Starting with Smoothies can be an intimidating process. Here are some tips to make your transition to wellness, a smooth one.
1. The amount of liquid you use strongly impacts the texture and your opinion of the smoothie. Don't be thrown off if it's not right the first time. If it's too pulpy add 1/4 cup of liquid (I just use a drinking glass) - your liquid could be fresh juice from the grocery store, water or coconut water.
2. The temperature is important. The colder the smoothie - the fresher the feel/taste. Use either frozen fruit or about 6 ice cubes when blending or add a handful of ice to your glass once blended.
The General Smoothie Combo:
Something Green (spinach, kale, swiss chard etc.) +
1-2 Vegetables (one carrot, one beet or both etc.) +
2 Fruits (banana & strawberries, orange & banana, mango & strawberries etc.) +
1 liquid (peach, orange or cranberry juice, coconut water, water)
Those are the basics! Feel free to add anything to switch it up. Honey makes a great sweetener, and parsley can add a zesty flair. Some fruits are better use in juice form rather than whole. I recommend using pear and apple juice, but trial and error will show what you like in your smoothie.