Guide to making those perfect smoothies – Step by step tutorial

Still looking for that perfect smoothie recipe?  Here’s my tips&tricks for both nutritiously balanced and awesome tasting smoothies.

intuitiivinen_syominen_jatski220160527_130735dsc_0379

Step 1. Choose one or two ingredients from the each section of following categories. Pick at least one  that’s marked with a little star (*). This means that ingredient works well when it’s icy cold and a bit frozen, which brings nice coolness and ice cream -like texture to your smoothie. If you’d like to have and supernutritious smoothie, also add something from the last section.

Sweetness

Pineapple
Mango*
Banana*
Strawberry*
Blueberry*
Pear
Peach
Apple
Sweet potato (steamed)
Dates
Honey

A little zest

Lingonberry*
Black currant*
Red currant*
Cranberry
Sea buckthorn
Lemon
Lime
Orange

Satiety boost

Whey protein powder
Egg white protein powder
Rice protein powder
Any other protein powder (…)
Eggs
Smooth tofu
Soy yogurt
Natural yogurt
Quark

Soft&smooth

Avocado*
Coconut milk
Peanut butter
Soaked&rinsed nuts or seeds

Liquids

Water
Oatmilk
Ricemilk
Soymilk
Milk
Fruit juices (no added sugar)
Strong coffee
Green tea

Shades from seasoning

Cinnamon
Cardamom
Vanilla
Turmeric
Ginger, fresh or powder
Ginger bread spice
Hint of pepper or cayenne
Cocoa powder
Liquorice root powder

+Supernutritious add-ins

Kale
Spinach
Black currant
Blueberry
Sea buck thorn
Cranberry
Ginger
Turmeric
Berry powders

Pheeeeeeew. That was a long step 1. But I promise you, after the selection of the ingredients, the process if super quick. Let’s move to step 2 then!

intuitiivinen_syominen_jatski

Step 2. Add a little liquids into a blender, then fresh ingredients and spices. Mix up. Next the satiety bringing stuff (=protein) goes in, mix that thorough as well. Lastly add the frozen ingredients. Be patient with frosty berries and fruit: It may take a while to mix up well, but the result pays off! If needed, you can add a bit more liquid to get the desired consistency.

Step 3. Garnish your smoothie with different kinds of thingies! Of course if you’re gonna drink your smoothie, you don’t need these, but if you like to spoon your smoothie from a bowl, then it’s necessary (ne-ces-sa-ry). All kinds of teeny tiny garnishments are the crown of smoothies. Don’t leave it out!

Crunchies&munchies

Different kinds of nuts and seeds
Dried berries and fruit
Fresh fruit and berries sliced up
Cocoa nibs or ground dark chocolate
Muesli
Crumbled ricecakes
Ground almonds/flaxseed

intuitiivinen_syominen_smoothie

Step 4. Enjoy your perfect smoothie!

I would definitely like to hear your favourite smoothie recipes! Please comment & share your ideas 🙂
~Heidi

Tiesithän, että kommenttisi piristää päivääni hurjasti!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.