Make Homemade Smoothies With A Smoothies Maker

Low-Fat Strawberry-Banana Yogurt Smoothie 1 cu...

Low-Fat Strawberry-Banana Yogurt Smoothie 1 cup thawed COOL WHIP FREE Whipped Topping 1 container (6 oz.) strawberry nonfat yogurt 1 cup sliced strawberries 1 medium banana, sliced 1 cup crushed ice PLACE all ingredients in blender; cover. Blend on high speed 30 sec. or until well blended. POUR evenly into three glasses. SERVE immediately. Nutrition: Calories 12o Carbohydrate 26g Total fat 1.5gFiber 2 g Saturated Fat 1.5gSugar 14 g Cholesterol 0 mg Protein 3 g Sodium 45mgVitamin C 60% (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gone were the days when sodas and liquors were the main drinks opted by most people. In this age of healthy living, more and more people are trying to keep their bodies in shape and healthy by doing workout exercises and eating and drinking nutritious foods. One of the trends now is keeping yourself healthy by taking in nutrients through the beverages that you drink. And when you talk about healthy drinks, you can never avoid the thought of those delicious and healthy smoothies. The great thing about these healthy treats is that, using a dependable smoothies maker, you can easily make your favorite smoothie at home with just a couple of minutes.

Making your favorite drink is actually very easy; you will just need a blender then you are ready. Aside from regular blenders, you can also use a smoothie maker. These are basically blenders that are capable of producing much finer and much smoother drink texture. This is because, compared to regular blenders, smoothie makers are equipped with high-powered motors. Other than that, you can be sure that all ingredients will be very well mixed since smoothie makers usually have narrow glass bodies. In effect, you will have a much richer smoothie. Discover some smoothie maker brand models that you can find in the market.

Kenwood Smoothie SB206

Furnished with an acrylic cylinder, the Kenwood Smoothie SB206 carries up to 1.5-liters of ingredients. You can also find markings for 2 and 4 servings on its cylinder that serves as a guide to each user. In addition to this, you can transfer your favorite smoothie from cylinder to drinking glass more conveniently through its dispensing tap. It is also equipped with rubber feet which ensure stable and tumble-free usage.

In terms of its dimensions, the Kenwood Smoothie SB206 measures 380mm x 215mm x 200mm and weighs 3 kilograms. You can also expect a much richer smoothie treat with its two-way blade rotation feature that has a maximum speed setting of 3 using a high-power motor.

Back-To-Basics Smoothie Elite

If you are looking for a machine that is capable of crushing ice cubes in a very efficient manner for a greater texture, then the Back-To-Basics Smoothie Elite is the right one for you. This brand model is also furnished with dispensing valves which allow you to conveniently transfer your favorite smoothie from the smoothie maker goblet to your drinking glass. The Back-To-Basics Smoothie Elite is also furnished with a stir stick, enabling you to mix those ingredients inside its goblet.

With a maximum of 3 speed options and a 50-watt pulse-power motor, you are sure to have a richer smoothie drink. This particular brand model can carry 56 ounces of ingredients.

Kenwood Smoothie SB307 Pro

The Kenwood Smoothie SB307 Pro is a great machine with high durability due to its metal body and glass goblet. Its glass goblet can carry ingredients up to 2 liters. Thus, with this brand model, you can enjoy more of your favorite beverages. In addition to that, the Kenwood Smoothie SB307 Pro is furnished with a stir stick that partners its ice-crushing blades in blending your smoothie ingredients with more efficiency and richness. You will also love its dispenser tap which aids you in transferring your smoothie in a more convenient manner. This particular brand model also allows you to have a guarded and tidy smoothie-making experience with its safety interlock feature.

With a smoothies maker at hand, you can savor your favorite smoothie treat at home anytime you want. Stick to these healthy smoothie drinks by using efficient smoothie-makers and stay healthy and happy.

Gary Spero is the chief editor of Smoothies Recipe. As well as being a health enthusiast he is also interested in self improvement and psychology. To get more information and delicious smoothies maker visit his website to sign up for his free Smoothie Tips & Recipes mini-course.

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Great Smoothies From Your Smoothie Maker

Emma & Tom's Whole Fruit Smoothie Range

Emma & Tom’s Whole Fruit Smoothie Range (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What is a Smoothie?

