Where we live summers are hot and humid. One of our favorite ways to stay cool is to enjoy a nice smoothie.
If you ask about the essential ingredients in a smoothie you will probably get as many answers as people you ask. These are some of those ingredients along with suggestions for substitutions if needed.
- Fruit juice is used in many smoothies. You do need liquid to make the other ingredients blend properly but may use water or almond milk if you prefer.
- Milk or yogurt is used in some smoothie recipes. Try adding a banana instead if you can’t tolerate dairy.
- Greens may be added for extra nutrition.
- Some people add various types of protein powder. You may also use almond milk, nut butter or a Tablespoon of flaxseed meal for a protein boost if preferred.
Stay with me throughout the summer as I share a few of our favorite smoothie recipes.
What is your perfect smoothie?
This recipe is part of a summer series on smoothies. Enter “smoothies” in the search box at the top of the right column to find the others.
Rogene Robbins is the author of Frozen Fun: 25 Dairy and Dairy Free Ice Cream Recipes available in the Amazon.com Kindle Store