Smoothie (in my opinion) is a blended concoction of a variety of fruits or vegetables with some liquid such as juices and milk along with nuts and seeds.
Smoothies are powerhouses of nutrients and vitamins which when prepared with the right combination of ingredients can pactically replace a meal. Relishing a smoothie over an extended period of time allows us to be satiated and substitute it for a real meal. For instance, in our home, we love to make a tall glass of smoothie for breakfast. We sip on it over several hours as we get going with the day’s work. This also works like a reboot to our systems !
Here is a simple logic when preparing smoothies –
☝️ Start with a fruit – fruits gives us the natural sugars to work as the carbohydrates. Always taste the fruit and based on sweetness add honey. Honey goes very well with all smoothies since everything is raw.
✌️Next always add some form of nut to bring in the protein. Almonds, walnuts, pecans, peanuts, butter form of some of these nuts etc. Seeds can also be added such as sunflower and chia seeds.
🤟 Add a spice for flavoring – ones that really go well in smoothies are cinnamon, cardamom, saffron, nutmeg, lavender etc.
👍 Finally add the liquid medium – plain milk, almond milk, soy mlk, oat milk etc.
Sharing some of our favorite smoothie combinations …. try them and as always share your comments !