Let’s get right down to it. Some smoothies taste like grass. Some smoothies feel “icy” – you know the ones that are supposed to be smooth but come out with a slushee texture? Some smoothies are way too sweet. And some don’t really have much taste at all.
And then there are the smoothies that remind you of your favorite summer treat. Ones that taste like you’re sipping on freakin’ sunshine. Those are the only smoothies I need in my life.
Hot take here, but I’m not the biggest fan of purely fruit smoothies. The plain smoothies that are just fruit, milk and ice… not really for me. I can’t put my finger on it, but I much prefer a smoothie loaded with fruits, veggies, maybe some superfoods and lots of CREAMINESS. If it ain’t thick & creamy, it ain’t the one for me. #byefelicia
Now, it might sound weird, but the key to a good THICK smoothie, is a really voluminous base. Now, what the heck does that mean, Lindsey?! Well, I’ll tell ya. It’s a base that’s light and fluffy, and will enhance the rest of your smoothie ingredients without overpowering their flavor. Think cauliflower or zucchini. You’ll typically see my smoothies with a cauliflower base. The veggie itself is essentially tasteless and provides a ton of volume for your smoothie. Then, once I’ve got my base, I’ll add some fat to put that “smooth” in smoothie – most times, this is frozen avocado or nut butter. Then, we’ll kind of just wing it from there – what could go wrong?!
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