Smoothies 101: The Art of Making A Delicious Smoothie!

Smoothies 101: The Art of Making A Delicious Smoothie!

What makes a good smoothie? 

There is an art to making a delicious and satisfying smoothie! 

#1 start off with your favorite non-dairy milk as the base. I suggest unsweetened almond milk, but other great options are flax milk, coconut milk or oat milk. It is personal preference on flavor but just make sure you are buying unsweetened milk. 

#2 every smoothie should contain 20-30g protein. My favorite protein to add to smoothies is of course the Inspire Wellness Collagen Powder! Simply add 2 scoops! It adds protein to help promote muscle mass, it contains many amino acids and collagen helps our bones/joints/skin/hair and gut. We all need that! 

#3 every smoothie should contain a healthy fat. Healthy fat help your body absorb all the vitamins and helps sustain you until your next meal. My personal favorite is natural almond butter because it doesn't take over the taste of the smoothie and it is easy to keep on hand. Other sources of healthy fat are coconut milk, coconut oil, avocado or any nut/seed. 

#4 a source of fiber! We all need more fiber. Some of my favorite sources of fiber are ground flaxseed (flaxseed meal), cacao nibs ,  cacao powder, organic ground chia seeds

#5 frozen veggies! My top 3 favorites are organic baby spinach, organic baby kale and cauliflower rice. They can easily be added to smoothies without compromising the yummy taste. I buy the greens fresh and the freeze them. The cauliflower rice can be found at most grocery stores near the frozen veggies. 

#6 frozen fruit! I always have a stash of frozen bananas. Simply peel, cut in half or cut up into pieces and store in freezer ziplocks.  I also like to keep frozen wild blueberries, frozen organic strawberries on hand. And to add in variety, you can find easily find frozen cherries, pineapple, mango and raspberries.

Helpful Kitchen Items:

A good blender! My absolute favorite is the Vitamix 5200

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