Want to enjoy our tasty smoothies even more? It may not seem possible to make them even more delicious, but there is a way to make their texture and flavour even more incredible. Stick around and we’ll tell you all about it!
The fruit of Life Smoothies and nuts work best together. Why? Well, for several reasons. Nuts enhance the drink, providing fibre and fatty acids, which are essential for good cardiovascular health, and they are known for being very filling, as well as helping to absorb the vitamins in fruit. In turn, the acids in fruit help to absorb the magnesium and calcium in nuts. So this perfect combination is both healthy and delicious, as the difference in texture, as well as the freshness of one and the warmth of the other make a match made in heaven. Here we tell you the best combinations to get the most out of your smoothies, take note!
Mango Paradise: pistachio
Everyone loves pistachios and mangos, so what’s not to like? If you’ve never tried this combination of the two, both sweet and savoury, you don’t know what you’re missing… These two ingredients complement each other perfectly, creating a sweet yet salty taste, both crunchy and smooth. Their textures, so different, create a delicious morsel that is hard to forget. As soon as you try it, you’ll be thanking us for it! They are also a nut full of nutrients with a host of benefits.
Green machine: walnuts
Walnuts are a nut that easily goes with any fruit or vegetable, but if we had to choose one of our smoothies, we think the perfect partner is Green Machine. This is a very healthy smoothie with lots of vegetables (spinach, broccoli, celery) and fruits (banana, mango and pineapple) that create a perfect balance due to the great amount of vitamins and antioxidants in all of them. That’s why we think walnuts are the ideal addition, as all the ingredients blend perfectly together. Walnuts also boast endless health benefits, known throughout the world and considered to be the best nut:
- They contain many plant-based omega-3 fatty acids.
- They provide energy, fibre and are very filling.
- They have magnesium, potassium, antioxidants such as vitamin E, B6 and minerals that enhance the formation of proteins, such as zinc.
Finally, we recommend adding chia seeds and letting them sit for a while, so they will absorb the nutrients from the fruit, as well as being very filling.
Strawberry Split: hazelnuts
Here is another winning combination. Although less common, we assure you that adding hazelnuts to your Strawberry Split will make it a unique experience. The intense, sweet and toasted flavour of the hazelnuts blends perfectly with the distinctive juicy and buttery texture of the star fruit of this smoothie, the strawberries, with a taste that swings between sour and very sweet. The benefits of one of the world’s most popular nuts include:
- It is one of the best plant-based sources of calcium.
- It contains many antioxidants, especially vitamin E.
- It is a source of minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.
Try it, you won’t regret it!
These ideas are just meant as a guide, because, as we said at the beginning, fruit and nuts are the perfect combination, so any combination can work and taste delicious. Try mixing your favourite nuts with your favourite smoothie yourself. Even if you might not think it’s the best combination to begin with, you’ll be surprised, because sometimes what goes least well together actually tastes the best! 😉