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Smoothie recipes to make in your blender

Countertop blenders are best known for their utility in making smoothies and milkshakes. If you are a big fan of smoothies and don’t have a blender already, don’t delay buying one. With a good quality blender you can make, in a matter of minutes, all the delicious smoothies you have been craving. Homemade smoothies are so much more tastier, healthier and cheaper than what you would get from the market. All you need is your blender and some of your favorite ingredients! Smoothie blender buying guide 2018 can help in making purchase for a smoothie blender. Here are 3 very easy smoothie recipes you can make in your blender.

Banana Ginger smoothie:

This is a very nutritious recipe that helps in digestion, relieves heartburn and deals with other stomach problems. In addition to its health benefits, it is also very tasty to drink!

Ingredients:

  1.   1 banana (cut into pieces)
  2.   1 cup plain yogurt
  3.   Few drops of vanilla essence
  4.   1 tbsp honey
  5.   ½ tsp fresh ginger (chopped)

Method:

  1.   Add all the ingredients together to the jug of your countertop blender.
  2.   Secure the lid tightly.
  3.   Pulse the blender for a few seconds. Pause a while. Pulse it again. Repeat till you get a smooth texture.
  4.   It is always a good idea to hold down the lid while blending to prevent the lid from coming off.
  5.   Your drink is ready to be served. You can garnish with a few mint leaves or banana slices.

Peach mango banana smoothie:

This is also a very refreshing and healthy drink like the previous one. Start you morning with this nutritious breakfast and feel the difference!

Ingredients:

  1.   ½ cup peaches (cut in pieces)
  2.   ½ cup mangoes (cut in pieces)
  3.   ½ a banana (cut in pieces)
  4.   1 cup plain yogurt
  5.   1 cup ice
  6.   1 Tbsp honey

Method:

  1.   Add all the ingredients to the jar of your countertop blender.
  2.   Secure the lid tightly.
  3.   Pulse the blender for a few seconds. Pause a while. Pulse it again. Repeat till you get a smooth texture.
  4.   Your drink is ready to be served.

Strawberry Shortcake:

This is a very innovatively delicious recipe. Share it with your family. Kids will love it for sure!

Ingredients:

  1.   2 cup strawberries
  2.   1 cup cake of your choice preferably plain cake
  3.   1 cup milk
  4.   1 cup ice
  5.   1 tbsp honey
  6.   ½ cup whipped cream

Method:

  1.   Add all the ingredients to your blender leaving behind 1 strawberry and ½ cup whipped cream for topping.
  2.   Secure the lid tightly.
  3.   Pulse the blender for a few seconds. Pause a while. Pulse it again. Repeat till you get a smooth texture.
  4.   Your drink is ready to be served.
  5.   You can top it with whipped cream and strawberry.

Note: for recipes that require the addition of ice, make sure your blender is designed to crush ice. This would be mentioned in the instruction manual. If it isn’t, do not add ice in your blender as it would harm the motor. You can skip the addition of ice and follow the rest of the recipe or add cold water in place of ice.