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Our Favourite Smoothie Ingredients

Smoothies are a favourite ‘go to’ breakfast option when i’m looking for something quick, easy and portable. They’re super versatile and packed with nutrients if you get the right combination of good stuff.

To help you get creative we’ve compiled a list of our favourite ingredients for making healthy, nutrient packed smoothies.

Base Ingredients

Choose one or two of the below ingredients for your smoothie base. We generally recommend using 1-2 cups in total (i.e. if you have two ingredients use 1 cup of each).

Filtered water / Ice Cubes

Coconut water

Coconut milk

Coconut yoghurt

Biodynamic yoghurt

Almond milk

Cashew milk

Rice milk

Soy milk

Kefir

Fresh Fruit

Fruit is a great source of antioxidants and vitamins. We recommend using one serve of fruit to maintain balanced sugar levels (you can use multiple fruit varieties to make up the one serve – i.e. 1/2 serve of blueberries and 1/2 a banana).

Banana

Mango

Passionfruit

Pineapple

Pear

Kiwi fruit

Apple

Avocado

Blueberries

Strawberries

Raspberries

Watermelon

Papaya

Nectarine

Peach

Coconut

Greens

Dark leafy greens are high in important minerals including iron and calcium, plus vitamins A, C, K and folate. We recommend adding a handful to your smoothie.

Spinach

Rocket

Watercress

Beet leaves

Basil

Mint leaves

Kale

Swiss chard / Silverbeet

Dandelion greens

Lettuce varieties

Parsley

Broccoli leaves

Natural Sweeteners

Natural sweeteners can be used to balance out the bitterness if you are using yoghurt, kefir, and / or some of the more bitter greens. We recommend adding up to 1/2 tablespoon to taste.

Pure maple syrup

Natural vanilla

Nutmeg

Honey

Dates

Cinnamon

Nutrient Boosters

Nutrient boosters can be used to add extra fibre, protein, essential fatty acids, flavour and texture to your smoothie. We recommend choosing two of the below ingredients and adding a tablespoon of each.

Pea / Rice Protein

Raw nut butter

Tahini

Maca powder

Spirulina

Raw cacao

Goji berries

Psyllium husk

Hemp seeds

Ground LSA mix

Chia seeds

Fresh Ginger

Pepitas & Sunflower seeds

Turmeric

Recommended Combinations

Green Detox Base: Filtered water, almond milk
Fruit: Pear, mango
Greens: Spinach, watercress, kale
Sweetener: 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
Nutrient Boost: Psyllium, spirulina.
Yellow Anti-Inflammatory Base: Filtered water, coconut milk
Fruit: Banana, papaya
Greens: Spinach, basil
Sweetener: 3 dates, cinnamon
Nutrient Boost: Turmeric, ginger, chia seeds.
Purple Anti-oxidant Base: Filtered water, cashew milk
Fruit: Mixed berries
Greens: Watercress, kale
Sweetener: 1/2 tbsp honey
Nutrient Boost: Ground LSA mix, goji berries
Protein Booster Base: Almond milk, biodynamic yoghurt
Fruit: Avocado, banana
Greens: Spinach, kale
Sweetener: 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
Nutrient Boost: Raw nut butter or pea protein, hemp seeds
Immune Booster Base: Kefir, cashew milk
Fruit: Mixed berries, kiwi fruit
Greens: Spinach
Sweetener: 1/2 tbsp honey
Nutrient Boost: Pepitas & Sunflower seeds, pea protein.

 

Want personalised nutrition and health advice? Book an appointment with our Naturopath Carly.

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