Want to start your morning off with a healthy, balanced meal? Here’s how to make a fruit smoothie!
While there are a ton of great options for healthy breakfasts, sometimes the easiest thing is to throw everything in a blender and take it with you on-the-go. Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite tips, tricks, and combinations for making a fruit smoothie!
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Make Fruit And Yogurt Smoothies By 3 Basic Steps So Smoothie
PREPARE AFTER COOKING
Original recipe yields 2 servings
- 1 banana
- ½ cup yogurt
- 1 ½ teaspoons white sugar
- ¼ cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 teaspoon orange juice
- 1 teaspoon milk
1. Add your frozen fruit of choice
In this case, we used blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. However, any type of frozen fruit will work great!
2. Add a yogurt or banana base to thicken
Plain greek yogurt and/or bananas are great for thickening smoothies.
3. Add protein powder (optional)
Adding protein powder helps sweeten the smoothie (if needed) and, of course, adds protein. This is always an optional step!
The last. You can Add your milk of choice
Our favorite is unsweetened almond milk, but cashew milk, coconut milk, oat milk, and regular dairy milk are all great options as well.
To make the smoothie: Simply blend everything in a single serving blender (or a food processor) and enjoy! Another option is to pour the smoothie into mason jars and freeze for quick smoothies throughout the week. Simply thaw in the refrigerator a few hours before you’re ready to drink it (or microwave for about 1 minute)!
How to make a vegan fruit smoothie
To make a vegan fruit smoothie, be sure to use banana as your thickener and a dairy-free milk choice. If you choose to sweeten it, be sure to use agave or maple syrup. Lastly, be sure that your protein powder is vegan!
What to add to fruit smoothies
Add chia seeds, flaxseed, greens (such as spinach and kale), nuts, nut butter, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, and nutritional superfoods!
One of our favorite nutritional powders to add is Detox Organics Chocolate Superfoods. Perfect for combining with fruit in a smoothie and great for digestive health!