As you know, I’m pretty into smoothies these days, which explains why I’ve pretty much mastered the art of making the perfect smoothie (at least, in my eyes!). So here I am, sharing my tips & tricks for putting together my go-to smoothie recipes!
Personally, I like smoothies best in the early afternoon, after a single or double morning workout!
I use my Breville Boss Blender (OBSESSED WITH IT), but any blender will work, obvi!
LIQUIDS: 1/2-3/4 cup of homemade almond, cashew, hemp milk or Califia Farms organic unsweetened almond milk (for the weeks where I’m lazier or run out of my homemade milks!) + 1/4 to 1/2 cup of filtered water. Sometimes, I throw in a few ice cubes if I’m feeling a colder smoothie!
PROTEIN / COLLAGEN: 1 scoop of vegan sprouted protein (I like the Iron Vegan vanilla protein powder + Sun Warrior Chocolate Protein) + 1 scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (If you’re vegan, you can always swap collagen for an extra scoop of protein; texture-wise, you will get a similar result & you won’t skimp on the added protein from the collagen).
FRUITS: I try to keep my fruits lower in sugar, so I like to go for a variation of berries & I usually throw in a few organic tart cherries to help with post-workout muscle recovery. Sometimes, I throw in 1/4 of a banana or chunks of pineapple, if I’m feeling it (to add some more natural sweetness!).
VEGGIES: A few chunks of steamed & frozen cauliflower adds tons of fibre, texture & creaminess (without any added sugar! – think of a texture similar to that which a band would add) + a handful of fresh greens (spinach or kale).
- To read about why I add greens to my smoothies: Why I Add Greens To My Smoothies (Or Green Juice!)
- Steaming your cauliflower before freezing it is crucial because it makes it easier on the body to digest. Keep in mind that it’s a cruciferous veggie & when it’s not pre-steamed, it has a tendency to cause bloating or gas. If you’re someone who deals with any digestive health issues or gut imbalances, I would highly recommend steaming or cooking your veggies at all times.
SUPERFOODS / SPICES: Maca, chaga mushroom powder, reishi, ashwaganda, acai, chlorella, spirulina, matcha, cacao powder, psyllium husk, baobab, vanilla powder, Ceylon cinnamon or turmeric.
ADDED HEALTHY FATS (sometimes!): 1/2-1 tbsp. of homemade almond butter, organic peanut butter or cashew butter.
TOPPINGS: Granola (My faves are Purely Elizabeth Maple Walnut Probiotic Granola & One Degree Organics Sprouted Oat Quinoa Cacao Granola or the Vanilla Chia one!) + fresh or frozen blueberries or raspberries + sometimes, a little drizzle of Ceylon cinnamon or cacao powder.
Here’s some smoothie recipe inspo: