Flavoring Creative Breakfast Smoothies
As more people learn about the health benefits of eating a vegan diet as well as the unpleasant conditions in many factory farms, veganism becomes increasingly popular. However, getting a healthy variety of foods including all the protein, vitamins, and minerals one needs can be challenging on a vegan diet. Smoothies make excellent breakfast foods because they can contain any combination of fruits, vegetables, juices, and flavorings to create endless tasty, nutritious combinations.
There’s always a trend when it comes to any given food, and smoothies are no exception. The latest tastes in smoothies are bold, daring flavors that add a kick to common smoothie ingredients such as blueberries, bananas, and spinach. Today’s flavor combinations include surprising blends such as apple-cucumber-clementine-cayenne, which offers a refreshingly sweet and tart burst of flavor with a spicy kick, the perfect thing to get your morning off to a great start.
Smoothies aren’t just for mornings, either. Health food fanatics are using the cocktail hour as an excuse to load up on nutrients with mocktail “smoothies” loaded with fresh ingredients such as pineapple, ginger, and dandelion greens topped off with a splash of sparkling water for a festive touch. Smoothie “soups” are another fun trend and an easy way to eat a healthy lunch or snack. Avocados, mushrooms, thyme, and sage pack a healthy punch when you need a pick-me-up.
Vegans aren’t left out when it comes to creamy textures and flavors, either. Even though ingredients such as milk and yogurt are off limits, Advanced Biotech’s Dairy Enhancer and Mouthfeel Enhancer offer many ways to experiment with creamy smoothie flavors while keeping with the vegan philosophy. Avocado adds thickness, as do chia seeds and flaxseeds. Coconut is a wonderful exotic flavor that brings an element of interest to any recipe. Fruits such as bananas and fruity jams add great texture and flavor as well. Nut butter and silken tofu are two fantastic additions regarding flavor and texture. Vegetable purees are perfect for savory smoothies. As you can see, with a little creativity, vegans have plenty of options when it comes to terrific flavor combinations.
Smoothies are extremely popular vegan fare because they’re easy, tasty, healthy, and customizable to feature any blend of flavors you can dream up. From fresh and fruity to bold and spicy, there are endless ways to concoct smoothies that cater to the vegan connoisseur. Flavorists have endless choices to experiment with to create wonderful and unique smoothies for vegans and stay abreast of the latest trends.