So recently Kyle, My partner in crime (and just about everything else) and I have decided to get more nutrients in our diets! We started with the idea of juice because why else I have a juicer! We quickly realized though we didn't like the loss of nutrients and fiber in the process. Also, as delicious as it was, not too filling for the caloric intake! Not that I am obsessed with calories but no one wants to go over board! In short our next conclusion was let's blend it all! Kyle being the tec savvy guy that he is did some research and found out what blender would be the best bang for our buck! We decided on a Ninja! This thing is awesome, we also are playing with a new protein powder... I'll let you know what I think of that in a bit! So far the taste is great. Now the key is to figure out how to not make too much and get a balanced nutritious smoothie.... So let the blending begin!
Here are a couple key things to keep I'm mind when blending:
A palms worth of veggies goes unnoticed flavor wise so sneak them in but don't load them up.
Be careful how much fruit you add, yes you want it sweet but even natural sugars add up to unwanted amounts of carbohydrate.
Make sure the liquid aspect isn't loading you up on calories also. I recommend almond milk, or celery juice. In a pinch no added sugar fruit juices work too!
Always add ice, most of us are dehydrated anyway!