Get Creative With 5 Unusual Smoothie Ingredients

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A smoothie bowl is one of the most nutritious and easy breakfast meals and post-workout snacks to whip up. When it comes to the smoothie ingredients though, you often opt for the basic berries, fruits and other superfoods. But there are a lot of unconventional vegetables and spices that can actually be experimented with to make your smoothie healthier and more interesting. Get creative in the kitchen with these 5 smoothie ingredients for your next snack!

1. Cauliflower

Yup, you read that right. Cauliflower is a good replacement if you don’t like adding spinach in your smoothie mix. It adds that creamy texture to your smoothie without making your entire smoothie super green. Plus it’s big on antioxidants, vitamins and fibre. Since it’s white in colour, it doesn’t interfere with the colour of others ingredients–an important aspect for that perfect Instagram shot! Here’s a cool smoothie bowl recipe to try.

2. Turmeric

Known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, turmeric is a great addition to your smoothie. Mix it up with fruits such as bananas or pineapples and add other spices like ginger and cinnamon powder to amp up the flavours. Bookmark this interesting recipe below.

3. Tahini

Mostly used in Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern cuisine, tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds. If it can be added to hummus to make it creamy, then we see no harm why you shouldn’t try adding it to your smoothie bowl. A great replacement for peanut butter, tahini serves as a healthy fat with its rich, thick and nutty flavour. You can mix it with berries, bananas or even chocolate. Try this recipe below.

4. Pumpkin

Rich in Vitamin A and C, potassium and fibre, pumpkins are one of the nutritious smoothie ingredients to try. You can pair the purée with other ingredients like flax seeds, bananas, nut milk, mango, almond butter, etc. Need a recipe to help you get started? Check out the one below.

 

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5. Beetroot

Dwight from The Office would love this! Steam some beets and toss them in your blender to add some bright colour and rich creaminess. The health benefits of beetroot? It’s a powerhouse of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. We suggest a recipe to try.

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