Simple Smoothie Tips for the Newbie

Smoothies are a great way to get lots of nutrients into your beautiful body. They’re easy to make, can pack a powerful punch and you can blend so many different combinations, you’re bound to find plenty you love!

If you’re going through cancer treatment, sometimes solid foods are tough to get down for various reasons. Smoothies were our go-to food during chemo and after surgeries – liquefied, power-packed goodness to help ensure you are getting good stuff into your body, especially during cancer, when you need it most!

There are so many ways to make your smoothie work for you. Flavor, nutrients, texture, consistency, temperature – experiment and come up with your favorite concoction.

  1. Not a fan of leafy greens? Hide your kale, collards and spinach in a smoothie with other flavors you like.
  2. Thick or thin? Add more liquid for a thinner smoothie or to thicken add 1/2 an avocado, 1 banana, 1 tablespoon chia seeds or 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds.
  3. What’s your temperature? The easiest way to make a colder smoothie is to add ice cubes.
  4. Add some protein. Nuts, seeds, nut butters, spirulina – all great smoothie additions.
  5. Sweetness. Sweeten with whole foods like dates, banana and berries.
  6. Superfoods anyone? Try out some maca, spirulina, cacao, hemp seeds, sea veggies.
  7. What else can you add? Try cucumber, mango, coconut, coconut oil, cinnamon, carrot, pureed pumpkin or squash, and more!


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  1. I love smoothies, but now that we are in wintery weather, I need some ideas on how to make a warm or hot smoothie. Any thoughts?