Even though the vast majority of us are working at home these days, that doesn’t mean we have the time for a sit-down breakfast as much as we would like. For anyone bringing the hustle, a smoothie is a perfect breakfast. It takes almost no time to prepare and you have full control over what you put in so it can be as green and health-focused or as sweet as you’d like it. Now we know that somehow, the $10 smoothie at your local shop always seems to taste better than the one you make at home but that doesn’t have to be the case! With a few easy tricks, you can upgrade your smoothie and save your wallet. Plus, take a peek at some of our blender recommendations because you can’t craft the perfect smoothie without a hardworking blender, right?
Add some protein powder
Adding protein powder to a smoothie isn’t groundbreaking but if you want your smoothie to keep you fuller for longer, you’ll want to add a scoop of your favourite. Finding the right powder is very subjective and will take some trial and error but the process is worth it.
Add in some extra antioxidants
Not only will adding frozen acai make your smoothie look amazing, but it will also make it refreshing and full of nutrients thanks to those antioxidants. These frozen packs are genius because they’re 1 serving each and ready to use!
Switch up your frozen fruit
Adding fresh or frozen fruit to your smoothies is a great way to sneak in extra nutrition but if you want your smoothie to be as thick and creamy as possible, try adding in frozen cauliflower, avocado, or zucchini. We promise you won’t taste it but you’ll be glad you did!
Add your milk in stages
We recommend using plant-based milk like oat milk and starting small. First, add a bit of milk, blend and add more as you feel is necessary. Doing this will prevent your smoothie from becoming too runny.
Try adding in nut butter
Grab your favourite nut butter, keep it in the fridge and use it when you’re ready for a smoothie! This is the ingredient that will make your smoothie taste as it came straight from a smoothie bar.
Hemp hearts are your friend
If you’re not a fan of protein powder, try some hemp hearts! Not only do these bad boys add extra protein, but they also add a nice texture.
Experiment with different flavours
Your smoothie doesn’t have to be boring and basic. Switch it up with some different flavours. If you want your smoothie to taste like a dessert, cacao powder is going to become your secret weapon.
So you’ve got your ingredients all lined up but if you’re looking for a pro blender, here are some of our #WeTested recommendations.
If smoothies are your go-to every morning, then you need a blender that was specifically made for them, right? This Ninja blender expertly blends and crushes up all of your ingredients with incredible ease so there’s no need to stop and manually mix or shake your smoothie.
It may be pricy but if you’re in the market for one of the top blenders money can buy, a Vitamix is your answer. It’s programmable and its built-in timer helps avoid over-or under-processing your custom recipes. Plus, it’s sleek and chic design means it’ll look fab on your counter!
If you’re making a morning smoothie for just yourself, then you certainly don’t need a large blender that’ll take up space and be a pain to clean. Enter this NutriBullet that’s on the smaller but still just as mighty.