Making smoothies is all about feel - try to eyeball measurements of the ingredients (less dirty dishes) and use your best judgement. I promise, it will always be yummy and you will learn as you go. always remember to taste it at the end, and doctor it up as needed.
a few smoothie tips:
- buy some very ripe bananas next time you're at the g-store. peel them, break them in half and freeze them in a big ziplock
- always add your liquid first. this keeps things flowing well. and if you're out of milk, water works just fine
- subs are key here - use any milk you have, any nut butter, any protein powder. play around with what you've got
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 1 banana (ripe and frozen is best)
- a handful of ice cubes
- 1 scoop of protein powder
- 2 heaping spoonfuls of almond butter
- 1 small spoonful of unsweetened cocoa powder
- A few dashes of cinnamon
Optional: add in a little cold brew for some caffeine, a little honey or maple syrup if your banana is not ripe yet, a teaspoon of maca powder, moringa or chaga for added health benefits, some rolled oats, extra fruits, coconut oil for some creaminess. follow your heart. I always add 2 scoops of Vital Proteins collagen (improves digestion, promotes joint health and enhances skin and hair cells).
1. Add all ingredients into your blender, making sure the liquids are put in first to keep things flowing.
2. Blend on med-high until it looks and sounds smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
3. If it's too thick, add more milk. If it's too thin, add more ice cubes. voilà!