What’s in a great smoothie?

Weekly we get questions from our customers about how to best incorporate Finnish berry powders in smoothies. Here are the top things we consider when creating a super smoothie:

  • Serving size – A smoothie has to be big enough to keep hunger away. Considering most smoothies need liquids added to them, a good smoothie ends up being easily a liter or a quarter gallon.

  • Healthy fats – Do you add fats into your smoothie? It’s vital! Many stay away from fats in fear of weight gain but 2 tbsp of quality healthy fats are super beneficial. I personally use light organic olive oil, MCT oil, or coconut oil and of course our NordicNordic camelina sea buckthorn oil. I mix about 1-2 tsp of the sea buckthorn oil with another fat before adding it. Avocado and different types of nuts also add natural fats to a smoothie and are a healthy tasty option.

  • Protein – I like to use protein powders in my smoothies. You can find many different kinds of animal and plant based proteins on the market. Some also add raw eggs but it’s my least favorite option. I usually stick with plant-based proteins and try to start my day with 30 or even 40 g. That’s the recommended serving for a person dealing with adrenal fatigue. The powder makes it much easier and quicker to add!  

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  • Fiber - Fiber helps add some “body” to the smoothie and helps it digest a little bit slower and you stay fuller longer. Our Finnish super berries are a great source of fiber! We use the whole berry in our products so you also get all the health benefits from them. In addition, you can also use oats, chia, flax, psyllium, and apple pectin as options. Both flax and chia should be soaked before adding them so your gut gets all the benefits from them!

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  • Vegetables and fruit - A great smoothie has berry powder but also organic fruits and veggies. My goal is to keep my carb intake from this group lower so I only add 1 fruit per smoothie. It’s usually an apple or a raw banana.

  • Smoothie liquid - I almost always use a plant based milk, my favorite is almond. But, I also like to use strong chaga as a base as well.

  • Extras - I often add a tablespoon of raw cacao which is a great pairing with chaga.

Are you looking for a nutritious and delicious smoothie?

Try this one. The little ones like it too!

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1 tbsp NordicNordic bilberry

1 tbsp NordicNordic blackcurrant

1 green apple 

1 avocado

1/3-1/2 c soaked peanuts or almonds

2 tbsp chia gel – already made 

2-3 tbsp protein powder

1 tbsp collagen or raw cacao

1 tbsp coconut or MCT oil

For liquid, unsweetened almond or oat milk or even strong chaga tea. In the summer, I like to add ice!

I hope you enjoy it!

Nina