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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?


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



10/21/2013 - 6:45pm



08/21/2013 - 5:11pm

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

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


08/01/2013 - 6:25am



07/25/2013 - 2:35pm

You forgot one of my all-time favorite ingredients -- parsley. My smoothie:

1 Peach
Strawberries and/or Blueberries
Almond Milk
1T Chia Seed
1T Almond Butter
3/4 - 1 C Plain Non-fat Yoghurt, or even better Plain Nonfat Greek Yoghurt
1/2 t Cinnamon
Baby Kale and/or Parsley


07/02/2013 - 10:30am

hello i just use 1 frozen bag of mixed berries or just stir fry vegetables ,,im good at them yet


06/30/2013 - 7:20am

I make my smoothies with high in Protein content and frozen fruits. Here is my recipe;
- 2 Scoops of Isolate Whey Protein = Total 60 gm of protein
- 1 Fat Free Greek Yogurt
- 1 Cup of frozen Berries or mixed fruits
- 1 table spoon of All 100% Natural honey
- 1/2 Banana
- 1 table spoon of natural peanut butter
- 8 Oz Water
- 3 Ice cubes

Delicious and nutritious at anytime especially in the morning after a good high intensity workout


06/24/2013 - 8:25am

1 cup almond milk, 1 cup spinach, 1 cup frozen berry mix, 1 tablespoon peanut butter.

Wendy hart

06/22/2013 - 10:35am

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