Your body needs good smoothies for Healthy Living. Check out few tips for making a healthy, well-rounded smoothie.
- Choose a liquid base. Choose filtered water, coconut water, or any dairy-free milks (such as oat milk, almond milk, hemp milk, or cashew milk) for an extra creamy smoothie. Steer clear of fruit juices most of the time though, as it adds unnecessary sugar.
- Start with frozen fruits. To keep your smoothie chilled and creamy, it’s best to use frozen fruits. You can use store-bought frozen bags, or chop and freeze fresh fruit.
- Add vegetables for a dose of greens. Fresh leafy greens such as spinach or kale are an easy way to sneak in greens. But you can also add in frozen zucchini or frozen cauliflower to pack in extra nutrients and fiber in these low sugar smoothies.
- Consider adding healthy fats. Healthy fats will help absorb all those fat-soluble vitamins and nutrients from your fruits and vegetables! All you need is a dollop of almond butter, a drizzle of coconut oil, a slice of avocado or a variety of seeds such as chia seeds or flax seeds.
- Superfood & protein add-ins are a plus. Give your smoothie an extra boost with the simplest ingredients. These can range from spices such as cinnamon or turmeric, to superfoods like maca powder or goji berries. For more superfood options, take a peek at my post on how to make the healthiest green smoothie.