Okay, so if you’re not a genius by now, you soon will be. You’ve got the brainpower and creative nous to succeed in other areas of both your personal and professional life, so why not the same where looking after your emotional and physical health is concerned. You’re part of the way there if you’re doing things in life that you really love. Your daily nutritional needs can be a creative exercise and you needn’t ever be bored with shopping and cooking in the kitchen. The same very much goes for homemade smoothies.
It’s another jam-packed smoothie tour, I’m afraid. But why am I apologizing. I mean, really. Not at this point, surely. Surely by now, you’ve all discovered the fun and games to be had on how to make healthy smoothies and all. I mean, who would have thought that we’d come this far. I’m going back to where it all began for me by giving you a revision of my own smoothie favorites. Also, we need to have another refresher on working with healthy greens. Finally, I’ll give you a list of detox ingredients to try out. Oh, and I almost forgot. I found a list of weight-loss ingredients that might come in handy for heavy dudes and girls.
MY SMOOTHIE FAVORITES
The rich avocado
I’m not going to add any more superlatives as to why I’m so into my avocado pear. What I am going to do is simply refresh you with the things you can add to your blender to go with my firm (or soft) favorite. Use your own creative juices to see if you can come with something genius-like. See if you can blow me away with your new green smoothie that has one of my favorite ever fruits in it; the green avocado pear. Hint, hint; bananas are another favorite of mine. Here’s the list of ingredients you can use with avocados.
- Bananas (of course)
- Greens (spinach, kale, this time around, if you please)
- Any frozen fruits of your own choice (strawberries, mangos, yes please)
- Almond milk
- Dairy milk
- Fruit juice
- Coconut (or just plain) water (why don’t you try mineral or still water this time around)
- Honey, Chia seeds and let’s try some protein powder for a change.
When you’ve managed to create your original smoothie, all at home, of course, and containing my firm (or soft) favorite, please inbox me and we’ll arrange for me to have a tryout.
I’m adding in the mango recipe ingredients one more time because I’ve learnt that it is a good complimentary addition to smoothies with almond milk. Of course, you now know that you can also mix your mango’s with coconut or dairy milk. It all comes down to taste. And it’s all over to you. Go for it!
- Milk (almond, dairy or coconut)
- Greek yogurt (you can choose honey or vanilla flavors this time around)
- Unsweetened coconut
- Vanilla and honey, and chia seeds (the seeds are optional)
- Ice cubes.
And don’t forget those mangos, baby. You notice I never gave you any measurements. Well, that’s all deliberate, my china. It’s time for you to roll up your smoothie sleeves, pull out those measuring cups and see what you can come up with. Again, when you’re done, inbox me.
Going back to green basics
It’s really important to feed yourself with as much information as possible. Where healthy greens are concerned, the list is endless. And there’s no end in sight to what you can do with these greens, smoothies or not, and how they benefit your health. This time round, do an internet search and work your way through every single vegetable you can find. To make things simple and orderly, work through your list in alphabetical order.
A list of detox ingredients
Here is a special list of ingredients which are deemed to be particularly potent for detox smoothie drinks. Use it at will. And try to have fun while you’re going through these motions. Have positive thoughts in you always and you will be alright during the days and weeks that you are supposedly starving your body. In actual fact, while detoxifying the body, you are enriching it and cleansing it. So, there you go again. I’ve mentioned these veggies’ features on more than one occasion, so this time around; I’m just going to list them for you. In alphabetical order.
One guy’s weight-loss ingredients
This guy’s list kept on crossing my table. I was trying to keep my own blog-posting initiative as fresh and original as possible, but it seems that this guy’s made such a valiant effort to lose weight and all, so let’s include one of his fixes.
- Half an avocado (of course)
- 1 cup water
- Half a cup of fresh/frozen blueberries
- Tablespoon of chia seeds
- Half a tablespoon of coconut oil
- Quarter teaspoon of cinnamon
- Half teaspoon of honey.
Total calorie content for this weight buster is 331. It contains 24 grams of fat and 31 grams of carbohydrates, and only four grams of protein. H’mm, no wonder I never used this guy’s idea before. And that’s it for now, me hearties. It’s Saturday night at the time of writing up this post. Tonight, I’m in for a treat. Its Chinese noodles with stir-fried green vegetables (I’m using margarine and canola oil to liven up the taste a bit). I’m out of cashews, so bummer to that. But by tomorrow morning, its smoothie slurping time again. Enjoy.