Smoothies are a great way to start your day, or to simply add more nutrition throughout it – especially if you are always on the go.
Kids love smoothies too! Freeze them in popsicle molds for a cool treat that is full of many more nutrients than commercially made versions.
As with any recipe, there is always room for individual creativity. Proportions can easily be modified to suit your taste and texture preferences. For all these combinations, start with adding 1 cup of liquid (water is best but diluted juices work too). If you like your smoothies thick, add less fluid, for a more liquid consistency add more.
Adding protein powders or other supplements can offer additional benefits, but remember, supplements supplement not replace! Choosing only the goodness in these fruits and vegetables is a great place to start.
These are some of the favourite smoothie combinations from within the practice and within my own home. Give them a try and share your favorites too!
1 Banana + 1 Avocado + 5 Strawberries + 1 Carrot + Pineapple Juice
1 Banana + ½ Mango + orange juice
1 cup strawberries + 2 large romaine leaves + 2 bananas
Pear – Mint – Kale
sprig of fresh mint + 1 pear + 2-3 kale leaves
handful of fresh parsley + 1 orange + 1 banana
2 cups watermelon + 1/2 cup raspberries
1 banana + 1 tsp of cocoa powder + 2 tsp of honey
*this one works best with almond, coconut or rice milk