Smoothies can be a convenient way to squish a little more produce into your diet, but they can become monotonous very easily when your ideas for new combinations run a little dry. These recipes involved some less common smoothie ingredients (and temperatures) for liquid nutrition that’s handy on the go.
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You might not think of tea as a liquid base for a smoothie, but you should certainly give it a try. The rooibus tea used here has a sweeter, less bitter flavor than black tea and is naturally caffeine free. Paired with the slightly puckering combo of grapes, cherries and blueberries, you’ll end up with a well-balanced fruitiness that’s refreshing as a smoothie or frozen into popsicle molds for a summer cooldown.
Fruit is often both cheapest and at its best flavor when it’s in season. Many fruits are perfect for smoothies when they go on sale towards the end of their season–the higher sugar contents typically found in extremely ripe fruit mean that they’ll freeze better and taste amazing in either a pure fruit smoothie like this one or a smoothie packed with greens. Buy extra of your favorite smoothie fruits when the gettin’ is good. After you’ve washed and chopped, lay the fruit pieces (about an inch in size) in single layers on baking sheets and freeze. After a few hours, you can transfer the solid fruit to freezer bags for longer storage without worrying about the fruit mushing together.
Moving towards a more plant-based diet is smart for the environment and smart for your wellness. Make eating your veggies more fun with these delicious vegetable dishes!
Pesto is a fantastic way to use up a large amount of greens before they go bad, but don’t feel like you need to confine yourself to basil and spinach! Leftover asparagus also plays nicely with a typical pesto recipe. Use this recipe as a template for trying out different raw or lightly steamed veggies as the base for your own pestos!
Spring is here and with it, the time for refreshing veggies salads for lunch or dinner. This Mediterranean-inspired tomato salad is packed with the fresh flavor of herbs and a bright kiss of lemon for a light meal that’s delicious on its own or the perfect side to a bit of grilled fish.
Eggs for breakfast are a nutritionally sound choice, but don’t get stuck in that rut! You can scramble tofu for a similar dish with its own unique flavor profile. This dish punches up the plant-based foods even more with the inclusion of peas and broccolini, but don’t feel trapped by those ideas: this is a great dish for using up whatever greens you’ve got hanging around.