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 superfood 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 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. Pro tip: freeze up some plant milk/juice or choice in ice cube trays beforehand. Pop them into smoothies for a creamy delight without watering your smoothie down!
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 Organic Plant Protein Blend as a great plant-based protein option for that perfect smoothie. There are numerous flavors depending on what you prefer, plus each scoop has 2 sneaky cups of fruits & veggies and 7 nutritious greens (nothing like a little hidden nutrition 😉).
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! Also, try our Organic Smoothie Boosters for as an extra nutrition addition. Both in Functional Boosters like Brain, Energy and Collagen or Nutritious powders like Adaptogens, Kale, Supergreens and Grass & Shrooms. Just add in one 1 tsp and address all your wellness needs!