Even the most health-conscious diner can get to the end of a day and forget to eat a leafy green; life gets busy. Or maybe, you are not that crazy about eating vegetables. But what if there was a way to veg out by making several servings of fruits and vegetables into a delicious, easy-to-consume snack that require no cooking, very little chopping, and no chewing? Odds are, sitting on your kitchen counter is a tool that can turn any variety of fruits and vegetables you missed eating on any given day, into enticing drinks in moments: the blender.
High performance blenders are great for making purees, sometimes referred to as “whole juices.” A whole juice contains only the juice of the fruit and vegetables (unlike a smoothie, which often contain a base for a creamier consistency). All the beautiful fruits and vegetables you can imagine can be made into delectable drinks with the use of a good blender. Persimmon, watermelon, mango and pineapple are the bright colours on your palette that will make for show-stopping sippables. Vegetables like spinach, kale and cucumber, are no longer just side dishes. Once you balance your veggies with a hit of sweet, healthy fruit, even picky kids will love the juice.
You may find it hard to go back to old routines once you’ve experienced the fun of adding fresh leafy greens and other unusual ingredients to your smoothies. Extend your experience beyond strawberries and bananas.
Strawberry, Banana, Kale and Almond Milk Smoothie
Here is a tasty recipe for a blended and splendid smoothie!
- 1 cup sliced strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 – 2 bananas, sliced
- 1 cup pineapple, sliced
- 2 cups kale, lightly packed
- 1 cup almond milk or vanilla yogurt, plus more as needed
- Ice Cubes (optional)
Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
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Be Prepared To Get Hooked
There are two basic appliances for juicing: high performance blenders, which purée whole fruits and vegetables, and extracting juicers, that separates the juice and fiber / pulp. Blended juices have all the fibre of the original ingredients and will be thick.
Be prepared to get hooked as I did on the incredible tastes and colors that will keep you wanting natural juices a part of your life; drinking raw, nutrient-rich vegetables and fruits quickly and easily.