Ever wonder how to add magic into your smoothie? Ever wonder why your smoothie just doesn't come out the way they make them at the store? It's easy to fall into the same ole recipe every day. Why not spice it up? Here are some of my favorite add-in's that enhance my smoothies to ultimate delicious status! Try adding 1 or two new things to your smoothies each time. Don't add in the whole lot! My smoothie formula is always more greens then fruit. Usually 1-2 handfuls of greens to 1 cup of fruit ratio, sometimes even just ½ cup of fruit. As for liquid I usually use 1 cup of non-dairy milk OR ½ cup non-dairy milk and ½ cup of water. Then come the superfoods-the options are endless…up to 2 tablespoons nut or seed butter, up to 2 tablespoons seeds, a few teaspoons of powders. Again, don't add all the butters, seeds and powders to one smoothie!
HERBS: (small and large handfuls)
Fresh Chocolate Mint
SPICES: (a dash or two)
Dried Vanilla Powder
NON DAIRY MILKS and BASE LIQUIDS: (½ cup - 1 cup)
**Unsweetened for less sugar
**Regular for extra flavor
Cashew Nut Milk
Decaf or Regular Green Tea (from a Teabag)
English Breakfast Tea
TigerNut Horchata (all flavors)
Gluten-free Oat Milk
EXTRACTS: (½ tsp. - 1 tsp.)
DO TERRA ESSENTIAL OILS (less then 1 drop)
Peppermint (2 drops of Peppermint Doterra Oil is equivalent to 46 cups of Peppermint Tea)
Use these sparingly!!! less then 1 drop!
(for easy use, dip a toothpick into the oil and then dip it into your smoothie-that's it)!
NUT AND SEED BUTTERS: (1 Tbsp. - ⅓ cup)
Sunflower seed butter
Pumpkin seed butter
COOKING OILS: (1 Tbsp.)
SEEDS: (1 - 2 Tbsp.)
**You can add in the whole seeds, or you can pulse them ahead of time into your very own protein powder!!
TO MAKE THE SMOOTHIE THICK AND CREAMY:
TO MAKE THE SMOOTHIE NATURALLY SWEET:
COOKED GRAINS: (⅛ cup - ¼ cup)
Cooked Buckwheat Porridge
RAW GRAINS (1-2 TBSP)
Raw Steel Cut Oats (Pulse into a powder if desired)
Raw Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (Pulse into a powder if desired)
Raw Buckwheat (Pulse into a powder if desired)
Raw Cacao nibs (chocolate at it's finest)
Raw Cacao Powder (chocolate powder at it's finest)
Maca Root Powder
Camu Camu powder (a huge vitamin C boost-use sparingly ½ tsp. is all you need).
Garlic (good for those days when you are sick or have the flu, huge immune booster!)
Cod Liver Oil-(1 Tsp.)
Powder Super Probiotics (as directed)
SECRET AMAZING VEGGIE ADDS:
Green and Red Leaf Lettuce
Sweet Potato (cooked)
AWESOME FROZEN ADD INS:
Frozen Broccoli (awesome with bananas, and you don't even taste it)!!
DELICIOUS FRUIT ADDS:
Honey Dew Melon
Apples (green, red, colored)
All Berries: Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Blueberries
LOW GLYCEMIC FRUIT ADD-INS:
And if you have kids and you need to add in those greens without the kids tasting them? Frozen Broccoli goes really well with Bananas. Your kids will never taste a thing! You can even power it up with spinach and cucumber all in one smoothie along with your base liquid. Your kids will never know the difference!
TIP: AGAVE IS HIGHLY PROCESSED AND LOADED WITH FRUCTOSE SUGAR. IT IS NOT IDEAL TO USE THIS IN YOUR SMOOTHIE. THIS IS NOT LOW GLYCEMIC.
TIP: ALWAYS ADD IN MORE VEGGIES THEN FRUIT.