Taking the Russian Roulette out of your Smoothie Making

We don’t know about you but on occasion we feel like a bit of culinary experimentation, sometimes however you just want to be certain that you’re going to love what comes out at the end!

Now variety is the spice of life, and it’s important to try and dabble in new and exciting things when we can, but if you’re on the run sometimes chucking everything into your blender and keeping your fingers crossed isn’t the best route to take.

To take the Russian roulette out of your smoothie scenario we have compiled the following list of all the wonderful things our beautiful blends love to be paired with, and those they are best enjoyed separately from.

We’d love to hear if you have any others to add, please like and comment below so we can see what your favourite MACACHA matches (and any clashes!) are.

INGREDIENT

MATCHES

CLASHES

Greens and Leaves Spinach, Kale, Romaine Lettuce, Cos Lettuce, Little Gem Lettuce, Lambs Lettuce, Spring Greens, Cavalo Nero, Collard Greens, Chinese Leaf, Kohlrabi, Parsley Watercress, Rocket, Cabbage, Red Cabbage, Coriander, Mint

Veggies

Broccoli, Courgettes, Cucumber, Celery, Carrots, Beetroot, Sweet Potato, Peas, Cauliflower, Pumpkin, Squash, Celeriac Bell Peppers, Chillies, Spring Onions, Leeks, Onions, Aubergine,Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Sweetcorn, Fennel, Asparagus, Horseradish, Radish                    

Fruits

Avocado, Strawberries, Raspberries, Cherries, Blackberries, Blackcurrants, Redcurrants, Cranberries, Fig, Pomegranate, Pear, Apple, Banana, Pineapple, Mango, Grapes, Nectarine, Peach, Lemon, Lime, Passion Fruit, Pomegranate Kiwi, Papaya, Melon, Grapefruit, Plums, Lychee, Dragon Fruit                              

Nuts and Nut Butters

Walnut, Cashew, Brazil, Almond, Hazelnut, Macadamia, Coconut, Peanut None!

Seeds and Seed Butters

Pumpkin, Sunflower, Hemp, Chia, Flaxseed, Sesame and Tahini, Poppy  None!

Healthful Fats

Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, Walnut Oil,  Pumpkin Seed Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Coconut Yoghurt, Almond Milk Yoghurt, Natural Yoghurt, Greek Yoghurt Butter, Ghee, Cheese

Dried Herbs, Spices and Botanicals

Turmeric, Ginger, Cinnamon, Raw Cacao, Lucuma, Moringa, Chlorella, Spirulina, Wheatgrass, Matcha, Bee Pollen Garlic, Cumin, Coriander, Chilli, Cayenne Pepper, Curry Spices, Cardamom

Grains, Pulses and Legumes

Oats, Rice, Pearl Barley, Quinoa, Chickpeas and Houmous, Butter Beans, Cannellini Beans Kidney Beans, Black Beans, Lentils, Mung Beans, Aduki Beans            

Liquids

Coconut Milk, Almond Milk, Cashew Milk, Hazelnut Milk, Rice Milk, Oat Milk, Hemp Milk, Coffee, Kefir, Coconut Water, Birch Water, Maple Water, Bamboo Water Kombucha, Orange Juice, Grapefruit Juice, Carrot Juice


Written by Phoebe, Nutritional Therapist BSc DipNT mBANT mNNA mCNHC