Fruit Smoothies Galore!

Who doesn’t love good old fashion fruit smoothies?

Especially during their seasonal months when cherries, blueberries, apples etc…are fresh right off the vine or tree! When you’ve got amazing summer fruit, there are more ways to enjoy it than just eating it out of hand – how about a smoothie!

Fruit Smoothie Pros

Fruit Smoothies don’t take a lot of time to make; they are quick, easy and hassle free

This is one just of the reasons they work so well for a smoothie-on-the-go-meal. You don’t have time to make a breakfast yet you need something light and filling for your stomach.

Fruit smoothies are often easy for your body to digest because the produce is already broken down thus allowing your body to immediately soak up the nutrients, leaving you feeling refreshed.

Tips, Tricks and Facts

  1. Leftover fruit that’s a little too old to eat is not too old to put in a smoothie. A banana that’s a little overripe is a wonderful smoothie option. It utilizes the produce you would otherwise throw out, and save money.
  2. For a “slushy” consistency add a cup of ice to your blender and blend for about 1 minute. For a more “creamy” consistency add a banana frozen or not – either way will still make your smoothie creamy.
  3. When possible leave the skin on your produce for your smoothie. A lot of nutrition can be found in and just under the skin of a piece of fruit which you would miss out on if you peel it. If you don’t peel, just be sure to wash it thoroughly.
  4. Switch up the liquid base of your smoothie for something different. You can try: chia gel, almond milk, yogurt, or coconut water – whatever you feel up to trying.

What types of Fruit will thicken up my Smoothie?

Your smoothie always seems to have that annoying runny consistency that won’t thicken up. Need help? No, problem! Below are fruit that will thicken your smoothie right up to give you that creamy consistency.

Here are a few of our favorites:

You can use frozen fruit – this is a great way to add depth to your smoothie. Either freeze your fruit the night before or just throw it in the freezer an hour or two before you whip up your smoothie.

Banana - this fruit is famous for giving a smoothie that creamy texture that everyone wants. We recommend you peel your banana and place it in the freezer either the night before or an hour or two before you make your smoothie. Doing this will give a cold sensation to your creaminess.

Mango – when blended in a smoothie, this fruit kind of resembles a banana’s creaminess, but it defiantly carries more of a tangy/tropical bit to it!

Avocado – this might come as a shock to some, but avocado is actually a fruit. (some think it is a vegetable due to the way it’s used in the kitchen) Avocados are rich and creamy as well filled with healthy fats, the kind that helps maintain a healthy weight. (*even though avocadoes are good for you, you should limit yourself to no more than 1 every day or every other day – everything in moderation)

Other Smoothie Thickeners

Don’t just limit yourself to fruit thickeners, try some other additives that will spruce up and enhance your fruit smoothie. A few are listed below:

Ice – classic! The all-time favorite is ice – a half cup will usually do the trick.

Protein Powder – a scoop of protein powder will thicken up your concoction as well as boost it’s nutritional value.

Chia Seeds – this is an interesting one! Chia expands when put in to liquid, so naturally chia will thicken up your smoothie as well give you your omega 3’s for the day.

Peanut Butter – yes, this is a wonderful addition! A tablespoon of PB will thicken up a smoothie in no time! Just before you add the PB make your fruit smoothie contain fruits that mix well with PB such as: bananas, apples, celery etc…

Superfood Additives

Goji Berries are a great way to turn your already healthy smoothie into an antioxidant packed smoothie.

Flax Seed Oil is a good source of healthy omega 3 fatty acids. Just a tablespoon of flax seed oil or flax powder to your smoothie will give the omega 3’s a leg-up.

Chia Seeds are an excellent source of dietary fiber. You will probably want to soak them a bit, before adding them to your smoothie, to soften them up. Chia contains: fiber, protein as well as essential fatty acids.

Hemp Seeds or powder are also an excellent source of protein. It’s said that hemp contains almost all of the essential vitamins and minerals the body contain in just one little seed.

Did you say…Fresh in Best?

Have you ever heard the saying “The key to fruit smoothies is the fruit” Well, it’s true

You can use fresh or frozen, fresh typically has more flavor, but go ffor whatever works for you!

Check out the links below for more Fruit Smoothie Recipes!

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1. Apple Smoothie Recipes

2. Cantaloupe Smoothie Recipes

3. Cherry Smoothie Recipes

4. Grapefruit Smoothie Recipes

5. Grape Smoothie Recipes

6. Honeydew Smoothie Recipes

7. Kiwi Smoothie Recipes

8. Lemon Smoothie Recipes

9. Lime Smoothie Recipes

10. Orange Smoothie Recipes

11. Peach Smoothie Recipes

12. Pear Smoothie Recipes

13. Pineapple Smoothie Recipes

14. Plum Smoothie Recipes

15. Tangerine Smoothie Recipes

16. Watermelon Smoothie Recipes

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