Healthy Smoothie Guide

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The Ultimate Guide to Making a Healthy Smoothie

Smoothies have become a popular choice among people trying to achieve a healthy lifestyle. They offer a convenient and tasty way to consume the nutrients our bodies need. However, not all smoothies are created equal. Buying store-bought smoothies can often be unhealthy, packed with sugar and artificial ingredients. In this blog post, we will provide you with our ultimate guide to making a healthy smoothie to help support your optimal health.

Choose Nutrient-dense Ingredients

A healthy smoothie starts with choosing the right ingredients. Focus on nutrient-dense choices like spinach, kale, or other dark leafy greens for your base. Add in fruits like berries, bananas, or mango for natural sweetness and additional flavors. To turn your smoothie into a meal replacement, add in protein sources like nut butter, protein powder, or plain Greek yogurt.

Use Liquid Wisely

The right liquid can make or break your smoothie. Water, coconut water, low-fat milk, or unsweetened nut milk are all great options. Avoid using juices or sugary drinks as they often contain added sugars. Use only enough liquid to get your desired consistency, starting with a small amount and adding more as needed.

Don’t Forget Healthy Fats

Healthy fats, like avocado or nut butter, are essential in a balanced diet. Adding a tablespoon of healthy fat also helps keep you full longer. Try adding avocado or nut butter to your smoothie to enjoy the creaminess and benefits!

Get Creative with Add-Ins

Add-ins can provide an extra boost of nutrients and customize your smoothie to your liking. Try adding chia seeds, hemp seeds, or flaxseed to your smoothie for omega-3 fatty acids. A teaspoon of cinnamon or turmeric is also a great way to add flavor and antioxidant benefits.

Blend It Up Smoothly

The final step is to blend everything in your blender until it’s smooth. If your smoothie is too thick, add more liquid. A trick we love is to add ice cubes to make the smoothie thicker and frosty.


Making your healthy smoothie is easy and fun when you follow these simple steps. Choosing the right ingredients, using liquid wisely, adding healthy fats, and getting creative with add-ins are all key to creating the perfect smoothie. The best part is smoothies allow you to pack a nutritious punch in a convenient and delicious way. So grab your blender and start making your ideal healthy smoothie today!

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Marguerite Collins, NP

Marguerite is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has over 15 years of experience in healthcare including, weight loss management, ICU, urgent care, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and aesthetics. Marguerite holds national board certification through AANP.


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