If you’re detoxing in the new year, a great way to pack heaps of fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals into your day is with smoothies. Plus, they taste delicious and will fill you up! A general rule of thumb for one smoothie is:
1 cup liquid + ¼ cup base + 1-2 pieces fresh fruit and veg + small amount of superfood
However, this will vary depending on the ingredients you pick and choose in your smoothie.
Liquid (1 cup or less if you prefer a thick consistency)
The type and amount of liquid you add will determine how runny the smoothie will be. So if you prefer a thicker consistency, use less liquid.
Choose from the following:
Nut milk: creamy consistency with a nutty flavour. Plenty of protein, vitamins and minerals.
Coconut water: provides a refreshing coconut flavour and electrolytes.
Soy milk: great for creamy smoothies. Contains high quality protein and isoflavones.
Regular milk: creamy and packed with calcium, vitamins and other minerals.
Herbal iced tea: fruity teas, peppermint and ginger taste best and offer a variety of nutrients.
Freshly squeezed juice: provides refreshing flavours, packed with fibre and vitamins.
Bases (1/4 cup)
Bases bring a creamy texture, which is the main difference to juices.
Some examples include:
Fresh or frozen banana
Chia seed gel
Fresh fruit and veg (1 – 2 pieces which equates to approx 1 cup)
Boost the fibre, vitamins and minerals in your smoothie by adding nature’s superfood: fruit and veg. Both fresh and frozen are fine but try to choose organic.
Some ideas include:
Fresh mint leaves
Take your smoothie’s nutrition levels up a notch by adding powerful ingredients packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fibre. These include:
Speak to our friendly Naturopaths and Nutritionists in store for their advice on smoothie ideas to suit your dietary needs PLUS head to our recipes for smoothie inspiration.