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Good, Better, and Best Smoothies


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x

Description

Good, Better, and Best Smoothie Recipes: 3 variations for delicious smoothies, from healthy to healthiest. Start where you are comfortable and move up to the healthiest smoothie ever!


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Ingredients

For A Good Smoothie

  • 3 cups total of ripe fruit (a 50/50 ratio of fresh to frozen fruit is great)
  • 2 cups cold liquid (milk, almond milk, cold water)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup plain yogurt OR 1/4 cup raw nuts (cashews and almonds are my favorites)

For A Better Smoothie

  • 3 cups total of ripe fruit (a 50/50 ratio of fresh to frozen fruit is great)
  • 2 cups cold liquid (milk, almond milk, cold water)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup yogurt OR 1/4 cup raw nuts
  • 2 cups leafy greens (baby spinach is a great green to start with if you are new to adding greens)
  • 1 serving of a Superfood

For A Best Smoothie

  • 23 cups leafy greens (spinach and kale are my favorites)
  • 1 or 1/2 frozen ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 cups cold almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons raw almonds or cashews
  • 25 servings of Superfoods
  • Optional – 1/2 a peeled avocado OR 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Choose a smoothie and then place everything in the blender for that particular smoothie and blend until smooth. If the smoothie is thicker than you like or not blending well add a splash of liquid and blend again until the desired consistency.
  2. The goal with this smoothie is to have a lot of sweet fruit, some of which is frozen because that really improves the texture of the smoothie, some protein, and a liquid base. Try out different combos until you find what you like. The combinations are literally endless!

Notes

To determine a serving of Superfood, read the label on their packaging. (You only need to add 1 teaspoon of spirula compared to a tablespoons of chia). Reference the post for more information on Superfood recommendations.

I don’t add things like carrots, beets, or other veggies to my smoothies. I’ve tried it and it’s pretty gross and the texture is all off. Save those kinds of veggies for juicing (a whole different thing) and stick with the leafy greens when it comes to smoothies.

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

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