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How To Create The Perfect Smoothie + 8 Recipes

How To Create The Perfect Smoothie + 8 Recipes

Green smoothies are a smart and delicious way to nourish your body with vitamins and minerals, up your fiber and protein intake and to add more greens, veggies and fruits to your life. Smoothies are fantastic for breakfast, snacks, post-workout and in some cases, as a meal replacement. 

How To Make A Smoothie - Try Our Smoothie-Making Secrets

  • You need a good blender. I have made smoothies with old school blenders, but trust me, if you invest in a high-quality blender, like a Vitamix, you won't regret it. Your smoothies will be smooth without chunks of ice or unprocessed veggies.
  • Choose a liquid base. Your options are endless. For lighter smoothies, use water or coconut water. For creamier and more filling smoothies, choose almond milk, coconut milk, or other plant milk. For more creative options, try tea, cold coffee, or green juice.
  • Choose your greens and veggies. Green smoothies are all about the greens and veggies. Kale, spinach, lettuce, collard greens and bok choy are all excellent choices. You may add parsley, cilantro, or other herbs. For vegetables, you can choose light watery veggies, like cucumber or celery, or root veggies, like carrots or beets.

 

  • Choose your fruit. You can use frozen or fresh fruits. If you are worried about your sugar or calorie intake, remember, even a half a banana is enough for sweet fruits and add plenty of low-GI berries that are abundant in antioxidants. Berries, bananas, pineapple, mango, apples, kiwis and dates are all fantastic options for any smoothie.
  • Choose your thickener. Flaxseed meal, chia seeds, protein powders, oats and yogurt are all excellent options. Add as little or as much as you desire.
  • Choose your fat. Healthy fats can play an important role in smoothies, making them creamier and more filling. Almond butter, avocados, coconut oil, cashews and pecans are all good choices.
  • Choose your flavoring and boosters. Your options are endless. Add lemon, lime, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, honey, mint, vanilla, maca, spirulina, coconut flakes, cacao powder and any spices or superfoods.
  • Add ice, if you want to. This is absolutely optional, but can make your smoothie even more refreshing.

 

Smoothies really are easy to make and they get easier the more you practice. Try my 8 favorite go-to green smoothie recipes.

Morning Magic 

  • 1 cup cold coffee
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 scoop Organifi Complete Protein (Cacao flavor)
  • 1 tbsp flax meal
  • ice

 

Detox

  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup kale
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1/4 berries
  • 3/4 cup coconut water
  • 1 tbsp Organifi Green Juice Powder

 

Anti-Bloat

  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • the content of 2 Organifi Daily Turmeric Capsules (or turmeric powder)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

 

Kick Starter 

  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 cup blackberries
  • 1 peeled carrot
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp Organifi Red Juice Powder
  • ice

 

Very Berry

  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp Organifi Red Juice Powder
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • ice

 

Chocolate Almond 

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Organifi Complete Protein Powder
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes
  • ice

 

Cinnamon Roll 

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • handful of pecans
  • 1.5 frozen banana
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Organifi Complete Protein
  • 1 tbsp Organifi Gold 

 

Apple Pie 

  • 1/2 large apple
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • handful of pecans
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Organifi Gold

 

You've probably noticed that I've added some Organifi superfood blends to each smoothie. They are my secret weapon for health. Each formulation is powered by a high-quality mix of organic superfoods, they can help with weight loss, boost your digestion, energize your body, enhance your mental clarity, relieve stress and cleanse your cells. 

If you're craving something delicious and want to boost your health, try one of these smoothies or create your own smoothie magic using our smoothie-making secrets. 

Which one of these smoothies will you try first? Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe? Share away in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.

And remember, we're in this together.



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