Quite a few people have expressed interest in knowing how I make my smoothies...
This is how I start my day most mornings and I looove them!
I start with the same basics, give or take one!
Almond or coconut milk, probiotic powder (immune system boost, anyone?!), raw honey (helps me fight off seasonal allergies), and flaxseed oil (yummy, healthy fats)!
The ground flaxseed is what I use when I'm out of fresh kale, which I prefer (but sometimes can't find at the farmer's mnarket), but I love both!
I usually use some plain, organic yogurt, too- but I was out the morning I took these photos!
This day, I used a bunch of frozen strawberries that my dad froze last year, a whole peeled kiwi, two whole peeled bananas, and a handful of frozen pineapple that I cut and froze last week!
I really enjoy using fresh fruit, but if I do, I use ice to thicken the smoothie!
I try to spend time weekly cutting fresh fruit, freezing it, and using the frozen fruit- makes the smoothies super thick and amazingly refreshing!
Here is what it looks like!
I just put in the fruit, put in the dry ingredients, pour on the milk and/or yogurt and blend until smooth!
It packs a nutritional punch, starts my day off properly, and the whole family loves them!
Some other goodness that I like to pop in the blender:
- avocados (give the smoothie the same consistency as a banana!)
- using juices instead of almond milk (orange is my favorite!)