Smoothies are a quick and easy way to enjoy your fruits and vegetables this summer! The perfectly balanced smoothie is a nutrient-dense option to consider if you are on-the-go, replenishing after a workout, or craving a midday snack.
Our easy tips will help ensure you include a healthy protein, fat, and carb, a great combination to balance your blood sugar and boost your energy.
Step one: pick your base
Choose dairy, plant-based milk alternatives or water as your liquid. Remember: if you are using plant-based milks, be sure to opt for a non-sweetened variety.
Step two: add a protein
Use plain Greek Yogurt, protein powder, or hemp hearts to help make your smoothie more filling and satisfying.
Step three: choose a healthy fat
Adding healthy fats to your smoothies will help fill you up and balance your blood sugar. Use coconut oil, nut butter, avocado, or nuts and seeds like flaxseeds, chia seeds, almonds, walnuts or pumpkin seeds.
Step four: make it fruity or green
Add fruit for flavor and greens for added fiber, vitamins and minerals. Fresh or frozen will work. Greens like baby spinach will blend in easily and you won’t even taste them!
Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth.
You can give your smoothies an added boost with cocoa powder, ginger, cinnamon, dates, spirulina, or turmeric.
Keep your kitchen stocked with a few of your favorite smoothie ingredients so that you can whip up a healthy meal or snack whenever you need it!