A quick guide to Smoothies for beginners: Smoothies are increasingly becoming popular, and you don't need to walk far to come across various types of Juice & Smoothie bars.
Smoothies differ from Juices in the sense that they contain the whole fruit or vegetable, and therefore require some sort of liquid to be added in order to make them drinkable rather than chewable.
Common liquid bases include fruit juices, milk, yougurt and ice cream (not the healthiest choice :-), and non dairy options such as soy milk and rice milk. Ice cubes are also commonly added.
So, how to make a Smoothie - what to do?
It is really quite simple.
Step 1: Firstly to make a smoothie you need a Blender.
Step 2: The pour your choice of liquid into the blender jug. If you prefer the fresh juice option, e.g. orange juice run the oranges through a Juicer first, and then pour the juice into the blender jug.
Step 3: Add your favorite fruit / Veg. Always wash and remove hard skins and seeds e.g. bananas, avocados, mango etc. and chop into chunky bits.
Step 4: Blend till smooth and check consistency. You may add more liquid or fruit to your liking.
Step 5: Serve and enjoy!
If unsure of the difference between a Juicer and a Blender, and how to choose a Juicer please see:
Blender vs Juicer
Types of Juicers