Smoothie blender is a small kitchen appliance specifically designed to make smoothies, a thick beverage usually made from blended ingredients that might include fruit, fruit juice, yogurt, ice cream and ice.
Smoothie blenders often come with a range of speeds and beating actions, which allows for different textures of the drink. The canisters of the appliances have spouts for pouring without removing the lid. Some smoothie blenders come with stirring sticks, and some higher-end models have the capability of keeping drinks cold.
Smoothie blenders for home use come in a variety of sizes. There are blenders that produce multiple servings all the way to single-serving versions that allow people to detach the canisters and take their drinks with them.
Couple of important things to consider when purchasing a smoothie blender is its ease of use and how easy it is to clean. Larger capacity blenders are a good choice if making smoothies for several people will be common. A smaller version might suffice for individuals.
Standard, multi-purpose blenders are used to make smoothies as well. A good blender that has an ice crushing function might be just as effective at making the concoction as a smoothie blender. Alternatively, smoothie blenders can also be used to blend other frozen drinks, such as cappuccinos or daiquiris.
Smoothie recipes sometimes are provided with smoothie blenders. This cold and refreshing drink is often made with ice cream or yogurt, fruit, juice and other ingredients. Recipes also can be found online, and there are even entire books dedicated to this popular refreshment. Popular smoothie recipes often contain ingredients such as plain yogurt, orange juice, bananas and strawberries or other berries. Other versions include vegetables, and some include protein powder and other supplements for increased nutrition.