Superfood smoothies, which are smoothies packed with greens and superfoods, are by far the easiest way to eat healthy on-the-go. If designed properly, these smoothies will have everything in them for you to soak up as many nutrients, vitamins, and minerals as possible, while satiating hunger at the same time. I usually stick to a formula when creating these, which makes it easy to vary the flavors and the superfoods. Keep in mind that rotating different superfoods in and out of your daily smoothies will help balance the nutrients your body is getting.
Here’s my formula for creating tasty superfood smoothies:
Greens: this can be any kind of greens, although dark, leafy ones like spinach, kale, and collards tend to be the most nutrient dense. If you’re new to green smoothies, start with spinach because it has a mild flavor that won’t overwhelm your palate. As you go, you can gradually increase the amount of greens as your taste buds get more accustomed.
Banana: I almost always include a banana in my smoothies to help keep you full for longer and to create a creamy texture. Also, bananas are loaded with potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. To create cold smoothies, I peel and freeze the bananas ahead of time, that way your smoothie won’t be watered down with ice.
Additional fruit: Some of my favorites to add are blueberries, pears, oranges, apple, pineapple and mangos. Be careful of adding red fruits like strawberries or raspberries, they will turn your smoothie an unappetizing shade of brown.
Superfoods: There are so many amazing superfoods out there, all with different nutritional profiles. Here are some great ones to choose from (and don’t forget to vary these day by day to balance the body):
Plant milk – My favorite to use is almond milk, but any kind will work! Try almond, soy, coconut, hemp, or any other kind of plant milk.
Extras: Choose from a variety of extra items for added nutrients and to help keep you full. Some of my favorites are yogurt, ginger, oats, nuts, spices, and nut butters.
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