Nothing is as refreshing as a cold smoothie on a hot day. There are various ways to make a a smoothie, each one of them offering a slightly different texture and flavour!
When I first started making smoothies, I used the traditional recipe of:
- protein powder
- frozen fruit
- a dollop of yoghurt
However, as I became more interested in going dairy-free, I came across a smoothie known as the "Green Monster", which was created by Angela from Oh She Glows. The trick to this smoothie was substituting the milk for Almond Milk (found beside soy milk in most grocery stores, either in the Tetra packs or in the refrigerated section), and adding.... spinach! Yup, spinach. It blends well and is virtually tasteless.
While I don't add spinach to my smoothies anymore, I have adopted the Vega brand Whole Food Optimizer in its place. It is expensive, but comes packed with tons of phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, fiber, amino acids, and other whole foods. I am not big on vegetables, so adding this to my smoothie every morning helps keep me in tip top shape. Experimenting with the frozen fruit that I add is so much fun too! Right now I have been adding a combination of strawberries, wild blueberries, and mango.