Everything You Need to Know About Drinking Smoothies:
Don't Miss: Smoothie Recipes the Kids Will Love
What Are the Health Benefits of Smoothies?:
Smoothies don't provide all the nutrition you need every day, but they can offer you a terrific nutritional boost, especially if you make your own smoothies and you know they don't have any artificial ingredients or powders.
Smoothies vs. Whole Juice - Which Is Healthier?:
It's hard to say which is better for you, because both are healthy, yet both contain sugar. The key is moderation. For more details, see my article on Juice vs. Smoothies - Which Is Healthier?.
How to Make a Smoothie:
Add all of the ingredients to a blender, and puree.
Do You Need a Special Smoothie Blender?:
If you want to make your smoothies with fresh-cut fruit, you don't need a smoothie blender. Period. If you want to use frozen fruit, as I recommend (because it gives smoothies a more icy, milkshake quality), then you may want to consider a Vitamix blender (compare prices or a Blendtec (compare prices).
Be aware, though, that these blenders aren't cheap. You have to make a lot of smoothies to make it worth the money.
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Don't Miss: Healthy Smoothie Recipes
These recipes are made only with whole fruits or vegetables, natural juices, yogurt and other natural ingredients. They're filled with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients your body needs.
- Green Smoothie Recipe - Baby spinach and green grapes provide the "greens" in this healthy smoothie recipe. Pineapple, pineapple juice, yogurt and a secret ingredient lend the sweetness that makes this smoothie so appealing to kids.
- Strawberry Smoothie Recipe - This is a classic recipe - one the kids will never get tired of.
- Blueberry Fruit Smoothies - This superfood-laden smoothie is always a hit. Make it, and see why. Then post a review!