Smoothies can be one of the most delicious and simple ways to get some easy-to-digest nutrition into your diet. However, when set out to build the perfect smoothie, you want to make sure you have all your ducks in a row! We’re ex-naying the guess-work and giving you the formula. Now you’ll know how to build the perfect smoothie to keep you fuller longer, complete with all the goods.
Liquid Base: Start off with about 8oz of liquid. This can be almond milk (preferably unsweetened), coconut milk, coconut water, juice, etc. Choose something that is going to pair well with the rest of your ingredients. Making a creamy smoothie? Choose a milk. Want something more fruity, almost like a slushy? Choose juice or coconut water.
Veggies/Fruit: One of the most functional parts of the smoothie is the ability to consume lots of fiber in a super easy to digest way. Some perfect smoothie additions can be berries, mangos, pineapple, peaches, kale, spinach, cauliflower, you name it! Add about 1 cup fruit or veg on top of your liquid.
Creaminess: One of the keys to a perfect smoothie is the texture. Although the liquid base contributes to this a bit, you always want to make sure to add something extra to really give the smoothie its classic creaminess. Some great options are frozen bananas or yogurt. Add 1 frozen banana or about ½ cup yogurt.
Ice: If you’re using frozen banana in your smoothie, it’s likely you won’t need ice. However, adding in a few cubes can make your smoothie extra cold and delicious.
Protein: Protein is a great way to balance out the sometimes high-fat or carb content in a smoothie and make your smoothie more like a full, balanced meal. Try our Protein Superfood, Amazing Protein or Protein & Kale as a great plant-based protein option for that perfect smoothie. There are numerous flavors depending on what you prefer!
Fat: Adding a tablespoon or two of coconut butter or any type of nut butter is another great way to ensure your smoothie is perfectly balanced. If you don’t have nut butters of any sort, you could also throw in a handful of nuts if you have a high-powered blender.
Extras: Now that you have the basics taken care of, have a little fun! Add in or top your smoothie with extra goodies like chia seeds, temp seeds, bee pollen, cacao nibs and much more! We also got our Smoothie Boosters in Organic Kale Powder or Organic Greens Powder (Wheat Grass, Kale, Spirulina, and Moringa.)