How To Kitchen

How To Smoothie

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Give your morning a boost with a smooth. Smoothies are a versatile breakfast food. You can whip a smoothie up with pretty much anything in the house. These are are my staple ingredients:

  • Banana – preferably frozen
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries

Use these and mix and match with any of the following for a delicious morning treat.

  • Yogurt
  • Orange juice
  • Water / ice
  • Milk – dairy, almond, rice, or soy
  • Oranges
  • Berries – any kind
  • Spinach
  • Chia seeds
  • Flax meal/ flax seeds
  • Oatmeal
  • Protein powder

I like to start with a banana and a liquid like orange juice, if you’re using it. Using these first allows the ingredients to blend quickly. If you have a super powered blender like the vita-mix, I’m fairly certain that you can add all ingredients at once. I have a blender that is less than super powered so I find that starting out with a liquid base helps the process. Once you have your banana mixture, add frozen or fresh fruit and/or spinach. Then toss in any seeds, powders or toppings. Blend until smooth. I know spinach in a smoothie sounds off putting but with the right combination it’s quite good, and healthy too. 🙂

What are your favorite smoothie combinations?

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