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How to Make a Healthy Smoothie: Best Smoothie Ingredients & 10 to Ditch

By Breana Lai, M.P.H., R.D., December 16, 2016 - 9:57am

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Breana asks: What do you put in your smoothie?


I want to put mango, cocoa powder and vanilla extract...and maybe even milk!


08/01/2013 - 6:25am

I add 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper for a little zing, also wheat germ, hemp seed, and pumpkin seeds to my fruit smoothie.


08/07/2013 - 5:10pm



08/21/2013 - 5:11pm



10/21/2013 - 6:45pm

4oz Coconut Water
4oz Blackberries
4oz Rasberries
1 small Banana
1 Tbp Chia
1 Tbp Hemp Seeds
1 Tbp Cacao
1 Tsp Camu Camu Powder
1 Tsp Maqui Powder
1 Tsp Cupuacu Powder
1 Tsp Mangosteen Powder
1 Tsp Goji Powder
1 oz Acai
1 Tsp Moringa Powder
1 Tsp Maca Powder
1 Tsp Indian Gooseberry Over the top???? What do you think


11/12/2013 - 3:17am

I had my first smoothie today. Wow! Do I feel different and I'm not just saying that I physically do. Banana,frozen strawberries,almond milk,fresh leafy spinach,water, and it was amazing! Then on to the second one. Spinach, avocado, unsalted almonds-handful, low-fat yogurt, and water. Again, its filling and I am so excited to see the results since I am a beginner. I definitely have more energy! I hope everyone gets a chance to try.... God bless you all.


11/30/2013 - 5:51pm

Avadcato, Banana, Yougort, kiwi, Spinach, and Ice


12/08/2013 - 11:44pm

I find it amazing that non-fat and low-fat dairy is recommended for healthy food. The fact is, when the fat is removed, it is replaced with sugars. If you don't believe me, just read the ingredient list on any carton. I did a comparison of a non-fat Greek yogurt to Trimona Bulgarian yogurt. Ounce per ounce, the Bulgarian yogurt was lower in calories than the non-fat Greek! The carbohydrates are much lower and Bulgarian yogurt is not strained so all the protein is still in. This is a much healthier alternative choice and will provide more nourishment while helping weight management.


12/16/2013 - 2:15pm

whipping cream
and strawberries


12/27/2013 - 11:51am

All i do in the morning is put some frozen berries, lite soy milk, fat free yoghurt, cinnamon,acai berry powder and black chai seeds in my blender for morning tea. Really great for a lift aat work.


01/02/2014 - 5:55am

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