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! http://simplysmoothierecipes.com
Published on Apr 17, 2013
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...