Friday, June 24, 2016

Learning to make smoothies with Josh from Twisted Smoothie

Smoothies you can make at home:
  1. Takes Two to Mango: Mango, Pineapple, Orange Juice, Ice, Honey/Agave/Sugar
    2.5 oz Mango
    1.5 oz Pineapple
    1 tsp Honey
    8 oz Orange Juice
    *Items to get from the store: Frozen Mango, Frozen Pineapple, Honey(raw), Orange Juice
  2. Strawberry Banana: Strawberry, Banana, Milk (any), Ice, Honey/Agave/Sugar
    2.5 oz Strawberry
    1.5 oz Banana
    1.5 tsp Honey
    8 oz Milk (Soy, Almond, Dairy, Coconut, Hemp, Goat)
    *Items to get from the store: Frozen Strawberry, Bananas, Honey(raw), Milk
  3. Lean Green: Strawberry, Kale, Apple Juice, Ice
    2 oz Strawberry
    1.5 oz Kale (chopped and/or frozen)
    8 oz Apple Juice
    *Items to get from the store: Strawberry, Kale, Apple Juice

Common Fruits and Vegetables used in Smoothies
by Zane (Intern at Twisted Smoothie Co.)
Peaches – contains vital minerals such as potassium iron and fluorite/ antioxidants
Carrots – Improves vision, slows aging, prevents disease, cleanses the body
Strawberry – anti-inflammatory anti-cancer decreased cardiovascular disease risk lowers blood LDL cholesterol
Mango – Vitamin C,
Raspberries – antioxidants, fiber, iron, zinc, slows aging, helps prevent cancer, controls inflammation
Blueberry – highest antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruit, preserves vision, disease prevention, low calories, vitamin K, C manganese, inflammation prevention
Pineapple - This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Thiamin, Vitamin B6 and Copper, and a very good source of Vitamin C and Manganese.
Almonds – lowers bad and raises good cholesterols, rich in vitamins, vitamin E, high in protein, packed with many important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates
Kale – no fat high in fiber, powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, high in vitamin c, k and a, high in iron and calcium
Ginger – helps digestion, prevents diseases, relieves tired muscles, improves circulation, helps against cholesterol. Relieves gas, blocks acid from heartburn, helps frostbite, clears sinuses, protects against radiation
Banana – potassium, boosts energy, better for heart health, natural laxatives, fights disease.
Beets – high in vitamins and minerals, helps mental health, cleanse, test stomach acid, high source of energy
Lemon – cleanses bowels, high in vitamin c, good for the liver, helps treat scurvy, destroys intestinal worms, anti-cancer, ionic
Peanut Butter – proteins, helps heart, fiber potassium energy booster, good for weight loss.
Avocado – heart and cholesterol benefits, eye health, controls blood pressure, helps prevent birth defects, diseases, skin care
Coconut Oil – powerful medical properties, burns fat, very healthy, kills harmful microorganisms, reduces hunger, reduces seizures, brain function,
Spinach – skin, inflammatory, blood pressure, antioxidants, cancer, immunity, vision, bones,
Tomato – vitamin D, cut back on sodium, cancers, heart health, blood pressure, diabetes, constipation, skin, depression.
Cranberries – dental, cancer, UTI, Vitamin C and E, fiber
Kombucha – detoxification, gut health, joint care, immune boosting, cancer prevention
Sweet Potatoes – vitamin B6 C and D, magnesium, iron potassium
Chia Seeds - omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. Blood pressure, gluten free, easy to digest
Honey – sleepiness and sore throats
Red Onions - chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar. reduce inflammation prevent diseases
Yogurt – prevents bone fracture disease, feel fuller, builds immune system, blood pressure, vitamins.
Cinnamon – cancer prevention, yi help, blood sugar regulation, anti-clotting, brain health, e. coli fighter, high nutrients.


  1. Common smoothie ingredients are so nutrient rich. I wonder why I don't just live off smoothies breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  2. We had raw cream to increase fat content to not spike blood sugar. It is soooo good!

  3. Adding Chia seeds sounds like a great idea! I've heard you can also add protein powder and it's really good.