5 super smoothie secrets

super smoothie secrets

super smoothie secrets

super smoothie secrets

super smoothie secrets

tongue twisted yet?  ok now onto the good stuff.  for the healthiest smoothies, make your own!  that way you'll make sure they meet your dietary requests (e.g., nondairy, no sugar), plus there's something fun about liquifying whole foods into something you can drink through a (metal) bendy straw.

frozen fruit  - skip the ice, freeze your fruit instead. not only will your smoothies be more flavorful, but they tend to blend up easier since fruit is a little softer.  go-to fruit options include berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) and sliced up bananas for non-dairy creaminess.

sweetness sans the refined sugar - if you have a sweet tooth, add either 1-2 dates or some coconut water instead of regular water, plus a dash of sea salt (it helps to bring out the flavor - promise!).

protein for power - if you need a hardier smoothie to satiate to until you get to the next meal time, consider adding some nuts. i opt for organic cashews, which are a softer nut so they blend up easily and creamy.  they do the body good, and even help promote weight loss.

gourmet goodness - for a little extra umph, try sprinkling in baking staples like cinnanmon (helps reduce bloating), nutmeg, and/or vanilla extract.  opt for more is less, try one out at a time versus throwing the whole spice rack in.

the greener the better - add greens to every smoothie. the more green things you add in your daily meals, the better.  if you are not a fan of the green stuff, don't worry, just add the fruit to trick your tastebuds.  smoothie-worthy greens include kale and spinach.  you can venture into other options, but these two are a good starting point, especially if you yourself are 'green' at the smoothie making.

 

http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/7-health-benefits-of-cashews.html