6 tips to enhance your smoothieSunday, 08 October 2017
All the creaminess with no cream
Add creaminess and thickness with frozen bananas, avocado, fresh coconut or nuts (see below); Raw nuts or nut butter (almond, cashew, walnut, hazelnut) are highly nutritious and can transform a smoothie (soak raw nuts in water overnight to make them softer and more digestible)
Swap out milk
Some people like to use milk in their smoothies. If you can't, don't want to, or just want a change you can try using coconut water, coconut milk or nut milk such as almond milk instead. Nut milk is surprisingly easy to make!
Water is best
There’s really no need for any other liquids apart from a bit of water - a good blend of fresh ingredients gives all the flavour and creamy thickness you could want without the need for packaged milk or juices.
Add a nutrient hit
Adding vegetables and herbs is a great way to make your smoothie healthier and more nourishing. This is especially important if you're substituting a smoothie for a meal.
Fresh herbs like mint, parsley or basil also add a lovely freshness and work well with both sweet and savoury blends (cucumber, strawberry and mint is a current favourite).
If your smoothie needs a touch of sweetness try a spoon of Manuka honey. Honey is better in terms of Glycemic Index (GI) compared to sugar, plus you'll get the other benefits too.