milk which also consists of a little sugar in blender. To gain a little spice, sprinkle a dash of cinnamon and add strawberries and banana. Blend all the ingredients together and pour over cracked ice. Garnish with strawberry with the green stem on top of glass. Over-riped speckled bananas are excellent for this smoothie.

Blackberry and blueberry

You can derive a punch of extra fibers with this smoothie. Use frozen black and blueberries for this. Place low fat milk in a blender. Add a teaspoon of flax-seed, a little honey for sweetness and a sprinkle of cinnamon along with berries. Blend on high all the ingredients and serve.

Pineapple, mango and orange juice

Grab a serving of orange juice from your refrigerator. Or if you prefer, use fresh orange juice. Add cuts of pineapple and mango to liquid and blend until smooth. Serve over cracked ice with a garnish of mint and pineapple.

If you are utilizing fresh fruits, it’s always a great idea to wash, chop and freeze them in advance. Remember you are aming for cool and refreshing smoothies. Cheers!