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  • Writer's pictureElise Rousse

What you need for a perfect smoothie

Updated: Aug 9, 2019


Bear in mind that a juice and a smoothie are 2 different things. You make a smoothie with a blender, and a juice with a juice extractor. It’s a bit more difficult to blend apples for example, but you can blend pineapples, mangos, cucumbers, melon, etc. Here is another example, you can’t juice a banana, it’s way to soft and you wouldn’t get any juice out of it.


1. Start with a base

  • Water

  • Coconut water

  • Plant milk (unsweetened of course)

  • Chilled tea or herbal infusion

2. Choose your fruit

  • Bananas (the riper the better)

  • Berries

  • Cherries

  • Mango

  • Kiwi

  • Papaya

  • Orange

  • Peaches

3. Choose your vegetable

  • Spinach

  • Kale

  • Cucumber

  • Courgette

4. Choose boosters & flavourings – in the blender

  • Dry spices (cinnamon, ginger, cardamon, turmeric)

  • Fresh herbs (parsley, coriander)

  • Fresh ginger

  • Fresh turmeric

  • Seeds (flax seeds, chia seeds)

  • Maca Powder

  • Spirulina, etc.

5. Add a healthy fat (but you don’t have to) – in the blender

  • Coconut oil

  • Flax oil 

6. Make it thicker (again, optional) – in the blender

  • Nut butter

  • Chia seeds

  • Flax seeds

  • Rolled oats

  • Greek yogurt

  • Avocado

7. Add an extra sweetener (optional obviously)

  • Medjool dates (or just soft dates)

  • Raw honey

  • Pure maple syrup

Here is a tip : Add a few ice cubes or frozen fruits (berries for example), it makes the smoothies much creamier!


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