Smoothies are an easy and tasty way to make a healthy meal. They are a fast way to make breakfast especially if you are like me and have a tendency to hit the snooze button one too many times. They make a great after school snack for the kids and can even be meal replacements. If you have not made many smoothies you might think they are only made with fruits- nope! I love to pack my smoothies with kale or spinach because sometimes a salad just does not sound appetizing plus it is a perfect way to get the kids to eat more vegetables. In addition to adding veggies you can add grass fed protein powder for meal replacements or chia seeds for a little extra energy! The Williams-Sonoma community is kicking off Smoothie Week and I was inspired to share with you 6 exotic smoothies you may enjoy trying.
6 Exotic Smoothies
Although the amount of smoothie combinations are endless I would be lying if I said I have never made a bad smoothie. When I first started making them I started with all veggies, not a good idea! My advice? Start with fruits like bananas and strawberries and one veggie. Bananas are one of the best fruits to use because they are perfect at masking the taste of veggies like kale. If you are going to use juices I would suggest juicing your own, but you can always use water or milk. I personally like to use coconut or almond milk for my dessert smoothies. Remember, ingredients like milk and Greek yogurt will thicken the consistency of your smoothies.
Also, don’t forget to support your local farmers and enjoy a fresh smoothie! Here are 6 exotic smoothies combinations that I love, most feature a veggie fruit combo.
Exotic Smoothies With Veggies:
- Kale, Mango and Orange Juice
- Kale, Pineapple and Banana
- Kale, Banana and Watermelon Juice
- Spinach, Strawberries and Blackberries
- Spinach, Dragonfruit, Strawberries, and Orange Juice
- Bananas, Strawberries, Dark Chocolate Chips, Milk or Greek Yogurt (dessert)
Well, the last smoothie combination didn’t have veggies but it is delicious!
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Do you enjoy smoothies? Would you try any of the smoothie combinations listed above? If you make any smoothies, be sure to let us know what combinations you come up with!