Start with a Recipe
Green Kitchen Smoothies: Healthy and Colorful Smoothies for Every Day is one of our favorite smoothie books. David and Luise from the award-winning blog Green Kitchen Stories have been coming up with healthy vegetarian recipes for years. Their expertise and popularity culminated in a smoothie recipe book that’s divided into simple smoothies, post-workout smoothies, breakfast ideas, energizers, desserts, and more.
Invest in a Good Blender
Vitamix and Blendtec are incredible blenders but are on the higher end and come with a hefty price tag. You want to make sure you’re getting a blender that is able to crush ice, veggies, greens and fruits consistently. The Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ™ Compact System Blender is a great blender to invest in, especially for smoothies. It includes double-walled stainless steel cups that keeps your smoothie cold for up to 4 hours.
Replace Ice Cubes with Frozen Milk
Freeze Ripple™ Dairy Free Original Milk or any other milk (coconut milk, almond milk, rice milk) in an ice cube tray and substitute if for ice to give your smoothie more flavor and thickness than water.
Pick Thick Ingredients
The perfect smoothie should be the consistency of a frosty. Frozen berries such as Organic Triple Berry Blend are perfect to use in smoothies, as well as avocadoes, bananas, and don’t forget to add something green like spinach or kale to give it more nutrition.
Add a Bit of a Crunch
This isn’t for everyone but some people like a little more texture to their smoothies. If you’re the type that wants a bit of a crunch Navitas Cacao Nibs will do the trick.
Protein is King
Smoothies can be an entire meal on it’s own, especially when it has a good amount of protein in it. Add a spoonful of All Natural Creamy Almond Butter or other nut butters to take your smoothie up a notch.