100 days of Homemaking Skills Series: Day 13 – How to make a Smoothie

Smoothies are my favorite. They are like a mini meal – filling, nutritious and delicious. It’s a perfect solution when you are short of time. Just mix in some fruits and a base liquid and blend in a blender. Make it smooth and creamy and top with nuts. And you have a yummy little meal ready.

Put the following things in order into the blender and blend for 2 mins till smooth.

1. First add the liquid: This can be milk, coconut milk, iced tea, fruit juice, almond milk, green tea, coconut water or just plain water. Add this first into the blender. This makes it easy to blend all the ingredients.

2. Sweetener & Flavor : Add sugar or honey to sweeten your smoothie. To add a bit of flavor, you can add cinnamon, vanilla extract or some herbs.

3. Add fruits and leafy greens: Now comes the fun part. Try a whole lot of experiments by adding different combinations of fruits/ vegetables. Banana, apple, pear, berries, kiwi, watermelon, pineapple, mango avocado, spinach, kale and carrot are just some of the options.


4. Thicken it up: Add a variation of peanut butter, yoghurt, ice cream, coconut cream, oats, chia seeds or ice cubes.

5. Power boost ( optional): For an extra powerful smoothie, add protein powder, flax seeds, Maca powder, probiotics etc.

Drrrrrr. Blend it and enjoy!!

10 thoughts on “100 days of Homemaking Skills Series: Day 13 – How to make a Smoothie

  1. We started having smoothies for breakfast several weeks ago and I’m hooked! I put the greens in first with a little fresh squeezed orange juice and blend before adding the other ingredients. My husband is a wee bit squeamish about the idea of drinking greens so I make sure they are totally blended this way.

    I never would have thought of using tea as the liquid! I’m going to have to try that. Thanks for the idea. I followed you here from Miz Helen’s “Full Plate Thursday”. Have a beautiful week!

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    1. Greens are very healthy and we need to somehow get it into our family diet. Adding tea gives a whole new flavour to the smoothie. There are various types of tea to try with. Do give it a try and let me how you and your family liked it. Thank you so much Deanna!

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