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Preparing Fresh Fruits for Smoothies : Vegetable and Fruit Smoothies

Updated on August 29, 2014

Preparing Fresh Fruits for Smoothies : Vegetable and Fruit Smoothies

it is summertime, fun time again and as it gets very hot all people in the households are all waiting for smoothies to be served. Smoothies gets children going and it is one way of making them eat healthy fruits and vegetables by sneaking in those vegetables and fruits in the smoothies. Even adults too, it gets them put that smile after drinking smoothie, and what a refreshing way to sit down and enjoy it sitting down in your patio, just relaxing. Smoothie vegetable is also becoming a trend nowadays with the hype in healthy foods. Preparing fruits and vegetables for smoothies are easy as it gets, you just have get a blender-- plus a fresh vegetables and fruits, then you are set to go. Don't forget the ingredients you can put, and yes, you can prepare a healthy one -- low carb low fat smoothies by choosing low fat and low sugar ingredients for your smoothies. The yoghurt, milk and sweteners should be healthy. From washing, cutting and actually blending them is just easy as it does after you prepare it. For some vegetable smoothies

Washing Fruits and Vegetables

Green Smoothie -- Vegetable smoothie

Preparing the fruits and vegetables for smoothies

  • Always prefer those organic fruits and vegetablesfrom fresh markets or the nearest supermarkets
  • If you cant get organic fruits and vegetables then as long as they are fresh it is ok. If you can, try to avoid the canned fruits and vegetables as they have high preservatives content.
  • Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly in cold water, by running it with water or in the sink
  • For some fruits you don't need to peel them because the nutrients are in the peel of the fruits
  • Deseed some fruits if they have seed of course
  • Cut the fruits not as thick so that the blender will be just using it mildly. I take machines as some kind of humans too, the less they do the job its better and lesser electricity
  • All you need is milk, cream, yoghurt if you choose to, and dont forget to choose the low fat, low carb sugar if you like to add and cream which is low fat again. All low fat and low carb for a healthier smoothies. Or protein powder, flaxseed, wheat germ, bee pollen and sweet honey for sweetener are another alternative for you.
  • Cold smoothie needs ice chunks depending on how many glasses you are going to make

smoothie -- strawberry

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Vegetable and fruit smoothies

You can make a lot of fruits and vegetable smoothies from a combination of fruits and vegetables

For fruit smoothies : melon, orange, peach, strawberry, apple, pineapple, raspberry, banana, cherry, watermelon, kiwi

or a combination of fruits

  • banana, pineapple plus strawberry
  • strawberry, kiwi plus banana smoothie
  • apple strawberry

For vegetable smoothies -- tomatoes, celery, spinach, carrot, cucumber, cauliflower, squash, avocado and broccoli are all time favorites

You can mix fruit and vegetable like

  • strawberry and celery
  • cucumber and carrots
  • cucumber and tomato
  • cucumber and apple
  • spinach and carrots


Uses of Blender

  • it can crash ice for cocktails like pina colada etc
  • make puree for vegetable and fruits
  • crush ice for fruit and vegetable smoothies
  • make solid into liquid generally


smoothie -- pineapple smoothie, apple smoothie and strawberry smoothie

Making Healthy Smoothies Basic


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      CaitsTupperware 5 years ago

      I never thought of adding vegetables to my smoothies!! YUM! :) Thank you!

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      Art of legend 7 years ago

      Nice hub

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      These look delicious and I am going to try one this morning. Thanks for your recipes.

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      rprcarz50 7 years ago

      Hi Again,

      Great work . Sounds very delicious .

      Thank you


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      nifty@50 7 years ago

      Great hub! Definite must try!

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      PhoenixV 7 years ago from USA

      Great Hub the drinks look delicious!