How to Build a Better Smoothie

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Have you ever wondered how to build a perfectly  balanced smoothie? I thought so.

I used to juice, but now I blend.  I love my Vitamix. For me, it’s easier, and I love that I can toss all my “exotic” superfoods in there with a bunch of good stuff and just hit play. Simple, right?!

I think green juice is amazing, and amazing for you…but making it at home is quite the commitment as far as time, stocking up on fresh produce, cleanup, etc. – so I prefer to buy green juice now and just stick to blending smoothies at home.

Especially if you are pressed for time or don’t have a ton of fresh produce on hand, putting together a smoothie with a few fresh items and some superfoods or “magic powders” in a blender or Vitamix can really be a life saver! Not to mention the health benefits of all of this stuff beautifully swirled together! 😋

I find that most smoothies I see are made out of so much fruit that the sugar content is just ridiculous and the other nutrient content is very low…so I created this template to help you build a great green smoothie.

This is just a template for my smoothie recipe…. Each one is a little different, and I like to take creative freedoms based on how I feel that day, but more or less, they pretty much follow this format:

 

super food smoothie finishedSUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE TEMPLATE:

Liquid Base: Water, Coconut Water, or Coconut Milk (~8-12 oz.)

Fruit: Apple, Banana, or Blueberries (choose 1)

Veggies: Mini Seedless Cucumbers (1), Celery (1-2 stalks), &  2-3 big handfuls of Spinach, Arugula &/or Kale!

Seeds – Hemp Seeds, Flax Seeds, &/or Chia Seeds (~ 1T. each)

Nuts – Raw Cashews (daily dose of prozac!), Raw Almonds, or Raw Walnuts (nervous system health),  (~ 1 handful of your choice of nuts)

Sometimes I add avocado,  but personally I think it always turns out too thick, plus I really  love to eat them! So I add nuts instead for the good fats.

Superfood Powders – Spirulina, Wheat Grass, Superfoods Green Powder, &/or Bee Pollen (1/2 – 1 T. each)

Other Supplements – Maca Powder, Glutamine Powder, Vitamin C Powder, Protein Powder – (optional) gluten free/vegan/raw. (follow directions on supplement labels)

Spices – Fresh Ginger, Turmeric, Cilantro, &/or Cinnamon (to taste)

Ice cubes

Blend Smooth… 🙂

ENJOY IMMEDIATELY!

 

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