How To Make The Perfect Smoothie

June 13, 2019

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Tips For Creating A Healthy & Delicious Smoothie

 

Smoothies are not only quick and easy, they’re also a great way to gain nutrients, and will tide you over until your next meal. If you have lots of fruits, vegetables, yogurt, or juice laying around- the easiest way to consume it all is to blend it all together and make a smoothie. Sometimes people worry too much about measuring out their ingredients for their smoothies, but I’ve found that the best smoothies come from adding my favorite fruits and vegetables together and turning the blender on. Below are some essentials that you should include in your smoothie, to ensure that you’re getting a good balance.

Fruit- Besides just making the smoothie sweet and colorful, fruit adds fiber and healthy carbohydrates into your smoothie. Adding fruit to your smoothie will give you that extra energy boost all day long.

Yogurt- Many people prefer adding Greek yogurt to their smoothies, for it’s smooth and silky consistency. By adding Greek yogurt, it can give you some protein.

Liquid- There are lots of liquids that you can add to your smoothie. For instance, if you want something light, try adding some almond milk or other nut milk. If you want to make your smoothie sweeter, you can add some orange juice (with or without pulp) or other fruit juices. However, with fruit juices, you run into the chance of adding lots of unnecessary sugar into your smoothie. 

Seeds- Lots of people forget that seeds such as Chia or Flax give so many benefits to your body. Since they’re so small, it’s easy to throw them into a smoothie because you can barely taste it and it gives your smoothie an interesting grainy texture. 

Peanut Butter- Adding any type of nut butter is a great addition to your smoothie. It gives you an extra boost of protein. Typically, nut butters have a good amount of high fats. It’s important to remember to put in a moderate amount of nut butter or peanut butter because a little can go a long way. 

Vegetables- Last but not least, try adding some vegetables into your smoothie. Leafy greens are the most influential, as spinach is marked as one of the healthiest vegetables, it’s something that can be put into your smoothie and you’ll barely notice the taste of it. Vegetables provide you with your vitamins and minerals, and keep your body looking fresh and feeling fresh. 

 

Next time you struggle deciding what to make for a snack or for breakfast, find some ingredients in your kitchen and whip up a smoothie. 

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