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Smoothie Making 101

  • Healthy Eating
  • Meal Planning

There are thousands of different combinations you can make to come up with the perfect smoothie. These drinks are a great choice when you're on the go, bored with your old breakfast and snack ideas, or just want to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Smoothies

Follow these steps to build the perfect smoothie.

1. Choose a base.

Consistency is key when making a smoothie. You don't want it too runny, but you don't want to have to use a spoon to eat it either. Excellent bases include...

  • ½ - 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt

2. Pick your favorite fruits/vegetables.

Some people prefer fruit smoothies, some vegetable, and others like a combination of the two. Here are some of our favorites to include in delicious smoothies:

  • Berry medley: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries
  • Tropical fruits: pineapple, mango, papaya
  • Classic fruits: apple, pear, peach
  • Best veggies: spinach, kale, carrot, cucumber, pumpkin

3. Add a liquid.

This may not be necessary if the fruits/vegetables you use are really juicy. If you do add a liquid, be sure to add just a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency.

  • Almond milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Coconut water
  • Water

4. Give your smoothie a little something extra.

Spices, seeds, and other various ingredients can make a great addition to any smoothie. Try some of these:

  • Chia seeds - an excellent source of fiber
  • Nut butter - for a little extra protein
  • Apple cider vinegar - aids in weight loss and detoxing the body
  • Cinnamon - helps to regulate blood sugar and lower cholesterol
  • Protein powder - give you smoothie a protein boost

Voila...a perfect smoothie just for you!

What's YOUR favorite smoothie combination?

Comments

Cathy Farris
I precook Kale (Vit. K is increased), and freeze for later. I put frozen kale in bullet, then about 2-3 T. frozen organic blueberries and strawberries 1/3 piece of a small banana frozen. 1 tsp. of organic cocao and some cinnamon (few shakes), and 1 Tbs. of organic coconut oil, and 3/4 scoop of grass fed pure bone broth protein powder. pour some coconut milk (3/4) and 1/4 of cold water and a 2 scoop of Now Better Stevia, about 1/16th of a tsp. each scoop. sometimes i put in ground flax seed.
Sonia Rossi
Going to try these.
Julie  Parenti
Love strawberries, kale, coconut & coconut milk with protein powder.
Charles Armitage
My Afternoon smoothie every day 1/2 cup organic kefir 1 cup frozen blueberries 3/4 cup spinach 20 gram protein powder 1 cup unsweetened almond/coconut milk YUMMY
A Coriolano
A pre-breakfast drink: spinach, broccoli, asparagus, 1/4 tsp matcha, Amazonia Probiotic Raw Green, coconut water. Sometimes I add granny smith.
Angela McKenzie
1X frozen banana, 1/4 avocado,handful mint, handful spinach, 1/4 cup raw broccoli, tsp of Organic unrefined Coconut Oil, blend with 1X cup Almond milk ( or use Coconut water and add in handful of Almonds). Add more liquid to reach desired consistency. Delish!
AJ
Absolute favorite is: 1/2 c almond milk, 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 c spinach, 1 T protein powder, 2 t flax meal, 1 1/2 T of cacao, 4 drops Stevia, and 1 c frozen dark cherries.
Diana Lytle
I have enjoyed all the BD smoothie recipes., especially with the almond butter. I like a combination of spinach or kale and fruit. I have not liked the texture of the veg protein mix ( it feels gritty in my mouth even if I blend it for a long time). so I use half veggie protein and half whey protein. I like to use one of the smoothies for breakfast.
Lori Rogalsky
I pre freeze in a sandwich bag 1/2 cup fresh pineapple 1/2 cup fresh mango 1/2 banana and 1 cup of kale In the morning I add almond milk and protein powder and blend. Smoothie to go
Lori Rogalsky
Pineapple mango frozen banana kale almond milk and protein powder
Karen Franklin
1cup home made Kefir 2 oz Kombucha 1 fistful of frozen blueberries 1fistful of frozen baby spinach leaves 2-3 ice cubes Blenderize until smooth Tasty and so healthy, full of probiotics! Yum !
Danielle Roberts
nut butter banana spinach and strawberries .. That's my favored!
Krislinda Thompson
Apple juice, frozen Banana, and strawberries, or substitute Greek yogurt and milk for apple juice!
Mary Lee Uber
Almond milk, Greek yogurt, and a peach!
Melissa
This is perfect for me ...I don't really like eggs that much and find myself skipping breakfast to avoid them.
Carol Gregory
I love using mangos and blueberries with coconut milk and Greek yogurt. Cocoa is also a great add in to this combination.
Anne
For you chocoholics ;), use organic cacao powder (I use it instead of regular baking cocoa powder)! That with almond milk, a banana, a little organic natural peanut butter, and a touch of honey (or your sweetener of choice) makes a GREAT breakfast or snack!
June Nelson
Yum!!! Thanks!!! I lost 50 lbs. using 1 smoothie a day in my Nutribullet 😉
Phran Ginsberg
1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 C frozen berries, 1 C Spinach, 8oz coconut water, a scoop of collagen peptides and a 2 TBSP Cacao! (For a thicker, spoon needed breakfast - I use coconut milk instead!)
Jan Coughlin
Café Mocha flavoured bio-trust protein powder, pumpkin butter, ground flax seeds, 1/2 frozen banana, cinnamon, organic milk. Sooooo GOOD!!!
Angela Weigle
1/2 banana, 1/2 cup coconut yogurt, frozen berries, almond milk, flax seeds, chocolate protein powder
Sandra Lowder
My favorite smoothie is 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 c frozen berry mix, 1 c spinach, coconut water and 1 Tchia seed or flax seed, 1/4t Spirulina,,,yum,
Hatti McKee
Can you have the pb&j smoothie for a breakfast instead of the meal ?
Sue E
Co-workers joke that they know I was running late if I'm carrying my smoothie when I come in. I throw everything in em too. Apple, spinach, protein powder, almond butter, cinnamon, ground flaxseed and almond milk. My right-now favorite.
Coach Chrissy
Hi Mary! If you go into our Recipe section you will find plenty of delicious breakfast recipes to choose from!
mary
i put everything in my smoothies. Chia seed protein powder,bananas hemp oil,some baby spinach, and the list goes on. What other suggestions for brekky.

Categories

  1. Healthy Eating   
       15 posts
  1. Balance   
       12 posts
  1. Gluten Free   
       5 posts
  1. Inspiration   
       5 posts
  1. Parenting   
       4 posts
  1. Cheat Day   
       3 posts
  1. Meal Planning   
       3 posts
  1. Clean Eating   
       3 posts
  1. Guest Post   
       2 posts

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