A signature smoothie will be quick and easy to put together. More importantly, it will include healthy and energizing ingredients from an organic store like Natural Grocer. Finally, it will be a convenient and super portable way of having a combination of fruits and vegetables in prime time. In this blog, we at Natural Foods + Juice Caboose will cover some steps to build the perfect signature smoothie for all occasions and highlights.
What’s Your Base Liquid
Your base liquid can consist of any dairy or nut milk. You will find that nut milk is commonly used for smoothies in a juice bar. This helps smoothies achieve a silky smooth texture by using nut milk such as almond or cashew. Also, nut milk is now as commonly available in grocery stores as dairy. Therefore, making it easy for people to prepare signature smoothies at home.
Pick Your Favorite Veggies
Adding veggies to your smoothie will not only make them more flavorful but also very nutritious. We recommend picking veggies that you prefer eating in your daily life. This way, the taste will not be completely alien. If you plan on combining two or more veggies, make sure they go together with one another. Although this can be tricky at first, there are certain combinations that you can not go wrong with. For instance, mild veggies such as carrots, zucchini, and spinach can easily complement pungent veggies such as cabbage and celery.
Choose Your Flavor Boosters Wisely
Adding some flavor boosters to your smoothies can help achieve mind-blowing results. These boosters do not always have to be fruits and can also be vegetables. For instance, a squeezed lemon not only adds a citrusy taste but is also a great source of vitamin C. On the other hand, if you are using fruits or any other health supplements, we recommend checking the sugar levels of each. This is because certain tropical fruits and berries have high sugar content.
Add Your Favorite Fat and Proteins
Any signature smoothie is virtually incomplete without a fat and protein content. Adding your favorite fat substitute in the form of a nut butter or flavored Omega 3 capsule can help slow down digestion and make you feel fuller for prolonged periods. Similarly, adding protein in powder form can help build muscle and regenerate damaged tissue.
The highlight of any signature smoothie is your ability to blend highly nutritious and healthy ingredients that go well with one another. We recommend starting with some common blends before exploring more daring ones. This will also help your digestive system ease into the practice of consuming smoothies. Our juice bar at Natural Foods + Juice Caboose can help prepare a signature smoothie blend for you, matching your nutritional requirements. Give us a call to place an order or head to our location in Kettering, OH.