Smoothie Ideas

Smoothie Recipes

 

These days smoothies come in all colours and flavours. Looking to boost your veggies? Add it to the smoothie! Want more protein in your diet? Add a scoop of natural almond butter in the blender.

 

The main ingredients to a well-rounded smoothie are a fluid, fruit and/or vegetable, a protein sources and maybe some sweetness. Mix and match!

 

Fluid options

  • Almond milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Cashew milk – more frothy than almond milk
  • Soy milk – contains more carbs than most almond or cashew milks
  • Coconut water
  • Dilute juice
  • Water

 

Adding veggies

  • Spinach – particularly frozen spinach – adds veggies and antioxidants without much impact on taste
  • Kale – a small amount will not affect the overall flavour
  • Parsley, cilantro – strong flavours that mix well with other greens for a powerhouse smoothie! Try it with some pea greens and apple or pomegranate juice or coconut water
  • Carrots – they add some sweetness to the smoothie but can only be used in high-end blenders
  • Avocado – excellent source of healthy omega-3 fats. Great trick to thicken your drink

 

Fruit – the sky is the limit. But don’t forget that a well balanced smoothie is more than just fruit!

  • Mango mixes well with spinach

 

Spice

  • Ginger – this warming herb with anti-inflammatory properties will add kick and taste
  • Turmeric – fresh is best, but dried is still useful
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg
  • Vanilla – raid the baking cupboard to add a few drops

 

Protein sources

  • A scoop of your favourite protein powder
  • Any nut butter, such as almond or peanut butter. Pro tip: add some pure cocoa for peanut butter-chocolate treat
  • Seeds – chia seeds, hemp hearts. They will also add fiber for your bowels

 

Superfoods too?

  • Acai berry powder – antioxidant
  • Chlorophyll – detox
  • Psyllium husk powder – fiber for your bowels

 

 

Recipes

Chocolate delight

Almond or cashew milk

1 Tbs real cocoa powder – the stuff from the baking aisle (not hot chocolate powder)

1 big spoonful of natural peanut butter or almond butter

Chia seeds or hemp hearts

Ice cubes – optional

1/2 avocado – optional for thickness

 

Green Power

1c Coconut water or apple juice or pomegranate juice

Added more water if needed

Green cabbage

Parsley

Kale

 

Tropical Beach

Water or coconut water or dilute orange juice

Pineapple, mango, passionfruit – pick and choose. Fresh or frozen

Banana – optional

Coconut, shredded

Protein powder or chia seeds

 

The Classic

Water or milk of your choice

Berries – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries

Kale

Protein powder

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