Shopping List for Healthy Smoothies

(recipe courtesy of  the “kidoing” blog,  from “Stocking Your Kitchen For Smoothies”

Fruit

In season, local fruit is always best, but frozen fruit works really well.  You can cut and freeze your fresh fruit.  I prefer using frozen fruit over ice cubes because it makes the smoothie creamier and doesn’t water it down.

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Avocado
  • Bananas*
  • Berries (strawberry*, blackberry, raspberry*, blueberry*, etc.)
  • Cherries (pitted)
  • Kiwi
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Mangos*
  • Melon (watermelon, honeydew, canteloupe, etc.)
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Peaches*
  • Pears
  • Pineapple*

*I always keep my freezer stocked with these frozen fruits.

Vegetables

  • Broccoli (raw or steamed; freezes well)
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower (raw or steamed; freezes well)
  • Cucumber
  • Leafy Greens (lettuce, kale, spinach, collards, chard, dandelion greens, beet greens)*
  • Pumpkin (cooked)
  • Sprouts
  • Squash (cooked)
  • Sweet Potatoes (cooked)
  • Watercress

*Leafy green season has started or is just about to start (depending on where you live).  If you end up with too many from your CSA or just want to stock up, blanche the greens, pat dry and freeze them!

Herbs

  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Mint
  • Parsley

Liquids

  • Almond milk
  • Brazil nut milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Coconut water
  • Hazelnut milk
  • Hemp milk
  • Herbal tea
  • Kefir
  • Oat milk
  • Pure fruit juice (also acts as sweetener)
  • Rice milk
  • Soy milk
  • Yogurt

Nut/Seed Butters

  • Almond
  • Brazil
  • Cashew
  • Hazelnut
  • Peanut
  • Sunflower

Sweeteners

  • Dates or date syrup
  • Honey
  • Maple syrup
  • Stevia

Extras

  • Aloe vera juice
  • Cacao nibs
  • Cacao powder
  • Carob powder
  • Chia seeds
  • Flax meal, oil
  • Hemp seeds, powder, oil
  • Maca
  • Sea salt
  • Spirulina
  • Vanilla extract

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Green Smoothie options Via the Raw Family Blog

GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPES

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