How To Create Smoothie Step By Step
Smoothies are a versatile snack that can actually be quite healthy in addition to being sweet and delicious. At Organic Restaurants, we’ve seen smoothies of all kinds being made, and we know that people who seek out organic healthy food can enjoy a variety of smoothies as well. In fact, many of the most common smoothie ingredients fit in just fine with a diet that focuses on organic food options.
Plain Greek Yogurt
This is a great ingredient for a healthy smoothie. It’s packed with protein and helps keep you full for longer. It also adds a good texture and creaminess to the smoothie.
Peanut butter is also packed with protein and comes in a variety of organic and natural varieties that cut out many of the unnecessary and unhealthy additions and found in many store-bought products. For those that don’t like peanut butter or people who are allergic, there are also other nut butters like almond butter that can serve the same function, filling your smoothie with protein and fiber.
Avocado can lend a thicker consistency to smoothies, filling in neatly for bananas without much of the sugar. It’s a filling ingredient too, so you can be sure that downing a smoothie with a quarter or so of avocado added won’t have you looking for snacks an hour later.
Milk can make for a great smoothie ingredient, but some people who opt for organic healthy food try to limit their intake of this dairy staple. Fortunately, there are a variety of milk alternatives that could give your smoothie the same creaminess and feel as dairy milk would. There’s almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, and a variety of other milk substitutes out there. Most of them also come in unsweetened versions, so you don’t have to worry that they’ll add a bunch of extra sugar to your smoothie.
Fruit can add a lot of flavor to your smoothie, but the right fruits can also add a lot of fiber as well. Fiber helps fill you up, ensuring that you won’t be looking for another snack later. Opt for naturally sweet, but low in sugar, fruits like strawberries and blueberries. You get the best of both worlds—delicious flavor and filling fiber—that makes your smoothie into a full-fledged meal replacement. Of course, it’s also a great idea to go for local produce when you can, since these healthy smoothie ingredients could contain less chemicals and preservatives than produce bought from a large distributor.
Protein powder is another filling ingredient and it’s a great addition if you’re not getting the protein you need in your daily diet. Look for ones without added sugar and find a flavor that complements the other ingredients you like to use.
Smoothies that Any Organic Healthy Food Eater Would Love
These are just a fraction of the ingredients that can find their home in a delicious smoothie. Whether you’re a restaurant owner catering to diners or just someone making smoothies for yourself at home, keep experimenting with new ingredients from the local fresh organic market and keep an eye on the Organic Restaurants website for more great ideas for smoothies and other organic healthy food options!