A great starting point to your smoothie adventure is to have a generic recipe to fall back on. The smoothie combinations are endless once you understand the basic break down.
50% Leafy Greens
To start off your smoothie use two full cups of leafy greens. You can use any greens you like. Some ideas are kale, spinach, swiss chard, romaine, and collard greens. Leafy greens are full of vitamins, minerals, and disease fighting phytochemicals.
Compliment your leafy greens with rich colorful fruits. Try to include a variety of fruits to pack your smoothie with different vitamins. Some fruits to choose from are apples, avocados, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, figs, mangos, peaches, plums, pineapple and so many more.
Next you will want to add 1/8 to 1/4 cup of nuts, seeds, and superchargers. These will add fiber, protein, and many other nutrients to your smoothie to keep you alert and energized. These include almonds, cashews, walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, goji berries, acai berries, and many others. You can also add in spirulina powder, chlorella powder, and bee pollen.
To finish off your smoothie add liquid until all of you ingredients are submerged. Some liquids to use are water, unsweetened almond, hemp, or rice milk, and coconut water.
Keep in mind that this formula may need to be changed or adjusted based on the individual and their health needs and concerns. Additionally, if you have an allergy or intolerance to any of the above suggested foods, omit them from your smoothie.
Enjoy and happy blending!