Smoothie Basics

Updated: Sep 4

A lot of you have been following my journey of smoothie making for a while now. Let me tell you smoothies are not my favorite breakfast. I used to be one of those people who used to laugh at others when they made smoothies to start their day because how can you not have a hot breakfast?



Sigh how the mighty have fallen. Since I am trying to eat right, Smoothies have become a very convenient way to start the weekday when you are running for work. They are healthy, nutritious, and a good way to add sugar to my diet from fruits.



There are a lot of other things you can add to your smoothie but I don’t have the time or energy or space to stock things to put in my breakfast so these work well for me.



Here is a basic guideline for any smoothie:


Ingredients: The Base: (cannot make a smoothie without this)


  • 1 frozen banana (Freezing the banana makes it really creamy)

  • Almond or soy or coconut or regular milk

  • OR you can use 5 - 6 Cashews OR Almonds instead of a nut milk.

  • 1 tbsp Honey or 3 dates (seedless) for sweetness

  • A high-power blender to bring it all together. I use a Nutri Ninja.

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The extras: (give your smoothies the extra kick)


  • Frozen berries or red apple or green apple or dragonfruit or peach or nectarine or kiwi or mangoes or figs.

  • A handful of frozen spinach or kale

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Optional:

  • 1 tbsp Hemp seeds

  • 2 tbsp rolled oats

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

  • 1 tsp Açai powder

  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

  • Pinch of Turmeric

  • 1/2 cup Yogurt (you can use coconut yogurt as well)

  • A scoop of Whey or Vegan protein powder

  • 1 tbsp Maca powder

  • 1 a tbsp Cocoa powder (only if you want chocolate e smoothie)

  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

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Method:

  1. In a high-powered blender add the ingredients for the base, the extras, and some of the optionals.

  2. If using Almonds or Cashews instead of nut milk, add a few Ice cubes or 1 cup of cold water and blend.

  3. Serve chilled and enjoy



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