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!

Instructions

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
Choose from: Canned coconut milk
Coconut water
Nut/seed milk
Water
Water/coconut kefir

2. Leafy Greens: Add 1 Handful
Choose from: Kale
Lettuce
Mint
Mixed greens
Parsley
Romaine lettuce
Spinach
Watercress
Wheatgrass
Beet greens
Bok choy
Cilantro
Dandelion greens
Endive

3. Healthy Fats: Add 1-2 Tbsp
Choose from: Avocado
Coconut oil
Olive oil
MCT oil
Omega-3s

4. Brightly Colored Produce: Add 1 Handful
Choose from: 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

5. Superfoods: Add 2-3 Tbsp
Choose from: Bee pollen
Cacao nibs
Chia seeds
Chlorella
Cinnamon
Cocoa powder
Coconut flakes
Coffee beans
Ground flaxseeds
Ginger
Hemp seeds
Maca powder
Microgreens
Nut/seed butters
Powdered greens/herbs
Probiotics
Spices
Spirulina
Turmeric

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