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Smoothie Recipe Guide

Smoothies are a great way to get a lot of nutritious ingredients in one easy meal. If you’re having problems chewing and swallowing, smoothies may be a good option for you. If you want to make your smoothie, follow our recipe guide!

Liquid BaseCoconut water
Nut/seed milk
Water
Leafy Greens Kale
Lettuce
Mint
Mixed greens
Parsley
Romaine lettuce
Spinach
Watercress
Wheatgrass
Beet greens
Bok choy
Cilantro
Dandelion greens
Endive
Healthy Fats Avocado
Olive oil
Omega-3s (flaxseeds, chia seeds)
Brightly Colored Produce Acai berries
Beets
Blackberries
Blueberries
Carrots
Cherries
Cranberries
Cucumber
Currants
Elderberries
Figs
Grapefruit
Grapes
Kiwi
Honeydew
Lemon
Lime
Mango
Nectarines
Oranges
Papaya
Peaches
Pineapple
Plums
Pomegranate seeds
Raspberries
Rhubarb
Strawberries
Tangerines
Watermelon

Superfoods
Cacao nibs
Chia seeds
Chlorella
Cinnamon
Cocoa powder
Coconut flakes
Ground flaxseeds
Ginger
Hemp seeds
Maca powder
Microgreens
Nut/seed butters
Powdered greens/herbs
Spices
Spirulina
Turmeric

Choose foods from each category below and add to a blender. You may choose multiple ingredients from the same category, as long as the measurement stays the same. Add 4-6 ice cubes. Blend and enjoy!

  1. Liquid Base: Add 1 Cup

  2. Leafy Greens: Add 1 Handful

  3.  Healthy Fats: Add 1-2 Tbsp

  4. Brightly Colored Produce: Add 1 Handful

  5. Superfoods: Add 2-3 Tbsp

  6.  Finally, if you want to add protein powder make sure you’ve timed it correctly with your meds. (Protein can interfere with the absorption of some Parkinson’s meds.) And make sure it’s a short ingredients list with no artificial ingredients.

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