It’s SMOOTHIE SEASON.
And we’ve got a problem…
Too often I see clients make smoothies wrong. They buy all sorts of fancy powders, but they don’t get the SMOOTHIE BASICS right.
Do YOU make smoothies right?
Read on to find out…
Welcome to SMOOTHIE SCHOOL
Smoothie School Syllabus
Lesson 1: Smoothie Anatomy
Lesson 2: Smoothie Boosters
Lesson 3: Smoothie Combos
Get excited! This is gonna be fun👏
Basic Smoothie Anatomy
Here’s my perfect Smoothie Checklist:
1. Choose an ingredient from each checklist category.
2. Put everything into a blender & add some ICE to make it thick and more filling.
GENERAL PORTION GUIDE
FRUIT: 1 cup or 1 piece
My favorites: banana, berries, peach, orange, pineapple, mango, lemon, lime.
You can mix & match, but keep it to 1 cup.
VEGGIES: 1-2 cups
My favorites: spinach, kale, cauliflower, zucchini, cucumber, carrots, pumpkin, beets.
Don’t make a smoothie without vegetables!!!
PROTEIN. Pick one:
-1 cup 2% plain kefir
-1/2 cup 2% plain greek yogurt or cottage cheese
-1.5 tablespoons nut/seed butter
-1 scoop plant or grassfed whey protein powder
-1 scoop grassfed collagen
Experiment w/ which one keeps you most full.
BOOSTER. Pick one or two:
-1 tablespoon chia, flax, hemp seeds, cacao powder/nibs, fresh ginger, MCT oil
-1 teaspoon turmeric, cinnamon, spirulina, pre/probiotic powder, mushroom powder, matcha
Next week: Read the lesson on best boosters!
LIQUID. Pick one:
About 1 cup water, coconut water, unsweetened plant milk, iced coffee, green tea, or herbal tea
May need more or less so put in last & adjust.
OH! How can I forget!!! What’s Smoothie School without some EXTRA CREDIT?
10 Bonus Points
Popsicles. Make a double/triple batch & freeze extras in popsicle molds.
15 Bonus Points
Smoothie Bowl. Pour your smoothie into a BOWL & use a spoon. Eating a smoothie may keep you full longer than drinking it.