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10 Ways to Upgrade Your Smoothie Game

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Smoothies are vitamins bombs, and they are a great way to start your day.

The basic recipe for a smoothie is simple: mix some fruits (e.g., bananas), add something green to the mix (e.g., spinach),  and finally add some liquid (e.g., coconut milk) and something to thicken the smoothie – in this role avocado or mango works great.

But if you drink the same smoothie every day it get’s kinda boring.

To solve that problem we came up with 10 things that will help you upgrade your smoothie game

1. Chia Seeds

Chia seeds and smoothies work perfectly.

All you need to do is add two tablespoons of seeds into a half-full glass of water, wait 10 minutes, and chia pudding is ready. You can add chia pudding to your smoothies to thicken them.

Plus, Chia seeds are a good source of protein, fiber, and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

2. Cocoa

Just one 1 tablespoon of dark cocoa can change your smoothie into something totally new. Remeber to use natural and unsweetened cocoa powder.

But Cocoa is not only delicious – it contains caffeine and provides a little stimulation, plus it’s a great source of fiber.

3. Goji berries

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Goji berries are a great source of proteins and vitamin A.

4. Matcha

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Matcha is one of the best ingredients you can add to your smoothies. Matcha has a beautiful color and delicate taste.

Just add one spoon of matcha into the blender and blend it together with the rest of the ingredients.

5. Spirulina

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Another great addition is spirulina. Spirulina is full of vitamins, minerals and it provides more health benefits than any other ingredient we mention today.

But that’s not all, Spirulina gives smoothies a beautiful green color, so when you do not have spinach at home, it’s worth enriching a smoothie with it.

6. Turmeric

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This strong orange spice is also worth adding to smoothies.

It gives smoothies a nice yellow color and a special taste.

7. Linseed

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These healthy seeds are full of omega-3 acids, high in fiber and high in antioxidants. Adding them to your smoothies will also make your skin looks nicer and healthier.

 

8. Cinnamon

Cinnamon works great with all yellow smoothies, for example, smoothies with apples and bananas.

CInnamon gives your smoothies a wonderful aroma.

 

9. Coconut flakes

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Coconut flakes are another great ingredient. First, they thicken the smoothie. Second, they give your a coconut flavor.

Coconut flakes are also naturally oily and thanks to that they help your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins.

If you can’t get coconut flakes, you can use a teaspoon of coconut oil instead.

10. Green peas

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Spinach, kale and other green vegetables can give your smoothie a nice, green color but nothing works as well as green peas.

Green peas will make your smoothies insanely green color. Remember to use fresh or frozen green peas, green peas from a can lack vitamins and don’t provide as much green color.

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