When we think of Smoothies, what usually comes to mind is a colorful concoction made with fruit and vegetables. But today, it can be made in the blender as well.
Instead of the smoothie maker being connected to the blender, it can be carried by hand in your purse or pocket. This makes it easy to take along when you travel and not have to store up a big blender for that purpose. One of the things that can help in making a smoothie even more interesting is to add some ice cubes in the blender.
Smoothie makers come in all shapes and sizes so you can go for one that is appropriate for you. They also come in different colours, so choose one according to the colour of your blender.
Smoothies are usually made using either ice or fruit. However, if you like using fruit in your smoothie, you can make a fruity mix like fresh pineapple, strawberries, mango and coconut.
If you want an ice smoothie, buy a blender that comes with a pitcher attached to it. Make sure you take out the pitcher before blending as some blenders cannot handle that kind of volume.
If you will blend the frozen fruit by hand, that is perfectly fine but if you buy a blender with an ice melt function, you can easily use that to mix the frozen fruit in the blender. After blending, place the mixture in a container and freeze the ice cubes in the freezer. Then just mix them up with the fruit you have added.
To get rid of the ice cubes, simply place the blender on a baking tray and let it set up for at least 30 minutes. When you are ready to use the blender, you can easily remove the baking tray and leave the blender to run while you finish off the rest of the mixture.
Before using the blender, make sure you take out the ice cubes first as some blenders cannot handle ice cubes so they will not work properly. The ice cubes come off easily but the thicker ones will clog the blender and you might have to replace them.
It would be helpful if you write down the recipe you will use as it can be quite helpful if you make a mistake. You can also consult a recipe book so that you know how to follow instructions as closely as possible.
Now that you know about the different varieties of smoothies available, it is time to make a smoothie for your favourite healthy recipe. All you need is to decide what you want to use as ingredients.
Fruit, yogurt, shakes, or ice cubes are the three main ingredients that you can use. Use whatever suits your preference and make your healthy recipe even more enjoyable.