7 Tips To Upgrade Your SmoothieSeptember 27, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.