Smoothie Making Tips and Techniques

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The mention of smoothies evokes instant images of health and wellness. Drinking a smoothie seems like a perfect way to guzzle a wealth of nutrients in a quick and convenient way, and this can certainly be the case. However, many smoothie recipes are packed with sugary flavored yogurts, canned fruits, and processed peanut better. By following a simple formula, you can avoid drinking a glorified milkshake and instead have nourishing and delicious smoothie that is the perfect treat to add to any diet.

 Pick a Base

To start making your smoothie you will first need a foundation for the smoothie. This will be the ingredient that gives your smoothie its namesake “smooth” consistency. Opt for a minimally processed ingredient with a smooth texture and mild flavor to blend with your other ingredients. Bananas or plain organic Greek Yogurt are top choices.

Load Up on the Produce

Adding produce is where your culinary creativity gets to shine through, and also where you will load up on flavor and antioxidants. Ideally, select a balance of both fruit and vegetables. Berries are antioxidant and flavor rich. Raw spinach and kale are hard to beat for your vegetable choice.  If you can’t find fresh Organic Kale, you can go with one of the Organic Kale Powders that Amazon has to offer.

Give It a Boost

Adding a supplement to your smoothie can either dramatically increase the nutritional benefits you get from the smoothie, or pollute your smoothie with undesirable chemical additives. Avoid protein supplements are made from artificial ingredients and chemicals and choose a high quality supplement instead.

 

One of the best options you can add is the microalgae spirulina. Spirulina provides a complete source of protein coupled with a host of other benefits such as calcium, chlorophyll, 18 different vitamins, and iron. The other ingredients you add to your smoothie may vary day to day, but spirulina powder is one ingredient worth adding to every supplement.  If you need some help finding a spirulina supplement, watch this video on how to find the best spirulina supplements.

 

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The Easier Way to Make Green Smoothies

I hate to admit this, but I almost never have fresh greens in my house. What do I mean by greens? I’m talking about the leafy green vegetables -kale, spinach, collards, lettuce- that none of us are eating enough of. I don’t ever have them in my house because it seems like whenever I buy plenty of greens, some of them end up going bad, so I usually just buy a little at a time. When I do buy them, I eat them right away to avoid spoilage.

Almost every morning, and after every workout, I make a protein shake with almond milk, fresh fruit, vegan protein powder, and ice. I always want to make my protein shakes into green smoothies by adding a handful of nutrient dense greens, but I rarely have them on hand.

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I needed to find a solution to my dilemma because I knew I wasn’t eating enough greens and actually love green smoothies. I started buying organic green powders and it has done the trick! I add organic kale powder, organic chlorella powder, and organic spirulina powder to every smoothie / protein shake that I make. They taste great, they are simple to use, and they have a shelf life of over two years! That’s the best part for me; organic green powders require zero refrigeration and they last forever! No more worrying about keeping fresh greens in the house!

If you’d like to try adding green powders to your protein shakes to make them more nutrient dense, you can buy organic greens powders online, just make sure that you are buying a pure and USDA certified organic product from a reputable company

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