3 Delicious smoothies for beginners

Here's three beginner friendly smoothies that will keep you coming back for more!

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First of all, let's just talk about the most important factor when making a smoothies: The blender. The better your blender is, the better your smoothies will taste. If you don't have a high quality blender, here's three things to keep in mind:

  • use powdered ginger instead of fresh
  • skip the high fiber greens such as kale and go for the more easily digested such as spinach
  • blend longer, if you have a real cheap blender it might do the trick just to double your blending time
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For me, the awesomeness of smoothies lies in the fact that you can blend up a few raw veggies, a fruit or two, some seeds and some liquid and you'll have a proper nutritious meal ready. + The fact that you never would've eaten this mix of nutritious raw greens if it wasn't for this great thing we call smoothies!

Green smoothies (meaning smoothies with lots of greens and veggies and less fruit) are something you have to ease into. I've created 3 easy recipes that will make you fall in love with the smoothie lifestyle!

The formula for the perfect smoothie is basically:

Something really nutritious (cucumber, spinach, kale, cauliflower for example)
+ something creamy (e.g. banana or avocado)
+ some liquid (e.g. coconut water or plant milk)
+ something extra (e.g. seeds, berries, spices)

Ingredients that I always keep in my freezer

  • Cauliflower
  • Bananas (without peel, very importatant)
  • Berries
  • Avocado
  • Spinach
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Golden Milk Smoothie

Here's one of my favorite smoothies of all times! A super yummy anti-inflammatory smoothie packed with all that golden-milky-good stuff! Time: 10 minutes. Yields: 2 generous servings.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ripe frozen banana
  • 1,5 cups unsweetened oat milk
  • 1/4 cup soaked cashews
  • 1 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup ice

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until really smooth.
  2. Pour smoothie into a glass and enjoy!
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Green Dream Smoothie

Here's a green plant powered smoothie packed with alkalizing greens! Time: 10 minutes. Yields: 2 generous servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup spinach fresh or 3-4 kale leafs, remember to remove the stem
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 chunk of fresh ginger
  • 1 cup mango
  • 1/2 avocado

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until really smooth.
  2. Pour smoothie into a glass and enjoy!
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Strawberry Sunrise Smoothie

Here's a super creamy and delicious smoothie that tastes almost like a strawberry vanilla milkshake! Time: 10 minutes. Yields: 2 generous servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cups coconut milk, unsweetened
  • 1 cups strawberries, frozen
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 beet (cooked if you want it sweeter and more easily digested)
  • 1 tbsp flax or chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup water

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until really smooth.
  2. Pour smoothie into a glass and enjoy!

Enjoy!

Natalie Yonan

Is a raw chef and recipe developer at Happy Health blog. She work as a raw food pastry chef, recipe developer, food stylist, photographer and personal chef.