A good smoothie is a nutritious, energizing meal replacement that keeps you going. When poorly made, however, they are little more than sugar bombs full of additives and poor-quality protein. Sometimes they are basically milkshakes labeled as smoothies.
Through decades of experimenting, I’ve learned to read labels, choose the best ingredients, and improve the nutrition of my smoothies. Here are my 12 tips for building better smoothies, followed by 12 recipes for making your own milks and smoothies.