There is a time and place for watery smoothies – like when you have been for a long run and you really need to re-hydrate!
But mostly, I like my smoothies to be lovely, thick and creamy.
And healthy! They must be healthy!
“What About You?”
If so, keep on reading for my tricks for the perfect thick, delicious (and healthy) smoothie
How To Make a Thick and Creamy Healthy Smoothie
Tip 1 : Avocado- Really?! Yes
I know it might sound odd- but the addition of avocado in a smoothie is amazing. It adds a beautiful thick and creamy texture like nothing else! I particularly love to use avocado when I am making a chocolate smoothie.
It is absolutely divine. (Trust me- try it and you won’t regret it)
Tip 2 : Frozen Banana or Mango
The creaminess and sweetness of frozen banana and mango is perfection for a thick and creamy smoothie.
It is also a great healthy way to hit a sweet spot without artificial sugars.
Quick tip: Make sure you remove the skin and seed before freezing.
Tip 3 : Tao Nutrition Natural Vegan Protein Powder
Tao Nutrition Natural Vegan Protein Powder is a must to any smoothie. It adds nutrients, taste and texture in just one scoop!
Plus- the protein used is digested at a slower rate, which means it promotes satiety, helping you feel fuller for longer. Tao Nutrition is a great and convenient way to boost your health and wellness goals.
Tip 4: Go Slow on the H20
If your blender can handle it- less water will naturally make your smoothie thicker. Vary the amounts of water you use until you find your favorite consistency.
Tip 5: Ice
Ice is a great calorie free way to make your smoothie appear thicker.
Tip 6: Extra’s
Do you have chia seeds in the cupboard or ground flax seeds in the fridge? Add a spoonful to your smoothie. These naturally ‘thicken up’ when exposed to liqued and make a lovely thick, creamy and healthy addition to your smoothie.
Thick and Creamy Smoothie Recipe Time
Thick and Creamy Chocolate Protein Smoothie
2 Frozen Bananas
1 scoop of Tao Nutrition Natural Vegan Protein Powder – Chocolate
1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
1 Cup Water
Optional : 2 Medjool Dates for those who love it extra sweet
Optional : 1 Handful Baby Spinach Leaves for an extra nutrient kick
Optional : 1 1 Tablespoon Cacao for the chocoholics!
Optional : 1/2 Handful of Ice
Blend and Enjoy!
Look how thick it is!