How to Blend the Perfect Smoothie (8 Tips)

How to blend the perfect smoothie (8 tips)

A guide with eight practical tips to blend the perfect smoothie, with the best nutritional value, delicious flavors, and ideal texture.

One of the easiest and quickest ways to get your nutrients in is by regularly preparing a delicious smoothie with fruits, vegetables, and extra ingredients.

Some may think that creating smoothies is just a matter of tossing all sorts of ingredients together, letting the blender do its magic, and hoping for the best.

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How to Prepare and Cook Nopales (Plus Recipe Ideas)

How to cook nopales (plus recipe ideas)

A step-by-step guide explaining how to clean, prepare, and cook nopales, plus recipes ideas for this unique cactus vegetable.

Ever wondered how to eat those weird cactus paddles you may have come across in your local grocery store? Well, preparing and eating this nutritious Mexican vegetable is easier than you may think.

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Broccolini Green Smoothie with Ginger and Mint

Broccolini green smoothie recipe

A tasty and nutritious broccolini green smoothie recipe, with ginger, mint, apples, cucumbers, and a touch of honey.

Broccolini might not be the first vegetable you’d think of when experimenting with green smoothies. Unsurprisingly, it’s pretty challenging to find broccolini smoothie recipes anywhere online. But that doesn’t mean we can’t try it!

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Juicy Oven Baked Bone-in Pork Chops With Delicious Seasoning

Oven baked bone-in pork chops recipe

Baking pork chops is often hit-and-miss. They are notoriously easy to get wrong: too dry, too hard, or not enough flavor. I’m sure this has happened to most of us.

But if you use a simple yet flavorsome seasoning recipe and stick to the correct cooking time, oven-baked bone-in pork chops can work out really well.

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Spicy Pumpkin Soup Topped With Fresh Garnish and Greek Yogurt

Spicy pumpkin soup topped with fresh garnish

The best thing about pumpkin soup is its rich, creamy texture that warms you up in no time on a cold winter’s night.

Pumpkin soup can be prepared in many different ways, but I love adding a bit of spiciness. I also like to make it as nutritious as possible to make the most of it, so I add lots of different vegetables.

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8 Recipes for Delicious Kale Smoothies

Kale smoothie recipes

Eight super tasty kale smoothies that blend taste and nutrition seamlessly and are easy to prepare. It’s time to rediscover the magic of kale!

Kale may not be everyone’s favorite leafy green, but it is definitely one of my most used green smoothie ingredients.

Not only is kale a very nutritious vegetable, but it’s also a smoothie ingredient that blends well with fruits and other greens.

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Tasty Kale and Spinach Green Smoothie (With Avocado and Fruits)

Kale and spinach smoothie recipe with avocado

A creamy and nutritious kale, spinach, and avocado green smoothie recipe, mixed with fresh fruit, for a refreshing energy boost.

Kale and spinach are two of my favorite vegetables to add to my smoothie recipes, because of their strong nutritional benefits but also because of their somewhat neutral flavors. When you combine these two together and mix them up with avocado and fresh fruit, you will end up with a super nutritious and very green-looking smoothie.

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10 Tasty Smoothie Add-Ins for Extra Flavors

Smoothie add ins

Ten tasty and nutritious smoothie add-ins for extra flavors so that you can get the most out of your delicious smoothies.

When preparing smoothies, I always look at ways to quickly add extra ingredients, not just for the flavors but also for the extra nutrients.

My most-used smoothie ingredients, such as kale, spinach, bananas, berries, and avocado, are pretty common fruits and veggies to blend and perhaps not very exciting.

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Smoothie Ratio (How to Make a Good Smoothie)

Smoothie ratio

A good smoothie ratio allows you to prepare a well-balanced smoothie with the perfect combination of flavors, nutrients, and texture.

Preparing a nutritious smoothie that not only tastes good but also has that perfect texture is not as easy as it may seem.

Instead of sticking with a proven smoothie ratio, I used to mix all sorts of ingredients together in my blender, hoping something magical would come out of it. But all too often, my smoothies ended up tasting bad, or they would be too thick.

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How to Blend Kale Into a Creamy Smoothie (6 Tips)

How to blend kale into a creamy smoothie (6 tips)

Read these tips to help you blend kale into a creamy smoothie and avoid having little chunks of kale in your favorite drink.

