How To Create The Perfect Green Smoothie
Smoothies are such a fabulous way to get extra greens and other nutrition into your diet, plus their super yummy and fun to make. Creating the perfect blend is so easy, especially once you know the basic. It’s like creating the perfect pizza; you’ve got your base, your sauce, main toppings and add on’s. Use the guideline below as a foundation to create your perfect blend.
Step 1 Liquids:
You can begin your perfect smoothie by adding your favorite liquid; almond milk (unsweetened of course), coconut milk, coconut water, or just plain simple water will do the trick. Start with 1 cup , as you’re blending you can add to your liking. By adding the liquid first you’ll have a much smoother blend without having to stick a spatula or some type of kitchen utensil in order to create the momentum.
Step 2 Greens:
The best apart about smoothies is that you can hide or bulk up on mega doses of greens that you normally wouldn’t “crave” to eat. Leafy greens are so important to incorporate in our diet, they alkalize our blood, clean out our organs, and provide us with life force nutrients that allows us to flourish. Start by adding 2-3 cups of baby spinach or kale, their texture blends really well, romaine blends nicely too, however you might have to chop it up before hand, unless you have a high-speed blender. In that case you’ll have no issue adding any type of greens, even collard and swiss. There are so many to choose from, get create and find your favorites.
P.s Don’t skip out on your greens, this is where a slim waist, radiant complexion, and unlimited energy stem from.
Step 3 Fruit:
Mango, pineapple, raspberries, and banana are some of the most popular choices. However, the best blends are always the ones made at heart; so go ahead, get creative, and find your favorites. Add approximately 1 cup of fruit to your blend, this will mask that “green” taste, add great texture, and lots of antioxidants. Frozen fruit are much sweeter and add a creamier texture. Give them both a whirl and see which suits your taste buds best. Another great way to add a smoother texture is by adding 1/2 cup of ice to the mix.
P.s during the winter season you might not want to incorporate as much ice or frozen fruit.
Step 4 Extra Nutrition:
By incorporating a proteins powder and fresh herbs to the mix you’ll get even bigger MEGA DOSES of nutrition. Cilantro and parsley will further detoxify your body by removing heavy metals and toxins, while protein powders will insure you are getting all your essential amino acids; important for building skin cells, hair follicles, and all the rest of our beauty essentials. Hemp protein powder and pumpkin seed protein powder are some of personal favorite. Not all protein powders are super beauty foods, so pay close attention to how you feel when. If you find that certain ones are making you feel bloated, tired, and “heavy” stop using it and search for another. Our bio-chemistry varies from one another, so just be sure to pay attention to how your foods make you feel.
Get super creative with your blend by adding 1/2 tsp of fresh ginger, 1/2 lemon, or 1/4 tsp of turmeric. Nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom are all know for their slim waist effect. Ginger and lemon together will boost your collagen and turmeric will soothe any inflammation in your body. Chia seeds, hemp seeds or any kind of nuts or seeds are also great options to mix in. Their natural fat content will assist with weight loss and help your body absorb the water-soluble nutrients in the mix.
SIMPLE TIPS WITH BIG EFFECTS:
> Wash your produce for the week before hand or purchase pre-washed packages. Keep it organic to avoid chemicals and other brain/beauty killers.
> Store your smoothies in a mason jar, it makes it super convenient to take on the go or to enjoy at a later time.
> If you’re a super busy bee, pre-make a weekly batch ahead of time. They store amazingly well in the freezer! Avoid glass containers unless they specifically say freezer safe. This technique will save you loads of time and allow you to get your mega doses of nutrition on a daily base.
> Wash blender under hot water the moment you’re done, this will save you more time in the end, and prevent any build-up from occurring.
> I do not have a vitamix, I mainly use a basic brand ,oyster is the brand. I’ve also used a cuisinart in the past, and they both work the same. A high-speed blender is definitely a great bonus, however not an essential.
> Enjoy your smoothie early in the morning, before you eat solid foods. This little trick is what’s going to shed the weight off your body and make all the magic happen. Our body is in detox mode when we first wake up, the minute we consume foods the switch happens and all a sudden we’re in digestion mode. Green smoothies are pre-digested food which allow for further detoxification. 😉
Enjoy your green smoothie,