Monday, March 24, 2014

Using Honey as a Sweetener When Making Smoothies

This might come as a surprise to many of you, but refined sugar is actually not used very often when making tasty smoothies. In all of recipes that I have encountered, refined sugar only appears in about 10% of the recipes. Most of the time, recipe-makers skip sweeteners altogether, especially if two or more fruits are included in the mix.

In the event that a smoothie does need some sweetening, people use organic honey instead. Honey is an effective sweetener, and is actually one of the healthiest alternatives to refined sugar. If used in moderate amounts, it can help boost your immune system, and it won’t make you sick from all the calories!

The Gold Rush

Ingredients:
-       Two medium-sized bananas
-       Two teaspoons of ginger (finely grated)
-       One tablespoon of lemon juice (fresh if possible)
-       One quarter cup of honey
-       Two cups of orange juice (freshly squeezed)
-       One half cup of crushed ice

Steps:

Slice the bananas into one-inch pieces, and blast chill for fifteen to twenty minutes. Combine the bananas and the crushed ice first in the food processor. Add the ginger; mix it in a little with your spatula before adding the honey, lemon juice, and orange juice.

Turn your food processor to medium-high or high setting, and puree the mix for two to three minutes or until a beautiful golden-orange color appears. All solids should be pushed down to the bottom, and pureed again until completely liquefied. Serve and enjoy!

Talk Soon,
Arthur M.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

About Your Smoothie Recipes

Making smoothies is probably one of the easiest activities in the kitchen. Anyone can do it and, unlike baking and regular cooking, smoothie-making takes only minutes to complete. As for the cost of making smoothies, it really depends on what you want to go into the smoothie in the first place.

If you are fine with regular strawberries, canned pears, canned pineapples, and other regular ingredients, you will definitely be able to maximize your cash when you are shopping for ingredients.

If, on the other hand, you are interested in special recipes that make use of soy-based products and certified organic produce, then the cost might increase just a little bit. Of course, if you buy ingredients by volume you will save big bucks, so try to plan the week in advance in order to buy a larger volume of ingredients.

Now, obviously, you need a food processor or blender to be able to make your smoothies. Every kitchen has at least one food processor, and if yours if working fine then there is no need to buy a new one. As long as your food processor can grind crushed ice without busting its motor, then it can be used for making smoothies.

If you don’t have a food processor yet, then it is best if you chose one that really suits your needs. For example, if you want to consume smoothies after intense daily workouts in the gym, a powerful capsule-type food processor might be more appropriate, so you can just get the container, cover it, and be on your way. If you are a mom or dad, with several kids at home, a higher-capacity food processor is more practical.

Talk Soon,
Arthur M.

P.S. Your Guide to Fabulolus Smoothies <--- Click Here!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014