Stellar smoothies can be a staple part of our diet for a lot of us.  Of course, summertime is the best time for fresh fruit and light eating.  But even in winter, smoothies can be a great way to have a light, nutritious, and most importantly, delicious meal.

Whether you are looking for an easy-to-digest meal, extra protein in your day, or a way to get those greens in, smoothies have your back!  It is easy to make a delicious smoothie that is also jam packed with greens and other nutritious foods.  Smoothies take only a minute to make, have easy clean up, and allow you the convenience to have your breakfast anywhere.

It helps if you have a high-powered blender to make it smooth, but it isn’t required.  Any blender will do!

Below are building blocks of my favourite smoothie recipe, which you can adapt as you like.  Happy blending!

Basic building blocks:

Step 1: Start it off with Liquid & Ice (3/4 – 1 cup)

Water, coconut water, dairy-free milk (almond, hemp, soy, coconut, cashew, rice), herbal tea

Step 2: Add in Green Veggies (1 – 2 cups) – should make up the bulk of your smoothie for added nutrition

Spinach, kale, swiss chard, lettuce, etc.

Step 3: Add Fruit (1/2 cup)

Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, apples, pear, banana

Step 4: Add Protein (1 – 2 Scoops or Tbsp)

Hemp seeds, protein powder, collagen, nut/seed butter (almond, cashew, hazelnut, sunflower)

Step 5: Add healthy Fat (1 – 2 Tbsp)

Flax oil, chia oil, hemp oil, coconut oil, MCT oil, hemp seeds, avocado

 

Dr. Shawn Peters, ND is a naturopathic doctor practicing in downtown Courtenay.

Contact Dr. Shawn for a free “meet the doctor” visit to see if naturopathic medicine is right for you.

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