Did you know that consuming a daily smoothie can increase your fiber intake, increase your levels of Vitamin C, and help with conditions like high blood pressure?
Well, it can! You just have to make sure you are using the right smoothie ingredients like fruits, vegetables, and protein powder! There are even some extras you could add to make your smoothie even healthier!
Ready to learn what to put in your daily smoothie? Read on!
The base of any smoothie is fruit – and a lot of it.
Depending on the type of smoothie that you want, there are many different types of fruits to add.
If you want a creamier smoothie, you’ll definitely want to add a banana. This is at the base of almost every single smoothie! You can even add avocado to a smoothie to make it even creamier.
If you want to go for a tropical smoothie, try adding some of the following:
You can even add açaí to your smoothie to get an extra boost of flavor and nutrients! You can also add lemon juice to get a little extra oomph in your smoothie, too.
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Don’t Forget the Vegetables
Did you know you can also put vegetables in your smoothie? And most of the time, you can’t even taste the vegetables – which is the best part!
Consider trying the following next time you make a smoothie:
These are the most common veggies to add to a smoothie since they are easily covered up by the taste of fruit.
Add in the Extras
In addition to vegetables and fruit, you can also add in some extras to make your smoothie even healthier (or better-tasting!). For more added health benefits, try some of the following:
- Bee pollen
- Maca powder
- Protein powder for added protein
- Chia seeds
- Flax seeds
Adding chia seeds is not only adding many health benefits, but it is also an ingredient that will help to keep you full longer. Adding uncooked oatmeal can also add some bulk to the smoothie to keep you fuller for longer throughout the day, too.
If you want a little more flavor, consider adding some of these ingredients:
- Peanut butter or almond butter
- Coconut flakes
- Fruit juice
Making a smoothie and adding ingredients is up to your discretion! Whatever you think tastes good, then go with that! There’s no right or wrong smoothie recipe to try.
Start Making a Daily Smoothie
Now that you know what to put in your daily smoothie, you’re probably ready to start making one every day!
By following these tips, you’ll not only make a healthy smoothie but a delicious one, too!
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