TO MAKE SMOOTHIES
smoothie is a blended beverage made from natural ingredients,
usually fruits and juices but sometimes other natural
ingredients such as chocolate, peanut butter or green
tea. Many smoothies use ice or frozen fruit to make
them into cold partially frozen beverages. They resemble
milkshakes in the sense that they have a thicker consistency
than slush drinks but, unlike milkshakes, they are often
non-dairy and do not contain ice cream. Over the past
few years smoothies have become extremely popular whether
to replace a full meal or as a snack. Smoothies are
a a great way to introduce and develop healthy eating
habits in children.
smoothies depend on bananas to give them their thick,
creamy texture. Additionally, many recipes for smoothies
are found in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine,
typically using yoghurt and honey as well as fruit.
The addition of yoghurt gives the smoothie a more milkshake
like texture. Smoothies appeal because of their sweetness,
fresh fruit flavours and healthiness. Most are high
in fibre, vitamins and antioxidants. One of the essentials
for making good smoothies is a good blender.