1/28/2014 1 Comment
Beginner's Guide to Smoothie Making
Struggling with liquid to fruit ratios? Discouraged that healthy smoothies like a watery salad?
Trapped in the paradox of when should you add ice?
Oh, well, obviously, it must be the New Year and your back on your, I'm gonna have a smoothie-a-day kick. You've been rocking the workouts, drinking less alcohol, really starting to pay attention to what you put in your body and how it makes you feel, you moving in the right direction for all your desires to become reality. And yet, you are still struggling with making a smoothie.
I found an amazing resource. Super Skinny Me has a great pic, PRINT IT OUT! and tape it to your fridge or cabinet or laminate it and keep it on the counter, it's a great resource.
Getting into drinking smoothies for a meal can be a pain if they are not blending well (or at all), they taste bad and there's no variety. Start easy, work your way up to adding kale and beet to your meals, there's no rush.
Here's an easy, delicious,beginner-friendly smoothie:
btw-I make this all the time!
spinach (this has a lighter flavor than kale or beet greens, use maybe a hands worth of baby spinach)
optional: blueberries if I'm feeling fun
Coconut Milk (start off with 1 cup-blend-add more as need)
Almond Butter (1 serving)
Optional: Flax Seeds (1 serving)
Coconut Water Ice Cube (3-5? I guess, I mean, it depends on your ice tray and if your using frozen or fresh fruits and stuff. Anyways- get an ice tray substitute coconut water for water, amazing!)
Cinnamon (just a bit, sometimes more...it's so good)
Protein Power (I use VeganMax from Lifetime Fitness-it has 24g/serving-WORD!)
Optional: Hemp Seeds
Optional: Flax Seeds
Thanks so much to Super Skinny Me for keeping people inspired!
Smoothie Connoisseurs-help some peeps out: Comment with your favorite recipes or tricks to making better smoothies. We must educate to elevate.
Make it, Love it, Share it with a friend!
Nicholas Olsen White
2/17/2014 06:14:49 am
I love peanut butter in my smoothies. Thought it sounded weird at first but it is delicious and filling!
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