By Grayson T
Skin smoothies have been all the craze lately with good reason. They are great for those who love smoothies and also for people who just can’t chew on vegetables or hate the taste of them. They make for great breakfast options and are relatively fast and easy to prepare when on a morning schedule. What’s even more important is that you can get creative with it!
To begin, let’s go over what we need. You obviously need a blender, a liquid base, vegetables, fruits, and any other additions you may want to include. For a liquid base, I recommend dairy and soy free milk such as almond and coconut milk. If you don’t have those around, you can just go with plain old water, however I’ve found that it tastes a little bland but in a rush water is an option. Vegetables you want to keep in abundance and can include spinach, kale, cabbage, avocado, etc. Many recommend carrots but I tend to stay away from them because they are a bit sugary and I personally don’t like carrots. Also, the vitamins in carrots are almost the same, if not more, in the vegetables I included. For fruits, you want to keep them in moderation. A good rule to follow is that for every serving of fruits you have, add 2 more vegetable servings. Most fruits are acceptable but I tend to stray from sugary fruits. I recommend berries, bananas (these are a bit sugary but they add a creamy, smooth texture as well as add a nice taste which I can compromise with), and apples in moderation. For those who want to add extra things, I recommend healthy grains such as quinoa and ground flaxseed as these are high in fiber in protein and can add a nice texture to your smoothie.
That is pretty much it. For those of you who need a little inspiration or are not sure as to how these will taste, I will provide a few recipes to get you going. If you are not a huge fan of veggies, try baby kale and spinach because their flavor is very mild and will be overpowered by the sweet fruits. I hope you enjoyed reading and hopefully it got you thinking a bit. To your good health!
Ground Flax Seed
Ground Flax Seed