Berry Smoothie Tips
What is the best liquid to put in a smoothie?
There are many great liquids to put in a smoothie. We recommend fruit juice or milk (any type, including nut and soy milks), or kefir, a fermented dairy milk that has even more belly-friendly probiotics than yogurt. Milk and kefir provide protein, while juice lends a sweet taste. You can also use a mix of the two in your smoothies.
What are the benefits of a berry smoothie?
Berries are packed with anthocyanins, powerful compounds that help protect our bodies from inflammation and disease. They’re what give berries their bright red, purple and blue colors. Fruits are also great sources of fiber, and berries are some of the most fiber-rich fruits around. (Psst! Did you know all these health benefits of strawberries
How do you thicken a smoothie?
There are many ways to thicken a smoothie. Go cold: frozen fruits (and even ice) naturally make a smoothie thicker. (Learn how to freeze your own fruit
.) Choose creamy: bananas, avocados, and even nut butters lend a thick, rich feel to your smoothies. Add greens: spinach disappears into a smoothie while it helps to thicken it.
What are the healthiest ingredients to put in a smoothie?
Fruits and vegetables are the healthiest things you can put into a smoothie, as well as milk, yogurt or kefir. Supplement powders, ground ginger and cinnamon are good-for-you options, too. Here are 40 smart ways to sneak more veggies
into your diet. Research contributed by Christine Rukavena, Taste of Home Book Editor