I DID IT!
Finally! A green smoothie that doesn’t taste like grass. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve attempted to make a green smoothie. Some call me the master of making a dang bad green smoothie. But no worries! After years of failure, I think I’ve finally mastered it. Mango and pineapple were on sale at Aldi so I picked some up with no intention of making a smoothie. I then learned using light colored fruit is crucial for making a green smoothie. There are a few other tips I’ve picked up from my failures too…
GREEN SMOOTHIE TIPS
- Don’t use arugula
100% do not recommend trying arugula in a smoothie. I tried this one time, it only took one to learn to NEVER do that again. Arugula is great for many other things, but a smoothie not so much. The flavor is very strong and overpowering.
*Instead try using spinach. If you have a high-speed blender you could try kale too.
- Use light-colored fruits
If you want the smoothie to be green don’t use berries. I’ve tried multiple times to make a “green smoothie” with mixed berries. This is where the purple/brown color came from. It was still tasty, just ugly and not green.
*Instead try using mango and pineapple
- Keep it simple
Don’t feel like you need to use fancy ingredients. Make a delicious smoothie with ingredients you have handy.
JUICE VS SMOOTHIE
What is the difference between a juice and smoothie? Both are easy ways to get a serving a fruit and vegetables in, but what is the difference?
What is juice?
- Juicing is an extraction of water and nutrients from fruits and veggies using a juicer. The fiber is separated from the juices and usually discarded. Since the fiber is missing juices are digested at a quicker rate.
What is a smoothie?
- A smoothie is made using a blender. Fruits and veggies are put into a blender whole and blended until smooth, leaving the fiber, keeping you full for longer. Smoothies also allow you to do awesome add-ins like protein powder, chia seeds, or fat.
No Grass Green Smoothie
Finally, a green smoothie that doesn't taste like grass.