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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 like to use jay Robb egg white protein powder in vanilla flavor, a couple handful of spinach, chia seeds, 1cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 of a frozen banana sliced, 4 ice cubes. That is usually my breakfast


07/08/2014 - 8:46pm

What about things like whey protein?


07/08/2014 - 8:40am

i put in banana and milk and sometimes vanilla


06/22/2014 - 2:46am

How can you say full fat coconut milk has no nutrients?


05/16/2014 - 4:34am

always try to give smoothies a chance for the nutrition etc but find the texture really boring ( dont like milkshkes either) just so thick and unctuous ugh!


05/02/2014 - 1:48am

I love this one that I created for a healthy to-go breakfast:
1 c - plain unsweetened almond milk
1 ea - small very ripe banana
1 ea - very ripe small avocado
1 ring - fresh pineapple cut up (or 1 ring canned in its own juice)
2-3 tbsp - wheat germ
2 tsp - agave nectar or local honey

Buzz everything together until smooth and enjoy!
322 calories, healthy fats, slow burning carbs and great fiber!
Keeps me full and energizes all morning!


05/02/2014 - 1:22am

Bananas, plain Greek yogurt, avocado , cinnamon, almond milk 30 calories vanilla. Super good!


05/01/2014 - 11:55pm

I put in 3 cups coconut water, 1/4 lemon with rind, 1/2 carrot, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax oil, stevia/agave....then about 1 pound of greens...then 2 bananas....then about 1.5 cups of fruit.


05/01/2014 - 11:35pm

Coconut water, frozen kale, frozen silverbeet, parsley,frozen pineapple,cucumber, spirulina, wheatgrass, hemp protein powder.


05/01/2014 - 11:25pm

I use
Water, organic integral oats,,Green tea (the hole bag), linen sead, ginger, cucumber, Green Apple, lemons orange juice, a mix of Green leafe ( spinich, celery, cilantro ,brocoly,colifolwer) and abocado.
Do not peall anithing! welll maybe only the abocado..sorry for my Inglish..yo soy española!


05/01/2014 - 8:41pm

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