Take your smoothie game to the next level with these three delicious and health-boosting recipes.
Our whole food combinations help regulate your blood sugar levels because of their plant-powered protein-rich ingredients, healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins and fibres.
A Few Smoothie-Making Expert Tips
1. Blend Like A Pro
Liquids first, then veggies and fruits, and then the seeds or other goodies.
2. Go Slow On The Liquids
It’s better to start with too little liquid than too much. Build up your blend by tasting in between before deciding to add more fluid.
3. Organic = Fantastic
When you use organic fruits and vegetables, you enhance the taste and avoid unnecessary toxins.
4. When Going Green
When using leafy greens such as spinach, start blending the liquids with the leaves and add the fruits later.
Crunchy Raspberry Smoothie
Surprisingly, raspberries are one of the fruits highest in protein. And a great tastemaker too! The chia and pumpkin seeds are great protein-boosters as well and give this sweet pink smoothie a delightful bite.
INGREDIENTS (1 SERVING)
- Raspberries – 150 gr
- Banana – 1
- Chia seeds – 1,5 tablespoon
- Pumpkin seeds – small handful
- Water – 1/5 cup (add more to make thinner)
Green Mango Mint Smoothie
This is a greenylicious vitabomb! The mango’s bright yellow brings out the stunning greens of the spinach, cucumber, kiwi and fresh mint. The ginger gives it that zesty oomph. And our protein hero in this smoothie is… the spinach! Who would’ve known: 100 gr of spinach contains more protein than 100 gr of ground beef!
INGREDIENTS (2 SERVINGS)
- Spinach – 1 big handful
- Cucumber – 1/3
- Kiwi - 1
- Mango – 1/2
- Ginger – 1 by 2 dice
- Fresh Mint – small handful (try some and add to taste)
- Water – ½ cup
Brocco Blueberry 'Nicecream'
This satisfying blend helps you power through the longest days. The avocado provides healthy fats and gives this smoothie that velvet-like structure. Broccoli is one of the vegetables highest in protein per serving. One cup already equals 3 gr of protein! The frozen berries keep this smoothie nice and cool, making it a real ‘nicecream’. Happy spooning!
INGREDIENTS (2 SERVINGS)
- Broccoli – 1 cup
- Avocado - 1
- Frozen berries – 150 grams
- Fresh pineapple – 4 slices (1 cm thick)
- Water – 1 cup
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