A good anti-stress smoothie is one of our favorites, the banana smoothie. Banana smoothies are easy to make and they help deal with moodiness, depression, nervous habits, irritability, racing thoughts, and poor concentration. Bananas are one of the few fruits that contain the amino acid tryptophan and vitamin B6, both of which help to produce the natural chemical serotonin in the brain (the “happy chemical”).
Smoothies have become so widely known today because they make it very easy and convenient to get extra nutrients in our diets.
Many people find it extremely difficult to schedule time and prepare healthy homemade meals; hence, they have opted for junk and fast foods. Others however consider fresh meals as too expensive, making them go for unhealthy cheap diets. The unavailable nutrients in these foods can be compensated for in smoothies.
A point to note here is that the preparation of smoothies requires time and effort. In view of this, this write-up aims at giving every information you need to make smoothies easy for you to prepare. This will make you stick to this healthy habit and prevent you to further patronize unhealthy foods.
Below are some proven tips to consider for easy production of smoothies:
Use Tinned Fruits
It takes several efforts to prepare some fruits and vegetables for smoothies. An illustration of this point is preparation of peaches. Removing the skin and stones of these fruits involves a lot of time, especially when you’re in a hurry in the morning.
What you need to do is to use tinned peaches instead, because they are already soft, peeled and stoned. Simply drop them into your blender and blend.
Note that you should avoid tins that contain a lot of added sugar or syrup. Carefully choose the ones that specify ‘in juice’ so that you don’t to risk altering the flavor of your smoothie. Alternatively, you can use purees in similar circumstance.
Pre and Pick Up
This tip is for those who are always in a hurry every morning. Rather than turning to the chopping board, prepare your smoothie in advance so that it will be easy to lay your hands on it as you are on your way out.
How do you achieve this? Simple! Decanting your smoothies into bottles and place them in the refrigerator. This method is referred to as ‘prep and pick up.’
Bulk Buy and Freeze
This tip aims at buying fruits in bulk, so that you will not need constant replacement which often results in wastages. To achieve this, you can freeze certain fruits like bananas. Doing this is even an added advantage because your smoothies will be pleasant and cool.
Besides, you can order online in bulk. This can be achieved if you activate a standing order to enable you get a wide selection of ingredients at your doorstep on a regular basis. This will take off the worries of regular fruits replacement.
Besides freezing your ingredients, you can also opt for sun drying them. You will eventually discover that they have superb taste and last longer with this method.