Food - Drink
Why Homemade Smoothies Don’t Turn Out Like A Restaurant’s
Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, fruit smoothies are a delicious and nutritious way to treat yourself. However, smoothies made at home often don't taste like ones from a restaurant or juice bar, and this is a the result of differences in equipment, ingredients, and technique.
Using a blender that isn't powerful enough leads to lackluster at-home smoothies. If you make (or buy) smoothies all the time, try a smoothie-specific blender from Vitamix; the speed, durability, and thoroughness of the machine means you won't have to fuss with stirring ingredients manually or constantly add more liquid to get a smooth blend.
Ingredient ratios also matter when preparing restaurant-quality smoothies. Pour liquid into the blender first, adding just enough to cover the blades, and in addition to your favorite produce and supplements, include fruits with a creamy consistency, such as avocados or bananas. If you add greens, try not to exceed 1 cup.