A good smoothie really comes down to the right proportions and your favorite flavors. Here are some simple guidelines:
FRUIT – Using 1 cup of your favorite frozen fruit is easiest. You won’t need ice cubes, and frozen fruit is always in season.
LIQUID – 3/4 cup liquid is usually enough. If you like a thicker smoothie, add less liquid. If you like a thinner smoothie, add more liquid. Try unsweetened plant milk, like almond or coconut. Water works, too, or even fresh orange juice.
GREENS – Throw in a handful of baby spinach or baby kale. You probably won’t even notice it’s in there! Remove any stems before adding to the blender for a better texture.
SWEETENER – No using honey or maple syrup on the Daniel Fast! But, adding in a banana or 3 or 4 pitted dates adds a perfect amount of sweetness.
EXTRAS – Experiment a little here. Try a tablespoon of chia seeds or 2 tablespoons of oats. If it works with your flavors, throw in a tablespoon of unsweetened peanut or almond butter.
Smoothie pictured above is 1 cup frozen blueberries, 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut almond milk, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 2 tablespoons oats, and 3 pitted dates.