Take your smoothie-making skills to a whole new level with these easy hacks

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Arguably one of our favorite perfectly sweet and delicious drinks is the smoothie. They're easy to make, a great snack and not to mention, they're so stinkin' good! While it's often a piece of cake to whip up one of these babies, occasionally, making a smoothie can ironically be anything BUT smooth. So, for those of you who have ever had a smoothie party foul, we're here to help. Smoothie hacks are all to real, and all to amazing. We're about to take your smoothie game to another level and help your perfect the art of making these fruity drinks. It's time to sip easy!

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1) Frozen smoothie cups
  • Blend your smoothie over the weekend
  • Freeze in muffin tins.
  • Throw smoothie cups in a blender for breakfast
2) Say goodbye to the pitcher

Most detachable blade blenders can accommodate a small mason jar. You can blend and then take your smoothie on the go.


3) All ice, all the time

Freeze coffee in ice cube trays and add it to your blender the next time you make a smoothie.

4) Save and store bananas

  • Store bananas in the freezer
  • Peel and chop them
  • Toss into blender
5) Go green

Sneak spinach, kale or broccoli into your blender if you want more greens in your life

6) Boost with protein

Add protein powder into the mix for a little umph.


7) Indulge dairy-free

Use avocado or instant pudding mix to add creaminess.

8) Gain some grains

Add rolled oats or a few spoonfuls of cooked oatmeal.

9) Protect your blades

Add liquid or yogurt first, then soft fruits, vegetables, and ice on top.

10) Lose a little liquid

Begin with less milk or water. It's easier to add more soy milk or water afterwards.

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Take your smoothie-making skills to a whole new level with these easy hacks

The Malawi Mango Dandelion Green Super Smoothie

​Ingredients:
1 Cup of Mango
½ Cup of Dandelion Greens
1 1/2 frozen Banana
1/2 Cup of Frozen Pineapple
1 tbsp of chia seeds
1/2 Cup of Malawi Mango
Directions:
Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Adjust liquid to desired consistency.

Pitaya Packed Brasilia Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:
2 packs of frozen pitaya
1 Frozen Banana
1 Cup of frozen cherries
1 Cup of frozen Raspberries
½ Cup of Brasilia Blueberry Bai 5
1 tbsp of Hemp Seeds
1 tbsp of Goji Berries
1 tbsp of Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
1/2 cup of Fresh Strawberries
Directions:
In a high powered blender blend together all smoothie ingredients: Pitaya, banana, berries, Cherries and Brasilia Blueberry Bai 5. Blend until smooth. Pour (you may need help from a spatula) into a medium sized bowl, top with fresh berries, seeds, goji berries and shredded coconut. Feel free to get creative and add whatever toppings you love!

The Blueberry Pie

Ingredients:
8 oz of Brasilia Blueberry Bai
1/2 Cup of Oats
2 Frozen Bananas
2 Cups Frozen Blueberries
1 Cup of Vanilla Greek Yogurt
Optional: Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder
Directions:
Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until ingredients are smooth, adjusting amount of Bai to control thickness.  Pour into a glass or bowl and enjoy with either a straw or spoon depending on how thick you like your smoothies.

​The Clementine Jungle

Ingredients:
6 oz of Bai5 Costa Rica Clementine™
1 Cup of Spinach
½ Cup of Frozen Pineapple
1 Cup of Frozen Mango
1 Frozen Banana
Directio​ns:
Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until ingredients are smooth, adjusting amount of Bai to control thickness. P​our into a glass or bowl and enjoy with either a straw or spoon depending on how thick you like your smoothies.

The Peach Raspberry Protein Dream

Ingredients:
6 oz of Panama Peach Bai
1 Cup of Frozen Raspberries
½ Cup of Greek Yogurt
Optional: 1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder
Optional Boosters: Chia, Flax Seed, Ginger
Directions:
Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until ingredients are smooth, adjusting amount of Bai to control thickness. Pour into a glass or bowl and enjoy with either a straw or spoon depending on how thick you like your smoothies.
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