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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?


Kale, spinach,Apple, almond milk, China seeds,wheat germ, protein powder.


05/01/2014 - 7:05pm

Greek yogurt, kale, ground flaxseed, Mixed frozen fruit green tea or almond milk


05/01/2014 - 4:07pm

Your page has been a source of healthy help for my post baby weightloss.i have been on a diet of smoothie for a month now.i ditched spinach because i read that it increases kidney stones (which ive just treated)kindly let me know if this smoothie is healthy or advice on a healthier choice.
Carrot juice(extracted),pineapple,banana,raspberry,strawberry,blueberry,papaya,orange juice(extracted.
Thank you.


05/01/2014 - 3:59pm

Natural apple juice
Plain Greek yogurt
Costco Frozen fruit mix (strawberry, mango, guava, pineapple)
1 scoop protein powder


05/01/2014 - 1:39pm

Green smoothie:
spinach, apple, cucumber and frozen pineapple, a little non sugar apple juice or orange juice and ice water.

Dessert smoothie:
frozen banana, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, natural peanut butter, organic cacao powder. or if you want sweeter, use dark chocolate almond milk (use sparingly, 17 gr. of sugar per serving)

Breakfast smoothie:
spinach, frozen blueberries & strawberries, banana, almond milk and a ground blend of cacao, maca, goji and chia (made by Nutribullet)

I would like to know what people d about the foam when making a green smoothie with a high speed blender.


05/01/2014 - 1:30pm

You're insane if you think low-fat dairy products are better than full fat. Do some research before you make an educated post next time.


05/01/2014 - 12:52pm

I put beet root crystals, fresh ground flax, ground chia, Schwarzenegger's whey protein, fat free activia and water. Super-yum!


04/09/2014 - 7:25pm


I put I in tomoto's


03/29/2014 - 11:21pm

Just made a smoothie with Kale, banana, strawberries, carrots and chia seeds, I was told it was not healthy.


02/24/2014 - 2:16pm

i like to add protin powder with around 100 calories fruit like few peace of mango little peace bannana and 2 peace stroberry with water. thanks


02/07/2014 - 8:31pm

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