SMOOTHIE BUILDING 101
the art of smoothie building
Making a smoothie seems pretty easy, throw some fruit in, put a liquid in, maybe some greens, a supplement or two and blend right? Kind of. You can do that and chances are it will turn out all right, but there is a bit of a science to the perfect superfood smoothie Let me share my technique!
1. Find A Base
This can be anything, you can get creative. The base will set the consistency and over all tone of the smoothie. If you choose almond milk or nut milk, it will be creamier and richer, if you choose coconut water, sweeter and more watery, if you choose green juice, not as sweet and a bit watery…you get it! Below are my favorites.
Cold Pressed Cranberry Juice
2. What’s In Your Core?
The soul of the smoothie! What makes it smooth, you have lots of options here, I’ve listed my favorites below!
3. Superfood It Up
This is the fun part! Adding in all the yummy things that give a smoothie character. You can use greens, you can use superfoods, butter, yogurt…whatever! My all time favorites below.
Dastony Nut Butters (these are all stone ground, some are sprouted, all are raw. AMAZING) *hemp butter is what is in the picture.
Philosophie Mama Products
4. Flavor Balancing
To make a really awesome flavorful smoothie, you have to have a nice blend of fat, sweet, salt and acid. An example would be coconut meat (fat), banana (sweet), pinch of himalayan salt (salty) and an orange (acid). When you have all of these in your recipe, you’re smoothie is more likely than not, going to be awesome!
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup spinach, tightly packed
- 1 tablespoon Dastony Hemp Seed Butter