Jane Makes Homemade Fruit Smoothies. Fruit Smoothies are also called Fruitshakes, Veggie and Fruit Shake, Vegetable Juicing, Power Smoothies, Frozen Fruit Smoothies . This is one of the healthiest meals that you can have in less then 10 minutes. Raw fruits and vegetables are filled with Fiber, Vitamins, Minerals, Antioxidants and Enzymes that help boost your Metabolism and suppress hunger. Another great benefit from Homemade Fruit Smoothies is that the liquid juice does not need to be broken down, so Nutrition is easily absorbed into the body and into the bloodstream. And you also don’t have to waste energy chewing and digesting your food either.
A Fruit Smoothie is not the same as Juicing. A Juicing Machine produces a more concentrated juice but uses more fruits and vegetables then a blender would. Juicing also produces more waste, even though the leftover pulp from juicing can be used in other recipes. The nice thing about using a blender instead of a juicer is that you eat the juice and the pulp together so nothing is wasted. And the clean up from a blender is also easier then a juicer.
Another great thing about Fruit Smoothies is that you can use any combination of fruits and vegetables that you like. You can also use certain fruits and vegetables for a particular diet or for a particular nutritional need.
You can also add extra vitamins, protein mix, soy,
yogurt, wheat germ or herbs if you need to.
When buying your fruits and vegetables for blending always buy fruits and vegetables that are in season to ensure optimal taste and nutrition. Also try to buy them on sale. It’s good to buy from local farmers markets and to buy organic especially when trying to avoid fruits and vegetables that use a lot of pesticides. There is a great list of foods to be aware of at Food News.org. They point out which fruits and vegetables are high in pesticides and which are low in pesticides.
Homemade Fruit Smoothies are not expensive as long as you buy your fruits and vegetables on sale. A hommade16-ounce fruit smoothie costs around a $1.00. So if your are a penny pinching person and you want to save money and stretch the dollar, or if you are on food stamps, SNAP or food assistance and use a Food Bank, then Homemade Fruit Smoothies are for you. So you save money without sacrificing quality, health or taste.
Buy your fresh vegetables and fruit around once or twice each week, You can also buy canned or frozen varieties if you need to.