The smoothie is now a common part of every day life, with most restaurants, cafes, high street food and drink outlets, plus supermarkets, offering wide ranges of these fabulous beverages. Whether drank as a part of a health regime, or simply because of their amazing taste and refreshing effect, their popularity is now immense.
Smoothies offer the opportunities to take in up to a third of the daily recommended amount of fruit, all in one go, in a delicious liquidized form. With a milkshake-like consistency, they are very easy to produce and that is backed up by the amount of smoothie makers that are purchased by consumers to enable the drinks to be made in the comfort of their own home, plus the chance to experiment with different ingredients and create all manner of weird and wonderful concoctions.
The Kenwood smoothie makers are a firm favorite with a classy chrome finish, two-speed settings and other excellent features such as: pulse controls, perfect for breaking up larger chunks of fruit, stirring sticks, non-slip feet, cord storage and free recipe books, to help prompt ideas. They are marketed at a very reasonable cost, hence their popularity, although others offering more extras, such as computerized timers are available, but as a consequence, are of a greater price.
Some will have as many as five speeds, including ice-crushing settings, as well as a higher wattage of power. They also will have dishwasher-proof parts to enable a thorough cleaning. The glass jar attachment also comes in different sizes, although 1.5 liters are the norm. There will usually be an auto shut-off for safety purposes and these terrific devices are designed in various colors such as: red, black, cream and pearl; ideal for those who wish to match the device with kitchen decoration.
The smoothie is a meal in a glass and the smoothie makers have the ability which a basic kitchen blender does not possess, of being able to completely pulverize not just the fruit contents, but also the ice and allows for the perfect mix. Many, including the Kenwood smoothie makers, have a spout towards the bottom of the glass mixing chamber, meaning that the smoothie can be served without the need to remove the glass jug from the maker.
Accurate measurements can be made, important if using the drink as part of a specific dietary plan, with easy to read displays on the side of the chamber. Whilst the temptation may exist to simply use a blender to make the smoothie, there really is no comparison with one created in an actual smoothie maker.
The smoothie industry is worth billions, and continues to develop all the while, with cocktails now proving to be all the rage. There are a huge number of alternative makers to pick from and realistically, the choice should depend on how sophisticated you want your drink creation to be. The basic fruit smoothie can easily be made in a device that will not cost the earth and will quickly become an indispensable feature of your kitchen.