How To Make Smoothies
Would you like to know how to make smoothies from vegetables, fruits, super foods, wild plants, seeds, nuts, herbs and juices? By reading this blog it will give you a rough guide of everything you need to start blending.
Smoothies are a terrific way to boost your health.
Now, let’s get started!
How to make smoothies
Wash the vegetables & fruits.
Pre-cut the vegetables.
Put food with the highest water content (i.e. apples) first.
Make sure you add enough (purified) water for blending. This usually means that most food is covered with water. If you don’t use enough water, the produce, nuts or seeds don’t blend well.
Blend long enough so your foods will be really smooth, but not so long that they get warm. (Unless you’d like to make a warm soup of course).
You could warm up soups or drinks by blending for a few minutes.
Benefits of Blending
Once you know how to make smoothies you’ll be rewarded with the following benefits:
Better absorption. Green leafy vegetables such as lettuce and spinach are hard to digest when raw. Today, people don’t have jaws that can break the cell walls of these foods into a creamy substance.
If you use a high speed blender such as the nutri-blender, the blending will break the cell walls of the produce. Even the cells of tomatoes and carrots break. This way you make it easy for your body to absorb all the wonderful nutrients of the vegetables and fruits.
A smoothie uses the whole food, no waste.
Unlike juicing, with a smoothie you keep all the fibers of the food.
Smoothies are a great way to eat your vegetables. Greens are the most alkalizing, mineralizing and healthiest foods. But not always the most palatable. By blending them, you can combine them with fruits or herbs for delicious tastes.
Blending is the quickest and easiest way to prepare (large amounts of) raw food. Virtually no preparation time. You can make the most delicious smoothies in just minutes.
No pans to scrub. Blenders are very quick and easy to clean.
Smoothie recipes are easy to find and to follow.
Because blending retains the fibers, smoothies stay well (in the fridge) for up to 24 hours. So you could make them the night before, or bring them along when you travel.
I’ve only recently been blending over the last 3 weeks but already feeling the benefits from increased energy levels! Give it a try but when you start make sure you dont over power the smoothies with too much fruit in them. This was my first mistake so try ideally for 50/50 split of both fruit and vegetables which will less harsh on your tastes buds! Try not to rely on just smoothies as it’s important to eat real food also. Normally l have a smoothie for breakfast then eat a lunch and dinner.