Many people who want to improve their health, fail to do so because one of the most difficult things to overcome is the thought that healthy is boring, especially where food is concerned. Because of that, lots of people give up before they have started.
Well, with a little bit of imagination, we can find ourselves in a whole new world where health is improved and the taste buds tickled at the same time.Good smoothie recipes are good for breakfast, lunch or even as a midnight snack. All you need is a Kitchenaid 5 Speed Blender, some fresh ingredients and you are good to go.
Breakfast smoothie recipes start you off deliciously and nutritiously. We all know fruit and yogurt are healthy, but can be a bit dull first thing in the morning, whereas the smoothie is an entirely different experience. With the looks of a milkshake and a sensational and refreshing fruit taste, you’ve got a breakfast worth drinking! It’s full of vitamins, fills you up, is quick to fix and is low in calories.
Almost any fruit goes well in smoothie recipes, regardless of the time of day. Oranges, kiwi fruit, papayas, peaches, pears, pineapple, strawberries, raspberries and banana are all excellent for the fruit component. You can mix several fruits in the same recipe. Why not try experimenting and see what your family prefers.
If your favorite fruit is not in season, use a package of frozen fruit with its syrup. The syrup adds a few calories, but look at it this way. It’s a complete meal. You won’t be hungry until lunch. The nutritional value far outweighs the extra calorie count. Alternatively, use the new fruits that come in jars with Splenda( as the sweetener in the juice.
Fruit juices add flavor and can help thicken the drink, depending on the juice. Survey the juice aisle at the grocery and load up your cart.
Flavored yogurts and ones with real fruit at the bottom add even more flavor and substance. Pina colada yogurt, for example, goes great with tropical fruits.
Smoothie recipes allow you to adhere to your dietary restrictions too. For example, if you’re lactose intolerant, you can substitute soy milk or use a 2% fat acidophilus milk. Soy milk is a powerhouse of nutrients and comes in several flavors as well as an unsweetened form, so whichever way you cut the cake, you can find a way to make some delicious drinks for all the family.
Now for some special flavor additions. A tablespoon or two of Torani( syrup in a flavor complimentary to your smoothie recipe ingredients can make a great smoothie magnificent. Toss in some shredded coconut or tahini paste for an exotic taste treat. A small scoop of quality ice cream never hurts either. Just try out some different combinations with your Kitchenaid 5 Speed Blender and you could surprise yourself.
Having just one smoothie each day can fulfill many of your New Year’s resolution objectives. These generic smoothie recipes guarantee better nutrition, more energy and a leaner, trimmer and healthier you!