4 Steps to Building a Healthy Smoothie

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Smoothies can be a great complement to your food plan and can help to make ‘food as medicine’ delicious and
nutritious. Basic guidelines for building smoothies are below. You will find examples from each category from which to choose when building your healthy smoothie. Your healthcare provider may also indicate specific recommendations for you .

Add the ingredients in the order suggested below, and blend all ingredients until your healthy smoothie is the right consistency for you

Base Liquids:

Base liquids can be a great way to start off you’re smoothies. Below are some options you can use as a base to start off.

  • Alkaline Water
  • Unsweetened Planet based milk
  • oatmilk
  • cashew milk
  • hemp milk
  • almond milk
  • coconut milk

Power foods to add to our smoothies :

Fruit
Add ½ cup of unsweetened fruit (preferably organic) to the blender. Avoid processed fruits containing added sugars,
sweeteners, or syrups.

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  • Types of fruits to include are:
  • Apple (or unsweetened applesauce) Peach
  • Banana Pear
  • Berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, Pineapple,strawberries, etc.)
  • Mango
  • Melon

Protein
Add to the blender one of the following sources of protein:

Protein powders:

  • Protein powder (e.g., Pro-green )
  • Plant based
  • Soy
  • whey
  • Whole oats, soaked overnight in milk (plant based milk)
  • Chia seed
  • Flaxseed
  • Nuts
  • Planet based yogurts ( almond , cashew , oat, coconut)

Vegetables

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You cant forget about your vegetables:

  • Avocado
  • Beets
  • Cucumber
  • Dark Leafy greens ( kales , spinach , etc.)
  • Zucchini
  • Mint Leaves
  • Broccoli

resources used from https://www.ifm.org/

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