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Let’s Make the Perfect Smoothie

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Let’s make the perfect smoothie.  If you are a little terrified of being in the kitchen, this is a simple recipe to try.  Most smoothies tend to incorporate a combination of these common steps.

a) Make it creamy by adding a nut butter such as peanut, almond, chia or some other combination

b) Fortify with a protein powder

c) Add in a liquid component – juice, milk, almond milk, soy milk, or water

d) Add some greens – an avocado, spinach, or kale

e) Add extra nutrition – with flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc.

f) Add some fruits – fresh or frozen blueberries, strawberries, apples, mango, pineapple, bananas, blackberries, raspberries, etc.

Here’s a simple recipe to get you started (remember to taste-test and adjust the ingredients as you like – a little more berry or liquid, etc.)

BERRY GREEN PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

1/2 cup mixed frozen berries (or desired fruit)

1/2 frozen banana

1 1/2 cups baby spinach

1 teaspoon chia seeds

1 serving of vanilla protein mix

15 ounces purified water

1 handful of ice

Blend all of the ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. Taste and see if you want to adjust anything.  Enjoy right away; for even more enjoyment, share with a friend!  Below are some ingredients and tools for making your next smoothie making experience a little smoother.

Here’s to making smoothies, being healthy, and enjoying nutritious recipes!  Leave us a comment about your favorite kind of smoothie or ingredients; we love hearing from you!

Betty Lou's - Just Great Stuff Organic Powdered Peanut Butter 6.43 oz

Betty Lou’s Peanut Butter

Betty Lou’s – Just Great Stuff Organic Powdered Peanut Butter 6.43 oz – $8.49, See Site shipping – Available at LuckyVitamin.com

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Navitas Naturals - Organic Raw Chia Seeds 16 oz - Vegan

Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Chia Seeds

Navitas Naturals – Organic Raw Chia Seeds 16 oz – Vegan – $12.74, See Site shipping – Available at LuckyVitamin.com

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Spectrum Organics - ESEENTIALS Organic Ground Essential Flax Seed 14 OZ

Spectrum Organics Flax Seed

Spectrum Organics – ESEENTIALS Organic Ground Essential Flax Seed 14 OZ – $4.98, See Site shipping – Available at LuckyVitamin.com

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Ninja - Ninja XL Master Prep Black 1000 Watt Professional Blender

Ninja Master Prep Professional Blender

Ninja – Ninja XL Master Prep Black 1000 Watt Professional Blender – $99.99, See Site shipping – Available at Overstock.com

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DESIGNER WHEY - Aria Women's Protein Vanilla-12 oz Powder

Aria Protein Vanilla Powder

DESIGNER WHEY – Aria Women’s Protein Vanilla-12 oz Powder – $10.99, Free shipping – Available at Puritans Pride

(5 reviews)

 

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