2022 How to make healthy smoothies with an ice shaver
You can make many delicious drinks with ice cubes. A bottle of iced fruit smoothie can help you start your day fresh and energized. An easy-to-use electric ice crusher can help facilitate your ice-making and take the flavour of your smoothie to the next level.
Smoothies are fairly straightforward to make. The key is to get the proportions for the base right and then choose your favorite ingredients to add to it. Here is a recipe of a tasty green smoothie for your reference:
1 cup green grapes
1/2 cup pineapple (fresh of frozen)
2 cups fresh spinach
Honey (squeeze or, about a teaspoon or two)
3 Tbsp. Hemp seeds (optional)
1/2 cup water
4 ice cubes
Of course, you can always choose your favorite ingredients for flavor, texture, and nutritive benefits. Once you’ve chosen your smoothie ingredients, don’t just throw them all in the blender and go to it. There’s a bit of an art to what order you add those ingredients in. Getting it right will ensure that all your ice is crushed, your fruit is pureed and evenly distributed, and you'll end up with the smoothie that's known for its smooth texture.
You can never go wrong with choosing adding bananas in your smoothie base. That’s because bananas offer just right sweet flavor and when they’re blended, they provide that signature rich, creamy-smooth texture a smoothie is named for.
Try storing peeled ripe bananas in quarters in a sealed container in your freezer. That way, you can add as much as you want to any type of smoothie you make. And you never have to worry about bananas getting overly ripe on your counter to reduce food waste.
Not a big fan of bananas? Popular alternatives that achieve the same heavy and creamy quality include cooked oats, avocado, yogurt, silken tofu, or just half a cup to a full cup of your favorite fruit. The healthy fats found in an avocado will help you stay full for hours.
Protein, sweeteners & more extras
Nut or seed butter. Peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, soy butter, and sunflower seed butter are all delicious additions—they add protein to help curb your appetite.
Sweetener. To sweeten the smoothie naturally, add a little honey or maple syrup. But be sure to try your smoothie before adding sugar, because if you're using sweet, ripe fruit like frozen mangoes, bananas, or blueberries, you probably won't need it.
Seasonings and spices. Some people like to add a little cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla bean powder, or turmeric to their smoothies for extra flavor.
Next, pour in ¼ to 1 cup of liquid - milk and yogurt are probably the most popular. You can't go wrong with almond milk, coconut milk, coconut water, unsweetened juices, or even a little plain water. This will help your smoothie stay thin enough to sip.
Then, mix all the ingredients so far. This will help ensure that the fruit is fully pureed and the flavors blended together before your blender does the hard work of crushing the ice.
Choosing a high-quality ice crusher machine that fits your needs can really be a great helper in your home.