Smoothies are a great breakfast or snack. And one of the things I love best about them is how you can start with a basic recipe and then add to it depending on how many calories or different nutrients you need, or what you flavor preferences are!
This morning I just threw a few things into the blender that we happened to have around the kitchen: 1 cup water, a few spoonfuls of whey powder, a spoonful of powdered leafy greens, a peeled banana, and a few spoonfuls of frozen blueberries. Whirl it all up and you’re good to go! It was quite a tasty breakfast.
Here’s what you need to make a smoothie:
Liquid: I like water or milk best, but you can add juice if you like your smoothies sweet, or yogurt if you want it to be super thick.
Thickener: If you don’t go with a thick liquid like yogurt, you’ll need something to thicken up your smoothie! You can do this simply by using a smaller ratio of liquid to a larger ratio of fruit, or you can add a banana or chia seeds to thicken it.
Greens: A handful of fresh greens or a spoonful of dried & powdered greens is a must!
Fruit: I like frozen berries or chopped apples in my smoothies.
Add-ons: Totally optional! Think about adding bee pollen, matcha powder, peanut butter, lemon juice, ground flax, cacao powder… anything to provide you with the nutrients and flavor you need.
And that’s it! What will be in your next smoothie?