Facts about Smoothies
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.
Easy, Homemade 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 sweeter taste.
Tropical Smoothies and Tropical Shakes
Easy, Homemade 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 ingredients
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 smoothies
- 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 cocktail.
Free 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
The 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!
Alcohol 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 Christmas smoothy!