Yes, you can blend that. Okay, well probably not everything or at least you shouldn’t blend everything even if you can. One thing that always is amazing is that people can be turned off so easily when they hear what all is in some smoothies. The thing is that even though it is in the smoothie, it doesn’t necessarily mean you will taste it. If there is at least one thing to learn from this is this, pack your smoothies full of spinach. We promise you will not be able to taste it, yet you are providing your body with a lot of nutrients.
The thing to remember here is that protein powders do a great job at masking flavors of green vegetables. Our grass-fed whey protein, EBOOST PRIME does a great job at still shining through with its flavor even when a bunch of other flavors are mixed together with it. Think flavors like banana, berries, spinach, kale, mango, etc. PRIME still shines right through, so good thing it tastes great.
Today we are sharing some more foods to blend into your next smoothie that you may not think to throw into the blender.
Have you tried this one yet? We have talked about it a couple times on the blog, but a sweet potato is great at making any smoothie nice and creamy while adding a little sweetness without needing to add a bunch of fruit. Cook it up and throw it in. Sweet potatoes contain a good amount of fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Manganese and several other vitamins and minerals. They also contain Riboflavin, Phosphorus, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Calcium, and Iron.
This green little wonder goes a long way. Spirulina is incredibly high in protein and a good source of antioxidants, B-vitamins, and other nutrients. It can be one of the most potent nutrient sources available when harvested properly. It contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, and Vitamin E. It is also a great source of Potassium, Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Selenium, Sodium, and Zinc. Next time you are making a smoothie throw a TBS of Spirulina in it and watch it turn a pretty shade of green too.
Just throw those little raw seeds right into the blender. You will most likely not blend them down smaller but they offer a nice texture element as well as a lot of nutrients. Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and super-rich in antioxidants, and as well as fiber, iron, and calcium.
Yeah, may sound kind of odd, doesn’t it? Oatmeal is a trick people throw into their smoothies when they need some more carbohydrates in their diet. Another ingredient that you don’t really taste that it is in there at all. Depending on your blender you will just notice its texture maybe. Oatmeal’s claim to fame is its ability to curb bad cholesterol. Oatmeal is also loaded with important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant plant compounds.
Think about how creamy an avocado is. Now think about how creamy your smoothie can be with an avocado in it–super creamy. Avocados too are easily masked with other items in the blender. No need to fear you have a taco in your smoothie. Just something beautifully green and smooth. Avocadoes are also loaded with heart-healthy fats, folate, fiber, and potassium.