At that time, we only had one blender, and it roared and whined so loud and obnoxiously it would make me go a little berserk. There was no Vitaminx back then.
I often made the risky mistake of scraping down the sides of the blender with a spoon or spatula, while the motor was running. Needless to say, there were casualties. Explosions. Smoothie ran down my face and arms and all over the walls, with the spoon shooting up to the ceiling.
On more than one occasion, I had a meltdown and would find myself in the walk-in refrigerator (the only private place we had), cursing and crying.
Eventually, I figured out I could ask one of our employees to make them instead of me.
So Kara became our smoothie maker. And in time, Kara ended up in the walk-in refrigerator too.
10 Tips for Better Smoothies
1. Never stick a spoon or spatula in a running blender.
2. Pour the liquid in the blender first. Then add the fruit. This will help to get things moving. Never, no matter what, add sticky or thick things like peanut butter in the blender first.
3. Start the blender on the lowest speed and gradually increase the speed to high, and shut it down the same way, gradually slowing it down.
5. If you can’t eat fresh fruit fast enough, freeze it for smoothies. (Peel it, cut it into small chunks, put it in a zip lock) Anything goes grapes, apples, kiwi, bananas, berries, oranges, mangoes, anything really. Avocados can even be frozen.
6. In winter, add something hearty or rich like bananas, nut butters, tahini, oatmeal or avocado, for a little extra heartiness.
7. A smoothie is not a milkshake. Try to keep it healthy. Otherwise, just have a milkshake. Use soy, almond, rice or coconut milk, fruit or veggie juice, aloe or just water. Use maple syrup, brown rice syrup, honey, agave, or fruit itself, as sweetener.
8. Play around with adding fresh herbs and spices and seeds.
9. Chilly frosty smoothies are yummy. Room-temperature smoothies are not tasty. If not using any frozen fruit, throw in a few ice cubes. It makes it so much more palatable.
10. If your smoothie is bland…try adding a little citrus juice, or zest to brighten up the flavor.
The Avocado effect on Skin
Ingredients in Avocado Smoothie
Kiwi Avocado Smoothie with Lime and Honey Makes one 10 oz glass.
- Place the liquid in the blender first, then fruit and ice. Cover. Start on low speed, increasing to high speed. Blend it up until creamy and very smooth. Scrape down sides if necessary.
- Taste, adjust lime juice and sweetener to taste. Kiwi’s very in tartness 🙂
- And remember, don’t ever stick a spoon or spatula in blender while it’s running. Just sayin’ 😉
- Serving Size: 10 ounce glass
- Calories: 223
- Sugar: 31.1 g
- Sodium: 23 mg
- Fat: 6.6 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.9 g
- Carbohydrates: 42.6 g
- Fiber: 6.8 g
- Protein: 3.4 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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