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How to make a healthy smoothie: best smoothie ingredients & 10 to ditch

By Breana Lai, April 22, 2013 - 4:57pm

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Breana asks: What do you put in your smoothie?


To avoid sugar I Ieave out fruit and honey (big sacrifice for me). Also, an Ayurvedic doctor not to mix fruit in one sitting. At most now I make enough to fill a 16 oz. glass jar that I'll take about an hour to drink. Fresh vegetables (spinach, kale, chard, beets, carrot, celery, etc), flax and chia seeds, ginger and tumeric root, spirinella, stevia, cold water. I avoid non and low fat products, since that indicates processed food--check both the ingredients and process that's used.


07/27/2016 - 3:39am

What I put in my smoothies are skim milk, bananas, and pineapples. But I'm not sure if that's good enough to help improve my health.


05/02/2016 - 7:11pm

Blueberries,raspberries,strawberries,watermelon ,mango,ice.


02/20/2016 - 11:14pm

1 raw egg
1 med banana
4 strawberries
25 blue berries
4 tbsp. low fat gr yogurt
1 serv whey protein
1 cup skim milk
3 ice cubes


02/11/2016 - 3:06pm

You should list HOW MUCH (ounces, etc). of the ingredients you put into your smoothie. I see coworkers come in with a "hallon-size like container! 64 ounces at 1 sitting is a bit much...


09/02/2015 - 8:04am

I tried Watermelon in it before.


06/19/2015 - 11:26pm

kale, almond milk, bananna, frozen fruit (unsweetened), apple, mixed frozen fruit.


04/02/2015 - 2:53pm

I am at a blank when trying to make a smoothie that helps with kidney stones. Is there a smoothie that I can make that will help with aiding in the elimination of kidney stones through the urine.


02/10/2015 - 2:58pm

Handful of spinach, kale, one Apple, a carrot, fresh pineapple chunks, frozen mango, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1tbsp flax meal, filtered water, ice. Chia seeds help thicken so I don't use yogurt. Sometimes I add few frozen raspberries, 1/2 lemon, or romaine lettuce depending on what is available.


01/16/2015 - 11:12am

I put in a handful of spinach, kale, an apple, a carrot, fresh pineapple chunks, frozen mango chunks, 1tbsp chia seeds, 1 tbsp flax meal, water, ice, and sometimes a few frozen strawberry, or 1/2 fresh lemon.


01/16/2015 - 10:51am

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