Other than deciding what ReadyBlends smoothie flavours to buy, the only decision you are going to have to make is what liquid to blend with them?
All our smoothies have been tested time and time again, using only water as the base liquid, and that is all that we use to blend all our smoothies. There are three main reasons for this 1) Water should be always available, no planning required 2) Water is the healthiest option and 3) Using water ensures that the real flavour of the smoothie is experienced.
That being said, everyone is entitled to their own opinions and it really comes down to what flavours you prefer and if you have any special dietary requirements.
Here at ReadyBlends, we always recommend using a low fat or skim version of milk, not because we hate fat, but because we don’t want the milk to take over the flavour of the smoothie. We don’t think that there is a problem with cow’s milk (sorry vegans!) only that the flavour might be a bit strong and not really match well with our refreshing flavours. We think that our blends match better with dairy-free milks or coconut water, but the choice is all yours!
Here are a few pros/cons of some of the more popular choices…
Pros: Good source of healthy fats and has a rich, creamy texture.
Cons: Low in protein, not safe if you’re allergic to nuts and often contains many additives (best to make your own).
Pros: Low in fat and calories. Compared to other dairy-free milks, has the highest amount of vitamins and minerals.
Cons: Not safe for people with nut allergies and almond milk does not have much protein nor calcium.
Pros: The most hypoallergenic option, meaning those who suffer from soy or nut allergies can safely drink rice milk. It is also very low in fat.
Cons: High amount of carbohydrates compared to alternatives. It is also low in protein and calcium.
Pros: Full of electrolytes and extremely hydrating, having a subtle sweet taste.
Cons: High in carbohydrates, not ideal for those trying to loose weight.