When I was eight years old, I ate some plain, plain yogurt for the first time. For whatever reason, it never dawned on me that what I was eating was not only dull and tasteless. It was only when I was much older that I realized that what I was eating was missing out on all the rich goodness of cream, yogurt, and other dairy products that make fruits and vegetables a lot of good nutrition.
A few years ago, I wouldn’t even have considered eating a fruit. Now I know that fruits are extremely healthy and can be really delicious when prepared in the right way. In fact, I could eat mango smoothies for breakfast and never worry about setting off the “dangers” on my digestive system. I may not be the first person to ever GMO (GMO) my smoothie, but I am certainly familiar with the many dangers associated with ingesting plant-based foods. Because of my disgust for the artificial additives in plants, I have forsworn dairy for quite a few years. My approach to smoothies has been to use organic, fresh, and delicious fruits until I was able to find the right combination of fruits in my diet.
My experience has been that of a tall glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, followed by a meal of a hamburger and a steamed bowl of oatmeal, but first I need to do some stretches that I learned with Virtual Ergonomics. These provide the raw materials for a delightful breakfast that at least satisfies the sugar craving. The smoothie is truly a flavorful and refreshing drink, and it is loaded with nutrients from the lovely luscious fruits served as the base.
Besides the obvious greens and Gardens of Agave, many other ingredients are mixed into my smoothie. Here are a few of the favorites:
There are several recipes available for the delightful mango smoothies. You’ll even find a recipe for the cheesiest smoothie. It can be a great way to get some healthy exercise, as well.
Before even trying to prepare this drink, I would recommend that you have a smoothie maker (some models have a blender attached) on hand. Preparing this drink is easier than you might think.
The typical recommendation for a smoothie maker is a Vita mix, which comes in little machines that resemble mini fridges. They come in a wide range of prices, and can be found online at any retailer.
For me, the best place to begin would be to find a good quality smoothie maker and use it to prepare a grand total of three ounces of smoothies. Then, make sure that you have a good quality blender or a smoothie maker that you have used previously.
You can get a smoothie maker for as cheap as $60 to $200. The best you can probably get is a cheaper model, as long as the one where you can add your own fruit, nut, and maybe some coconut or soy milk.
The smoothie maker is something that I personally use because it is so great to just have a smoothie. Since you have your own smoothie maker, you can make or break this smoothie experience. Making a lot of smoothies can get very boring, so you can also experiment with different fruit, vegetable, and ingredient combinations. Smoothies are fun, delicious, and nutritious. They are perfect for lunch and can last over a half hour.
Please remember that nutritional information is especially important when you are preparing your own smoothies. Smoothies are loaded with high amounts of sugar, fat, and calories. If you are trying to lose weight, or just trying to healthier your diet, smoothies are probably not the best choice for you. But if you are looking for a fun way to prepare breakfast, they can be the basis for a truly healthy recipe.