The sky’s the limit with regards to smoothie combinations you can whip up in your blender. You do not always need to follow a recipe, but if you are not cautious even green smoothies packed with things such as kale or bananas may easily turn into sugar- and calorie bombs. So we have done the calculations for you to get a super healthful, tasty green smoothie each time. Try one of our suggested green smoothie combos belowand check out our other green smoothie recipesor create your own favorite flavor! – Related: Best Smoothie Ingredients & 10 To Ditch – 1.
Liquid – you will need some liquid to get everything buzzing in your blender, but choose wisely. Skip juicestheyre high in sugar. Try these: Unsweetened almond milk or other unsweetened nondairy milks – Low fat milk – Coconut water – Water – 2. Frozen Banana – Pictured Recipe: Pineapple Green Smoothie – For natural sweetness and constantly rich, creamy body, frozen banana slices are a must. Another bonus: bananas are a comparatively cheap fruit. Frozen Fruit – Frozen fruits makes a frosty smoothie without added ice. Purchase already frozen fruits or freeze your very own. Try these: Blueberries – Cherries – Strawberries – Pineapple – Mango – Apples – Raspberry – Blackberries – Grapes – 4.
Protein – To give your smoothie staying power add protein. Protein slows the digestion of carbohydrates, keeping you full longer. Try these: Nonfat or low fat plain Greek yoghurt – Nonfat or low fat cottage cheese – Silken tofu – 5. Greens – Add 1 cup of vegetables to help meet your daily vegetable quota without overpowering your smoothie. Try these: Baby spinach – Kale – 6. Health Boost – Throw in chia seeds or flaxseeds, for a boost omega 3 and fiber. Or add nut butters for healthful fats and a little more protein. Try these: chia seeds – Flaxseed – Hemp seed – Peanut butter – Almond butter – 7.
Optional Sweetener – Have a sweet tooth? Add up to 2 tsp.