Tips for a Perfect Smoothie

Tips for a Perfect Smoothie

I believe delicious healthy things such as salads and smoothies should be very easy and quick to make. For me, the more complicated they are the less likely I am to make them.

For these reasons, I don’t believe in recipes when it comes to smoothies. I am providing a recipe below, but at the end of the day, it’s a matter of adding things you want in your smoothie to the blender and enough liquid to process it.

However, as with all my recipes, I have a few tips below that take your smoothie to the whole new level!

  1. Add some cooked cold oatmeal to your smoothie. Of course you can skip it, if needed. But you won’t believe the creaminess and the silkiness it brings!
  2. Add avocado. Well of course. When in doubt, always add avocado. It makes everythign better and creamier.
  3. Frozen fruit, in my opinion, works better in smoothies and is also more cost effective.

Ok. Let’s get cooking, or blending I should say!

Yields2 Servings

 ½ cup milk of choice, plus more as needed
  cup cooked cold oatmeal, optional
 ½ avocado, optional
 1 fresh or frozen banana
 2 cups frozen strawberries or other fruit of choice
 Garnishes of choice such as fresh fruit, chia seeds, hemp hearts, etc.

1

Add oatmeal and milk to the blender and process it until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Proceed to the next step.

If you wish to omit oatmeal, simply add milk to the blender and proceed to the next step.

2

Add your banana, avocado, if using, and strawberries and blend until smooth. You may need to stop your blender, scrape the sides with a rubber spatula and push down the fruit. If the mixture is not blending properly, add some more milk, tablespoon at a time, only until your blender is able to process the smoothie.

Adjust the consistency of the smoothie as desired with more milk. I prefer my smoothies on a thicker side, but if you don't, add more milk. Divide between two glasses and serve.

Feel free to top with other things of choice such as more fruit, chia seeds, hemp hearts, etc.

Ingredients

 ½ cup milk of choice, plus more as needed
  cup cooked cold oatmeal, optional
 ½ avocado, optional
 1 fresh or frozen banana
 2 cups frozen strawberries or other fruit of choice
 Garnishes of choice such as fresh fruit, chia seeds, hemp hearts, etc.

Directions

1

Add oatmeal and milk to the blender and process it until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Proceed to the next step.

If you wish to omit oatmeal, simply add milk to the blender and proceed to the next step.

2

Add your banana, avocado, if using, and strawberries and blend until smooth. You may need to stop your blender, scrape the sides with a rubber spatula and push down the fruit. If the mixture is not blending properly, add some more milk, tablespoon at a time, only until your blender is able to process the smoothie.

Adjust the consistency of the smoothie as desired with more milk. I prefer my smoothies on a thicker side, but if you don't, add more milk. Divide between two glasses and serve.

Feel free to top with other things of choice such as more fruit, chia seeds, hemp hearts, etc.

Smoothie

Make it Vegan: replace milk with acceptable milk alternative.

Make it Gluten-Free: ensure your oats are gluten free or omit entirely, ensure all your ingredients are gluten free.

Make it Low Carb/Paleo: omit oats, replace milk with acceptable milk alternative and add only fruits that are Paleo-approved.

Make it Dairy-Free: replace milk with acceptable milk alternative.

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