If you are planning on trying out some of the smoothie recipes I’ll be posting, you might want to shop for some of the most common ingredients that I like to use:
Bananas – This is the most important fruit for smoothies in my view. It gives the drink a good consistency.
Raspberries– Delicious and adds great flavor to cover up some of the other ingredients that are not as tasty.
Blueberries – Super healthy berry with antioxidants.
Strawberries – Another great choice for many recipes.
Blackberries – The flavor is actual minimal, but very good for you.
Mango – Delish
Watermelon – Not exactly a classic smoothie fruit, but can be used from time to time.
Pineapple – Not a personal favorite of mine, but if you like it, can be good.
Dates – A bit adventurous, but can be really great with the right recipe!
Avocado – Adds some healthy fats, and smoothness too.
Oranges – See comments on watermelon above.
Baby spinach – The green I use the most because the taste does not
take over your drink.
Kale – Yes, it’s super healthy, but proceed with caution when adding it
to your smoothie. Can really affect the taste.
Collards – not bad…but don’t go overboard with the amount.
Broccoli – Better have a good, strong blender to make sure you get it smooth enough
Celery – one of those greens that can take over the taste of the whole drink
Bok Choy – Haven’t tried this in a smoothie yet, but it is so darn nutritious, it would be great to use.
Watercress – Another green I have yet to add into a smoothie yet, but another totally good for you green to work into your plan if possible.
Almonds – Watch out, you need to really run that blender a while to crush them up.
Walnuts – Unlike almonds, these things blend right in.
Pecans – I don’t use these often because not nearly as beneficial to health as almonds or walnuts.
Cashews – I love cashews. I almost can’t keep them around because I will eat a whole bag every day.
Sunflower seeds – Don’t blend well so use these under advisement.
Hemp seeds – Not exactly my fave, but feel free to try these for a change.
Chia seeds – These are good, and lots of healthy benefits.
Flax meal – Use when you want a thicker consistency, but just don’t overuse it.
Unsweetened Plain or Vanilla Almond Milk
Chocolate almond milk
Whey or Egg White Protein Powder