Smooth Moves You Need To Know
In my smoothie making adventures I have discovered a few secret tricks that help things blend more nicely. First up, a tip leafy greens. When working with these power veggies I blend them first with my liquid. Just those two ingredients. So blend them down into liquid form and then add the rest of your recipe’s ingredients. Also if you are on the go (like me) you can use either muffin tins or ice cube trays to prep your smoothies beforehand. For instance I juice ginger and lemon early in the week, pour them in ice trays and just drop a cube or two in my smoothies from here to there. I also use muffin tins to freeze leftover green juices I’ve prepared or pureed fresh fruits (that were on the verge of going bad). Plus when you toss these frozen creations in to your smoothies the “thick” factor of your treat will be so on point.
If You Like It Thick
The thickness of your smoothie creation is solely based on your personal preference, but you should know that some ingredients and steps can ensure you obtain your desired consistency each and every time. Oats and ground grains are both great ways to instantly add bulk and density to your smoothie, whereas using all fresh ingredients and little to no ice will leave you with a bit more runny type drink.
Your creation is fresh and shouldn’t be sitting around too long. So get your chug on beauty. The longer it’s left standing the lower the vitamin count becomes. Also once your smoothie is exposed to the air fruit will begin to oxidize and drinks containing apples or bananas can discolor and even turn brown. Yuck.
Robbie Ann Darby (RAD Experience) is a professional FitGirl, Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer in NYC. Follow her sweaty life on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more fun health and fitness tips!