With school starting at the end of this month, I am trying to boost my daughter’s (and my own- to be honest) immunity. A great (and delicious way) to do that is with homemade fruit smoothies.
Homemade Fruit Smoothies
One of my favorite ways to incorporate homemade fruit smoothies into our lifestyle is by adding them to our breakfast or supper menus.
I typically only serve homemade fruit smoothies for breakfast on Sunday’s when I make a big brunch. I most often serve them with my dinners. Not only are homemade fruit smoothies delicioussss, but they are quickly made in my blender, and incredibly nutritious, as well, which is why I like to add them at dinner time.
Homemade fruit smoothies can add a huge boost of dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and even flavonoids (which are disease fighters).
For example, pears are a great source of copper, vitamin C and vitamin K, as well as high in fiber, yet low in calories.
Blueberries are high in potassium, vitamin C, and are anti-imflammatory.
Strawberries are great for adding folate and potassium also, along with Vitamin C.
We could do this all day! Each fruit is great for something… I encourage you to do your own research! See what the fruits you love can add to your nutrition (and see what fruits you aren’t eating can do for you, too).
Another reason I love making homemade fruit smoothies is because I can hide other beneficial ingredients in them and my family is none-the-wiser.
One thing I love to hide is Diatomaceous Earth. Check out this link for all the reasons I LOVE Diatomaceous Earth.
Something else I love to add is collagen peptides, like these from Vital Proteins. Collagen peptides are incredible for strengthening your joints, tendons, ligaments, and even your nails and hair. I love Vital Proteins brand because it dissolves beautifully (you could put it in your morning coffee, too) and it isn’t even tasted.
The final thing I love to add is vegetables! Veggies like kale, spinach, celery, carrots, and cucumber can easily be hidden in homemade fruit smoothies. This is a great trick if you have a picky eater that doesn’t like their veggies.
Some of my favorite homemade fruit smoothie blends include:
- strawberry, blueberry, and banana
- banana and strawberry
- strawberry and blueberry
- banana and blueberry
- banana and pineapple
- strawberry, banana, and pineapple
- mango and pineapple
- strawberry, mango, and pineapple
or my favorite- blend together whatever fruits are about to spoil… LOL!
My absolutely favorite blend is banana and pineapple with orange juice. It’s a little slice of tropical paradise.
Another cool tip is to freeze any leftover fruits from breakfast and snacks, then add those in- then, nothing is wasted!
Remember, you will need to add liquid and/or ice (depends if you are using fresh fruit or frozen fruit) to your smoothies. You can use yogurt, kefir, milk, water, or juice as your liquid. Try to choose organic and/or non-gmo options- for your fruit, vegetables, AND liquids.
P.S., I always add a heaping tablespoon of Diatomaceous Earth AND collagen peptides to every smoothie blend.
Try adding in a handful of spinach, kale, cucumber, celery, or even carrot. I bet you won’t even taste it and you’ll reap even more nutritious rewards!
I always make a full blender of homemade fruit smoothies, no matter what! Then, I take the leftover smoothie mixture and either make homemade popsicles OR put it in a mason jar and drink it the next day.
Do you drink homemade fruit smoothies? What are your favorite blends?! Tell me in the comments!
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