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How to Make Smoothie in Nigeria

Although smoothies are not culturally Nigerian drinks, of late, a lot of people in the country have taken a liking to it. Smoothies are made from a fine blend of favorite fruits and mixed in adequate quantities to make a delicious rich drink. They are a crowd favorite because everyone gets to choose their combination.

Smoothies are both delicious and healthy at the same time. They’re also one of the easiest mixes that you can make from the comfort of your kitchen.

Making smoothies does not have one structure manner. That is, different people choose different styles based on the fruits of their choice. For making a simple smoothie, the first step is for you to get a you or any other similar blending machine.

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How to Make Smoothie in Nigeria
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Now since there are many types of smoothies (based on individual’s favorite fruits), we will list out various ways to make each one of them.

For Pawpaw and Orange Smoothie:

Perhaps the most delicious fact about smoothies is the fact that different fruits can be mixed to get the desired taste. As this is my favorite, I will like to start off with the pawpaw and orange smoothie.

Ingredients:

  1. A good sized piece of pawpaw
  2. An orange
  3. One ripe banana
  4. 1 teaspoon of lime juice
  5. Ice

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Use a kitchen knife to cut the pawpaw into small chunks and pieces
  2. Squeeze the orange into a cup
  3. Slice the banana into a bowl
  4. Add them all into a blender and blend until it’s properly dissolved.

It is quite normal to have bits in your blended smoothie but if you’d prefer it smoother, simply grab a sieve and squeeze your blended smoothie through it. This will help remove the bits leaving you with a lot smoother fruit smoothie to enjoy.

Serve right away or chill in the fridge. (To make it instantly cold, ice can be added after blending).

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For Bananarama Smoothie:

This yummy smoothie is one the most popular out there. The natural creamy taste of banana mixed with little or no ingredient is something to always crave for.

Ingredients:

 

  1. A banana
  2. Peanut Butter
  3. Cocoa powder
  4. Glass of milk or yoghurt
  5. Ice

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Slice the banana into a bowl
  2. Pour the Peanut Butter, and Cocoa powder and mix in a cup
  3. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until it’s properly dissolved.
  4. In case of bits, sieve till it’s as smooth as desired
  5. Add the ice to the already blended smoothie
  6. Serve right away.

For Mango-Banana Smoothie:

For many who think the taste of banana alone won’t do it for them. Here is another great smoothie mixture: Mango and Banana. Mango and banana go together like butter and bread. This is another easy and smooth-flowing smoothie. The ripeness and soft texture of both fruits make a perfect smoothie blend.

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Ingredients:

  1. A ripe banana
  2. A ripe mango
  3. ½ cup of milk and/or yoghurt
  4. Ice
  5. Soy or almond milk (optional)

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Chop the banana into chunks
  2. Peel and cut the mango into cubes
  3. Toss the mango and banana chunks into your blender
  4. Pour in the amount of milk or yoghurt that you want. The amount of liquid you add will depend on how thick or thin you want your smoothie to be.
  5. Cover the blender with the lid and then turn it on. Let it blend for about 10-15 seconds or until the blend looks nice and smooth. To check, turn off the blender, and stir the blend with a spoon.
  6. Serve in a glass, add ice and enjoy your perfect smoothie.

For Strawberry Smoothie:

Ingredients:

  1. 1 dozen of strawberries
  2. ½ tablespoon of Sugar
  3. ¼ cup of lemon juice

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Put the strawberries in a blender. Add 2 cups of lemon juice
  2. After it’s really smooth, empty the contents into a sieve. The sieve should be on a bowl of course.
  3. Using the spatula, press the shaft in the sieve to get out as much liquid as possible.
  4. Add 1-2 cups of water to the mixture add lemon juice and sugar and set in the fridge to around 15 minutes.

For Mango Smoothie:

Ingredients:

  1. 3 large ripe mangoes
  2. 1 medium size orange
  3. 1 ripe banana
  4. Sugar (to taste)

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Peel the mango and the banana, and then dice both into tiny cubes
  2. Pour into the blender and blend till it’s very smooth.
  3. After it’s really smooth, put your sieve over a bowl and empty the contents into the sieve.
  4. Using the spatula, press the shaft in the sieve to get out as much liquid as possible.
  5. Peel the orange and extract the juice (You can use a juice extractor).
  6. Add 1-2 cups of water to the mango smoothie.
  7. Add the orange juice to the mixture and add sugar to taste.
  8. Leave in the fridge for 15 minutes and serve chilled.

For Orange-Strawberry Smoothie:

Ingredients:

  1. Strawberries
  2. Oranges
  3. Pineapple
  4. Kiwi

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Cooking Instructions:

  1. Using a kitchen knife, cut off the green tops of the strawberries and cut each one into half.
  2. Cut the oranges into four parts, get rid of the seed using the tip of your knife and carefully slice out the inner part of the oranges.
  3. Cut required amount of pineapple, peel off the skin using a kitchen knife and cut the slices into small chunks
  4. Carefully remove the skins on the kiwi and cut into small chunks.
  5. Add them all into a blender if you don’t have a fruit machine and blend until it’s properly dissolved.
  6. It is quite normal to have bits in your blended smoothie but if you’d prefer it a bit smoother, simply grab a sieve and squeeze your blended smoothie through it. This will help remove the bits leaving you with a lot smoother fruit smoothie to enjoy

For Channel Orange Smoothie:

Ingredients:

  1. A bell pepper
  2. A peeled orange
  3. A tablespoon of coconut oil

Cooking Instructions:

  1. You remove the stem and the seeds of the pepper
  2. Put all the ingredient into the blender and blend till smooth
  3. Serve right away.

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For Apple Ginger Smoothie:

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Apple
  2. Half inch ginger
  3. Lime juice
  4. Honey
  5. Milk
  6. Ice

Cooking Instruction:

  1. Peel and chop the apple
  2. Peel the ginger
  3. Put all ingredient into the blender and blend till smooth
  4. Add ice and serve chilled.

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