22 Aug The Perfect Smoothie Formula
Whether you are short on time or in need of a healthy but filling bite (or should I say slurp?) a smoothie is the way to go! Whipping together a smoothie is also an excellent way to use up ripe fruit and veggies that have been sitting at the bottom self of the fridge and minimize food waste.
Plus, smoothies are fun. Loads and loads of it.
But since you landed here, you’re probably aware of the smoothie joy and you are looking to polish up your formula.
Fear not, I’ve got your back.
Here’s the formula to the perfect smoothie.
Start with your liquids.
This will give you a better understanding of the ratios and will make it easier for your blender too. Use unsweetened plant milk, water, juice or just water.
You can make your own plant-based milk from scratch too. Here are a few tried and tested recipes from the Chelfdom.
Add your leafy greens.
A handful of spinach, beet greens, carrot tops, kale, Swiss chard, collard greens, and celery to name a few. By adding your greens at this point you ensure a healthy foundation for the smoothie before you add sweeter elements. Make sure to choose seasonal and local produce. Seasonal food is fresher, tastier, and more nutritious while choosing local ensures that you help provide the means and incentive for local farmers to keep tending their land and providing fresh produce.
It’s a win-win situation, really…
Add frozen fruit.
Berries, bananas, mango…anything goes. These will hit your blender’s blades as soon as the greens are liquified so there’s plenty of liquid to make it easier for your blender. Frozen fruit adds an amazing texture to smoothies and make the consistency rich and irresistible. Ice is also an option. Give it a go depending on your available ingredients.
Add fresh fruit and veggies.
Make sure to chop them in nice little pieces before you add them to your blender.
Again, go local and seasonal and think outside the box. There’s always something new and exciting to discover. Oh, and don’d be afraid to use lots and lots of veggies.
Seeds and Sweeteners.
Last but not least, add seeds and a sweet touch. Chia seeds, sunflower or pumpkin seeds, and a teaspoon of maple syrup or honey.
If you used sweet fruits you might as well skip the sweetener entirely. There are no rules, just guidelines, the important thing is to experiment and have fun with it.
Also, keep in mind that the more seeds you are using, the more caloric dense your smoothie will be.
Blend, serve and slurp your way to happiness!
I hope this post inspired you to try something new and exciting. Check out my plant-based recipe collection here and don’t forget to share your own recipes and ideas.
Until we meet again,
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