In this age and time, where food processors and blenders in all shapes and sizes have dominated our lives, exploding in an unbelievable pace, smoothies have become as ordinary as a walk in the park. What’s not to like? It is super easy to do and its health rewards and accessibility can not be left unnoticed. Even a youngster can do it. There is no unfamiliar element involved in making it. Flax seeds? If you don’t have it in your shelf, you can substitute chia seeds or nuts. But please use natural ingredients only, this is one area where you don’t have to impress anyone but yourself and from a kid’s point of view, you are their hero/heroine, their smoothie King or Queen for a Day!
Fresh fruits are great, but frozen ones are just as awesome. Freezing will not only keep them for months on end but will also yield a smoother and thicker smoothie. I find it very convenient in the mornings when all I have left to do is add the liquids before blending away.
4 strawberries, frozen
1/4 apple, any sweet variety, frozen
1/2 banana, frozen
1 cup soy or almond milk
1 tbsp flax seeds
1 tsp honey or agave (optional)
If using fresh fruits instead of frozen, add a handful of ice and add an extra half of banana.
Cut up your fruits and put away in the freezer. When ready to have a good glass of smoothie, gather your frozen fruits, adding the flax seeds and liquids before blending.
- 4 strawberries, frozen
- 1/4 apple, any sweet variety, frozen
- 1/2 banana, frozen
- 1 cup soy or almond milk
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- 1 tsp honey or agave (optional)
- Cut up your fruits and put away in the freezer.
- When ready to have a good glass of smoothie, gather your frozen fruits, adding the flax seeds and liquids before blending.