Nutri Smoothies and Fruit Baskets
At FruitBaskets.com.au we get all sorts of feedback from satisfied clients and one of the most popular requests is asking about making smoothies form the fruit. Smoothies are great for people who have dietary challenges that makes eating unprocessed fruit difficult. Processing fruit with a Nutri-Bullet or Thermomix to get the best Nutri Smoothie from your fruit hamper is a great way to ensure you don’t miss out on the healthy benefits of fruit.
Fruit is brilliant source of vitamins and fibre. By varying your fruit intake daily you maximize your intake of minerals, essential vitamins and maintain a healthy, beneficial physiology that totally changes the way you feel.
That is the power of sharing a fruit basket – you are literally giving the gift of good health, vitality and vibrancy. It is pretty clear to me as a gift basket professional the effect that fruit baskets have on people – I see the recipient first hand and the look on their faces when they have a generous fruit hamper placed at their bedside, or delivered to their home.
At FruitBaskets.com.au we get all sorts of feedback from satisfied clients and one of the most popular requests is "can you make smoothies from the fruit?"
Smoothies are great for people who have dietary challenges that makes eating unprocessed fruit difficult. Processing fruit with a Nutri-Bullet or Thermomix to get the best Nutri Smoothie from your fruit hamper is a great way to ensure you don’t miss out on the healthy benefits of fruit.
It’s like a reminder to be grateful, caring and appreciate the beauty and simplicity of fresh fruit.
Let's just say you've got a fresh fruit basket delivered and you want to know the benefits of each fruit for a smoothie.
Here are our favourite fruits and how they help you.
1 – Apples
Apples are understood to fight several types of cancer and are rich in anti-oxidants – there’s a reason why the saying goes “keeps the doctor away” – so it’s no wonder apples are an essential ingredient in every fruit basket and fruit hamper we sell.
At FruitBaskets.com.au we always choose apples without any softness or bruises – we are really careful not to give you any green apples that have taken on a yellowish tinge – this means they are past their prime.
2 – Avocadoes
Avocadoes are rich in vitamins an minerals and are often said to be the perfect food source. Each single avocado contains a surprising 4 grams of protein – which is more than any other type of fruit.
What’s more, avocadoes contain the highest concentrations of monounsaturated fats amongst all fruits – and mono unstaturated fats are ideally consumed in a fresh food setting. These fats are essential for improved brain function and brain development – you probably never though getting a fruit basket could make you smart did you? See the amazing things that your edible gift can do? And avo’s are just ideal in a nutri smoothies.
When choosing avocadoes, at FruitBaskets.com.au we go for tender but firm avocadoes with no soft spots. Ripe avocadoes have a soft, consistent exterior – and we make sure your avocadoes don’t have any blemishes, broken skin or dents. You’ll love scooping out a fresh avocado with a cup of tea in your hospital bed – what a way to beat the blues of hospital food!
3 – Bananas
Bananas are prized for their easy digestibility – a great sharing fruit for children and older patients – remember this when you are ordering your fruit hamper! Also, banans are an excellent source of potasium, fibre, manganses and vitamin C – just ideal for those recovering from illness and in a frail state.
Bananas additionally offer improved sleep and enhance immune function, which means you are more able to fight illness and work on your recuperation. Bananas also strengthen your bones by assist in the maintenance of calcium in your body.
At FruitBaskets.com.au we choose fruit that is free of bruises – we look for bananas on the greenish side so they will travel better when you are getting free shipping and delivery with your order. But don’t worry, bananas are best for eating when they have a few dark spots which shows they are fully ripe. Further, you can store them safely for up to four days, or in the fridge for up to two weeks.
4 – Blackberries
This is a perfect base for building a smoothie and when in season, a feature of our edible arrangements at FruitBaskets.com.au – so early summer you will be able to find blackberries in our fruit hamper. Blackberries contain folate, vitamins C and K and antioxidants.
When choosing blackberries, be careful to look for a dry container without any juice in the container.
Also, avoid wrinkled, dried out berries – go for slightly heavy and firm to the touch berries for best eating and flavour.
5 – Blueberries
Blueberries contain a wide range of micro nutrients, including manganese, vitamin C and vitamin K all essentials when you send one our fruit baskets containing blueberries to a special recipient in recovery.
These power fruits are also high in fiber, and renowned for their anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting chemicals.
Grapes work absolute wonders for the heart. The polyphenols within their skins decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and protect good cholesterols within your body. Choose grapes that are plump and wrinkle free. A fruit basket is not complete without a good bunch of fresh grapes from fruitbaskets.com.au
Kiwifruit is another rich source of vitamin C and dietary fiber. Additionally the vitamin E and Omega 3 fatty acid within its seeds have a thinning effect of the blood which may reduce the risk of blood clots. Every fruit basket from fruitbaskets.com.au contain an abundance of kiwifruit goodness. If the recipient has these left over they can use them in a smoothie.
Mangoes have high levels of prebiotic dietary fiber, vitamin c, diverse polyphenols and provitamin A which all work wonders for the immune system. Choose mangoes as you would choose avocados, look for firmer, heavier fruits free of blemishes. Mango season has finally arrived. Buying a fruit basket now means ones full of seasonal fresh mangoes!
As you can see, a fruit basket is a great excuse to pull out the Thermomix or Nutri Bullet. Who do you know who loves a smoothie?