HOW TO BUILD A HEALTHY SMOOTHIE

7 May 2019

Although often thought of as healthy, that smoothie you're drinking might not actually be that good for you, and depending on what you're putting into it, you may of just made a milkshake or glass of liquid fructose (aka fruit sugar). If you're looking to make a nutritious smoothie, below are 6 steps to build a healthy cup of goodness.

 

STEP 1) PICK YOUR LIQUID

 

Add about 300ml of...

 

  • Water

  • Coconut water

  • Soy milk (calcium fortified)

  • Oat milk (calcium fortified)

  • Almond milk (calcium fortified)

 

STEP 2) ADD YOUR GREENS

 

Add about 1 cup of...

 

  • Baby spinach

  • Kale

  • Beet greens

 

STEP 3) ADD SOME FRESH OR FROZEN FRUIT

 

Add about 1 cup of...

 

  • Banana (frozen)

  • Berries (e.g.Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)

  • Mango

  • Pineapple

 

STEP 4) ADD SOME HEALTHY FATS

 

Add 1-2Tbs of...

 

  • Chia seeds

  • Flaxseeds

  • Hemp seeds

  • Avocado

  • Tahini

  • Nut butter 

 

STEP 5) FORTIFY YOUR SMOOTHIE - ADD SOME EXTRA NUTRITION

 

Add in one or more of the following...

 

  • Dates (1-2) 

  • Oats or quinoa flakes (2-4Tbs)

  • Cinnamon/turmeric (1/2tsp)

  • Psyllium husk (1tsp)

  • Spirulina (1tsp)

  • Protein: Hemp/rice+pea/whey powder (1-2Tbs) or 1/2 cup green peas or 1/2 cup greek yoghurt

  • Almonds/walnuts/brazil nuts/macadamia nuts (1-2Tbs)

 

STEP 6) - BLEND, SIP, ENJOY 

 

Add...

 

  • Ice to make it extra cold

 

 

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