How to Make Smoothies without a Blender – 7 Easy Steps

Do you want to make healthy smoothies but your blender is non-functional or you just don’t have a blender? If you’ve answered yes, then I can imagine you must be frustrated wanting to know how you can make this work. How to make smoothies without a blender? Although, the ideal way to make consistent and creamy smoothies is by using a blender, it is indeed possible for you to do so without a blender.How to Make Smoothies without a Blender

The method to be presented will require you to put in a little more effort than you would, if you should use a blender. You will need to dedicate some time. It may be seen by some individuals as time consuming. But, this is your health we’re talking about so it will be worth it in the end. Plus, the more you use this method the more accustomed you’ll be at using it. If you’re always really tight on time, this may not be an ideal method for you to frequently use. In such case, it may be easier and ideal to buy a blender to make smoothies. To choose a good blender to make your smoothies, check out this article on how to choose a blender for smoothies or you may check out my list of the best blenders to make smoothies.

Have fun while going through the steps.

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6 Super Herbs for Smoothies

Not only can you use everyday fruits and vegetables to make you smoothies healthy, tasty and nutritious. You may use unique super foods to boost the benefits of your smoothies. Once you learn about them and their benefits, you’ll be sure to seek and purchase them. Herbs for SmoothiesThere are many super herbs for smoothies which can help your body get in optimal health and wellness. I have shared with you in an earlier post some of the best vegetables for smoothies, the vegetables listed are also very nutrient dense and does a lot to help your body perform at its best. The herbs to be mentioned in this article are less common and you may not come across then on a regular basis while shopping for groceries. These super herbs contain higher levels of nutrients than many other foods and are seen as super foods. I will be sharing with you some of most known super herbs which I have also used to make delicious, nutritious and filling smoothies.

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Best Seeds for Smoothies – 5 Superseeds

There are many seeds which have high levels of nutrients. Seeds for SmoothiesIncluding fiber, protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. These seeds are categorized as superfoods and more specifically called super seeds. While many other foods contain the same kind of nutrients, superfoods contain more nutrients than many of these other foods. Superseeds as with any other superfoods allow your body to get several nutrients that your body needs while improving the condition of your health. Super seeds have high amounts of antioxidants which helps to fight infections in the body and treats many health conditions. Each superseed to be mentioned has a distinct and rich taste. Some of these seeds for smoothies will help you to feel satisfied for longer. It will also provide a creamy texture to smoothies and will be sure to deliver amazing weight loss results.

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Buying a Blender for Smoothies: How to Choose

If you have ever wondered why you’re smoothies don’t look like the ones you’ve seen in the stores, on TV or even at a friend’s home. Then it could because of the blender you are using. The taste of the smoothies may also be affected by not using the right blender. Some blenders even have a smoothie settings. Nevertheless, there are many factors to consider when buying a blender for smoothies. Having the right blender to make your smoothies will do a better job at thoroughly and finely mincing your ingredients to make your smoothies creamier. Here are some features to look for when buying the perfect blender to make your smoothies.

6 Healthy Fruit Vegetable Smoothies

Healthy Fruit Vegetable SmoothiesHaving the right ingredients when making delicious and filling smoothies not only helps with weight loss, but supports digestion, hydration, detoxification and overall health. When choosing ingredients to make recipes for healthy fruit vegetable smoothies for weight loss it is best to use organic fresh fruits and vegetables (preferably). If you are just starting out with drinking smoothies, either for weight loss or for general health, then start off using smaller amounts of vegetable then increase amount. Before making healthy smoothies for weight loss do remember to take into consideration the recommended tips on making smoothie for weight loss as discussed in an earlier post. Below are a few power smoothie recipes for weight loss which I have enjoyed, however, there are several other smoothie recipes for weight loss that you can try and enjoy through other sources or through your creativity….

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Superfoods for Smoothies – 6 Exotic Fruits

Superfoods for Smoothiesare known to have great benefits and are so rich in nutrients that they may help to reduce the risk of diseases. The superfoods for smoothies I will be mentioning in this article are all fruits. Fruits are considered to be “super” when they are packed with nutritional value and has high capacity of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Everyday fruits such as strawberry, mango, papaya, cherry, cranberry, kiwi, blueberry, blackberry, apples, grape, orange, pomegranates and raspberry are all great super fruits with a lot of nutritional benefits to improve overall health. The benefits of these fruits I have mentioned in an earlier post. The super fruits I will be talking about in this post are exotic. But just like the everyday fruits mentioned, these exotic super fruits contain sugar so be mindful and monitor portions when using them in your weight loss smoothies.

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6 Best Tasting Vegetable Smoothies

SmoothiesVegetables smoothies are very nutrient dense, lower in calories (than many other smoothies) and is very beneficial for weight loss. Many of the vegetables used are full of fiber and water which keeps us fuller for longer and effectively controls appetite. Though, for us to feel fuller for longer we need to use enough vegetables. These smoothies are also great if you monitor or control your sugar consumption. Some people may need to acquire the taste for veggie smoothies, when just starting out. You may add fresh herbs to your vegetable smoothies to make it taste better and somewhat satisfy your taste buds. When choosing ingredients to make vegetable smoothies it would be best to use organic fresh vegetables (preferably). These are some of the best tasting vegetable smoothies, which I have personally prepared and enjoyed.

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Best Vegetables for Smoothies

Strangely to many, vegetable rich smoothies do not change the taste of your smoothies. Adding vegetables to your smoothies will not significantly alter its taste or cause your smoothies to be bitter or bland. Vegetables are very beneficial to health and can help you reach your weight loss goals with ease as they are also very low in calories. Almost all kinds of vegetables work wells with smoothies but it may be incredibly useful if you knew the best vegetables for smoothies; especially, if you’re just starting your smoothie diet journey. Not all vegetables taste the same or offer the same nutritional content. Hence, I will be sharing a list of well-known nutrient dense vegetables that works well in smoothies.

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Best Fruits for Smoothies

Some may think that adding fruits to smoothies are a bad choice. As, when compared to veggies are less filling and has a natural sugar content, which can stall weight loss. So what can fruits do to your smoothies? Adding fruits to your smoothies will not hamper your weight loss. You will be able to obtain essential nutrients through fruits as they are packed with vitamins and minerals. Yes, fruits are naturally sweet and too much sugar can prevent weight loss. Fruits has fiber and fiber slows the absorption of sugar. The trick is to know details about the fruits you will be using (i.e. sugar content), use fruit/s in moderation and do not pack your blender with mostly fruits and little greens. Fruits add a delicious taste to smoothies and keep your smoothies interesting and fun. So, it is helpful to know the best fruits for smoothies.

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7 Benefits of Drinking Smoothies

Benefits of Drinking Smoothies
Drinking smoothies made with leafy vegetables and fruits is not only delicious but very beneficial to our health and provides several benefits to people who consume it. Below I will be exploring the many benefits of drinking smoothies.

  • Helps with weight loss.
    One of the most natural, nutritional and best way to lose weight is by drinking smoothies. Although healthy smoothies are very high in nutritional content. They are very low in calories and can make one feel less deprive of food by making one feel full.  To lose weight by drinking smoothies without losing essential nutrients, one must consider these tips.
  • Detoxification.
    Our body can become filled with toxins simply through the water we drink, air we breathe or even the food we eat. Our body then carries out the function of eliminating toxins from the body but at times waste is left behind and there is a build-up of toxins. Consuming healthy smoothies helps in the cleansing of the body from within by eliminating build-up toxins that can lead to weight gain. Continue reading “7 Benefits of Drinking Smoothies”