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Slurp a Smarter Smoothie

Smoothies are delicious as part of your breakfast or as an afternoon snack, and with the right ingredients, they can also add nutrients to your day.

Double Green Smoothie

Double Green SmoothieFor a quick breakfast or snack, smoothies hit the spot, but they’re also a tasty way to add greens to your morning routine. Here’s how to create better-for-you smoothies. For 2 servings, choose at least one item from each category and blend your way to bliss.

  • Healthy Fats (optional 1–2 TB). Avocado, nut or seed butter, ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds

  • Flavorings (optional). Cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, vanilla, unsweetened cocoa powder

  • Greens (1–2 cups). Spinach, kale, collards, parsley, chard, romaine lettuce, sprouts

  • Fruits & Other Veggies (1 ½–2 cups).

    • Fresh or frozen: banana, berries, peaches, mango, cucumber
    • Cooked: sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash, acorn squash

  • Liquid (up to 2 cups).

    • Water, coconut water
    • Unsweetened: almondmilk, soymilk, oatmilk, hempmilk

3 Smart Smoothie Suggestions

Keep these tips top of mind.

  1. Avoid a sugar bomb! For nutrient-dense flavor, use coconut water or unsweetened nondairy milk alternatives and whole fruit instead of juice.

  2. Discover great grains. Experiment with adding a generous spoonful of cooked brown rice or quinoa, or raw oats.

  3. Freeze! Buy and freeze fruit when it’s in season (and often at great prices). Used in place of ice, it thickens your drink.

Wake Up To These Recipes
Looking for inspiration? Here are a few of our favorite Health Starts Here® smoothie recipes:


Chocolate Almond Banana Smoothie

 


Get Your Greens Smoothie

 


Pineapple Breeze Smoothie

 

Mixed Fruit Smoothie

Mixed Fruit SmoothieFind more smoothie recipes by checking out our online recipe database.

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