‘Smoothie’ is a relatively new term for a blended, chilled drink made from a combination of ingredients, including fresh fruit, ice, milk and yogurt. They usually have a milkshake-like consistency. Crushing and mixing the ingredients by hand can be extremely difficult, so the solution is to buy a smoothie maker.

What is a Smoothie Maker

A smoothie maker is very similar to a blender. It is an upright electrical device which is usually made from glass, plastic and/or stainless steel. The top part of a smoothie maker is a detachable jug which contains a blade. The ingredients are put in to this jug and the blade is turned on – most smoothie makers offer a selection of blending speeds. In a matter of seconds the ingredients and blended and liquefies together to form a juice. Most smoothie makers also have a tap for dispensing the beverage when it is made.

How to make a Great Smoothie in your Smoothie Maker

By following the steps outlined below you can make healthy, delicious, nutritious smoothies in your smoothie maker, saving money on buying pre-made smoothies, and boosting your health at the same time.

 

  • Firstly put in your fruit. The fruit is a key ingredient, and the fresher that your fruit is, the better your smoothie will taste. A wide variety of fruits can be used in a smoothie, with popular choices being bananas, mangoes, strawberries, oranges and blueberries. Frozen fruit can also be used, but try to avoid tinned fruit – as this often comes in lots of unhealthy sugar or syrup.
  • Next, add milk. Skimmed milk and soy milk are the healthiest choices. Try to avoid full cream milk as it contains quite a lot of fat. If you are lactose intolerant, or simply fancy a more tangy flavour, you can use fruit juice instead.
  • If you are using the smoothie as a meal replacement, consider adding protein powder. This will help fill you up, and will thicken the consistency of your smoothie.
  • Add any other ingredients of your liking to the smoothie maker. Popular choices are ice cream, yogurt and honey. For a healthier choice use the low fat versions of these products.
  • When all of the ingredients are in the smoothie maker, put the lid on and turn on the blender. If the mixture starts to become too thick and stodgy add ice cubes, one by one, until the mixture is at a better level of liquidity.
  • When the mixture has finished blending, remove the lid from the smoothie maker and pour your drink in to a tall glass, and enjoy your smoothie!

 

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The Cuisinart Smoothie Maker

English: Consume of barbacoa with a strawberry...

English: Consume of barbacoa with a strawberry “licuado” (milk fruit and sugar whipped in a blender) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love smoothies! They are so quick and easy with a Cuisinart Smoothie Maker, the Cuisinart CBT-700 Die-Cast 700-Watt Blender. You simply add the ingredients, blend and you have a lovely meal in no time. It is important that your blender is strong enough to blend just about anything as these days we tend to even add seeds etc. to our smoothies.

In South Africa it is summer now and it is smoothie time! A very tasty variation on one is to make a fruit ice with your blender. It is very easy to do and it is very tasty.

Making a fruit ice takes a little planning. You have to cut up and freeze the fruit in advance and then you use the frozen fruit to make a very tasty ice drink. I love to use strawberries, they are so tasty and the color is simply lovely.

This is how I make my strawberry ice:

 

  • Freeze a good amount of strawberries, but you have to freeze them flat so that you can add them one at a time through the opening on the top (what do you call it?)
  • Now I add some full cream milk to the machine (I do not really measure it I just pour about one cup in.
  • To this I add a few spoons of plain yogurt
  • Some honey to sweeten it, you can use sweetener, but I am not too sure of the health hazards of sweetener.
  • Then I start blending and I add the strawberries one at a time until I have the consistency I want.

 

That’s it, you can of course add whatever you please, that is the fun of a smoothie, your imagination is the limit.

What you should not try and so with your blender, I did with disastrous results, is to blend soup with it. It is supposed to take it, and it will take it for a long time, but one day the glass jug will simply say so far and no further! For blending soups and sauces I recommend a hand blender. Hand blenders are cheap and with most of them you can blend the soup or the sauce in the pot, no extra dishes.

Other than that, I do not have any other potential problems I feel I have to want you about.

Of course, your Cuisinart Smoothie Maker, the Cuisinart CBT-700 Die-Cast 700-Watt Blender, will make perfect, “normal” smoothies as well.

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