Smoothie Maker

There is no doubt that your diet will play a major role in your health. Whenever trying to lose weight, gain weight, put on muscle, or modify your body in any way, there are a number of products you could benefit from investing in. Just take a look at what many gyms offer – a smoothie bar, right? Usually there are healthy fruit-flavored smoothies and protein shakes available at these bars. Now, if you want to have a more convenient option for home use, you could just buy a smoothie maker.

While there are many different flavors of smoothies that can be made, generally they follow a similar recipe. Most healthy smoothies will contain some of, or all of, the following ingredients: ice, fresh fruit or fruit juice, and yogurt. Some smoothies will use an alternative to yogurt for thickness such as whipped cream. In some cases a sweetener could be used but it is not recommended, if this is done then something along the lines of Splenda would be the best choice.

How Smoothies Are Made
Without going into extensive detail on the recipe and mixing process of making smoothies, lets look at the basics of making smoothies. Yogurt, or a similar thick ingredient, is used to get the thick texture that makes smoothies more enjoyable. The ice and fruit are both n solid form at first so they must be crushed and then mixed in with the rest of the ingredients. So, there are two responsibilities of the smoothie maker, crushing the hard ingredients and blending everything together.

Smoothie Maker vs. Blender
Some people may use a basic blender to make a smoothie but the end result usually is not as good as it may be with a smoothie maker. For people on a strict budget, using a blender could still be a viable option but the smoothies may not be as enjoyable. If it is possible for you to purchase a smoothie maker then it is definitely recommended as the end result is much better.

There are a few reasons why you would want to opt to a smoothie maker instead. First off, and most importantly, the smoothie maker operates at a higher wattage than a blender does, so it is more effective at crushing the ice and fruit, and blending it together. Also, the mixing chamber is a lot more narrow in a smoothie maker than it is for a blender. The reason for this is that it is designed to be able to send the ice and fruit straight to the blades and get the most effective results possible.

Another bonus to having a smoothie maker instead of a blender is that there is usually a spout located on the smoothie maker. This allows for convenient dispensing directly from the device, with absolutely no mess, which is a common issue with blenders. Lastly, usually a smoothie maker includes a stirring stick which makes blending the ingredients much easier.

Preparing Smoothies With A Smoothie Makermakermaker
While this still touches on comparing a smoothie maker to a blender, lets look at how preparing smoothies with smoothie makers is so easy. Firstly, there is one feature that is very convenient, and simple at the same time. There are measurements available on the side of the device which allow you to be able to place the correct measurement of each ingredient in the device. This will guarantee you the best possible texture and taste, so it definitely helps.

All you really have to do is get the ingredients prepared and put the correct amount of each in the smoothie maker, then it does all the work. There are no worries of possible messes, unlike with blenders, and the texture of the smoothies when done is much better. These smoothie makers can use virtually any fruit that you may have and can effectively make fruit-flavored protein smoothies as well. Having a smoothie maker will definitely help you be able to digest tasteless protein powder a lot easier with the ability to create your own flavors.

Conclusion
If you are going to be making smoothies on a regular basis then there is no reason to not own a smoothie maker. They are rather inexpensive, with a price tag ranging from $20 to $200, depending on the specific model and features. So, if you want to purchase one of these then you are not investing too much. You could easily get a high quality smoothie maker for $50 to $60 and not have to worry about replacing it or finding a more efficient model.

Just go ahead and make the initial investment as it will have many benefits, especially if you are struggling with following a healthy diet for a weight loss due to lack of interest in what you are consuming. Smoothie makers simply make beverages much more enjoyable and are extremely beneficial to own.

This Smoothie Maker Review is Written/Updated on Jan 20th, 2010 and filed under Kitchen Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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