How to Make Nutritious Smoothies!


Making smoothies takes very little time and is a great way to get in important nutrients like protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. Smoothies are great as a snack, for exercise recovery, or for breakfast! Having healthy smoothies reduce cravings and can help stabilize blood sugar! They are really great meals or snacks on the go and are extremely versatile.


Here is a guide to building your own smoothie:


Bases

  • 2% or whole organic grass-fed Greek or Icelandic yogurt

  • 2% or whole organic grass-fed milk

  • Unsweetened plant-based milk: almond, cashew, macadamia, etc.

  • Kefir and coconut kefir

  • Unsweetened coconut milk

  • Freshly squeezed fruit juice

  • Kombucha

  • Water


Fruits

  • 1-2 cups of your favorite fruit, fresh or frozen

  • I like berries, pineapple, banana, mango, cherries, avocado, and papaya :)


Make it Green

  • 1 handful of fresh or frozen greens

  • I like kale, spinach


Superfood Add Ons

  • Plant-based protein powder

  • Ginger

  • Turmeric

  • Matcha powder

  • Uncooked oats

  • Raw nuts

  • Avocado

  • Nut butter: Avocado, almond, cashew

  • Seeds: Chia, flax, hemp

  • Kelp

  • Chorella

  • Mushroom powder

  • Maca powder

  • Manuka honey

  • Bee pollen


Make It Sweet

  • Vanilla extract

  • Stevia

  • Raw honey

  • 100% maple syrup



Featured Recipe:


Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

  • 1 cup mango, fresh or frozen

  • 1 banana, fresh or frozen

  • 2 cups of spinach

  • 2 tsp matcha green tea powder

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds

  • Optional: 1 tsp raw honey






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