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Use These Tips To Get The Best Tasting Smoothies

Smoothies made at home are an excellent way to get the nutrition that you need to remain healthy and strong. They are packed with vitamins and minerals from the fruits and vegetables used to create the concoction and provide this nutrition in an easily digestible format. A lot of effort can go into the creation of a smoothie, so it important that this effort is rewarded with excellent taste. Using these tips will help you make the best tasting smoothies using your favorite recipes.

Use Fresh Ingredients

The big secret behind making the best tasting smoothies is to use fresh ingredients every time. Fruits and vegetables that are fresh are much better tasting than produce that is old, wilted, frozen or canned. Fruits and vegetables begin to lose their nutrients along with their taste as they age, so the quicker they can be used, the better they will taste. Fresh ingredients from a local farmers’ market may have a more robust flavor than the same fresh items purchased from a grocery store because of the way they are farmed and transported.

Use A Good Quality Blender

If you want to make the best tasting smoothies you can get, the 10-year-old blender that you picked up from the garage sale down the street probably isn’t going to cut it. To make great smoothies, you are going to need a great blender. A high performance, multi-speed blender will guarantee a well-blended beverage every time. It will also allow you to use hardier, more delicious, ingredients like granola and almond butter. According to Good Housekeeping Magazine, the Blendtec Designer Series plus WildSide Jar rated the highest among all the blenders in their 2013 test.

Here is a great smoothie recipe to try.

Orange-Berry Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

2 navel oranges, peel and pith removed, cut into chunks
1 cup blueberries
1 cup raspberries
½ cup plain or vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup ice

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.

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