Here’s a few pointers on how to put together your very own healthy shake. Remember that blending it is much better than juicing it, since juicing veggies and fruits actually strip almost all the fiber away. It also takes out some essential enzymes and nutrients. We like to keep everything in there, so blending it is the way to go. I use Magic Bullet which works great!
So here we go:
1.) Add a Green Veggie: Kale leaves, swiss chard leaves, or spinach for a bundle of nutrients. Don’t worry if you don’t like the taste of these, you won’t even know it when you add your healthy fruits in there.
2.) Add Protein: Greek yogurt or scoop of whey protein (vanilla, chocolate or plain).
3.) Add Healthy Fat: This will keep you satiated. Walnuts (chopped), flax seeds, chia seeds/powder, almonds (sliced), organic peanut butter, organic almond butter.
4.) Add Cinnamon (optional): Keep blood sugar levels normal. Oats do the same thing and it’s easy to add most combinations of shake.
5.) Add base: Milk, Almond milk, coconut water or plain water are great options. Fresh squeeze orange juice also works great here. The aqueous setting in the blender will help blend veggies and fruits easier. It’s also easier to drink =)
6.) Add Natural Sugar AKA- Fruits: For higher sugar taste add frozen mangoes, frozen pineapples, or bananas. For a little less sugar reach for the berries; blackberries, blueberries, or strawberries.
7.) Ice, Blend and Enjoy! Here's a nice review on the best blenders available.
Play around with different combinations and see which ones you like the most. Then, buy a bundle of the ingredients, keep it easy to reach in the fridge and freezer and blend away.
Committed to your health,