SMOOTHIE 101

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO THE PERFECT SMOOTHIES

WHAT IS A SMOOTHIE?

Simply put,

A smoothie is a drink made from pureed fruits, vegetables and a liquid base with a fairly thick consistency- but we like to think of smoothies as pretty much anything that can be ground down and added to a liquid base (such as water, milk, yogurt or juice) .

The possibilities are endless- fun, healthy & delicious!

Origin & History

For centuries, many cultures around the world have been making their own renditions of a smoothie. South Americans have long used pureed fruit juices to create tropical fruit slushes. Indians have used yogurt, spices and fruit to create lassi. These concoctions have also been a part of a healthy diet in the Mediterranean and included veggies that grew in those regions.

Early concepts of the American version of smoothies were brought about by the invention of the electric blender in the late 30's. However, smoothies remained an obscure concept in the United States until the natural food craze of the '60s and '70s when health food stores around the country sold blended fruit drinks.

Fast-forward to today and...

Smoothies have evolved into so much more than just a beverage- they are being used as dietary supplements and meal replacements and served in many different ways- smoothie bowls, overnight oats etc. Also, not only do they include fruits and vegetables- but everything from seeds, grasses, seaweeds or leaves. Today, smoothies of every flavor and variety can be found in the refridgerated sections of your local grocery stores, at a smoothie franchise location and even online. Despite their presence, there are still issues with these bottled or made to order smoothies on the market. The cost of shipping around heat-sensitive bottled drinks are evident in their high prices and there is still a lack of transparency into what goes into smoothies that are made-to-order.

Taking matters into your own hands

THE PERFECT SMOOTHIE

The first step in making the perfect smoothie is the liquid. Choose between: Water, coconut water, nut milk, soy milk, rice milk, juice or even tea!

LIQUID

Water, coconut water, nut milk, soy milk, rice milk, juice, tea 

The second step in making the perfect smoothie is choosing the fruit. Pick between Banana, strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, mango, apple, orange, clementine, pineapple.

FRUIT

Banana, strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, mango, apple, orange, clementine, pineapple

The third step in making the perfect smoothie is picking your veggies. The veggies that work best are: Spinach, kale, brocolli, carrots, cucumber, tomatoes, lettuce, red beet, celery.

VEGGIES

Spinach, kale, brocolli, carrots, cucumber, tomatoes, lettuce, red beet, celery

Square pattern using cashews, pecans and walnuts. All great extras for a healthy smoothie.

EXTRAS

Healthy fats: Nuts, seeds
Sweeteners: Dates, agave, honey, coconut sugar
Spices: Vanilla, cardemom, cinnamon
Grains: Oats, Quinoa

BLENDS WITH BENEFITS

HOW TO SMOOV

Ready to get smoovin? The following are our favorite ways to use our blends. But most importantly- don't forget to get creative and serve how you like. After all... eating healthy should make you feel good.

How to use Smoov Blends: Add 1-2 tsp(s) to water, nut milk or juice and shake. Quick way to get your nutrition. Perfect for on-the-go!

Shake

INSTANT NUTRITION ON-THE-GO

STEP 1
Add 1-2 tsp of our blends to water, milk, juice

STEP 2
Shake for about 10 seconds

STEP 3
Enjoy! or store in fridge for later or add ice to-go

SHOP OUR SHAKERS
How to use Smoov Blends: Add 1-2 tsp(s) to smoothies, shakes or slushes and blend.Makes perfect & vibrant smoothies!

BLEND

INTO SMOOTHIE FOR EXTRA FLAVOUR & NUTRIENTS

STEP 1
Add fresh fruit, vegetables, ice and 1-2 tsp of our blends

STEP 2
Blend for about 1 minute

STEP 3 
Pour into cup and enjoy!

SHOP BLENDS
How to use Smoov Blends: Add 1-2 tsp(s) to yogurt, oats or pudding and mix. Perfect for breakfast or overnight oats!

MIX

into yogurt or overnight oats

STEP 1
Add yogurt in a bowl and 1 tbsp of our blends

STEP 2
Mix

STEP 3
Add oats and dried fruit

SHOP BLENDS
How to use Smoov Blends: Grab a spoonful and sprinkle over snacks, salads and meals. Take your diet to a whole new level!

SPRINKLE

over salads, MEALS or desserts

STEP 1
Load up sprinkler with blend(s) of your choice

STEP 2
Sprinkle over meals, as desired

STEP 3
Enjoy!

SHOP BLENDS