How to build a super nutritious smoothie!

Smoothies are a great way to get tons of nutrients into our body’s. They’re simple and an important part of a healthy lifestyle, especially for the elderly and for anyone with digestive issues.


How to build a super nutritious smoothie from the hard core to the beginner.
Always start with your greens, they should make up the bulk of your smoothie.
Options: kale, collard greens, cucumber, celery, spinach, romaine lettuce, parsley.
Fruit: apple, berries, pineapple, watermelon, banana, papaya and avocado ( this doubles as a healthy fat and adds such a creaminess to the smoothie)

Protein is really important for fuel, it’s a energy source and helps build tissue which makes up our body: hemp seeds, collagen powder, spirulina and other non dairy protein powders.
Fats: great for brain health, for the nervous system, and for hormones plus it makes you feel full and gives you energy. Coconut oil, flax oil, ghee, bulletproof Brain octane
Liquids: coconut/almond/hemp milk, water, coconut water (great source of electrolytes)
To sweeten: if you need a little more sweetness depending on which fruit you chose you can add dates or raw honey or even stevia.

It’s important to change up the ingredients to be sure you’re getting a full range of nutrients.
My smoothie this morning is: – spinach, celery, berries, collagen powder, coconut oil, coconut water and a few drops of stevia.
What’s in your smoothie?

Healthy Comforts – A collection of over 150 recipes that are free from gluten, dairy, grains, soy and refined sugar. By Lena Ferrara, C.I. and Melinda Rapallo-Ferrara, MEd.

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