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How to Make a Smoothie

Are you wondering how to make a smoothie? Whether your goal is to lose weight, to gain muscle mass, to have more energy, or to eat healthier, smoothies provide a quick and delicious way to deliver a nutrition-punch to the body (and way tastier and effective that a multivitamin). The following is a 5 step framework for making a never ending array of delicious and nutritious smoothies.

How to Make a Smoothie in 5 Easy Steps Step 1: Add Fruit Pick 2-3 types of fruits. Here are some of my favourites fruits you can add to your smoothie recipe:

 Apple  Avocado  Banana  Blueberries  Grapes  Kiwi  Pomegranate seeds (Note: blend extra longer than usual to eliminate the crunchy bits)  Pears  Peaches  Raspberries  Strawberries

Step 2: (Optional) Add Green Veggies Optionally add 1-2 types of leafy greens to your smoothie recipe. Pick between: Arugula Beet Greens Kale Lettuce Spinach

Step 3: Add Your Liquids Add 1-2 cups of liquids and base (see step #4) – enough to fill the base up just below the fruit and veggies in the blender.

Here are some liquids to choose from: Coconut Water Cold Tea (Green Tea, Rooibos Tea, etc) Juice (organic, ideally not from concentrate) Milk (Almond, Dairy, Rice, Soy) Water

ď śStep 4: Add Your Base ď śA base can be added to make a smoothie thicker, more smooth and more nutritious. While Probiotic Yogurt is undoubtedly my favourite, the following are all safe bets:

Chia Seeds (sit unblended in the liquid for 2-3 minutes before blending to have the chia “puff up”) Ice Cubes (generally not required if you freeze your fruit for smoothies) Natural Peanut Butter Oats (for breakfast smoothies) Yogurt

ď śStep 5: Add Your Superfood Boost ď śAdding a boost to your smoothie gives you the opportunity to doubledown on your nutrients per glass and to potentially increase the absorption rates of your superfood supplements.

Bee Pollen Fish Oil Flax Oil or Flax Meal Green Superfood Powders Smoothie Protein Powder Hemp Seeds

Step 6: Blend! Make sure you wrote down your smoothie recipe formula (in case you have discovered a winning combination). Blend until Smooth. Enjoy. And please comment on this post with your recipe if you’ve come up with a delicious hit! 

How to Make a Smoothie