Monday, January 6, 2014

Smoothie 101

Making smoothies has always been fun for me but after getting the Nutribullet I've been on a smoothie craze.  Now, you could just throw whatever you have left in your fridge but here is a step-by-step guide I follow:
    1. 50% Leafy Greens:  spinach, kale, romaine, spring greens, swiss chard, collard greens.
    2. 50% Fruits: Apple, Avocado, Blackberry, Banana, Green grapes, Kiwi, Mango, Peach, Pear, Strawberry, Raspberries, Blueberries, etc.
    3. 1/4 cup "Boost": Nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews); Seeds (Chia, Flax, Hemp); Super Chargers (Goji Berries, Acai Berries)
    4. Add water (or any juice you prefer), Ice (if you want)

  • Add 2 cups of greens to get the recommended full serving of leafy greens
  • If you are a beginner in smoothies, add greens that are mild in taste such as spinach and spring greens as you work your way up to the others.
  •  Eat sensibly throughout the entire day.
  • If drinking in morning, drink a warm glass of water with lemon before. 
  • Have fun experimenting!
A few of my Smoothies:

Banana, spinach, raspberries, almond milk

Spinach, raspberries, lemon, almond milk

Spinach, Avocado, Banana, Apple, Water

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