Do you enjoy smoothies? Are you unsure what foods to add to make sure the smoothie is healthy and tastes good? Maybe you follow a paleo diet or primal eating protocol and are thus clueless as to where to start.
I’m your guy. I am the creator of Toadally Primal Smoothies and am here to help you. This list includes what I believe to be the best smoothie ingredients. I include way more foods beyond this list but these are, by far, my top 15. If you make smoothies frequently with a food that is not on this list then please let the world know by leaving a comment below!
My favorite smoothie ingredient that the world does not know about. It’s one of my smoothie “secrets” that I am not revealing to you! Avocados are full of nutrition. Gives smoothies a smooth and creamy texture. Full of fiber without a single gram of sugar.
Smoothie recipe to try: Almond Avocado
Bananas Add smoothness and sweetness. One of the world’s cheapest foods. Adds more nutrition then you probably think. Simple and easy. Peel a few bananas, cut them in half and place in zip lock bags. Throw into the freezer for awesome smoothies later.
Smoothie recipe to try: Watermelon Strawberry
3. Egg Yolk
Eggs are full of nutrition. Affordable. Adds a smoothy and creamy texture. Lowers risk of heart disease. I have been adding whole raw eggs to my smoothies but am considering going with just the yolk from here on out. Most of the vitamins and minerals are inside the yolk. The choice is yours!
Smoothie recipe to try: Cinnamon Banana Coconut Breakfast
Spinach is the most mild tasting green. Most popular green to use for smoothies. One of the most nutrient dense foods on planet Earth.
Smoothie recipe to try: Super Nutritional Powerhouse
Macadamias are loaded with heart healthy monounsaturated fat. The nut with the lowest omega 6 fatty acid content which is a huge plus.
Smoothie recipe to try: Creamy Coconut Macadamia Coffee
There are a variety of berries in the world. Throw in your favorites! Great frozen in smoothies. I prefer blueberries due to taste and affordability in Michigan. Try the .
Smoothie recipe to try: Bluestachio Almond
Kombucha is fermented food which supports great gut health. Expensive when bought in stores but comes very inexpensive when you make it yourself. It’s not hard. Learn how to make kombucha for pennies on the dollar here.
Smoothie recipe to try: Kombucha Coffee
8. Lime or Lemon
Both are perfect for low carb smoothies. Low carb smoothies are difficult to make but freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice makes the task not so challenging. Adds flavor in a pinch.
Smoothie recipe to try: Cucumber Lime
Cinnamon is the 2nd most (if I remember correctly) antioxidant rich spice in the world. Adds amazing flavor to almost all smoothies. Common spice in households.
Smoothie recipe to try: Pumpkin Banana Bread
10. Coconut Juice/Water
This lovely liquid may be expensive but worth the treat when one can afford it. Full of electrolytes like potassium and magnesium.
Smoothie recipe to try: Chocolate Cream
11. Cacao Powder
If you love chocolate then having this around is a must. One to two teaspoon goes a long ways in most smoothies. I never add more than one tablespoon.
Smoothie recipe to try: Peppermint Mocha
12. Cacao Nibs
The nibs are little niblets and are quite tasty by themselves. They add an awesome chocolate flavor and gives smoothies a nice crunch which sometimes I enjoy. Add a few of these after blending a chocolate based smoothie.
Smoothie recipe to try: Chocolate Cocodamia
13. Coconut Meat Products
This includes coconut milk, coconut cream, shredded coconut, coconut butter, coconut oil and more of the same. Coconut is full of heart health saturated fat, gives you energy and boosts your metabolism. Have a few coconut products around at all times!
Smoothie recipe to try: Coconut Egg Nog
14. Grass Fed Whey Protein Powder
I prefer whole food but I love smoothies. Sometimes I want a smoothie with a decent amount of protein. The best way I know of making this happen is to include a whey protein powder. If you can afford it then purchase a grass-fed brand such as this one.
Smoothie recipe to try: Chocolate Cinnamon Malt
15. Almond Milk
Homemade almond milk would be preferable but I don’t stress about buying the Almond Breeze Original, Unflavored Almond Milk from a grocer or on Amazon to save money. It’s not terrible by any means and adds awesome almond flavor to smoothies without too much omega 6 fatty acid content.
Smoothie recipe to try: Almond Papaya
Do you use any smoothie ingredients regularly that are not discussed in this post? What are they?