Easy, fun to make, delicious, refreshing, natural, healthy and colourful, these are just some of the words you could use to describe a smoothie. Smoothies are the fantastic blended shakes full of fruit or vegetables that supply us with a glass of delicious goodness bursting with energy. It’s also one of the easiest ways to get those all-important 5 daily servings of fruit and vegetables. The famous thickened consistency comes with adding milk, yogurt or cream, there are dozens more alternatives such as rice milk, soy milk, goats milk, butter milk and the always popular ice cream. In this article we will explore why smoothies can be healthy for you, how to make your own delicious healthy smoothies and also give you some tasty ideas for inspiration.
Amazingly the health benefits of smoothies have been known in different parts of the world long before it was called a smoothie and found its way into cafes and kiosks. Many recipes used today originate in the Middle East and the Mediterranean where people have enjoyed the super health benefits of blending fruit or vegetables with drinks for generations, but now the secret’s out!