Smoothies: Rediscover a Delicious Healthy Drink

Like most people, you will be surprised to learn that smoothies have been around since the late 1930s, when the Waring blender was invented. A blender, of course, is essential for making the smooth and thick fruit mixture called a smoothie. Traditionally, smoothies  zdrowie contain fruits, fruit juices, and ice. Today, shakes can contain additional ingredients such as yogurt, milk, soy milk, ice cream, and nutritional supplements.
In recent years, smoothies have been the center of attention due to their reputation as a healthy drink. Smoothies allow you to consume all the fruit, including the pulp. The pulp is a good source of dietary fiber and promotes digestive health. The fiber in the pulp helps make the drink thicker and more abundant.
Adults and children can make homemade smoothies for breakfast or as a snack. It’s a great way to make a nutritious drink that is delicious and satisfying. You can make a smoothie with your favorite fruit or whatever is available. Milk or yogurt can be added if you want a creamier drink. If you are concerned about fat content, use soy milk, rice milk, or low-fat dairy products. To sweeten your drink, you can add honey or stevia.
Making smoothies is a fun way to get kids involved in making a healthy drink. Let your children choose the ingredients and let them help with the preparation. The shakes are versatile and you can literally add whatever you want. Apart from seasonal fruits, you can also include vegetables. Imagine being able to add some veggies to a smoothie. Spinach, carrot, cucumber, pumpkin, and broccoli are some tried and true options. You can add chocolate, vanilla, and even coffee to a fruit smoothie. Most people, however, prefer to add healthy ingredients like protein powder, vitamins, and other nutritional supplements.
Smoothie bars can be found throughout the country and smoothies are now available in many restaurants and juice bars. These healthy drinks come in all flavors and varieties. Prepackaged smoothies have made their way into grocery stores and you will find numerous websites and books offering recipes for homemade smoothies. If you want a smoothie with a kick, make some cocktail smoothies. Orange or pineapple smoothies pair well with a dash of gin, vodka, or rum. You can also try a strawberry margarita or a banana colada.