I roll both ways, but I definitely prefer to drink my fruits.
The juicing ‘fad’ had begun right from the 90s. Yes, juicing and blending is gaining popularity almost everywhere.
What is juicing/blending?
Juicing is a procedure which extracts water and nutrients from the fruits and it discards the indigestible fiber.
Blending on the other hand, consists of the entire fruit or vegetable.
What are the benefits?
Juicing/blending makes it easy and efficient to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables. I personally find it easier to drink a glass of juice or smoothie in comparison to eating the same amount of fruits at one go. With minimal efforts, you can drink the juice of far more vegetables than you would ever manage to consume at one time. You can also sneak in veggies that you don’t actually like, as it is very easy to cross them up with stronger flavored fruits or veggies. Yes mummies, you can sneak kale, carrots or even beets in your kids juices/smoothies. Once combined with other constituents, they won’t know! Trust me on that.
I have sneaked in carrots in my brother’s juice so many times. Oranges, berries, bananas, and pineapples are examples of fruits that blends up beautifully in smoothies.
Personally, I find it more convenient to blend my fruits into smoothies. Furthermore, fiber fills you up and without fiber in the juice, you might tend to get hungry quickly. Okay, who am I kidding, even with fiber, I get hungry every hour! It’s genetic actually. You simply can’t fight the genes. Le sigh.
Heat and I merely can’t be allies. I was telling my mom that I do not need much in the “new” house. I only need the air conditioner and internet. I can definitely live without a television, even though the smart tv I was eying is tempting me big time. Come to think of it, as a child, I have never grown up using the air conditioner. We never had 1 and there wasn’t a need, but now it is almost a necessity. Is the weather getting too hot or am I too pampered now? I suppose it should be referable to the conditions, with the ozone layer thinning and all. Good reasoning Maya *pats back*
Today I made a smoothie with bananas and strawberries. The combo of strawberries and bananas is simply delightful! The fruity, fresh strawberries are perfect with the creaminess of the bananas. The added low-fat milk and yogurt makes it not only for a refreshing smoothie, but also a filling one. You can add a touch of agave or honey if the strawberries are not sweet enough. To make this even more nutritious, you even add other ingredients like flax seeds, rolled oats or even kale.
This 5 Ingredients Strawberry and Banana Smoothie is delicious as well as filling and it is great to drink this the morning as your breakfast, or for snacks throughout the daytime.
Care for some Pina Colada Smoothie or Skinny Avocado Smoothie? Count me in yo! Oh, and what about the super refreshing Orange Julius Copycat? Talk about a newfound refreshment! If you love smoothies, do check out my other smoothie recipes too!
- 200g strawberries, hulled (Mine was frozen thus I didn't need to add ice in the smoothie)
- 1 large banana, frozen
- 200 ml low-fat milk
- 200 ml natural yogurt
- 2 tablespoon honey or agave
- Place all the above ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Adjust the sweetness according to taste and pour into serving glasses.