If you're looking for a convenient and nutritious breakfast or meal replacement, it's hard to go past a smoothie. Not only are they quick and easy to prepare, smoothies make life simple when it comes to achieving the adequate intake of essential vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre. If smoothies are your weapon of choice for nailing your busy life, find out why you should really be making them at home…
Ordering from a menu and getting your smoothie fix without lifting a finger sounds like an attractive way to start the day, but we know too well that convenience and nutrition don’t always go hand in hand. While nutritional value might be important to you, not all retailers will be on the same page and that berry smoothie you're ordering may not be as nutritious as it seems. If you want to avoid being served a glass of unexpected refined sugars or artificial additives, enquire about the smoothie ingredients before ordering and ask whether it includes real fruit. It’s not uncommon to see ice cream and fruit syrups as smoothies in disguise.
For stay-at-home-smoothie-makers who appreciate variety and trying new combinations of ingredients, Craft Smoothie's carefully crafted smoothie recipes contain only fresh fruit and vegetables and organic superfoods. With no refined sugars, you can sleep easy knowing you have a nutritious breakfast waiting to be blended by you each morning.
While a smoothie at 5.30am may seem like a reasonable request for an early-riser, you can’t guarantee around-the-clock access to freshly-blended smoothies. However, if you’ve got all the ingredients you need at home, you can take two minutes to blend up a breakfast smoothie or snack to give you the energy or recovery fuel you need to get you through the day. The trick is to have a perfect-sized vessel handy so you can take your smoothie to work or the gym.
Making smoothies at home means you have the luxury of creating guilt-free smoothie desserts after hours too, and you'll be hard pressed to find a smoothie on a menu post 5pm!
Enjoying a daily smoothie is a simple way to boost your intake of essential vitamins and minerals using a combination of fruit, vegetables, leafy greens, nuts, seeds and superfood powders. Taking the crafting into your own kitchen means you can try unique combinations of ingredients, going beyond the same old green smoothies, berry smoothies and banana smoothies that you’ll find on many menus.
Craft Smoothie makes it super simple to incorporate a range of premium quality ingredients into your smoothies, diversifying the recipes with seasonal local produce to make each blend a new surprise. This will give you the opportunity to try new combinations of ingredients that you hadn’t considered before.
For smoothie fans who like to experiment with different milks, or for those with a dairy intolerance, blending smoothies at home gives you the freedom to customise recipes to your unique preferences or dietary requirements. It’s now easier than ever for those on dairy-free, vegan or paleo diets to shop for dairy alternatives like nut milks, coconut water or coconut milk. Making smoothies at home means you’re in control of whether your smoothie is fit for a dairy queen, or if it’s blended with coconut or a nut-based alternative..
The beauty of Craft Smoothie's recipes is that they have been designed to taste delicious with water, however our crafters have the freedom to mix and match with different liquids as they please.
Us Kiwis love our breakfast smoothies and there’s nothing better than waking up to a freshly-blended smoothie. Smoothies make the ultimate breakfast in bed because you don’t have to deal with the aftermath of crumbs between your sheets!
Let’s face it, the satisfaction you get when you’ve crafted something delicious in your own kitchen is hard to beat. And because each Craft Smoothie recipe blends two servings, you’ll get a double dose of that satisfaction, or you can impress a special someone.
If you're ready to kickstart your day with superfood smoothies blended at home, get started with Craft Smoothie so you can get everything you need to craft our healthy smoothie recipies from home.
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