To get as close to the point of nutrition, use seasonal produce. I will wash and freeze some of my favorite produce so I can enjoy it when the season is over.
Start by adding a little bit of liquid. Once the blend starts, slowly add more liquid until you reach your desired thickness.
Blend until the smoothie has a consistent color and is blending in a smooth swirl. Try not to over blend as it will begin to melt the smoothie from the hear of the blender. If you’re blending without success, blend at a higher speed or stop or move the contents in the smoothie. You may have an air bubble.
For green smoothies, be sure to blend until the green specks turn to a uniform color.
Nutritional Add Ins:
Here are additional ingredients you can add into your smoothies to bump up the nutritional value of your smoothie!
Cayenne powder increases blood flow, stimulated digestion and raises body temperature. It may boost metabolism after consumption. It is also a boost to the immune system and can aid symptoms like congestion. Add a pinch or two to your smoothie.
Aloe Vera juice is a natural soother and healer from the inside out. It strengthens the white bloods cells and immune system, aids digestions, and reduces inflammation. Add 1 teaspoon per 16-ounce smoothie.
Cacao powder is made from cold pressing cacao beans into a paste. Rich in antioxidants and magnesium. Studies show it may be beneficial in heart health, energy and mood.