Smoothies have gained a lot of popularity over the years especially with gym fanatics and people subscribing to a healthier lifestyle. If you are also cutting back on costs, or prefer making your own, a good base to start with is a decent blender. Do your research because all blenders are not equal, ask a salesperson which one would suit your needs better.
Using water as the base for your smoothie is the healthiest option but if you are feeling decadent you can use, yoghurt, full cream milk, or ice cream as a base which will alter the taste and consistency.
STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE
Blend together: 1 banana, 1 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup yoghurt, 2 teaspoons honey, a pinch of cinnamon and 1 cup ice.
GREAT BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE
Blend together: 1 cup plain non-fat yoghurt, 1 banana, 1/2 cup orange juice and 6 frozen strawberries.
POMEGRANATE BERRY SMOOTHIES
Blend together: 2 cups frozen mixed berries, 1 cup pomegranate juice, 1 medium banana, 1/2 cup non-fat cottage cheese and 1/2 cup water.
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There are no limits on the variety of smoothies you can make. All you need is a good blender and a good imagination. Many smoothies are even made for certain purposes such as to aid digestion, assist good sleep patterns and provide energy.
For those of you considering a smoothie business, the idea is simple enough, all you will need to do is invest in a high end blender to cope with the load of use and an adequate amount of smoothie cups to keep up with supply.