Here's Your Ultimate DIY Healthy Smoothie Guide

A rich smoothie packed with vitamins is a great way to start the day, and a great pick-me-up later in the afternoon. Smoothies can satisfy hunger and sweet cravings. When made the right way, they are brimming with antioxidants.


Unfortunately, smoothie shops sometimes pack in unhealthy sweeteners and extra calories. But you can avoid all that by making your smoothies at home. We've put together a fantastic healthy ingredient list to get you started.

Simply follow our "base" or "base green" smoothie recipes below to create your very own balanced smoothie. And don't be afraid to experiment, either. Slightly adjusting your recipe each time is a surefire way to develop your own great blends.

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