Smoothies have been in fashion for some time, and they have their reason for being. Every time we like to take care of ourselves, do sports and lead a healthy life in which a healthy diet cannot be absent. And the high protein, antioxidant and fiber content of smoothies, in addition to their delicious flavors, has made them a star drink for many people who enjoy taking care of themselves.

For this reason, in an emblematic place like the restaurant in Colonia Sant Jordi called Salicornia, a variety of signature smoothies could not be missing to enjoy in a privileged environment. Like its terrace in Colonia Sant Jordi de Mallorca, located on the Paseo Marítimo, an excellent way to enjoy the island at any time.

Smoothies and their preparation

In Salicornia, one of the best restaurants in Colonia de Sant Jordi, which is also famous for its signature cocktails, they explain how smoothies are prepared.

But first of all, let’s see what exactly a smoothie is. It is a creamy, non-alcoholic drink, prepared from chunks and fruit juice mixed with a dairy product, be it yogurt, milk or ice cream. Therefore, there is the option of the latter being skimmed, something convenient if we want to take care of the line. The consistency of a smothie is similar to that of a milkshake but a bit thicker, and what sets it apart from other similar drinks is its special creaminess.

Its preparation can be made from fresh fruit cut into small pieces, or using crushed ice. The origin of this rich and nutritious drink arose from the Latin American custom of drinking fresh whipped fruit, especially in tropical countries, and it ended up being the custom in the US. There it did not take long to become a fashion that inevitably crossed the Atlantic and ended up succeeding in Europe as well.

Smoothies are a healthy and vitamin alternative to artificial drinks or soft drinks. They can be prepared with a frozen component, either fruit or ice, with or without milk, honey or sugar or cereals. Everything will depend on the flavor and texture to be achieved, and for this, a mixer will be used slowly, keeping the speed to a minimum. In this way, ice or frozen fruits and liquid ingredients will mix evenly.

Athletes and their love of smoothies

If sports fans are so fond of smoothies, in addition to their refreshing and delicious flavors, it is because of their health benefits:

  • Strengthens the immune system by activating the defenses.
  • Promotes the formation of collagen, essential for the manufacture of body tissues and essential for the health of the joints.
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties, which is an aid to recover more quickly from injuries.
  • By strengthening the joints and due to its protein content, it promotes sports performance and helps to recover after exertion.

Some of the fruits most used in the preparation of smoothies are: banana, watermelon, melon, strawberries, apple, orange, pineapple and kiwi. Also ingredients like cow’s milk or almond milk, yogurt, ice cream, honey, carrot and mint or fresh basil.

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