Recipes: Healthy Smoothies
Check out my mix ‘n match basic smoothie recipe if you are the adventurous type that likes to experiment. Otherwise skip down to the formal recipe links further down below.
Mix ‘n Match Smoothie:
1 c. Liquid: water, ice, milk, unsweetened almond milk, unsweetened coconut milk, green tea or plain yogurt (Greek or regular) (Notes: 1. using all yogurt will make your smoothie thicker 2. if using anything other than dairy milk or yogurt as your liquid, a source of protein like whey powder is recommended)
1 c. fresh or frozen Fruit, diced: banana, berries, seedless grapes, stone fruits (de-pitted), melons, pineapple
OPTIONAL: 1/4 to 1/2 c. dark leafy greens such as kale, Swiss chard, spinach, beet greens
OPTIONAL: flavorings such as cinnamon, cocoa powder, mint, ginger, pomegranate seeds, almond butter, coconut
OPTIONAL: protein powder such as whey powder
NOT RECOMMENDED: soy milk, tofu, soy protein powder, sweetened items, sugar, artificial sweeteners, bottled fruit juice, non-organic dairy items, dried fruits with the possible exception of dates
Sweetener Note: You shouldn’t need any extra sweetener. The fruit should make your smoothie plenty sweet. If you simply must have a sweetener, add a small amount of honey, maple syrup or stevia to your smoothie.
Mix all of your chosen ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Eat and enjoy!
Healthy Smoothie Recipe Links:
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