When I first started blending food for breakfast I thought I don’t need any recipes or any inspiration whatsoever. I thought you just blend what you have and something yummy will come up every time. Well guess what. That doesn’t work! Fruit & veggies don’t mix well randomly! 😱😨😱
So for starters, I had to settle down to certain combinations that tasted decent and then scale up my game with great combinations that taste awesome! Yet, smoothies need to be simple sometimes and basic.
So, here is my basic
Basic Smoothie guide for beginners
Main ingredient of smoothies are fruit & vegetables of course. First decide on the color food that with dominate your smoothie. Examples:
Strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, red cabbage, beetroot
spinach, parsley, mint, basil, zucchini, cucumber, avocado
oranges, clementines, turmeric, carrots, pumpkin, mango, lemons
Banana, cauliflower, apple, pear, ginger
grapes, prunes, blueberries, blackcurrants
Then decide on the following extras:
Banana, dates, figs, agave, maple syrup,honey
- Grains and thickeners:
oats, buckwheat, rice flour, tapioca starch, quinoa flakes, millet flakes, chia, carob flour, flaxseeds, poppy seeds
- Butters & pastes
tahini, peanut butter, almond butter, coconut butter
- Seeds & Nuts
For toppings and blending too: Sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, poppy seeds
Walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews, peanuts, almonds
Water, Milk or Yogurt!
Coconut milk, oat milk, almond milk, hemp milk, soy milk, soy yogurt, juice, coconut yogurt, coconut water etc.
Drinking smoothies IS A PREVENTIVE MEDICINE TACTIC! (To read more about the 5 colour groups of fruit & veggies go to post: Eat the rainbow over at preventive medicine section.
Now you will not get lost ever again. Combine mainly from each categorie & go for tastes that make sense or are familiar too you. For example, ginger, apple, cinnamon, it is a straightforward combo! I find that thick awesome smoothies are the result of frozen bananas and fruit, combined necessarily with a grain for extra protein and nutrients. Also avocados & mangoes, make creamy results! Once you keep this basic structure in mind, you will rock the smoothie game!