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7 Tips To Upgrade Your Smoothie

September 27, 2016
Berry smoothie in a tall glass with chia seeds and ginger

Made from fruits or vegetables, smoothies are an easy breakfast or snack option. We all have favourite go-to recipes, but change is always welcomed. If you’re looking for new ways to make flavourful and nutritious blends, here are 7 tips to step up your game.

1. Make It Fresh

Using fresh ingredients will allow you to enjoy the best smoothie there is. You’ll not only get more out of the flavour but you’ll also fully benefit from all the nutritional components.

2. Balanced Proportions

In order to avoid diluting your fruits and other ingredients to a watery consistency, start off with enough liquid to cover the blades of your blender. Then slowly add liquid to reach the texture and consistency you prefer.

Berry smoothie in tall glass with fresh fruits

3. Switch Up Your Liquid Base

Rather than using traditional orange or cranberry juice, be creative with your choice of liquid base. Here are a few ideas to add flavour and consistency: coconut water, green tea, acai juice, pomegranate juice, almond milk, cashew milk or coconut milk.

4. No Added Sugar

Wholesome fruits and veggies are the best way to sweeten your recipe, but you can also opt for natural sweeteners like honey and maple syrup. If you’re a fan of dates, try using them as well. All you have to do is core them and let them soak in water overnight.

A mix of seeds and dried fruits in glass jars

5. Texture

Adding texture to your smoothie will bring it to a whole new level.

Granted with the title of superfood, chia seeds are perfect for the job as they are also an incredible source of plant-based protein. Rich in fibre and omega-3, they’ll be sure to make your breakfast that much more healthful. You can even add granola for an extra crunch and fibre dose. Check out our very own Autumnal Peach Smoothie and Blueberry And Coconut Smoothie recipes you can create with your favourite granola mix.

Flatlay picture of berry smoothie with chia seeds and ginger

6. Berries

Fuel your body with a handful of antioxidants by using berries as a main ingredient. A great source of fibre, they also add a touch of colour. The best of both worlds!

7. Spice Things Up

If smoothies are part of your everyday routine, it can sometimes be hard to think outside the box and find innovative recipes. Spices can add a surprising and unique flavour, while contributing to the plant-based nutritional component of the blend. Try combining cinnamon, ginger or even cardamom to your ingredients.

Freshly grated ginger being added to a smoothie recipe

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