Smoothies


It’s nearly impossible to screw up a smoothie. Throw any combination of milk, fruit, nuts, and other goodies into a blender and presto: You’ve got drinkable meal.

Here are a few tips to make your smoothie taste even better:fruit-smoothie2

  • Pour in liquids first and add ice last.
  • Start with the lowest blender speed and work up to higher speeds once the mixture smoothes out.
  • Divvy up leftovers into an ice cube tray for easy blending the next time.
  • Top smoothies with fresh fruit, seeds, chopped nuts, or shredded coconut for a texture change.
  • Freeze fruit for a thicker consistency. Chop first for easier blending.

 

Here are my favorite, use it as inspiration and come up with your favorite. You can add greens (spinach or kale) to any of these to make them extra healthy.

Peanut Butter bomb

Ingredients: 1 cup almond milk, 1 frozen banana, 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds, 1/2 tablespoons natural peanut butter, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 3 ice cubes

Apple pie

Ingredients: 1 apple, 1/2 frozen banana, 1/4 cup cashews, 1 scoop hemp protein, 2 pitted dates, 1 cup almond milk, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 3 ice cubes.

Vanilla chai

Ingredients: 1 frozen banana, 1 cup milk of choice, 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, Dash each of cardamom, cloves, and nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Green tea

Ingredients: 1 frozen banana, 1/2 a large honeydew melon, 3/4 cup strong brewed green tea, 1 teaspoon honey, 1/4 cup almond milk

Pink drink

Ingredients: 1/2 peeled and diced cucumber, 1/2 small peeled and diced raw beet, 1 diced apple, 1 large grapefruit, juiced, 3 ice cubes.

Avocado & peer

Ingredients: 1/4 cup avocado, 1/4 cup silken tofu, 1/4 cup pear juice, 1 teaspoon honey, 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 3 ice cubes.

Coconut & Lime

Ingredients: 1/2 sliced banana, 1/2 diced mango, 1/3 cup coconut milk, 1 lime, zested and juiced, Pinch ground cardamom, 3 ice cubes.

Thin mint

Ingredients: 1 cup frozen spinach (or 2 cups fresh), 1 cup almond milk, 2 scoops chocolate protein powder, 1/4 cup rolled oats, 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract.

 

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