Homemade smoothies are becoming more and more popular among moms who would like their kids to snack on more fruits. Itâ€™s really a great way to get our daily recommended allowance of 5 servings of fruit a day. And with kids, itâ€™s a fun way to teach them about various fruits and get them involved in the kitchen.
One of the nicest things about smoothies is that you use the entire fruit. Unlike fruit juices where you only benefit from the juice, with smoothies, you make use of the pulp as well. The pulp is a good source of fiber, which is responsible for the feeling of fullness you get when you drink a glass of smoothie. It also helps our body digest food and eliminate waste much more efficiently.
You can create homemade smoothies using a variety of healthy ingredients. Diary products like milk and yogurt are wonderful for creating creamy smoothies. Be sure to use low-fat milk or soy milk if you are concerned about the fat content of regular milk. Instead of sugar, you can use natural sweeteners like honey, which is healthier.
Using fruits in our smoothies is something weâ€™re all familiar with. But did you know that you can also use vegetables when creating smoothies? Thatâ€™s right â€“ combining fruits and vegetables, when done right, can help you get your kids the vitamins and minerals they need from the leafy greens they always leave behind. You can use leafy greens like cabbages, orange vegetables like carrots, stalks of vegetables like celery and asparagus, and even flowerets like broccoli and cauliflower.
Homemade smoothies are also great to serve as a dessert. Chocolate is a popular ingredient when it comes to dessert smoothies â€“ something Iâ€™m sure your kids will look forward to. Aside from using store-bought chocolate bars, you can also use cocoa powder for your dessert smoothies.
For the grown-ups, you can serve cocktail smoothies. Liqueurs like rum and gin works well with the sweeter tasting fruits. If you are feeling sluggish in the middle of the day, you could also perk up your smoothies by adding coffee.
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