5 Unexpected Smoothie Ingredients

   1. Oatmeal Oatmeal can not only be eaten, but also drunk. Pour ½ cup of oatmeal into a blender (you can also use leftover oatmeal) and blend with fruit and liquid of your choice. For the most delicious smoothie in the cold season, you will need: ½ cup oatmeal, 1 banana, 1 tablespoon of nut butter, a pinch of ground cinnamon, milk and ice. Blend all ingredients in a blender to desired consistency and enjoy.

2. Cucumber And although it may seem strange, cucumber (due to its high water content) is a great ingredient for smoothies. You can mix 1 cucumber (peeled), frozen blueberries, coconut milk and lemon juice (no more than 1 tablespoon). Another unexpected combination: melon with cucumber and spinach – it turns out such a fresh and invigorating drink!

3. Avocado Avocados give smoothies a smooth, thick texture. Avocados are a great alternative to bananas: Avocado smoothies are lower in sugar, rich in fiber, and healthy monounsaturated fats that keep you feeling full longer. Milkshake with avocado is very soothing and relaxing. Tip: Frozen avocados make smoothies tastier. Cut an avocado in half, place in an airtight container or bag, and refrigerate for a couple of days. Freezing will give the fruit extra texture and firmness. To make a smoothie, just use half an avocado.

4. Green tea When you need a snack to get you up and running quickly, think of a green tea smoothie. This is a great find for lunch. Not only will green tea give you a boost of caffeine, but it will also provide you with natural antioxidants and other nutrients.

5. Broccoli I know it sounds terrible. However, this type of cabbage is interesting in that it enriches the smoothie with calcium and fiber and at the same time does not affect the taste of the drink at all. You only need ½-1 cup of fresh or frozen broccoli florets to make a smoothie. Here’s a good combination: 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries, 1 frozen banana, ½ cup broccoli, and 1 tablespoon nut butter.

What unexpected ingredients do you add to smoothies? Source: myvega.com Translation: Lakshmi

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