Pinterest is full of amazing smoothie recipes (see our favourites below) but we never seem to have the right ingredients on hand. Wouldn’t it be great if you just knew how to pull together the right elements to create your own marvellous smoothie creations?! Never fear, we have got you covered.
Here is our guide to creating smoothie masterpieces!
HOW TO BUILD A BETTER SMOOTHIE:
Choose a base
Pick a base for your smoothie depending on whether you like a creamy , silky or fruit based. be mindful of extra sweeteners. aim for a base that is low in sugar.
Suggestions: nut milk, hemp milk, oat milk, water, cow milk, goat milk, coconut water, iced coffee or tea, dilluted juiceor 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, Haskap berries
Drop in some good fat
Healthy fats will help your smoothie to keep you satisfied longer as well as providing brain boosting, heart-protecting omega-3 fatty acid. 1-2 tbsp total is plenty.
Suggestions: coconut meat, avocado, nut butters, Greek yogurt
Throw in some sprinkles
boost the nutrition and flavour with some key add-ins. This is where your smoothie really stands out as your own creation!
Suggestions: hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, oats, cinnamon, cocoa powder, ginger, mint, lime zest, spirulina
10 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.
Co-founder of Healthy Family Media and the Healthy Family Expo, Kay is an adventurer & Ironman triathlete, as well as mum to an active 11-year-old. Originally from Montreal, she has been proud to call British Columbia home for over 15 years. Whether running, hiking & biking in the mountains or creating healthy meals in the kitchen, Kay is always up for something new. Her contagious enthusiasm & zest for life mean we’re never quite sure what she’ll be up to next, but we’re sure that it will be an amazing adventure!