It seems like making a healthy smoothie is simple enough, right? Well, yes. But, if you want to make the most of it in terms of nutrition and make it filling, there are ways to enhance it. You can even make a smoothie to replace meals at times. Breakfast smoothies are fantastic for that as they’re super quick and easy to make, and they’re great to take on the go. The trick is using a variety of ingredients rather than just fruits or veggies.
To start, pick the liquid base you want to use. You can opt for anything from coconut water, orange juice, almond milk, to plain water. This will keep the smoothie from becoming too thick. In addition, it will add some more nutritional value like vitamins from fruit juice.
Go for some green veggies to kick up the nutrition and make the smoothy more filling. You can go for kale, spinach, avocado, celery, and even romaine lettuce. Of course, pick whatever you prefer as they all have great nutritional value. Just keep in mind that avocado has healthy fats as well, like Omega-3!
Add some fruit for sweetness as well as vitamins and minerals. This part is easier as you can combine any fruits you like. There are classic blends such as blueberries with bananas, strawberries with bananas, pineapple and mango, and so on. Even a blend of berries will make a delicious treat that is packed with antioxidants.
Protein and Fat
This is the key point to making this smoothie replace a meal since it’s the part that truly keeps you full. You can use nut butter (natural, of course), flax seeds, chia seeds, oats, or even plain Greek yogurt.
Whichever combination you choose, you’ll be getting a great variety of different vitamins and minerals that will keep you feeling full and satisfied. Don’t be afraid to play around and figure out new flavors you might like!