Spring is here—and it’s the perfect time to give your diet a quick and simple detox to get ready for the warm temperatures, beach season, and outdoor activities that you’ll enjoy as we move into April and May. Need an easy way to get lots of detoxifying, cleansing nutrients without spending a lot of money or time or energy on expensive cleanses-in-a-box or other supplemental products? Try making your own healthy Spring smoothies! They’re easy to make, easy to grab on the go and take to work or while running errands, and you can create your own special recipes every day—plus, your kids will love them, too! Here are a few steps to create your own delicious, nutritious Spring smoothies.
Start with a base of ice, spinach, lettuce, kale, avocado, and banana.
The base to your smoothie should include a handful of ice and your favorite leafy greens. These green vegetables are very mild in flavor, so you won’t have to worry about them overpowering the taste of your blends. These greens add iron and a full spectrum of vitamins and nutrients. They’re also full of water, so you can stay hydrated throughout the day. Consider adding avocado to your smoothies for a richer, fuller taste. Avocado adds a creamy base to the smoothie and really goes well with berries, honey, and citrus. Add a half or a whole banana into your smoothie for a rich taste, as a thickener, and to add more potassium into your daily routine.
Next, add your favorite fruits to the mix.
We recommend eating seasonally and locally to find the right fruit for your smoothies. This season, you can find cherries, apricots, citrus (oranges, grapefruit, etc.), rhubarb, and berries on most grocery store and farmer’s market shelves. For a morning cleanse smoothie, add citrus fruits to the smoothie blend. For a bolder, richer, more filling smoothie at lunchtime or as your mid-afternoon snack, add cherries and strawberries to your smoothie mix.
Smoothies are the perfect way to also introduce your children to fruits and vegetables they may never have tried before, or if they don’t enjoy the taste of them. Let them pick and choose their favorite fruits and have them help you prepare smoothies for the day ahead. A blended smoothie is a unique way to introduce your kids to fruits they may not be familiar with or enjoy, and they’re great for children who have a problem with the textures of these foods. They’re all blended together, so your kids won’t even realize that they’re enjoying a flavor- and nutrient-packed smoothie!
Add honey, coconut, chia seeds and SuFru supplements.
Now that you’ve created a great smoothie, you can add in additional things like honey, coconut, and chia seeds to enhance your smoothies even further. Honey adds a natural sweetness that’s more nutritious and wholesome than sugar and artificial sweetners. Just one teaspoon should do the trick! Coconut in your smoothie creates a unique tropical flavor and adds healthy fat into your system. Sprinkle coconut on top for a beautiful garnish, or add a handful of grated coconut into your smoothie for full flavor. Add a scoop of chia seeds to your smoothie for omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. They add a crunch and unique texture to your blend and naturally thicken your recipe, too! Remember to also include a scoop of your favorite SuFru supplement or nutritional solution. Our SuFru supplements go well in most smoothies and add an incredible amount of essential vitamins, nutrients, and minerals to your diet. Try adding one scoop of SuDaily to your breakfast smoothie to keep up your energy and balance your metabolism. Add SuVeggie to your kids’ daytime smoothies to keep them fuller longer, especially while at school. No matter what your favorite supplement is, you can easily blend them into your favorite new smoothie recipe for a great Springtime treat!