Over the years, kale has slowly evolved into the go-to ingredient for green smoothies, juices, and shakes. Perhaps a bit overhyped as a super green, kale does offer powerful nutritional benefits.

But unless you have a strong enough blender at home, kale is not always the easiest of ingredients to blend into a delicious and creamy smoothie.

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6 Delicious and Nutritious Chocolate Smoothie Recipes

Chocolate smoothie recipes

This may come as a surprise to some, but chocolate smoothies can still be healthy and nutritious, depending on the type of chocolate and the other ingredients used.

I don’t know about you, but I love chocolate. Dark chocolate, that is. Dark chocolate does have some surprising benefits, as long as you consume it in moderation, of course.

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9 Delicious Greek Yogurt Smoothie Recipes

Greek yogurt smoothie recipes

As a smoothie enthusiast, I’ve always loved trying out different smoothie recipes and different ingredients to achieve the perfect flavors.

I’ve also always been a fan of Greek yogurt, because it’s packed with proteins and it’s a great source of calcium and probiotics. And adding it to my smoothies is like having the best of both worlds.

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6 Recipes for Delicious and Energizing Breakfast Smoothies

Breakfast smoothie recipes

Six recipes for delicious and energizing breakfast smoothies to help kickstart your day, with lots of nutrients and flavors to take in.

Most of us rely on that much-desired cup of coffee first thing in the morning to start the day and to get us going. And I’ll be honest, I do too!

A good alternative is an energizing breakfast smoothie with all the right ingredients and nutrients to give you a long-lasting energy boost.

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9 Recipes for Delicious Almond Milk Smoothies

Almond milk smoothie recipes

Nine recipes for delicious almond milk smoothies, packed with lots of nutrients and different flavors, that you can drink any time of day.

When adding liquids to smoothies, I often opt for almond milk, coconut milk, or plain water. Sometimes, I even add green tea in smoothies, ideally in the morning as a coffee replacement.

I’ve been focussing on (unsweetened) almond milk lately, as it has fewer calories than dairy milk and coconut milk, but it still makes my smoothies creamy and tasty. Plus, with almond milk, my smoothies are lighter while still bringing out the flavors of the other ingredients better.

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9 Tasty Avocado Smoothie Recipes

Avocado smoothie recipes

Nine tasty avocado smoothies with nutrient-rich ingredients, perfect as a meal replacement or as a post-workout refreshment drink.

Blending avocados in smoothies may not be for everyone, but I like the texture that it creates, especially when combined with other fruits and veggies.

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6 Delicious and Filling High-Protein Smoothies (With Recipes)

High protein smoothie recipes

Six recipes for delicious high-protein smoothies with lots of different flavors and ingredients to level up your protein intake.

While meat is typically high in protein, there are also many vegetarian and vegan protein sources to consider when trying to increase your protein intake.

Smoothies are also an excellent way to get that extra protein in, sourced from vegetables and other non-meat foods.

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7 Energizing Breakfast Juice Recipes to Kickstart Your Day

Breakfast juice recipes

Struggling to wake up in the morning? Desperately looking forward to that first cup of coffee? Don’t worry, you’re not alone!

I’ve been replacing coffee with nutritious and energizing juices and green smoothies in the mornings, and while it wasn’t easy initially, my body and mind are now very much used to it.

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3 Delicious and Refreshing Pineapple Juice Recipes

Pineapple juice recipes

Unleash the power of pineapple in your kitchen with these mouthwatering juice recipes. Perfect for sipping on a sunny day or jazzing up your weekend brunch!

One of my favorite fruits to put in the juicer is pineapple. Interestingly, I don’t always enjoy eating pineapple by itself, but when juiced with other fruits and vegetables, I love it.

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9 Delicious and Energizing Tropical Smoothie Recipes

Tropical smoothie recipes

Nine delicious tropical smoothies, perfect as a post-workout treat, an after-school snack, a breakfast boost, or an afternoon refresher.

There’s nothing more rewarding after a full-on home workout than a refreshing tropical smoothie, best shared with my husband and kids.

For vegetable and fruit lovers like me, it’s so easy to go wild with smoothies since they only take less than five minutes to prepare, and others can join in.

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