Building the Perfect Smoothie

There's a reason premade smoothies are so popular - making them yourself can be so daunting! It doesn't have to be though. I have a simple formula to help you create your best ever smoothie. The different combinations are endless so you can be creative and actually have fun getting in your daily fruits and veggies  ;)

Step 1: Base

About 1 cup total

  • Milk (almond, cow, coconut)
  • Coconut water
  • Juice
  • Yogurt

Step 2: Fruits & Veggies

About 1 1/2 cups, fresh or frozen! *Frozen fruits will help thicken your smoothie

  • Bananas
  • Berries
  • Pineapple
  • Orange
  • Mango
  • Spinach 
  • Kale
  • Avocado
  • Carrot

Step 3: Boosts & "Flavah"

About 1-2 tbs

  • Protein powder
  • Chia seeds
  • Nut butter
  • Oats
  • Cinnamon
  • Cocoa
  • Honey

Choose your combination, bled it up and enjoy! But why stop there? You can make your smoothie a little bit more interesting and more like a meal by putting it into a bowl and adding your favorite toppings! Here's a recipe for my personal favorite smoothie bowl:

Mandy's Green Goddess PowerBowl

  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • 1 very ripe frozen banana
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 tbs vanilla protein powder
  • Toppings: fresh strawberries, freeze dried blueberries, coconut chips, peanut butter

This smoothie bowl is super filling, chock-full of vitamins and minerals, fiber, and healthy fats. The toppings give a great texture and you can't even taste the spinach; it mostly just tastes like banana! This would be perfect for a picky eater or anyone who wants an easy way to include more fruits and veggies into their diet.