Have you ever wondered if your smoothie is healthy and balanced?

I often seen smoothies that, nutritionally speaking, are equivalent to a milkshake, yikes! Made with fruit juice, fruit, and sweetened yogurt – a carb bomb that can be detrimental to your blood sugar levels, waist line, and overall health. Noooo thank you!

This is especially true for commercially made smoothies, full of calories and added sugar but little to no nutrients or fiber.

This is why I love taking the time to educate my clients on how they can can build a nutrient dense, balanced AND flavorful smoothie right at home. Adding specific ingredients can transform your smoothie from average and boring to nutrient packed and exciting!

Follow my step-by-step guide below to build your own Healing Smoothie!

Pick your favorite low-calorie liquid base. The amount will depend on how thin or thick you desire your smoothie to be, but a great place to start is 8 oz.
The more the better! Load up on leafy greens for a nutritional boost. If you are new to adding greens to your smoothie, start with mild options like spinach or romaine.
Protein is an essential nutrient and can help support muscle growth and keep your appetite in check. Powders are quick and convenient while also adding texture and flavor to your smoothie.
I love adding healthy fats to my smoothies for creaminess and satiation. A small amount goes a long way, so follow the recommendations listed above.
Complex carbohydrates provide fiber and a variety of vitamins and minerals. Berries are my favorite for antioxidant power and flavor. However, during the winter months, root vegetables are my go to choice.
Need a little sweetness? Try these healthier sweeteners in your smoothie. Start with a tiny amount and add more if necessary. The goal is to use the least amount while still tasting amazing.
If you want even more fiber in your diet, try the seeds listed above. For more flavor or complexity, add dried spices, herbs, extracts or citrus. The flavor combinations are truly endless!
To add detox support to your smoothie and enhance the healing properties, try one or several of the ingredients listed above. Most can be found at your local health food store or online (like Amazon.com).