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HOW TO MAKE A GREAT HEALTHY SMOOTHIE

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Instagram is full of amazing healthy smoothie photos & recipes, but we never seem to have the right ingredients on hand. Wouldn't it be great if you knew just how to pull together the perfect combination of elements to create your own marvelous smoothies?! Never fear, this guide has you covered!

And on days when our families are constantly on the go with no time to spare, Happy Planet's new Mornin' Oatz is a perfect alternative to homemade smoothies. We're all fans of different flavours...Chocolate Banana, Field Berry, and Mango Peach!

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HOW TO BUILD HEALTHY SMOOTHIES:

Choose a base

Pick a base for your smoothie depending on whether you like it to be creamy, silky, or fruity. Be mindful of extra sweeteners and aim for a base that is lower in sugar.

Suggestions: Nut milk, hemp milk, oat milk, water, cow milk, goat milk, coconut water, iced coffee or tea or water.

Add some colour

Although strawberries and bananas are popular, the key to a healthy start to the day is choosing to add fruits and veggies that are deep in colour. Think green, red & purple...the darker the better!

Suggestions: Dark cherries, blackberries, pomegranate, blueberries, goji berries, baby kale, baby spinach, Saskatoon berries, or Haskap berries.

Drop in some good fats

Healthy fats will help your smoothie to keep you satisfied longer and provide brain-boosting, heart-protecting omega-3 fatty acids. 1-2 tbsp total is plenty.

Suggestions: Coconut meat, avocado, nut butters, or Greek yogurt.

Throw in some sprinkles

Boost nutrition & flavour with key add-ins. This is where your smoothie can really stand out!

Suggestions: Hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, oats, cinnamon, cocoa powder, ginger, mint, or spirulina.

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10 SMOOTHIE IDEAS WE LOVE:


Have a favourite combination that your family loves? We would love to hear it ! We would love to hear about what you create using our guide. The sky is the limit when it comes to delicious ways to create a healthy beverage that boosts your energy! Looking for more ideas? You can check out our Pinterest page or check out these 12 SMOOTHIES TO START THE DAY RIGHT.

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