Ingredients Of a Smoothie


The ingredients of a smoothie can be classified into three categories: fruit or vegetable, liquid and thickener. From these, you can make different combinations according to your taste preference and health needs

The Main Ingredient

Fruits and vegetables make up the main ingredient of the smoothies. At times, both are collectively known as smoothie fiber. The fruits and vegetables can be fresh, frozen or canned. This is the ingredient that gives the smoothie its dominant taste and you can opt to mix in one fruit or try a combination. You can be as creative as you want when combining main ingredients as long as you stay within the bounds of your taste preference. Remember that smoothies are supposed to be delicious in addition to being nutritious.

The choice of using fresh or frozen is also up to you. There difference in nutritional value is not that significant since most fruits are frozen right after they are picked. With frozen ingredients, you have a wider array of choices because even out-of season fruits and vegetables are available. Some even prefer frozen because they result in creamier drinks.

Popular fruit and vegetable choices for smoothies include:

  • Apples
  • Cherries
  • Kiwis
  • Raspberries
  • Collard
  • Bananas
  • Cranberries
  • Mangoes
  • Strawberries
  • Dandelion
  • Blackberries
  • Grapefruit
  • Oranges
  • Watermelons
  • Kale
  • Blueberries
  • Honeydew
  • Peachers
  • Chard
  • Mustard

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