Smoothies are a popular way to pack in a little extra nutrition. But not all smoothies are created equal. Luckily, whipping up a well balanced smoothie is a cinch - just be sure to keep three key foods handy:
1. Start with a source of 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐢𝐧: Protein is a building nutrient that helps keep muscles and bones healthy. Try using plain or sugar-free Greek yogurt, a protein powder, milk or unsweetened soy milk.
2. Next, add a 𝐟𝐫𝐮𝐢𝐭, 𝐯𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞, or a mix of the two: Both fresh and frozen options are excellent sources of protective nutrients that prevent disease. Got leftovers leafy greens? Smoothies can be a great way to use them up before they wilt.
3. Finally, choose a high 𝐟𝐢𝐛𝐫𝐞 food: Fibre helps keep us fuller and improves the health of our digestive tract. Add a tablespoon of ground flax seeds, chia seeds, or hemp hearts. Or, try tossing in a small portion of rolled oats.
Check all these boxes and you’ll be well on your way to making a nutritious smoothie that satisfies.