Featured blog post by guest blogger, Brittany Angell, of www.realsustenance.com and author of "Essential Gluten Free Baking Guides Part 1 & 2".
A delicious smoothie can make any day better. Easy to make and a quick meal on the go it’s a great excuse to eat your fruit (and veggies too) in a way that even a kid could not deny.
Creating your own smoothies is both easy and fun. Use the following guide to get started. Use water or your favorite variety of milk (dairy or non dairy) in your smoothies to gain the desired thickness.
1. Select a neutral base.
2. Add in the fruit that you wish to flavor the smoothie with and combine with base.
3. Add in any additional flavor add-ons such as cocoa powder or an extract.
4. Add nutritional booster of choice to increase health benefits of smoothie.
5. If you would like your smoothie sweeter, add a little at a time a natural sweetener.
Mix and match the following ingredients to create a variety of smoothies:
Neutral Base (Use Frozen) :
Melon such as cantaloupe or honeydew.
Add in Fruits and or Veggies:
Berries: Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Blueberries and cherries.
Spinach (Fresh of Frozen) Kale, or other leafy green of choice.
Apples or Ripe Pears
A Nut or Seed Butter
Juice such as: Orange, Apple or Grape.
Lemon or Lime Juice
Extracts such as Vanilla, Almond or Hazelnut.
Fresh Mint Leaves
Wellesse Liquid Vitamins and Supplements (which are certified gluten-free)
Ground Flax Meal
Almond or Coconut Flour
Plain Sugar Free Yoghurt
Stevia (Powdered or Liquid)
Flavor Ideas: Peanut Butter Banana, Banana Pineapple, Strawberry Banana, Chocolate Banana, Vanilla Banana, Strawberry Beach, Citrus Melon, Chocolate Cherry Avocado, Orange Peach, Blueberry Peach, Orange Creamsicle, Mint Chocolate. Mojito (Avocado, Mint and Lime). Chocolate Hazelnut Avocado.
Be sure to try my latest smoothie recipe Sugar & Dairy Free Chocolate Shake with Wellesse Liquid Calcium for added nutrition boost pictured above! So tasty and good for you too! Smoothies are a great alternative way to take your liquid supplements for a little change of pace.