What to add to a healthy smoothie?

Smoothies are an excellent source of instant nutrition and great for anyone who is always on the go. If you’re looking for ways to add different nutrients, there are plenty of ingredients that you can use to give your smoothie a healthy twist.

Go green!

Why not try adding some greens into your next smoothie? Greens such as spinach, kale or arugula are packed with vitamins A and C, which promote healthy skin and fight off infections. Additionally, they contain iron, calcium and antioxidants that keep our bones strong.

Adding greens in small quantities to your fruit-based smoothies will make them look unappetizing––take it from me; nobody wants their drink to resemble toxic sludge! But don’t undermine the power of this nutrient-rich ingredient.

Here is how you can introduce the goodness of ‘greens’ into your sweet drinks without compromising its flavor:

  • Spinach makes an excellent addition since it´s mildness yields versatility allowing other flavors like pineapple and banana stand out.
  • Mix 1/2 cup arugula with 2 cups strawberries (fresh/ frozen), then blend.
  • Try blending kale with kiwi for a delicious energy blast in the morning!
    Trust me – this veggie output will soon be one of your favorites when making endlessly filling beverages!

Liven up with protein

Want an extra kick that keeps you feeling fuller than usual breakfasts? Add protein sources like nut butter or protein powder. This way, your shake becomes more satiating longer while still keeping carbohydrates under moderation.

Using plant-based proteins if possible matches vegans needs but animal based supplements work just perfectly too (Choose wisely!). To take in all benefits possible choose brands whose product haven´t undergone heavy processing nor added sugars.

Try these recipes:

  • It may seem obvious, but peanut butter works wonders when mixed vanilla non-soy milk, cottage cheese and bananas.
  • Instead of being hesitant about the idea we´ve compiled a delicious recipe that combines protein from chicken or turkey (Tasted better than it sounded!). Mix fresh berries with chicken or turkey broth and ice––whether scrambled eggs in the morning doesn´t appeal to your palate this classy yet healthy option will!
    With these hacks, vigorous mornings become even more achievable!

Fat burning yum

Some ingredients can increase metabolic rate and thermogenesis while making your smoothie taste good! Coconut oil, which is rich in Medium Chain Triglycerides(MCTs), assists digestion by increasing bile circulation. However start slow since excessive consumption may cause gastrointestinal irritation.

Cinnamon has been found useful for regulating blood sugar levels preventing insulin spikes which induce body fat accumulations. 1/4th teaspoon daily is enough.

Add flavor with:

  • Avocado: adding avocado not only gives creamy texture but also provides monounsaturated fats that serve heart health benefits
  • Matcha green tea powder: helps increase calories burnt per workout session supplementing vitamin C among other richness
    With such great options on hand you don’t have to miss out on any fun culinary experiences!

Pucker up Citrus juice

The tanginess in lemons couple well with spiked sweetness acquired from fruit sugars; the resulting chemical reaction leaves our mouth drooling!!

The citrus fruits are an excellent source of Vitamin C, fiber as well as potassium minerals necessary for keeping us alert throughout day time activities.

Some zesty additions worth trying:

  • Orange Sherbet Smoothie perfect post-workout recovery drink when mixed frozen oranges + vanilla plain yogurt + orange marmalade
  • Pineapple Raspberry Chenin Blanc Slushy in addition raspberry sherbet mixing white wine chenin blanc yo result sorbet makes a delicious summer brunch party cooler!
    Citrus adds a whole new dimension to smoothies that makes them even more exciting!


So whether it’s greens, proteins, MCT fats or citrus fruits that you want to add to your smoothie, there is an endless variety of ingredients available. With this guide on hand, you’ll be well-equipped with the knowledge necessary for creating healthy yet tongue-coating drinks that will leave your palate wanting more!

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