Steps to make healthy breakfast smoothie
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But sometimes we forget or skip our breakfast because either we are in a rush or we feel lazy to cook in the mornings. Hence smoothies come to rescue. They are easy to make, healthier than cereals and other packed food, fills your stomach, and travel friendly.
Here are the tips to prepare healthy, creamy, and delicious smoothies:
- Choose your base
Liquid like water, green tea, fruit juice, coconut water, dairy or non-dairy milk, and coffee works as a base. The thickness of the smoothie depends upon the amount of base we use. Base helps to bind all the dry ingredients together, which are stick to the blender.
- Select your fruits and vegetables
A combination of 1-2 fruits and green vegetables makes your smoothie super healthy. Fruits like berries, avocado, banana, mango, pineapple, etc. help to increase antioxidants and greens like spinach, kale, cucumber, celery, etc. helps to detoxify your body.
(tip- to blend everything smoothly, before adding fruits and vegetable in the blender, chop them into small chunks)
- Add healthy fats
To thicken the smoothie and make it creamy we add healthy fats that have higher nutrition value. Fats like yogurt, Ice cream, oats, seeds (chia, pumpkin), nut butter (almond, peanut), etc., are added.
- Flavor it up
To tone down the strong taste of other ingredients, we add flavors. Honey, cinnamon, lemon, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, protein powder herbs (mint, basil, ginger), etc., make smoothie delicious.
Ice is optional. If you are using fresh fruits and vegetables, we need to add ice. If we are using frozen, we can simply skip this step.
Most of adults or kids don’t consume the amount of vegetable or fruit, our body needs to produce energy and stay healthy. Smoothies are an easier way to nourish our body with vitamins, minerals, protein, and fibers. It also boosts metabolism naturally. It’s a simple way of a modern healthy lifestyle.