How to Build a Better SmoothieSmoothies sound like they’re good for you, but are they? Many are total sugar bombs and lack the balance of protein, fat, and fiber necessary to be truly nourishing. One of the great things about smoothies is that they can be improvised using ingredients you probably have on hand. Below are the components to make any smoothie a nutritional powerhouse. For more smoothie inspo, check out these four smoothies for starting your day right.
- Avocado, coconut oil, flaxseed oil, nuts, and seeds
- Almond milk, coconut milk or water, fruit juice, kefir, soy milk
- Chia seeds, hemp seeds, nut butters, yogurt
Spices and other flavorings
- Beets, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, greens such as chard, spinach, and kale, fresh herbs (basil, mint, parsley), peas, zucchini