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Want to know how to make a balanced smoothie?! In this post, I’ll walk you through the elements of building a healthy, nutritious smoothie, plus how to make it taste super delicious!
If made correctly, smoothies can be packed with nutrition! They’re also extremely versatile – I find they’re a great way to fit in a quick, nutritious meal when I’m on the go, but they can also serve as a refreshing drink or a tasty dessert.
The only problem… a lot of the smoothies I see are just fruit, fruit and more fruit. And don’t get me wrong, fruit is delicious and full of nutrients! But when you’re drinking a big smoothie made up of only fruit, there’s no healthy fat or protein to slow the release of all that glucose into the body. So, when I make a smoothie I always make sure I’m building the recipe like I build my meals – with a source of complex carbohydrates, a source of healthy fats, and a source of protein – to help ensure it’s balanced.
Step 1: Choose a Base
Step 2: Complex Carbs
Step 3: Healthy Fat
Step 4: Source of Protein
Step 5: Boost it Up with Add-Ins!
Ready to make some smoothies?! Check out this starter recipe below and comment your favorite combo down below!
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