One of the main reasons I love smoothies is that they are so easy to make. You just put all of the awesome ingredients in the blender, turn it on and then you have an awesome drink within seconds.
In order to make a good smoothie, it’s important to make sure you have the proper equipment. Personally, I feel the “>Vitamix is the best blender. It is a little pricey but it has an awesome warranty and it just really blends things superbly. I’ve had many other blenders and it’s frustrating when you end up with a watery drink and lots of unblended ingredients at the bottom (yuck) of the blender that didn’t get blended. The Vitamix does not have that issue. Plus you can make soup and so many other amazing things with them.
With smoothies you can put all of these highly nutritious ingredients that maybe you wouldn’t normally eat such as beets or kale and whip them up with almond milk and drink it and you get healthy food into you fast with minimal effort on your part.
The other thing I recently discovered is that I used to make a smoothie everyday. Then one day I said to myself, “Self why don’t you make a double batch and then tomorrow you won’t have to make a smoothie?” A huge light bulb went off and it literally saved a ton of time. The next day all I had to do was go to the refrigerator and grab my smoothie, shake it up and drink. It was like someone gave me some extra free time. I now regularly make a double batch. I’m all about making things easy.
Also with smoothies, you can eat them on the go. On your way to work or after you get there, you can drink it at your desk and nobody is going to say, “Eat your breakfast on your own time?” or anything about why you’re eating at work because it looks like you are just drinking water. So it’s really portable and highly digestible.
The recipe for the attached smoothie for a double batch is the following:
- 2 cups Almond Milk, coconut milk, flax milk (Or whatever kind of milk you want although I do not recommend cows milk but obviously use whatever kind you like)
- 2 Cups Frozen Organic Blue Berries or Cherries
- 1 Frozen Banana
- 4 Scoops “>Orgain Organic Protein chocolate (you can also mix up your own powders which I do in the video.)
- Water (after you add all the ingredients, fill up until you get to 6 cups
- (If you are feeling adventurous you can throw in a couple of handfuls of kale or spinach
It’s really easy now, turn the blender on and blend it until mixed up and pour into your favorite glass and enjoy
Now if you want to know what those powders are that I put in my smoothie in the video, here they are. Note that this may not be palatable to everyone but the powders are highly nutritious.
- 1 Teaspoon “>Chia Seeds (note you can use up to 2 Tablespoons
- 1 Teaspoon “>Flax Meal
- 1 Teaspoon “>Maca Root Powder
- 1 Teaspoon “>Psyllium Husks
- 1/4 Teaspoon “>Tumeric Powder
- 1 Teaspoon “>Raw Cacao Powder
It may take you a minute to get used to the taste but I guarantee it won’t take you long to get used to feeling alert and energized and clear-headed with good digestion. Enjoy and let me know your thoughts on smoothies.
Valerie is a Yoga Instructor and Health and Wellness Coach. She recently retired from a 26 year career in law enforcement. It’s her hope that people follow their dreams and passions and live a healthy lifestyle. You can reach here at :firstname.lastname@example.org.
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