Spring-cleaning your body in time for summer and bikini season? Consider the power of the smoothie.
Thick, fruity, and super healthy, what's not to love about this liquid meal? We here at BWN are certifiably addicted to them and we're always looking for a tasty new recipe.
To build the perfect smoothie all you need to know are four easy-to-follow steps, courtesy of HelloBeautiful. Check out these super simple ways to maximize your nutrition, listed in the order of how to make your smoothie from start to finish. Let the blending begin!
Pick your liquid. This can be anything from dairy base choices like milk, to good old-fashioned H2O. And you know how much water does a body good already, right? Water is an excellent source to keep calories low! Not into water? You can even start with a fresh juice, or coconut milk etc.
Find a main squeeze. Fruits are often the "headliners" of smoothies. Since they are packed with antioxidants, have tons of nutrients and are super rad in the sweet department, they are almost always invited to the smoothie party. However leafy greens such as kale and spinach play nicely in a blender too. So invite them along for the fun.
Enrich your smoothie. That means add things that will keep you full longer - like protein and healthy fat. Greek yogurt is a great protein option and nut butters and avocados are both excellent ways to kick things up in the healthy fat department.
Add one more boost. Think protein powders, chia seeds, wheat germ and ground flaxseed (just to name a few). All of these ingredients will bulk things up and make your smoothie not only more filling, but also more rich in nutrientsas well.
That's it - easy right?
What are your favorite smoothie recipes? Tell us with a note below!
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