How to Make the Perfect Smoothie.
It’s an art.
I don’t think I have ever met anyone who doesn’t like a smoothie. It’s versatile and can be made in a wide array of flavors that is sure to please any palate. There’s just something about enjoying a thick, creamy and flavorful smoothie and knowing you are packing a nutritional punch when you make it with fruits, protein and more!
1. Pick Your Poison.
Not really, more like choose the delicious base for your smoothie. You can choose Milk, Almond Milk, Coconut Milk or one of our favorites, Soy Milk. I recommend using Silk’s Almond Coconut blend that is perfect to give your smoothies a tropical taste. These bases will give you the traditional creamy smoothies but, if you’re trying to achieve a different taste, you can use coffee, tea or fruit juices as a base.
2. Ice, Ice, Baby.
To get a thick and delicious smoothie, you have to use frozen fruit. The more you use, the less ice you will have to add to your smoothie. Another way to thicken up your smoothie is to add a banana, it’s a universal and neutral taste and it definitely will give you the thickness you crave. You can also add oats to your smoothie and it will help keep you fuller longer and give you the fiber you need. Also, after you’ve done these natural ways or you have more fresh fruit than frozen fruit, add 4-5 cubes of ice to your smoothies.
3. Pack a Punch with Super Foods.
Of nutritional value that is! Smoothies are a great way that I get all of the “extras” into my kids and for myself too. You can add protein powders, chia seeds, chlorella or Spirulina, flax seeds, vitamin powders and depending on the smoothie, one of my favorites–peanut butter.
4. Don’t Skip the Veggies!
If you or your kids aren’t big veggie eaters, this is a perfect way to get your veggies in. Spinach, kale and celery are among my favorites for smoothies and they mix well with fruits. That way, you can have a sweet smoothie with all the benefits of both fruits and veggies. Oh and SHH, you don’t have to tell them.
5. Use a High End Blender.
This is a given, the better the blender is the more you will get out of it. You can check bestblenderusa post. This is where I found mine. There are a couple of contests for winning a free blender that I will mention at the end of this article. It is an investment but, in the long run, it ends up paying for itself. They are also highly versatile and can be used for more than just making your PERFECT smoothies. If you don’t have one, you can head over to Silk’s Facebook page to WIN a Vitamix, here.
Enter to WIN!
Now that you are armed with the essential tips on making the PERFECT smoothie, you can enjoy Silk Smoothies all summer long! Each winner will receive a kit that includes a Vitamix blender, a $350 Visa gift card, a Silk tumbler, eight Silk coupons (each good for one free 1.89 L Silk of any variety), and five recipe cards. Enter, HERE.
How do you make your smoothies?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.