At Life Smoothies we love to share with you how important taking care of yourself is every day by eating the best ingredients. This is why we have compiled a list of our fruits and vegetables. This post could be endless, so today we’re only discussing 3 of them. Keep reading because you’ll be amazed at all the nutrients!
Ginger, one of the most powerful ingredients
Ginger is the superfood you need to kickstart your day with a boost of energy. It is a spice and medicinal plant that has been used in traditional Asian medicine for 2000 years. Its flavour is spicy, peppery and pungent, and slightly sweet if you are a first timer.
The ginger in Beet the Heat is savoured and enjoyed without overpowering the flavour of the other ingredients: pineapple, blueberries, ginger and beetroot. It may seem like a strange mix, but we assure you that it is a winning combination. Every fruit has its role to play in this smoothie, and they play it perfectly! The ginger adds a spicy touch, the beetroot gives us its sweet taste to contrast with the ginger, the sweet and sour freshness of the pineapple and the slight acidity of the blueberries add the finishing touch to this explosion of flavours.
Beet the Heat is a smoothie for discerning palates that are open to new sensory experiences far from the typical, unsurprising flavours, at least for the first few sips.
Dragon fruit, taste one of the most unusual ingredients
Also known as pitaya or pitahaya, it is the fruit of a cactus, which is particularly striking for its purplish-green or yellow skin and its pulp with small seeds. Its skin is thick and fuchsia-coloured, revealing a white inside with black pips that resembles stracciatella. Its name comes from its appearance, as its green stems looks like dragon scales (or a pineapple, but the former is more exotic). It belongs to a family of cacti native to Mexico, which is also found in Brazil and throughout Central and South America, but at Life Smoothies, it comes directly from Vietnam, which is a major producer of this fruit thanks to its climate and favourable soil conditions.
There are two different varieties: the white dragon fruit and the pink dragon fruit. If you are familiar with our smoothie’s intense colour, we don’t need to tell you which variety we chose, do we? Pink Dragon lives up to its name, as it is the star ingredient in this delicious and unique smoothie. Accompanied by mango and strawberry, fruits that everyone loves, the dragon fruit stands out for its unfamiliar and rather unusual taste. It is extremely sweet and can remind us of kiwi or papaya, or even avocado to some extent. Pink Dragon is a bold smoothie full of contrasts, with an explosion of flavours. Give it a go!
Akai Kick smoothie, our defences’ best friend
Last but not least, our star ingredient: acai. If you frequent our blog you will already know a little bit about this “superfood”, but we will never get tired of it. Acai is a small, dark purple fruit from the northern rainforest of Brazil. It is a nutritional treasure and looks very similar to blueberries and grapes. It is a fleshy fruit with a taste that is reminiscent of chocolate.
At Life Smoothies we decided to combine it with banana, mango and blueberries to create our famous Acai Kick. As well as being delicious, this smoothie is perfect for this time of year as we get back to the daily grind after the holidays and our body can take the brunt of it. If your defences need a boost and your taste buds need a treat, try this smoothie and get transported to the Amazon.
If you want to continue discovering our fruits, don’t forget to check out one of our recent posts about the coconut, a tropical treasure.