Making a smoothie might seem pretty basic, but there are countless options to choose from.
Here are five choices you’ll need to make:
- Choose the liquid – water, coconut water, or dairy-free milk
- Choose the greens – kale, spinach, parsley, Swiss chard, collards, or lettuce
- Choose the fruit – banana, apple, berries, mango, etc. You can also leave out the fruit if you want to reduce your sugar intake.
- Choose the fat/protein – hemp seeds, hemp protein, Sunwarrior protein, coconut oil, nut butters, avocado, coconut oil, flax, or chia seeds
- Choose the superfood – maca, raw cacao, bee pollen, shredded coconut, goji berries, spirulina, Camu Camu, or any other of your choosing
SMOOTHIE MAKING TIPS
Since I drink smoothies on a daily basis, I also have a strategy for making it happen. Here’s what I recommend for you:
- Decide which smoothies you want for a few days, and then create your shopping list and buy the ingredients for a few days’ worth of smoothies.
- If the morning is chilly, add warming spices to your smoothie to warm your digestion. If you are a cool-bodied person by nature, you can add warming spices to your smoothie to improve digestion and nutrient assimilation. Try using cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric, or cayenne. I suggest starting with a dash and then increasing to 1/2 teaspoon.
- If you are a warm-bodied person by nature, you can add in cooling spices, such as mint, cilantro, or cardamom.
- If you cannot tolerate higher glycemic smoothies, exchange the banana for an avocado.
- Invest in Mason jars or other BPA-free plastic containers to drink your smoothie in.
- In this challenge, you should consume one smoother per day. But feel free to enjoy two smoothies per day. Smoothies make a delicious and light dinner.
- For an extra boost of protein in the morning, feel free to add protein powder, such as pea protein, hemp protein, or Vega protein powder.