Preparation of smoothies seems to be the simplest way to start your day – insert your favorite fruit into the blender, add some ice and almond milk, and you are ready for all the challenges ahead. But things are not that simple, and even the smallest mistake can leave you without health benefits and fine taste. Below you can read about which mistakes you are doing and how to avoid them.
You are not preparing it long enough
Do not rush! Smoothie is a simple and quick meal, but two to three minutes in the mixer will not be enough. For the perfect smoothie, all the ingredients must be well mixed, and when finished it should not be bulky.
Do not add a thickener
If you want a smoothie of proper texture, add something that will condense the whole mixture and make it cremated. Fruit with thick meat such as peach, apricot, mango, and banana will give your drink thick and creamy texture. Also, you can add a teaspoon or two chia seeds, which will enrich your smoothie with a nice dose of omega-3 fatty acids.
Your smoothie is too sweet
Do not add sugar anymore, and if you are using herb milk, choose unsaturated species. Bobic fruit, banana, and almond milk are naturally sweet, so there is no need for extra sugar. If you still make a smoothie that is still sweet, add some lemon or lime juice to make it even more homogenous.
You use too many ingredients
The golden rule is – a little bit more. Probably sometimes you want to add all those superfoods like kale, avocado, berry fruit or quince, but limit your recipe to a maximum of 4 ingredients! Otherwise, the taste could become strange, especially if you add green vegetables. Maca powder, for example, is an excellent supplement that is perfectly complemented with most fruit foods and seeds.
Add all the liquid at once
If milk, juice or coconut water suddenly enter the smoothie, it could ultimately be “overtaken.” Instead, first blend half of the liquid ingredients, then add the vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, oil and ice, and then make sure your density is correct. If necessary, add more fluids.
Do not use ripe fruit
You probably would not eat raw fruit that is not ripe enough, so there is no reason to add it to the smoothie. Such foods will not mix well with the remainder of the mixture, nor will they taste fine.
You strictly follow the recipe
Be creative, but keep in mind a few rules – always use enough berry fruit, something that will make the whole mixture dull and creamy and quality almond (or some other) milk.