Smoothies: Packed with Yummy Nutrition!

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I love smoothies because they’re super easy to make. . .

Step 1: Place foods in the blender. . .
Step 2: Put the top on. . .
Step 3: Press “blend” (or one of those buttons – all of them ultimately do the same thing).

Below I’ve listed a few common ingredients used for smoothies, some common combinations and several techniques.  The rest of the fun is up to you!  As long as you keep the blender top ON, there’s really no “wrong” way to make a smoothie. (Unless of course you find smashed up fruit on your ceiling a delectable treat  ;))  . . .You can even combine strange flavors (or at least, what I would call strange!) if your taste buds can handle it! :)

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Common ingredients:

FRUIT
bananas, strawberries, berries, citrus (oranges, lemons, limes)…

LIQUIDS
juices (fruit, carrot), milk (cow or vegan), water…

VEGETABLES
kale, spinach, broccoli, carrots…

OTHER
nut butters, yogurts, avocado. . .

ICE

Common combinations:

banana + nut butter + milk

frozen fruit (including banana) + fruit juice/milk

banana + spinach + fruit yogurt + milk

citrus + milk + ice

Techniques:

*Don’t be afraid to just toss things into the blender!! Proportions don’t matter as long as there’s enough liquid for the blade to whip the ingredients.

*If your blender can’t handle bulk, place the ingredients in it a little at a time.

*Likewise, if your blender can’t handle rock-hard frozen fruit, microwave the fruit briefly before blending it.

*If the ingredients aren’t mixing in a spiral-like fashion, turn OFF the blender, stir and/or add more liquid and try again. Don’t stir while the blender is going. . .

*Frozen bananas create a smooth texture like ice cream! Use them in place of ice.

*Enjoy!!! :)

IMG_8641_ (2) (427x640)Check out this green smoothie!!

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