Step 1: Add fruits and/or vegetables
Fruits can be frozen or fresh –most fruits work well for smoothies.
Two fruits work great.
Spinach is the most popular green to add but you can experiment with adding different greens like kale, romaine lettuce, etc.
Step 2: Add Liquid
Add between 1-2 cups of liquid for every 3 cups of fruit
Note: bananas and mangos create a thicker smoothie and fruits like watermelon create a more liquid type.
Liquids to add: milk or milk alternatives, fruit juice, water, iced coffee, iced green/black tea.
Step 3: Thicken up
Gives your smoothie body, texture, and creaminess.
Thickening ideas: Nut & Seed Butters (almond butter, peanut butter, etc. )
Dairy: yogurt, cottage cheese, frozen yogurt, etc
Other: chia seeds, ice, oats
Step 4: Flavour Sweeteners: honey, stevia, agave nectar, etc
Salt: optional use of sea salt if using
Spices/Herbs: mint, basil, lemongrass, lavender, cinnamon, vanilla extract, ginger, clove, etc.
Step 5: Superfoods
Adding superfoods will enhance nutrition.
Add 1 tbsp. of healthy oil (flaxseed, fish oil, etc)
Add protein: protein powder, greek yogurt, etc
Add other superfoods: Green Power, maca powder, spirulina, wheatgrass, ground flaxseed, etc.
The choice is up to you.
Step 6: Blend it
Start out a slow speed if possible then work up to high