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Superfood Smoothies 101

December 27, 2019

Smoothies are my favorite way to get a ton of superfoods into one convenient on-the-go meal.

You’ll want to start with 8-12 oz of unsweetened plant-based milk. I love to use unsweetened coconut milk. Then, add in your favorite leafy greens like kale or spinach. Next, I recommend adding frozen cauliflower florets, which really help thicken a smoothie along with a few slices of everyone’s favorite — avocado.

On to the fruit! Berries work beautifully in a smoothie. I use wild, frozen blueberries, but remember you’ll want to add twice as many veggies as fruits. For an extra kick of protein, I suggest a plain plant-based protein powder. To incorporate Omega 3s into your smoothie, choose between chia seeds, flax seeds or hemp seeds. I also like to finish my smoothie with functional foods like mocha or cocoa powder. Today, I’m choosing to add a couple slices of fresh ginger because I love the flavor!

Superfood Smoothies 101

Ingredients

  • 8-12 oz. unsweetened plant-based milk (coconut, or milk of your choice)
  • A handful of leafy greens (kale or spinach), or Greens Powder (optional)
  • 1-2 large heaping spoonfuls of frozen cauliflower florets
  • 1-2 Avocado slices
  • 1/4 cup wild frozen blueberries
  • A scoop of your favorite protein powder
  • Optional Omega 3s: Chia seeds, flax seeds or hemp seeds
  • Optional Functional Foods: Mocha powder, cocoa powder or fresh ginger

Instructions

  1. Start with unsweetened milk and add all items to a blender.
  2. Blend and enjoy!
By Melanie Jatsek RD, LD
Melanie Jatsek is a registered dietitian with over 15 years of experience in the health and wellness field. She is a published author of two books and Heinen’s Corporate Wellness Specialist. Her mission is to help you build the healthy body you were meant to live in…without dieting!

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