Fruity, fresh and creamy - so a smoothie should taste. After all, stuck in a real smoothie only whole fruit - with no core and shell of course.
Smoothies are no longer a secret. The fruity drink made from pureed fruit, vegetables and other ingredients has long found in almost every supermarket chiller cabinet. They range from classic smoothies with bananas, oranges, raspberries, mango, kiwi and other fruits to green smoothies with lettuce, spinach, zucchini, celery, radishes or Chinese cabbage, often "super healthy" with slogans like and "100 percent natural be "advertised. In selling smoothies however infected often an extra dose of sugar, so always worth looking at the list of ingredients. Who wants to play it safe, that he holds a "real" smoothie in hand, it makes it to yourself - and that's not all that difficult.
How do I recognize a real smoothie?
A good smoothie consists of at least 50 percent fruit puree or fruit pulp. The other 50 percent may be juice. Common fruits are mixed together. are a popular base for smoothies banana, which can be combined well with other fruits. A real smoothie contains no additives and no sugar.
make smoothies itself - how it works
to make smoothies at home itself is very simple: The ingredients come sequentially into a blender and puree everything until the smoothie desired - has reached smoothness - and typical. Those who do not stand mixer, can also use a hand blender to prepare. To avoid too much splashing best use, a tall, narrow bowl.
Do I need a high-performance blender for smoothies?
A high-performance mixer need, when you want to add your smoothies nuts. To chop nuts, the mixer must have a powerful motor and a correspondingly high speed. Normal blender can not do it often. Who especially like making green smoothies and want the special smoothness that characterize smoothies achieved, should also consider setting up a high-performance mixer. For between fruit and vegetable Green is an essential difference: fruit is rather soft and usually can be easily and puree with a simple mixer. Plants Green claimed is composed of fibers in which the mixer has to work a little more to crush it and in the end to achieve the desired consistency.
But as with all higher-priced purchases you should ask yourself before buying the question: Do I need the device really? Those who want to make frequent green smoothies at home, should think about a high-performance mixer.
Are Smoothies vegan?
Since smoothies in most cases from fruit or vegetables to be made, they are vegan generally - except, on the list of ingredients are milk, buttermilk or yogurt. Want to drink her a vegan smoothie and not without milk, cow's milk take place, for example, almond milk.
Although there are in the supermarket to buy ready-made smoothies - because the essential vitamins but evaporate quickly, nothing beats a fresh, homemade smoothie. Our tip: A smoothie tastes best chilled.
There are many different recipes and fruit combinations for smoothies. On the following pages we will show you the most fruity recipes from the BRIGITTE kitchen.