Summertime Smoothies

August 27, 2020

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A Guide To Making The Perfect Smoothie

With the summer heat, people are looking for all kinds of ways to cool off. Smoothies are a great way to cool off and have a delicious and nutritious snack. Some may find themselves completely overwhelmed at the tought of coming up with something so creative. Fear no more; grab your blender and check out this "101" guide to making the perfect smoothie! 

Base: Every smoothie needs a "base." This is something that is going to give it that classic smoothie consistency. This can be any type of milk (dairy or non-dairy), fruit juice, water, or even yogurt if you prefer a thicker smoothie. 

Fruit: Once you pick your base, it's time to add the fruit! Frozen or fresh, it doesn't matter. Although fresh might add more flavor, frozen will keep it colder longer and will be more budget friendly. During the summer I prefer to add strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and sometimes a banana!

Greens: This is not a necessity, but adding greens to your smoothie can give you an extra boost of nutrients. This can include spinach, kale, or even carrots! All three of these options won't really change the flavor either, they will just give your body an extra boost of vitamins and minerals. 

Fun Extras: If you're feeling creative, throw in some fun stuff you might not have thought of adding before. This can include nut butters, chia seeds, hemp seeds, coconut flakes, or cacao nibs! 

Making smoothies can be fun and easy. Even if you've been making smoothies for some time now, these tips can help you "level up" some of your favorite creations! So, grab your blender and let your creativity run wild to cool off and fuel your body this summer. 

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