Smoothies are cold, thick, smooth drinks usually consisting of fresh pureed fruit
with ice cream or yoghurt or milk based products. Prepared in a
blender the ingredients can also include healthy pureed vegetables and
crushed ice. History of smoothies - originally, smoothies were invented in California as healthy, non-dairy alternatives to milkshakes.
Smoothies are therefore often referred to as simply shakes (without the
milk). The original Smoothies depended on a banana to give it its thick,
creamy texture. Many recipes for shakes and smoothies include honey as
well as fruit. Various types of Berries,
peaches, melons, orange juice, pineapples, mangos, and kiwifruits are
all popular ingredients in easy, homemade shakes and smoothies so they are high in vitamins,
fibre, and antioxidants.
Fruit Shakes and Fruit Smoothies
Fruit Smoothies and fruit shakes are the most popular of these types of blender
drinks. The variety for fruit smoothies and fruit shakes are endless.
Keep your fruit smoothies and fruit shakes healthy by using recipes
which contain yoghurt or low fat milk. The recipes for these delicious
drinks contain a variety of fruits including Berries (strawberry,
blackberry, raspberry, blueberry etc. )
peach, melon, orange juice, pineapple, mango, and kiwifruit are
all popular ingredients in shakes and smoothies as they are high in vitamins,
fibre, and antioxidants. Fresh fruit is preferable but frozen,
unsweetened fruits can also be used in the recipes for fruit shakes and
fruit smoothies. But if you want to indulge in a treat use the recipes
for easy, homemade shakes and smoothies which contain ice cream.
Low Fat Fruit Shakes and Low Fat Fruit Smoothies
Low fat Fruit
Smoothies and Low fat fruit shakes are easy to make. Most recipes for
shakes and smoothies have been developed specifically as low fat drinks.
You can adapt recipes for shakes and smoothies by replacing dairy
products such as milk and ice cream with low fat yogurt - just remember
that a banana should be added to give the low fat easy, homemade smoothies and
low fat shakes their thick, creamy texture. Add honey to obtain a
and Tropical Shakes
Tropical Smoothies and Tropical shakes are included in the list of recipes.
Tropical fruit grows on plants of all habitats but they share an
intolerance of frost. Tropical Fruit includes Banana, Barbados Cherry,
Breadfruit, Coconut, Damson Plum, Mango and Pineapple. Sub-Tropical
fruits are not hardy to extreme cold but can tolerate some frost. These
sub tropical fruits include Grape (including raisin, sultana, or
currant) Fig, Pomegranate, Olive, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin,
Clementine, Tangerine, Orange, Avocado, Guava, Kumquat, Lychee and
Passion fruit. Any smoothies and shakes containing these fruits can be
described as Tropical Smoothies and Tropical shakes.
How to make a Smoothie
How to make easy, homemade smoothies - they're easy and only takes a couple of minutes!
Step 1 of how to make an easy, homemade smoothies - Prepare the ingredients, make
sure the fruit has been washed
Step 2 of how to make smoothies - Place all liquids in the
blender - make sure they have been chilled
Step 3 of how to make an easy, homemade smoothies - Add fruits and other
Step 4 of how to make smoothies - Blend all the ingredients
together until a smooth consistency has been obtained
Step 5 of how to make smoothies - Pour into a glass
Step 6 of how to make smoothies - Serve your cool refreshing
Step 7 of how to make smoothies - The best bit - Cheers!
Smoothies can also be mixed with soda pop and/or alcohol to make a
Recipes for Shakes and Smoothies
These free Shakes and Smoothie Recipes are suitable for:
Parties - Smoothies appeal to a wide range of age groups because of
their balanced sweetness, fresh fruit flavor, and nutritional value
Children, Kids and Adults - Kids love Easy, Homemade Shakes and Smoothies
Shakes and Smoothies are a great way to start the day - Breakfast
consisting of Easy, Homemade Shakes and Smoothies are becoming increasingly popular
list of free Shakes and Easy, Homemade Smoothy Recipes detailed above contain the contents by ingredients.
Create your own easy to make recipes for Shakes and Smoothies!
and Tropical Shakes
Smoothies can also be mixed with alcohol
to make a great cocktail - check out the following Alcoholic Recipes!
The alcoholic recipes for smoothies include ingredients such as vodka,
gin, rum, Baileys, Tia Maria, Scotch Whiskey, Drambuie, Schnapps,
Brandy, Wine and Champagne. There is even directions for making a