Frozen fruit is great for smoothies — its already washed and chopped, and keeps your smoothie nice and cold without having to add ice. Any milk works, but my absolute favorite is oat milk. Here are a few more smoothie tips:
- Spinach is a great smoothie ingredient, especially for those who don't love their veggies. Kale is another popular choice, with Lacinato (aka Tuscan) kale being the mildest-tasting.
- Whenever possible, use organic ingredients. Conventionally grown produce like strawberries, apples, and spinach may be heavily sprayed with pesticides. But ALL fruits and vegetables (however grown) are good for your health.
- Smoothie recipes are approximations. Add more liquid if it's not blending well, and feel free to throw in a spoonful of ground flax seeds, or any other healthy additions to amp up the nutrition.
- Dates are my favorite sweetener in smoothies. They're packed with nutrients, including prebiotics for a healthy gut. I love it when I come across a little piece of date that didn't blend. It's a real treat!
- I like to add unflavored collagen powder to all my smoothies (It's supposed to be very good for your skin). There are numerous brands that you can find at your local health store, and Target carries it too (for those living in the USA).
- To make any of these smoothies recipes, just place the dry ingredients in a high-speed blender, add enough milk (or other liquid) to almost (but not quite) cover everything. And blend until smooth and creamy. Top with nuts, cacao, coconut, fruit, or anything healthy and delicious!