You don’t really have to go to smoothies’ bars every time you intend to get yourself a smoothie treat. Smoothies are indeed the great way to add fruits in your daily diet. Packed with multi-vitamins, they are so scrumptious and fulfilling that once you start sipping, there’s no turning back.

What is better than having an appetizing drink with perfect shades of naturally existing colors which is not only packed with essential nutrients but is soothingly icy, hence reinvigorating you under the scorching heat of the summers?

This article provides you with the recipes of greatest smoothies. You can make them to turn your summers more fun and more fruit-full.

Add Ingredients According to Your Smoothie Type

There is not rocket-science in making a smoothie that not only tastes great but is also healthy. It all depends on right amount of right ingredients. For instance, if you want your smoothie to be more creamy and sweet, add some more bananas and honey. If you like a smoothie that is easier to sip through a straw, add more liquid and if you want it to help you with detoxification, add more greens. See how easy it is, right?

In addition to it, you can also add vegetables, protein powder, avocado, nuts, herbs and spices in your smoothie. If you dislike ice in your smoothie but still want it to be cold, you can either add frozen fruits and vegetables or cold liquid.

Art of Blending Ingredients for Good Consistency

Even though it seems less of a work to blend all of your ingredients together in a blender, it is not recommended particularly if you want to make a smoothie with good consistency. This is why you should learn the art of blending ingredients. Interestingly, it might be the easiest art you have ever learnt.

In order to make a smoothie which has good consistency, you should blend the ingredients one by one and in right order. This way your smoothie will consist of perfectly blended fruits and vegetables along with crushed ice and no chunks. Moreover, it is always better to add ingredients one by one so that you can assess the change in taste and enhance it accordingly.

Ingredients for Smoothies

If you are looking to make great smoothie which is full of flavors, you have come to the right place.

There are different categories of ingredients, as mentioned before, that you can add to make a tasty yet healthy smoothie.

These categories include:

Fresh/ Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

No smoothie is complete without adding fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables. You can make a smoothie which is all-fruit, all-vegetable or a mixture of both. Your smoothie will still taste great if you add fresh fruits or vegetables which you have bought from the mart.

Nuts or Seeds

You can make your smoothie crunchy by adding nuts or seeds in it. You can also add peanut butter with chunks.

Protein Powder

If you want to gain some muscle, adding protein powder as an ingredient in your smoothie is a great way to do so. You can also add avocado.

Honey or Maple Syrup

If you have a sweet tooth, you can add honey or maple syrup as a sweetener in your smoothie.

Herbs and Spices

While it may seem a bit weird to add herbs and spices into your smoothie, they add a unique taste to it. Just add a little pinch of turmeric, cinnamon or nutmeg powder.

Yogurt/ Ice Cream

You can also use flavored yogurt or ice cream in order to add extra savor to your smoothie.

Liquid

The liquid in smoothie ranges from simple water to milk. You can also add flavored milk in your smoothie.

Health Benefits of Grüne Smoothies

Whether you take grüne smoothies in your breakfast or in any time of the day, their health benefits are enormous. These scrumptious and super-nutritious smoothies consist of leafy greens with fruits, nuts and seeds as complementary ingredients. Grüne smoothies have fiber which plays a significant role in lowering glucose and cholesterol levels. Moreover, they also consist of essential nutrients like potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C and folate. Apart from these benefits, grüne smoothies also help in detoxification of your body and in maintaining your weight. From strengthening your immune system to help you in maintaining overall health of your body, these smoothies are not less than a tonic. Furthermore, to add cherry on the top, grüne smoothies are also beneficial to get a radiant and clear skin.

Having expounded the health benefits, let’s move forward to the recipes of making grüne smoothies!

How to Make Grüne Smoothies?

The major ingredient in grüne smoothies include green vegetables and fruits. For instance you can add vegetables like spinach, celery, beet greens, roman lettuce, avocado, kale, cucumber and carrot tops etc.

The basics of grüne smoothies include frozen green fruits and vegetables, and liquid. The rest of the ingredients like yogurt, nuts, herbs and protein powder can be added to enhance the taste and increase health benefits of the smoothie.

 

Different Recipes to Make Grüne Smoothies

Spinach Smoothie

The ingredients of Spinach Smoothie are:

  • Spinach (1 handful)
  • Banana (1)
  • Apple with peel (1)
  • Orange Juice (as per taste)
  • Avocado (1/4)
  • Ginger (as per taste)
  • Water (200 ml)

Instructions for Recipe:

Add banana, apple and avocado in a jar and blend them. Then, add the remaining ingredients and blend them for two minutes until all ingredients are perfectly mashed to form a creamy smoothie.

Celery Smoothie

Following are the ingredients of Celery Smoothie:

  • Celery with leaves (2 stalks)
  • Peeled Orange (1)
  • Pineapple (1 slice)
  • Water (200 ml)

Instructions for Recipe:

Put peeled orange and pineapple in the jar and blend them well. Add the remaining ingredients and blend for two minutes. Your Celery Smoothie is read!

Cucumber Smoothie

The ingredients for cucumber smoothie are:

  • Cucumber slices (1/2 cup)
  • Pineapples slices (3)
  • Frozen Banana (1/2)
  • Almond or Coconut Milk (1/2 cup)
  • Lime Juice (2 tbsp)
  • Water (100 ml)

Instructions for Recipe:

Add pineapples, banana and flavored milk in a jar and blend them well. Add the remaining ingredients to make a healthy and delicious smoothie.

Enjoy your summers with these healthy smoothie recipes. Bon Appétit!