How to Make a Healthy, Low Calorie Smoothie By Sam Craigville Smoothies certainly are a delicious alternative to adding fruit and vegetable to your diet no matter what time of day. Many individuals ignore this possibility since they don't know how to create a smoothie, but it's really quite simple to make a healthy smoothie in under 10 minutes. When deciding how to make a smoothie it's a good idea to keep in mind the fruit and vegetable flavors which could go well together such as strawberry and banana or carrot and apple. After picking a recipe gather your supplies. Typically this includes a blender or food processor, fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables, ice and your liquid of preference. Some of the most typical liquids are water, fruit juice, milk and yogurt. You can also substitute coconut milk, soy, almond or rice milk depending on your nutritional needs while keeping your smoothie a perfect creamy consistency. Smoothie's provide added nutritional value to our meals and fuel for our bodies. They can also be used as a meal replacement for someone hoping to shed fat. Smoothies really are a great option for weight-loss because many recipes use high fiber vegetables and fruits that help fill you up without adding fat and calories. The beauty of including smoothies in your weight loss plan is that you can expect to never feel deprived because the creamy texture and high fiber will leave you feeling full for periods. Finally, at this point many "how to make a smoothie articles" would end but if you are really interested in adding nutritional value to your smoothie it is possible to add a number of add-ins that may give you a extra lift offering you additional energy and help keep you feeling full longer. Some very popular add-ins for a smoothie include: Wheatgerm - This can be a great supply of fiber, vitamin E, antioxidants and folic acid Wheatgrass - Can help blood to flow, digestion and general detoxification of the body Whey Protein Powder-is essential for bodybuilding as it is digested very rapidly. This allows the protein to be available for muscle building in a short time. Most often it is used after workouts to help you increase absorption of amino acids available in the blood, which are taken up from the muscles to ultimately increase mass. For maximum effect drink your smoothie immediately and freeze any leftovers for a quick, healthy and delicious snack anytime of those day or night.