7 Tips for Summer Smoothies

Summer smoothies are invigorating and soothing, while being healthy and low in fat.


A great benefit of the freshly prepared smoothie is the plentiful source of nutrients, and this is certain to give the pick-me-up to start the day. A well-chosen refreshing snack like the smoothie has the ability to provide a regular supply of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

Here are seven healthy, texture-improving, and fun tips for creating the perfect smoothie:

Flavored cubes

A solution for a more flavor infused smoothie includes being a bit bold with the liquefying agents. Rather than using ice cubes from water, a coconut water based ice cube might make a perfect alternative. A further quality of using coconut water is that it is potassium-rich and increases the nutritional qualities.

Used frozen fruit

A great tip for creating the creamy, thick texture is to include pre-frozen fruit. Fruits like bananas are certain to provide the freshest smoothie ever if you are able to blend the frozen ones. Overripe bananas (peeled and chopped) can be stored in the freezer and used for future use in a smoothie. A seasonal fruit like berries might be frozen when in season to make certain that they are available year-round.

Sweetness and sugar

It isn’t likely to be compulsory to include sugar in a smoothie. Most fruits naturally include sugar to a certain degree. A fruit or juice with a high concentration of sugar is likely to include pomegranate juice, apple juice, grape juice, bananas, and pear juice. If you are looking to increase the sweetness of a smoothie for whatever reason, a spoon of maple syrup or agave syrup is likely to be highly desirable.

Fresh fruit

If looking to create the most mouth-watering smoothie it will certainly benefit to choose fresh fruit, rather than bottled. You will certainly notice a significant difference in flavor. In addition, freshly squeezed fruit is high in nutrients and enzymes.

Add fresh ingredients last

A smoothie with a long list of ingredients is certain to benefit if the fresh items like kiwi fruit or strawberries are added as the last component, and gently pulsed and liquefied into the smoothies. But a smoothie with fresh bananas is likely to benefit if they are included at the start of the blend.

Same-old smoothies get boring

Even though you might like the classics of the pineapple-coconut-banana, citrus, or strawberry banana smoothies, it will certainly benefit if you are able to inject some fresh flavors every now and then. Some of the more creative ingredients might include tangy yogurt, zingy lemon juice, fresh ginger, fresh avocado, goji berry juice, hemp milk, mint, tangerine, lychees, fresh blackberry, mango, and kiwi.

Storing frozen fruit carefully

If wishing to maintain the freshness of the fruit when frozen, it will certainly benefit to store/seal with care. Use a quality selection of freezer zipper bags to help with the retaining the freshness and stop the often noticeable ice-crust appearing on the fruit. By using the right methods for storing the fruits with care you are able to lock in the flavor and nutrients to enjoy the smoothies year-round.

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